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Title: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: SkinnyCracker on April 29, 2017, 03:10:30 AM
Last October I hit 15 years on the forum.  I am strictly a lurker now but I'm happy the forum is still alive!  I wonder if there is some way to resurrect pictures of my bloody shins I posted when I was learning to barspin at 15 years old.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on April 29, 2017, 10:12:21 PM
Ive wasted my youth typing away here. I still go out in the streets, and ride the skatepark a couple nights a week with my friends.

This was this February.
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Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: PabstBlueRibbon on April 30, 2017, 06:14:35 PM
Damn I hit 10 years this year
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Thepoolman on May 27, 2017, 09:28:35 PM
bikeguide was always the cure to late night boredom, rainy days, or in between sessions.    MAKE BIKEGUIDE GREAT AGAIN 2017
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: sokoloka on May 29, 2017, 06:34:00 PM
March 31st, 2007 here.  How different life was then.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on May 30, 2017, 05:14:01 AM
I don't know when I started but it was when 4130 riders stopped working.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: .SIN. on May 31, 2017, 06:27:10 PM
Date Registered: March 13, 2007, 09:33:00 AM
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on June 01, 2017, 12:05:17 AM
14 years this year for me. Times have changed so much!
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on June 01, 2017, 03:29:24 AM
I'd dread to think how long it was since the old pre-BG forums, maybe 17 years ago?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Aesop Rock on June 03, 2017, 05:04:11 AM
12 years. Insane. I miss this place. A large part of my formative years was spent arguing with random people from around the world about little kid's bikes.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: paranoidmexican on June 03, 2017, 09:34:20 AM
September 28, 2008

Dang
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on June 03, 2017, 05:34:26 PM
Somewhere around the time Brody has squandered. This place taught me well the finer facets of unwisely utilizing my time.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Cole on June 05, 2017, 07:09:48 PM
Nearly 10 years of making people dislike me. Wouldn't trade it for the world
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Donald on June 06, 2017, 09:43:55 AM
God damn. March 19, 2004. I blame BG for the way I am today.

Phillip Frentsworth (or whatever his name was at the time) talked shit on my first comment because I used "u" and "lol." I haven't used internet shorthand since. Thanks!
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 06, 2017, 01:41:28 PM
It's hard to believe I've been on this website for half of my life. I still check it almost daily out of habit.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: SeditiousCanary on June 09, 2017, 01:31:51 PM
Last October I hit 15 years on the forum.

I totally have you beat there.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Erik on June 17, 2017, 03:18:58 AM
Woah. This place is still alive, and I still remember my login. Hi guys! Long time, no see!
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on June 17, 2017, 11:03:07 AM
Damn! You've been gone for a while. What have you been up to Erik?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Erik on June 18, 2017, 05:37:37 AM
Damn! You've been gone for a while. What have you been up to Erik?

Quit riding some years ago, but the bike is still in the shed. Been tempted to take it for a spin, but haven't got around to do it yet as I probably can't fit it in my car. I'll probably check back on you guys in a few years! 😅
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Mahoney on June 29, 2017, 12:15:39 AM
Jesus.

Date Registered: June 01, 2008, 09:48:00 PM

9 of my 24 years on this scummy ass site, and I wouldn't Chang a thing. You cunts are the reason I turned out the way I did! Ahahaha

Damn near married, Building a car dealership on my time off work, and still ripping little kids bikes regularly. I lurk daily, but I miss the OG BIkeGuide. This place was like the pirate4x4 of bmx, just straight relentless and hardcore. Those were the days man, glad to see a lot of oldschool dudes still on here. 🤘🏼
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: jonathan on July 03, 2017, 03:03:10 PM
my relationship with bikeguide is two years older than my marriage. 15 and 13 years, respectively.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on July 04, 2017, 01:56:43 AM
my relationship with bikeguide is two years older than my marriage. 15 and 13 years, respectively.

I always thought you were newer, based on when you popped up on BMX-Forum trying to talk mechanical sense into ingrateful 13 year olds
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Hank Chinaski on July 06, 2017, 12:11:34 AM
February 2005. Shit it's been a long time. Glad to see some familiar faces I wasted my online and real life with. Some of my closest friends came from this website. It's fucking crazy to even say that.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: jonathan on July 08, 2017, 03:33:21 PM
my relationship with bikeguide is two years older than my marriage. 15 and 13 years, respectively.

