Old oldskool BMX

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by dzdaz, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    I thought I'd post this pic to see if anyone might know where I can get a bike like this that's in better shape. I used to have one back in the late 70's/early 80's. Always thought it would be cool to motorize! Don't know if an engine would fit in there. So if anyone knows of a bike like this that's in better shape let me know.[​IMG]
     

  2. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    if you want that can be restored....but anyway Iknow 2 of them around here I'll get prices for ya later when I goto town later today 8) I can get a 48cc in there
     
  3. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    I would restore it. If you find one that's in decent shape, you'll probably pay out the nose for it.

    Dan
     
  4. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    If I remember right, the one I used to have was exactly like this one but had number plates covering each side.
     
  5. JE

    JE Guest

    That is a pretty collectable bike.I've seen two restored Yamaha bicyles that look like that go for $700 each on E-bay.I've got a frame and a few other parts to one.
     
  6. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Ther was one on Ebay a few days ago. Might still be there. can't remember the heading. sorry.
     
  7. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Here is the Ebay number to paste in the box above.
    300119510591
    hope thats the one for ya.
    Doc
     
  8. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    thats the same bike doc.
     
  9. If your going to motorize one you might as well use a rough or offbrand one. If you're looking for a nice yamaha or kawasaki your looking at big bucks. They really do feel like they would be perfect for a motor though, the only issue is the weight. Mine is a little more heavy duty than that one and weighs more than any other bike I've ever owned, it might weigh as much as a real moped when you stick a motor on it lol. There are a few nice ones on ebay right now between $300-$700. That one you posted is pretty cheap, I'm surprised nobody has bid yet. Stick some modern bmx wheels in place of the plastic mags and you would really have something mean.
     
  10. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    Yea, I wouldn't pay that much for one of the Yamaha or Kawasaki bikes. I just don't like the way they look, especially the banana seat. I had one like the one I pictured. I'm not sure what company made it. Seems like there was a big "R" on the front of the stem tube. I could be wrong. Mine had heavy duty steel wheels, so I'd probably get rid of the mags too. As for nobody bidding on that bike yet....we're probably all waiting till the last minute of the auction! LOL. Maybe I shouldn't have posted anything about the bike on here!!!
     
  11. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    DZ I spoke to Mike today (the guy with the bikes) and I can have both for 50.00 cash ....I'll take my camera with me today and get you some photos and post the for you 1 is black and the other is yellow with #2 number plates on each side ,
    the black one has one of those twist grip boxes that makes a verrrrooommm sound when you twist it and the yellow one needs the rims and crank repacked badly.......I'll let you know with photos later....Dave
     
  12. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Sorry abouth that DZ.
    Didn't realize until to late!
    My Bad! :(
    Doc
     
  13. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    Thats ok doc. and loco...yes, get pics. i'm leaving for my job again this sunday and will probably be gone for a couple weeks at least. If i'm not around for awhile i'm still interested in those other bikes. I'd like to get one that is as intact as possible.
     
  14. tomcatfranks

    tomcatfranks Guest

    I saw one of those at a bicycle graveyard here in San Antonio, TX 10 years ago, and wished I had the 10$ to rescue it then! I thought it was a mini-bike, at first. I guess that can be remedied! Good luck on your project!!