Added reply in a thread First bike in 20 years any advice . 9/10/2021 1:34 PM

I would go for the Stolen since it's chromoly. For what it's worth: I'm 49 and got back into riding in my early 40s. I have a 24" and two 20"s. For thrashing and tricks I definitely prefer riding a 20". It's actually easier on the body since there is ... more »

Added reply in a thread PK Ripper 6/13/2021 7:37 PM

That a tough one to figure out - that frame didn't change much over the years. I'd say at the oldest it's a 1987. Before they they didn't have cable guides on the downtube which they continued until1992. The next year they had guides on the top and down ... more »

Added reply in a thread Me be the first Old Schooler Om Here ... 3/5/2021 10:05 PM

Oh, Joel Alamo? Guy had some great no-footed can-cans if I remember right.

Added reply in a thread Retro build with modern parts. 3/5/2021 10:03 PM

Thanks! It's been a fun one.

Added reply in a thread Any you fellers live out in the PNW? 2/12/2021 11:03 AM

I live in Kirkland, WA. What's the size of the pipe?

Added reply in a thread Retro build with modern parts. 2/11/2021 6:25 PM

Amen! Yes the new geo and parts are SO much better riding. My daily rider is a modern retro Haro:

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Added reply in a thread Frame geometry for old dude. 1/31/2021 4:34 PM

I'm around 5'10" and love a 21" frame so something longer like that or 21.75 should be good for you. I'm 49 and my personal preference is 2.4 tires front and back. I feel the fatter tires are easier on the body at my age.

Added reply in a thread What 24 inch bike should I buy? 1/29/2021 5:50 PM

I will say I have a WTP Atlas and have really enjoyed it. But...I feel like the components might be not so great. I have destroyed the front sprocket and the cranks in separate incidents. Like COMPLETELY destroyed. And I just ride around the street manualing, ... more »

Added reply in a thread how long did it take to learn manuals 1/27/2021 5:30 PM

Took me maybe 2 1/2 years or more to get comfortable with manuals. And the learning process was ups and downs - sometimes I thought I had it figured out and then I'd go into a slump. Like everyone else said, try them all the time. Keys for me: 1) Arms ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Brad Simms - 2020 Vital BMX Rider of the Year 12/15/2020 3:57 PM

This man is an inspiration!

Added reply in a thread Help with 180s 4/16/2020 4:37 PM

Truth! And thus my screen name.

Added reply in a thread Smaller rear tire...... Likes, dislikes, reasons? Tire questions in general.... 4/15/2020 8:23 PM

Yes, sir...I'm a middle-aged, Christian bmxer. I got a lot of gray hair and I think I think I might get some stares from people when I'm riding wheelies around the neighborhood, hehe. I think someone heckled me once with "That's a big man on a little

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Added reply in a thread Smaller rear tire...... Likes, dislikes, reasons? Tire questions in general.... 4/11/2020 5:34 PM

Looks good! Cool to see other people riding at 48! Like your sig too. I'm sure the more you ride the more you'll feel the right size for you. I'm trying to give the 2.2s some time after getting really used to 2.4s. Have fun!

Added reply in a thread Smaller rear tire...... Likes, dislikes, reasons? Tire questions in general.... 4/3/2020 9:15 PM

I just switched to 2.2 tires on my main rider after running 2.4s for over 3 years. I definitely have had second thoughts about the change. It could be mostly in my head but landings feel less cushiony and manuals seem a little harder to balance. At 48 ... more »

Added reply in a thread New guy - Looking to recapture/restore a memory 4/30/2019 6:36 AM

Wow that thing is pristine!

Added reply in a thread Question for my "old heads" getting back into BMX 4/21/2019 8:14 PM

47 here and I've been back into it for about 6 years now. As others have said...ease into it. It took my body a while to adapt but it is possible. The more you ride the more ability and confidence you gain. Progression is possible. Run some 2.4 tires ... more »

Added reply in a thread Possibly the hardest trick ever performed! 4/21/2019 8:01 PM

..and barefoot!

Added reply in a thread New guy - Looking to recapture/restore a memory 4/20/2019 9:25 PM

Hey welcome to bmx. I think the right place for that is over on https://bmxmuseum.com/ Check their forums. I also grew up riding in the 80s and am a big Haro fan. If you want to seriously ride the bike you might try to find one of the Haro lineage "modern retros" ... more »