Rooftop sprung into the BMX spot light in 1993 and scored the last part on the game changing VHS dirty deeds, which was the ground breaking video in 94. From there he established himself as a solid fixture in any BMX media or event.
These are 8mm movies shot by my uncle Jon Cobin of me (Matt Macarewich) and my little brother Trevor along with my racing friends from Capistrano Beach, Ca. racing BMX at Escape Country (aka Robinson Ranch) in 1974 and 75. Robinson Ranch is now part of Rancho Santa Margarita. We are wearing red with white sleeve jerseys as part of Paul's Schwinn BMX race team which was based in San Clemente, Ca.
We recently collaborated with TEEL Bikes to support their effort to bring the Peregrine Master mag wheel back from obscurity. Redline Bicycles worked closely with Peregrine in the 1980s, distributing, and specifying, many of their components on the Redline Freestyle bike ranges. Now, in 2022, TEEL Bikes - owners of the Peregrine brand - will open the door of opportunity for BMX collectors, enthusiasts, and riders to preorder and purchase this excellent wheelset in its original specification and build their dream bikes.
The opening offer includes a Trifecta" deal that may appeal to our RL 20 II Owners. Choose and preorder any three of the five colors for a $89 discount and free US shipping within the USA on orders placed before the end of November 2022.
On this episode I interview legend photographer Bill Batchelor. In the interview we talk about his new book called, 'Concrete And Smog'. It's a book documenting the early days of BMX in the 1980's in Southern California.