I always thought you were newer, based on when you popped up on BMX-Forum trying to talk mechanical sense into ingrateful 13 year olds

I remember that well. I would like to think I wrote some good stuff on there and helped a few kids, but some of them were quite dense.

moderating bmx-forum inspired me to condense my knowledge into a blog, which has changed names and is now more focused on mountain bike stuff. too bad I don't work in a bike shop any more, I am running out of inspiration! what should I write next?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Trail-Boss on July 10, 2017, 03:34:18 PM
Truly a bummer that the site is so dead...
August 24, 2006, 11:41:00 PM

I had an account before this one that I forgot the login so I think Im at about 13 years. I miss the green boxes, and TAH... Pre Bluemeate days were pretty solid IMO.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on July 10, 2017, 07:54:23 PM
After the crashes it was never put back together again.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: bluebmx on July 18, 2017, 09:47:07 PM
Last October I hit 15 years on the forum.  I am strictly a lurker now but I'm happy the forum is still alive!  I wonder if there is some way to resurrect pictures of my bloody shins I posted when I was learning to barspin at 15 years old.

Last October I hit 15 years on the forum.

I totally have you beat there.

No way! Never thought I'd read these names again! I haven't been on the site in forever, but every so often I check it. My account says 15 years too, but I'm pretty sure there were previous versions hosted elsewhere before this one... but only by a year or so I think.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: couch on July 18, 2017, 11:17:03 PM
July 29, 2004, 10:00:00 AM

Closing in on 13yrs. Some of my closest friends I met thru here as well.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: 14thStbikes on July 19, 2017, 10:34:30 AM
Officially registered Nov. 5th 2005, lurked a while before that, lurked a lot longer after. Still click in daily out of habit, but do miss the old days of always checking for new bikes/parts/mods.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Trail-Boss on July 24, 2017, 11:41:07 PM
July 29, 2004, 10:00:00 AM

Closing in on 13yrs. Some of my closest friends I met thru here as well.

At exactly  10:00:00.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: jeffro on July 27, 2017, 08:16:34 AM
Christ, it's been a while. As a shit-scared (and shit-haired) 19 year old, I remember this place and you lot literally being a coping mechanism when I found out about my ex getting pregnant. It amazes me how much comfort can be sound from so-called strangers.

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18951311_10158784587420183_1521057245876270445_n.jpg?oh=fcc00f8e92ebd5a35bcdb1c10531057d&oe=59EFC85B)

Nine years later, here we are!

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Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: I <3 Gore. on July 27, 2017, 05:23:43 PM
Been lurking since 01' registered since 03' and due to circumstances I don't feel like describing had to ditch my old account for this one in 05'.

Fuck I am old, but I still shoot footy with the old crew and ride pretty regularly at 32yo.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: torontoflatlander on July 27, 2017, 10:10:54 PM
June 25 2004, just over 13 years of the little blue site with the shadiest bunch of people on the internet. Bikeguide needs a revival.

Edit:Going through super old PM's and got back to some pretty in depth things with Brian Itzania. Shame that guy left the way he did. He used to work for Masi bikes, and it turns out years later I'd be working to distribute them. BG works in mysterious ways.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Boomhauer on July 28, 2017, 03:25:48 AM
Pretty sure I joined in 04 so 14 years of being hated and ragging on Shadow products.. None of that has changed.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Trail-Boss on July 28, 2017, 07:35:02 PM
June 25 2004, just over 13 years of the little blue site with the shadiest bunch of people on the internet. Bikeguide needs a revival.

Edit:Going through super old PM's and got back to some pretty in depth things with Brian Itzania. Shame that guy left the way he did. He used to work for Masi bikes, and it turns out years later I'd be working to distribute them. BG works in mysterious ways.


Yeah its crazy to think about how many people from here Ive met and ridden with over the years... Brian being one of them. Unfortunately all things, both good and bad, will come to an end. I enjoyed the so called "hayday" of bike guide and I'm sure a lot of others here did as well and to me it will be something I never forget! This place pretty much got me working on my own bike and eventually to the place I am in today.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: apostasia on July 30, 2017, 09:43:54 AM
Member since 2008 only but have been lurking around much longer (and on a related note found out my RideMonkey profile is from 2002).
Actually I just came here today after not having visited for years with the vague intent of maybe starting a thread just for old 35+ people and about how they experience riding now vs when being younger. And then this was like the first thread. Loving the coincidence.

