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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
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Ft Myers, Florida
#81
Very cool Jeff. You should be proud. Kids obviously a great talent. It's cool the ramp was designed that way so he could do that trick at that spot at that contest. I'm sure he was glad the injury happened after his run funny how the last trick b4 you leave is always the one you get hurt on. I love how the old fat dudes like me showed up and killed it with their helmets on. Gotta respect the old guys that showed up promoted and made skateboarding into what it is today. No way you could bore me talking skating. I could watch skate videos all day. I hope my daughter can find happiness and success doing something she loves as well.
I’ve had this one forever. I dont know if its store bought or homemade. Steel wheels still Pretty strong

Yeah, looks like a Maple board. You could get steel slate shoes for sometime back that would have similar trucks and screw em on. But I don't think it's the case here. The hardwood, size and shape it's prob an mid 60's . I don't think the trucks are off of shoe skates but production manufactured for boards. .

Reminds me, 2 x r4s were good at first B/C deep enough to hold screws to mount clip-ons for a while, but by 63, I was moving up with skate shoe trucks and surf, skate board relationship. Yet I'm Shure the beach crowd were well ahead, with shoe trucks. The big surf, with either shoe truck or trucks off a manufactured shoe box type of truck about the same as shoe. These were wood or metal not home made and a handle, You could put a box on them right out of the factory. I forget what called. However, plywood couldn't keep a screw, by 63, I figured out or saw at beach, washers, nuts and bolts was the way to go. About 3 1/2 ft 1/2" plywood, shaped or cut like a surfboard. I cut a skag and stuck near tail, but up like sharks fin. dark blue paint )or whatever was in garage at time) and two surf strips across tip to tail. But, 'big' skate/surfboard. it kind of sucked. Stand or belly ride, down hill or low grade as it couldn't turn for spit ]grin]

So and but,, the trucks were there well before the industry stepped in and very early boards, home made with these shoe trucks with 4 holes to mount, were the first. Not me, inventor [grin] but, early late 50's surfers and beachy crowds.

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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,168
941
Ft Myers, Florida
#84
Did your post response not display?
IDK it got into quote, But I edited it after that too:
Yeah, looks like a Maple board. You could get steel slate shoes for sometime back that would have similar trucks and screw em on. But I don't think it's the case here. The hardwood, size and shape it's prob an mid 60's . I don't think the trucks are off of shoe skates but production manufactured for boards. .

Reminds me, 2 x r4s were good at first B/C deep enough to hold screws to mount clip-ons for a while, but by 63, I was moving up with skate shoe trucks and surf, skate board relationship. Yet I'm Shure the beach crowd were well ahead, with shoe trucks. The big surf, with either shoe truck or trucks off a manufactured shoe box type of truck about the same as shoe. These were wood or metal not home made and a handle, You could put a box on them right out of the factory. I forget what called. However, plywood couldn't keep a screw, by 63, I figured out or saw at beach, washers, nuts and bolts was the way to go. About 3 1/2 ft 1/2" plywood, shaped or cut like a surfboard. I cut a skag and stuck near tail, but up like sharks fin. dark blue paint )or whatever was in garage at time) and two surf strips across tip to tail. But, 'big' skate/surfboard. it kind of sucked. Stand or belly ride, down hill or low grade as it couldn't turn for spit ]grin]

So and but,, the trucks were there well before the industry stepped in and very early boards, home made with these shoe trucks with 4 holes to mount, were the first. Not me, inventor [grin] but, early late 50's surfers and beachy crowds.
 
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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,168
941
Ft Myers, Florida
#86
I’ve had this one forever. I dont know if its store bought or homemade. Steel wheels still Pretty strong
OK it took some doing to just find a couple of examples of trucks that could be used on skate boards. I believe there were plenty junk or trash, back in the day, 'Scooters' made with wood, to get hooked up with trucks to use too.
regardless whether home made from scooter trucks off wood or metal. To find one you gonna need an education in who made scooters with roller skate type of trucks. G/L wit dat [grin]
This would be cool and simple, just cut bar off and go!

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OK what? rubber wheels! That's a no brainer over steel. I prob chopped something like those off. I took apart every thing I could get my hands on, as a kid. Fixin things or robbing parts, very young. Prob B/C my older brother by 2 years, gave me the insight but, no patience like me, he'd break it while I'd be fixen or trying better way. He's still breakin stuff too!

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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,168
941
Ft Myers, Florida
#89
. I love how the old fat dudes like me
While in LA (Westwood) near 2 year ago, Shawn took me to some street cause he wanted a few photos of me on skateboard. I really never ride since a kid, maybe a few minutes every 10-20 years. I couldn't possibly do the tricks ya'll been doing since the 70's, not a chance in H.

