Today December 5th 2009 its 30 years ago that Sinterklaas brought Bart and Paul de Jong their first real BMX Bike. We were riding crappy Dutch schoolbikes before that and we broke at least 50 of them before the Peugeot CPX100 came into our land. Asking the local bikeshop for months when they will arrive we finally got them and the bikes were build right out of the box the same night for a quick testride. This night changed our lives forever, both Bart (Mirraco, FATBMX, IBMXFF member, Judge etc) and Paul (Paul's Boutique BMX, PURE BMX, IBMXFF member, Judge etc) never left BMX and today we
Call them crazy, call them nuts, but there are people out there who want to save BMX history. John Buultjes just bought another unique Haro/Torker frame (#TXX 006 F) for an arm and a leg but that way you know it will be saved for others to see. Here are three photos of his impressive HARO collection starting from 1983 - 1990. Radical!
In 1987 I rode my last Freestyle contest in Hampton Virginia at the Powerhouse Bike Shop. I lived in Williamsburg Virginia for a while and visited the Powerhouse Bike shop every weekend, they called me the "Dutchman" and I spent about all my travellerchecks in that shop so they were happy when I arrived haha. They had a contest planned the following weekend so I wanted to enter but didn't have a
You may have heard by now all of the rumblings about the latest "find" -- the thought-to-be-completely-extinct SRT-1 frame. The original Quad Angle, with the twin down tubes cradleing the BB shell - the Stu Thomsen Replica has been one of the most sought-after, dreamed-of pieces in the vintage BMX world. This is a key element of how SE started - their first prototype product.
Check out how the tubing from the headtube to seatmast is one long, single tube ... a tube-bender's worst nightmare.
JT has been a fan of Stu Thomson since he opened up his first BMX News magazine back in '75 when Stu was doing a "Helicopter" (360) that blew JT away. JT had to have a Redline Squareback and continue to BMX to this day! With the buzz on the awesome Stompin' Stu DVD thought JT would combine some of the Stu rides in which some saw live at Rockford BMX Gathering, including Stu and Tanya. First up is his original Squareback that was similar to Stu's setup but this one is exact. JT fills you in on more:
The UNIVERSITY of BMX wants to inform you about the fact, that their EUROPEAN BMX HALL of FAME has found a domicile at the Dutch "BMX MUSEUM" run by old school BMX'er and BMX artifact collector Mike Janssen. At the BMX MUSEUM in a small town called MEGEN, situated close to the city of OSS in the South part of Holland, the museum created a Wall of Fame, where all the names of the Hall of Fame inductees are shown. The Hall of Fame members are presented to the public via a giant banner with all names on it.
The BMX MUSEUM is open for the public every second Saturday of the month. For appointments and more info, check www.bmxmuseum.nl