After years of not really doing any proper riding at all this is finally the year I'm sort of back on the streets regularly. And it I'm enjoying it more than ever despite riding worse than ever. Even simple grinds and manuals and small gaps feel like actual tricks these days and leave behind that good feeling we're all doing it for. I almost reached ultimate bliss when I did a manual to double peg on a one foot ledge yesterday. Maybe it's just because I now really do it *just* for the fun, while 10yrs ago ther were still too much hormones ditcating the brain it's never good enough and stronger/harder/faster are proper life goals. Meh. Anyone else feel like that or am I just crazy?


Quote
Yeah, f**k that.  Grind everything.

I even remember this being the quote in a signature and always loved it. Not going to say I lived by it as well, but still close though.

Btw since all forums seem to be slowly dying, where do all the youngsters hang out these days? Where do they hold their pointless discussions about which color for your grips gives you the most grip?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Boomhauer on July 30, 2017, 04:59:25 PM
June 25 2004, just over 13 years of the little blue site with the shadiest bunch of people on the internet. Bikeguide needs a revival.

Edit:Going through super old PM's and got back to some pretty in depth things with Brian Itzania. Shame that guy left the way he did. He used to work for Masi bikes, and it turns out years later I'd be working to distribute them. BG works in mysterious ways.


Yeah its crazy to think about how many people from here Ive met and ridden with over the years... Brian being one of them. Unfortunately all things, both good and bad, will come to an end. I enjoyed the so called "hayday" of bike guide and I'm sure a lot of others here did as well and to me it will be something I never forget! This place pretty much got me working on my own bike and eventually to the place I am in today.

Speaking of,  it was awesome to meet you and ride Brookhurst..  Also thanks for the 120* tall can and sorry the other one got so hot that it blew up in your car hahahahahahaha!

Edit* actually that was Donald but you were there rocking the front brakes so at least it's something we can all remember and laugh about..

Is Ken still doing bike parts at all?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: gnar_rider on July 31, 2017, 02:13:55 PM
whoa, i haven't logged into BG in a couple years. thought of bmx-forum last week and saw it was basically a ghost town and then checked this place. what are the odds this is the first thread that popped up. several familiar usernames, several familiar avatars with changed usernames. i no longer remember what hank chinaski's username was before the current one but I think it used to be something different.

i joined in february of 2006  :o




I remember that well. I would like to think I wrote some good stuff on there and helped a few kids, but some of them were quite dense.

moderating bmx-forum inspired me to condense my knowledge into a blog, which has changed names and is now more focused on mountain bike stuff. too bad I don't work in a bike shop any more, I am running out of inspiration! what should I write next?

You were a moderator on bmx-forum? did you have a different username? I was especially when I was 18-19-20 so 7 or 8 years ago but I don't remember exactly all of the fellow moderators. I noticed I could still log in the other day with my old log in, and the place was a ghost town.


After the crashes it was never put back together again.

bmx-f crashes? what happened?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Merry on July 31, 2017, 08:35:19 PM
I can't remember the last time I posted on here, nor can I remember the last time I rode my bike; I want to say late 2015? I definitely wouldn't mind taking a rip soon.

According to the the ol' profile, I registered in 2004. Since then, the following things have happened...

- Graduated from high school in 2005.
- Graduated from university in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, Major in English.
- Managed a telecommunications store from 2010 to 2014.
- Had shoulder surgery.
- Played literally hundreds of gigs, and literally thousands of songs.
- Got engaged.
- Got a dog.
- Fiancť left me.
- Fiancť took the dog.
- Lost pretty much everything.
- Started a career job.
- Met the girl of my dreams, or re-met the girl of my dreams, seeing as though we had dated for a little over a year way back in grade nine.
- Somehow convinced her to move back to Atlantic Canada from Toronto.
- Bought a house.

