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
Frame: 1987 Haro Sport Freestyler Fork: Haro 1" Headset: YST caged bearings Stem: Group 1 Gyro: Odyssey 1st gen Gyro cables: Odyssey 1st gen Handlebars: Haro Grips: A'me Tri White Levers: Dia Compe 128
Bicycle cross with sidehack discipline in Amersfoort. Amersfoort, September 1958. Among the people who live in Amersfoort a lot of events are organized, and sports play a big role in this. Yesterday we had a talk with one of the youngest organizers who, if the signs don't lie, has a big career ahead of him. The organizer is Dickie van Heugten, Hooglandseweg 44, one of the youngest brothers in the family of well known motocross riders. His organizing talent showed after the very successful motocross race of M.C. "De Keistad" which took place on 7 September at the Hooglandseweg. Two weeks later you could see the first results at the Bicycle Cross which had the character of a real terrain ride. It became an enourmous success and despite the rain hundres of people kept watching the battle with lots of crashes and mud splashes.
This was the reason that Dickie continued in this direction and the
As was to be expected the yanks haven't been into the BMX movie from the fifties that we showed on FATBMX earlier this week. BMX history needs to be re-written and they know it. This time however we're not going to let it slide. We'll make sure people will know where bicycle motocross really started. We've placed articles on FATBMX about BMX in the fifties but people might have thought we're good at photoshop or something or the races were not "organized" enough to be recognized. Not only the movie we showed earlier explains that BMX was around in The Netherlands in the fifties, we
Ask any pro BMX racer from the '80-s/'90-s about Ponypark Slagharen and they'll tell you a story or two. The place has got some history, which kicked off with the first IBMXF World Championships race outside of the USA in 1983 which was won by Clint Miller (not Colony's Clint Millar!). With the AVRO Fietscross series, European Challenge Cup races with their legendary King Of Dirt events, and some freestyle demos by the likes of Eddie Fiola, Dave Breed, the MBK team, Ron Wilkerson, Dennis Langlais, Martin Apparijo, Carlo Griggs etc., it's clear that the place smells like BMX more than it does like Pony's. Gerrit Does found it time for a BMX Reunion which took place last weekend, at the park.
Knowing Gerrit you could expect more than just a get together at the bar bringing up old stories. Gerrit had contacted BMX collectors to see if they would be into displaying their bikes during the weekend. With close to 100 bikes present you could say that this was a big success. You can read about who won what in the FATBMX report right here.
The 30th anniversary of BMX in Holland turned out to be a 52 years aninversary, Gerrit Does showed a movie with BMX riders in 1957 somewhere in Amersfoort Holland! We will have this clip on FATBMX soon, after pictures of 1957 and the film of 1958 it is up to the Americans to prove that BMX is an "all American sport" hahahaha. Ten Old School bike collectors put up a great show in the "music hall" at Slagharen with about 100 bikes! We were really impressed with the turnout and lots of nice bikes were on display for the audience. Three judges were pointed and they had a hard job to find the right winners in 5 catagories. Paul's Boutique BMX supported this event with 5 pairs of VANS RAD SERIES signature shoes and Marcha Blanker made nice trophies but they got lost in the post somewhere but will be send to the winners later:
Best 70's Bike: 1 Peugeot CPX300 1979 by Paul de Jong , 75 points (pretty good bike but far from perfect)