Name: Ediz Tensi Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey Started riding BMX in: 1981 Number of bikes in the collection: 25
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Ediz Tensi: It was about 10 years ago and I saw Akman Atilgan on Facebook sharing his BMX builds, who is now also my BMX business partner. He was a big influence to me and I decided to collect BMX bikes.
What kind of bikes do you focus on? Ediz Tensi: There are not many old school BMX bikes in Turkey, therefore I am collecting whatever I can find. My main focus is freestyle BMX but I collect race bikes too and I enjoy finding different types of BMX.
Name: Michael James Hometown: Vancouver, WA. USA Started riding BMX in: Started riding/Racing in 1976 in MT. Sterling KY. Number of bikes in the collection: Over 50 bikes currently.
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Michael James: I had the last bike I competed on a 1987 GT pro freestyle tour, that was just how I rode it, all mismatched parts & such. Back then we concentrated on what worked & did not break. I saw a flier for an Old school BMX show at the Recyclery in Portland, Oregon. Took my '87 Kuwahara Bravo Pro frame with me to check it out. So cool to see all the old school rides! Talked to the curator of the event Paul & we became best friends. We started doing the show together & this year will be the 14th year!
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Finally, Some Authentic Fresh Rubber for the Old School scene! For those riders and collectors out there, we have opened a mold for the iconic mid-1980s Panaracer Freestyle tire. The tire is upgraded to accommodate high pressure - up to 85 psi - and features the same tread, logo, and aesthetics as the original model.
As most will already know, this tire was OEM specification on the Redline RL 20 Prostyler and the Redline RL20 II Prostyler through the mid-1980s as well as the neon range of Haro Freestylers - The Master, Sport, and FST - in 1985. Preorder is open on the Redline Foundations website for those interested in grabbing a set. Availability is limited from the first batch.
Few bikes have defined a generation of innovation and design the way Mongoose’s iconic designs of the 1970’s and 1980’s did for BMX. The brand’s Supergoose and California Special inspired generations of cyclists with new technologies, unique styling, and the professional athletes who rode them. Mongoose announces its Classics Collection that will resurrect two iconic designs by relaunching a special edition Supergoose and California Special, available in Fall 2021 in select countries.
“Mongoose remade these bikes in the spirit and heritage of the time period they were born, with frames