Currently, I'm 30-years-old, I'm in the best shape of my life, have an incredibly challenging job that I look forward to doing for the rest of my life, have an incredible girlfriend, will likely be getting a dog soon, and have never been happier.

Also, the Sox have been hovering around first place in the AL East all season, so....
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Leon_Sumbitches on August 04, 2017, 03:51:20 AM
Joined up as a 14 year old in '05. I vowed to stop wasting time on this site back in 2011 or 2012, and succeeded. But I have to say I miss you all and feel dreadfully nostalgic looking back on it; way more than I would have expected. The personalities on here, for better or worse, had a big impact on me during very impressionable years. Thanks for the good times & (mostly virtual) companionship everyone! It's a weird thought, but I'll probably never forget you guysóeven if the site were to be shut down tomorrow.

After years of not really doing any proper riding at all this is finally the year I'm sort of back on the streets regularly. And it I'm enjoying it more than ever despite riding worse than ever. Even simple grinds and manuals and small gaps feel like actual tricks these days and leave behind that good feeling we're all doing it for. I almost reached ultimate bliss when I did a manual to double peg on a one foot ledge yesterday. Maybe it's just because I now really do it *just* for the fun, while 10yrs ago ther were still too much hormones ditcating the brain it's never good enough and stronger/harder/faster are proper life goals. Meh. Anyone else feel like that or am I just crazy?

I never completely stopped riding, but have had a big resurgence of interest in it again recently. I've had the exact same experience. I wasn't very good at the peak of my skills, and am now decidedly mediocre, but throwing together tiny street lines is totally fulfilling these days, now that I've utterly abandoned any adolescent idea of ever becoming good/hardcore/whatever.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on August 04, 2017, 08:06:45 AM
joined bg 2005 - sucked at riding but did it often
still on bg 2017 - suck at riding and don't bmx often

Anyone still doing custom shit to their brakes? Customized stuff was something I really liked seeing on the site.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: apostasia on August 04, 2017, 01:51:55 PM
Anyone still doing custom shit to their brakes?

Made an alu adapter to fit Magura HS33 on canti mounts years ago and still use it. Not sure that is the type of customization you mean?
From the recent videos I see there's more people without brakes than with brakes though.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on August 04, 2017, 11:45:43 PM
That's exactly what I'm talking about
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: apostasia on August 05, 2017, 05:44:20 AM
In that case, here's a picture. It's actually not a canti mount but a U mount (at least I assume that's the official name).

(http://i.imgur.com/sLACj88.jpg)

Hand cut/filed from a plate of 6061 I think.
I don't recall why exactly I went nuts with my drill, might have been affected by the weight weenie hype.
The caliper isn't cracked, that's a hair from our white cat.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on August 05, 2017, 08:28:39 AM
did they work much better than u brakes in the end?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: apostasia on August 06, 2017, 03:18:21 AM
'much' is a big word maybe but they do perform better on all fronts which matter to me (except price): power (index finger braking ftw), modulation, engagement, durability.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: dude... on August 07, 2017, 07:15:50 AM
james still owes me 5 quid for the time he bet id never move to australia and then i moved to australia and now its been 7 years and also i got to ride in a helicopter
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Cory B. on August 17, 2017, 08:15:48 AM
Ayeeeee!
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Boomhauer on August 19, 2017, 05:29:27 PM
Ayeeeee!

Are you the Cory that ran Bmx-Test?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: patmedown167 on September 22, 2017, 03:34:03 PM
Old heads unite!
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Alex. on September 22, 2017, 10:22:44 PM
The amount I've quit riding and started again and quit again while being registered on this site is too damn high. 9 years.

Date Registered: September 07, 2008, 05:45:00 PM
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: 20southafrica20 on December 10, 2017, 07:59:05 AM
Sep 2004 wow
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Bunky on December 10, 2017, 08:09:16 AM
Sep 2004 wow

I don't know if I ever noticed you on here before.  Where in SA are you from?  My wife is from Durban, and I have a technician that works for me from jo-burg that I actually flew over for his wedding earlier this year.  Had such an awesome time there.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: 20southafrica20 on December 10, 2017, 08:30:25 AM
Hey , Iím from Somerset West, itís just outside Cape Town. I go back every year. Itís a amazing place to visit.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: CMB on December 10, 2017, 09:52:04 AM
I hit 10 years this month. I still remember the tylerk thread that had everyone captivated for a few days haha.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Bunky on December 11, 2017, 08:27:44 AM
Hey , Iím from Somerset West, itís just outside Cape Town. I go back every year. Itís a amazing place to visit.