Yet , my trick bag is still in my pocket {grin} style; check, a wheelie; check, old guy; check, no longer 'cute'; check, fat nope!
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Balloonoob

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 24, 2019
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Longmont Colorado
#90
While in LA (Westwood) near 2 year ago, Shawn took me to some street cause he wanted a few photos of me on skateboard. I really never ride since a kid, maybe a few minutes every 10-20 years. I couldn't possibly do the tricks ya'll been doing since the 70's, not a chance in H.

Yet , my trick bag is still in my pocket {grin} style; check, a wheelie; check, old guy; check, no longer 'cute'; check, fat nope! View attachment 1045893
Nice. And in sandals too!
 
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Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
156
202
56
NW Alabama
#91
Ever be in a room full of grown ups,,, by that i mean folks my age and the x games comes on tv and all the sudden your like damn did you see that and all the nerds look at you like,,, loser grow up!!!
 
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Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
156
202
56
NW Alabama
#94
I have always had a bike. When i was a kid there weren't "vintage" bikes they were near new or beaters i built! Seeing movies like Stephen Kings IT and others you'll see vintage bikes, but oddly they dont seem vintage. They just seem cool! The bikes i find are rarely complete and i need to find parts to finish them. But sometimes im buying parts off nice bikes that shouldn't be separated from the original! I wish I could find away to feel better about someone parting out a bike. They are only original once! And can be called complete and correct,,,,, but will never be original again! Im I being silly or is this a thing! I need lots of parts but hate the idea of another bike missing a seat on my account! Reading this back to myself it does sound silly,,they cant feel a thing!? But thats what my dad said about ramming a hook up a worms butt! I would love to hear thoughts on parting out! Should i feel bad?
 
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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,168
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Ft Myers, Florida
#95
That tank makes this bike. Hardly used 1960 Radiant red Hornet with more damage from storage verses usage. But that tank looks flawless, a NOS or appears to be fresh out if the box. The tank makes it pop.
 

Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
156
202
56
NW Alabama
#96
That tank makes this bike. Hardly used 1960 Radiant red Hornet with more damage from storage verses usage. But that tank looks flawless, a NOS or appears to be fresh out if the box. The tank makes it pop.
Thank you! It needs a horn and a set of white walls. This is my best original paint bike! Ive only put a little soap and water and thats it. Its missing a reflector , i think i have one somewhere. Did the pedals myself!

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dave429

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 24, 2012
501
190
Wisconsin
#97
Anyone listen to the "bike karma" podcast! Tom brown, the dude who,,,as a labor of love has got a pretty cool show! Really interesting! Just has a super mellow vibe. Cool people doing cool stuff with all kinds of bikes! I do recommend it.

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I listen to this podcast! He does a great job of bringing bikers together and exploring all the avenues form history to touring and riding to bike building. I highly recommend it!
 
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Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
156
202
56
NW Alabama
#98
That tank makes this bike. Hardly used 1960 Radiant red Hornet with more damage from storage verses usage. But that tank looks flawless, a NOS or appears to be fresh out if the box. The tank makes it pop.
What would you value $ the 60 hornet to be???
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,168
941
Ft Myers, Florida
#99
What would you value $ the 60 hornet to be???
That's a tough one, I wouldn't know. The radiant red is sharp, vivid and doesn't appear to have UV decomposition, but does 1960 have this prob, IDK.

However, That tank could be more valuable than the whole bike. I mean, it looks (in your photos) actual NOS (New old stock) Mint. Not a scratch, no chips nor marks at the screw holes And Mint tops the list in valuation. The tank pops this bike but, as value goes, I wouldn't mount it on it. B/C, if value is an issue then your highest bidder would be whoever owns a mint bike to match it. Or a collector who's only interested in top condition parts. Mint valuations can exceed near mint by 2 time the money
 
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Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
156
202
56
NW Alabama
That's a tough one, I wouldn't know. The radiant red is sharp, vivid and doesn't appear to have UV decomposition, but does 1960 have this prob, IDK.

However, That tank could be more valuable than the whole bike. I mean, it looks (in your photos) actual NOS (New old stock) Mint. Not a scratch, no chips nor marks at the screw holes And Mint tops the list in valuation. The tank pops this bike but, as value goes, I wouldn't mount it on it. B/C, if value is an issue then your highest bidder would be whoever owns a mint bike to match it. Or a collector who's only interested in top condition parts. Mint valuations can exceed near mint by 2 time the money
Thanks that is alot to think about! Never considered a uv issue! Or mint valuation??
 

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