We hit Jo-burg, Chrissiesmeer, stayed at a place right off the edge of Kruger park, and then hit Cape Town.  Were over there for 10 days and it was amazing.  I've got video of a wild elephant walking up about 10 feet away from me at the place we stayed at Kruger.  The exchange rate was awesome at bars too.

I want to go back again sometime. 
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: MathDebater on December 12, 2017, 03:10:38 PM
After the crashes it was never put back together again.

That's pretty much when I gave up my BG addiction. I had a few revivals but it wasn't nearly as fun as it used to be, even as a lurker. Not sure what reminded me of BG but decided to come back for some reminiscing today, only to see I'm not the only one!

Registered: August 11, 2005, 10:57:00 PM

Probably lurked for a good year or two before that.

I've actually been riding my bike a little lately, it's still mostly an excuse for drinking beers with the bois.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: vandalsucks on December 12, 2017, 04:28:37 PM
Date Registered: January 11, 2005, 01:48:09 AM
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Alex. on December 12, 2017, 06:35:21 PM
The most addicting part to this site for me was just how active it was, even with a relatively small user base. It was basically like a chat room/instant messenger things would converse so quickly and there were the stand out guys that were really funny or more commonly just odd/bizarre in their own way.

I wish I could remember the specifics but I always remember reading Danno and Jeffro party adventures and laughing my ass off. Bitzer being a cunt 24/7 and then recently paranoid mexican being a suicidal train wreck that would have sex with whatever woman would allow him to.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Wayne R. on December 13, 2017, 03:07:59 PM
Account born October 21, 2002, 04:12:48 AM
"I've wasted my life..."
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 14, 2017, 08:06:01 AM
The most addicting part to this site for me was just how active it was, even with a relatively small user base. It was basically like a chat room/instant messenger things would converse so quickly and there were the stand out guys that were really funny or more commonly just odd/bizarre in their own way.

I wish I could remember the specifics but I always remember reading Danno and Jeffro party adventures and laughing my ass off. Bitzer being a cunt 24/7 and then recently paranoid mexican being a suicidal train wreck that would have sex with whatever woman would allow him to.

those were the days. I've got a family now and am happier than ever though. Sorry! lol
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 14, 2017, 08:01:34 PM
Haha you're sorry about that. Living that double life soon enough.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Pine on December 18, 2017, 03:51:21 PM
December 02, 2005, 01:11:00 PM

Time flies...wish i can go back.ahah I would register again here, for sure.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: human on December 18, 2017, 07:05:17 PM
Apparently, I've been here a while: 1969-12-31.

I have basically accomplished nothing in my life and have fallen well short of all of my goals. But, then again, I don't have any kids so there's that.

Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on December 18, 2017, 11:15:50 PM
I had kids but then I saw the poilce choppers and bailed
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: BilboBaggins on December 21, 2017, 05:07:39 PM
7 years this month. I'm 22 now and still the same dumb ass billy
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 21, 2017, 07:57:47 PM
Dang! You're only 22? How many kids you have presently?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 22, 2017, 07:20:56 PM
In the nostalgia, let's raise our thumbs to that kid who impersonated Dylan doing a no hander over the spine. You, up in Portland, you did not do that.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 22, 2017, 11:38:09 PM
Isaac dahms or something like that. BG destroyed that kid.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: meowy.wowy on December 24, 2017, 12:02:13 AM
12 years here. Damn I was only 14, bmx was life then
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: blank on December 25, 2017, 03:59:50 PM
10 years here. Wonder what happened to all those peeps that rode Cummer for the longest time...
Can here to see if there was a secret santa, looks like that's over =(
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: nwcstn on December 30, 2017, 01:35:24 PM
Dang, I'm about to hit 10. I was lurkin long before that too.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: BrokenEnglish on January 26, 2018, 03:58:25 AM
Crazy, I just hit ten years. I miss bikeguide
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Arttu on January 31, 2018, 02:46:11 PM
I'm having a beer with some old bmx buddies and we ventured to talking about bikeguide. I'm kinda glad it's still around.

Member since september 2003.

 I remember my first thread about attatching a bashguard on a 39t Eastern sprocket.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: blueee on February 06, 2018, 10:53:17 PM
I remember when I used to not know everything about every single part.

hey my antigram hub has been making a slight grinding noise and  now when I take off to pedal hard, it makes this nasty noise like it's skipping (doesn't feel like it's skipping)
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: blueee on February 06, 2018, 10:54:13 PM
what do I do?

using these forums on a phone sucks,that's why we all left this place
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Macaroni Sandwich on March 01, 2018, 10:45:43 AM
Going on 14 years here.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: jonathan on April 19, 2018, 02:38:27 PM
Quote from: gnar_rider
You were a moderator on bmx-forum? did you have a different username?

Nostalgia sent me back to BG this week. I was JWNolte or mack_turtle on BMX-Forum. I checked that recently and most of it was still there, but a ghost town. Some of my old posts on sidewallthorn.blogspot.com were inspired by that.

Where do all the whippersnappers go to talk shit about bikes now? I had a few "bikeguide live" conversations lately with an old BG member that I know and realized that all the old online bmx haunts are now dead. Are they all facesnapping and instabooking each other about drilling holes in their rims to save weight? I feel old.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on April 20, 2018, 04:49:31 AM
^ I was the one who initially lobbied for you for moderator there. We already had enough mods who wrote something that was stickied and then went on to spend their time posting photos of their bikes, you on the other hand spent all your time in the trenches of vague help-me-fix-my-bike threads that would give even the most patient people headaches
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: jonathan on April 20, 2018, 09:40:38 AM
"In the trenches." I love it!
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: joelite44 on April 24, 2018, 07:48:34 PM
I remeber the B-I-K-E board which was pretty fun back when digital cameras first came out. It was something fun to do.

I am a member since 2006.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on April 25, 2018, 12:21:21 AM
Fuck. Almost 6 months since I had acl surgery. I canít wait to ride again. Even my road bike on the bike trails!
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: dooley on May 09, 2018, 02:10:57 AM
fuck you all
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: djspiffymcdoo on June 04, 2018, 09:35:21 PM
Hell I remember a lot of you guys.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Hank Chinaski on August 07, 2018, 05:10:20 PM
First time back on in years.  Happy to say I still keep up with some BG'ers in real life.  Been here since February 2003, over 15 years.  Crazy to even think about.  Still riding bikes a few times a week and I'm actually better now at 35 than I was back then. I went to Trestle bike park yesterday and railed berms, did some drops, ramped some jawns, and can actually, kind of, if you squint, whip the rear end of my bike a little.  Still no kids.  Living the dream.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: nitromors on August 22, 2018, 06:50:38 PM
Roll call for the old lurkers...
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: amishrob on August 23, 2018, 01:39:10 AM
Sup. I even work in a bikeshop now where half the staff are BMXers and the owner is 100% mid school BMX.  Still haven't ridden properly in a few years.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Alex. on August 28, 2018, 05:23:09 PM
Man, I only check this site like once or twice a month now since it is so inactive. I used to stare at my monitor for hours just cruising this site because it was basically a glorified chat room.

The Google Ad-Sense raid killed damn near half the frequent posters and then the switch from VBulliten to this new forum software killed half of the remaining users. That and social media is taking the world by storm, but even as a younger dude, I still enjoy the forum aspect where it is a smaller knit community so you can actually get to know some of the people rather than a site like Reddit where you're lucky to see the same person twice.

Even when I wasn't riding, this was my most frequented site because we could be raw and unfiltered. I remember trying to fit in as like a 14 year old among adults and it rarely worked out but I feel like in a weird way it shaped me up into a cooler person to be around. RIP BG.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: eoin. on September 07, 2018, 02:29:31 AM
13 years. Not logged in for 3. Might be back now though...

Stopped using the forum because life got busy.
Had two jobs, met a girl, lost my dad, rehomed his dog, built a house, left the bike trade, got married, manage a bottle shop now, still ride a lot, have a kid on the way, pretty much shoot zero photos anymore, film a lot, drink all the beer. Any questions?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Aesop Rock on September 08, 2018, 02:40:11 AM
I miss this place.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: montymitch on September 09, 2018, 04:13:16 PM
Still riding, but haven't been on my BMX much this summer. Mostly riding road and a Pugsley that I built up last winter. I'm torn on selling my BMX stuff even though I have four badass bikes taking up space in my garage.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: george123 on September 12, 2018, 11:58:35 PM
Coming up on 13 years for me. This was my favorite place to go online for a long while, so I'm glad it still exists. Still lurk from time to time and still riding bikes fast. Crazy how the names and avatars of so many of you are immediately recognizable to this day.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on September 19, 2018, 12:44:27 PM
Blew out my knee last November and finally got to ride my bike again last week. Quite happy to resume, I canít do shit though. Itís a bit weird thinking I can do whatever I want like I did last year. Just on ďthe hop anything I canĒ program right now to get those bmx muscles and memory back.

Want to get rid of my barcode. Anyone interested?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: bmxer00 on September 30, 2018, 11:28:29 AM
2002 was a loooong time ago
Title: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: WarnertuG on January 17, 2019, 06:17:34 AM
happy forum day??????

I think Ive been around for about 6 years- wonder who our longest serving member is
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: tailwhip540gimp on February 25, 2019, 03:27:07 AM
Been here  since June 26, 2004, 11:00:00 AM

Had like a 8year hiatus from riding. Back on the bike.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: bluebmx on March 22, 2019, 09:57:44 AM
Been here  since June 26, 2004, 11:00:00 AM

Had like a 8year hiatus from riding. Back on the bike.

Good to hear. Due to body problems and work I've been off for about 3 years. Fighting to get back on myself.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Christopher_T on May 10, 2019, 03:30:44 PM
I'm currently teaching my girlfriend's son to ride without training wheels so I dusted off my MOD Vigilante and tried to get him over thinking scooters are cool.

15 minutes in and I took a primo tenderizer to the shin. 3 days later and there's still an eight inch gap. I've never stopped hating the pain of a bad shinner.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Prodigal Son on May 11, 2019, 11:35:50 AM
I need to go ride today. My legs donít have a single scab. Iíve been riding great otherwise, that acl surgery last year was much less a big deal than I thought.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: i am hollywood on May 13, 2019, 03:24:11 PM
8==D
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: streetStreet on May 28, 2019, 12:21:28 PM
Maurice snail
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Hairfarmer on May 31, 2019, 08:05:02 AM
20th Jan 2004 for me. Don't post much but I still check every so often.
Bit dead compared to how it used to be which is sad.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Alex. on June 02, 2019, 11:14:33 PM
Sheepdog: Last Active: February 25, 2018, 05:15:40 PM
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on June 06, 2019, 03:34:39 AM
Sheepdog: Last Active: February 25, 2018, 05:15:40 PM

Sheep should just sign the forum over to someone, or at least update the software, might stop the hundreds of spammers signing up on a daily basis.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: gnar_rider on June 06, 2019, 09:45:28 AM
what ever happened to the come up board and 20 inch nyc?

is bmxboard this dead?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: cmc4130 on June 10, 2019, 10:03:28 PM
what do I do?

using these forums on a phone sucks,that's why we all left this place

But, Facebook (and other apps) have made the world stupider.  De-evolution.  The Internet itself has become stupider.   

At least with forums, posts contributed to a searchable knowledge base.  With Facebook, Instagram, etc. everything is there for a few days, then just goes into the void.


Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: BilboBaggins on July 08, 2019, 12:47:00 AM
Took my son for a bike ride around the block and found my s&m btm frame of 7 years has a top tube crack. Guess Iím too fat.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: icanthrowaFIT on July 28, 2019, 10:18:26 PM
I just hopped on here tonight randomly. 17 years for me. Damn time flies.
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: LuvMachineBMXG23 on July 29, 2019, 04:41:36 AM
Lol had to make a new account couldn't remember the password to my old email for my OG account.

4/13/2012 was the last time I was on here. Glad to see it still exists.

What ever happen to TAH?

And for the real OG members.  Anyone know what ever happen to that redlinerider kid?
Title: Re: 15 Years on the forum
Post by: i am hollywood on August 14, 2019, 04:55:51 PM
It's always fun to check in here and remember stuff