Your Most Prized Bike (as a kid)

Discussion in 'SMB' started by CW7, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. CW7

    CW7 Full Back

    Got to be my old red Grifter for me. 3 gears which easily changed via the handgrips. Heavy bike, so very sturdy, nowt used to break. Canny for giving backers (obvs not as good as a chopper). Could wheelie for ages once u were strong enough to get the twat verticle.

    Happy memories!
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  2. a1970man

    a1970man Midfield

    Ultra Burner in black. Nearly killed my self many times jumping stuff.

    Knocked myself out jumping off Barnes Park Bandstand.

    Best distance was coming down the grass next to the bandstand, hitting the big jump, must have been 20ft easy.

  3. WHD

    WHD Striker

    My grifter used to go into slip gear for no reason, which resulted in me flying over the handlebars once when slip gear engaged resulting in my foot slipping of the pedal and getting stuck between the top of the front wheel and the forks.

    I was over the moon when I got to upgrade to a burner.
  4. houst69

    houst69 Striker

    AMIGA 600 fucking loved that machine.

    Edit : just read the bike bit :lol::lol:
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  5. Had an original kuwahara et back in the day.

    Mate of mine still has his old Haro in the garage....its in mint nick as well.
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  6. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

    A 15 gear Raleigh Max in a silvery/grey reflective coating. Class. :cool:

    Think it's still hung up in me Da's garage.
  7. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    But in top gear they could annihilate bmxs for speed
  8. wilka88

    wilka88 Midfield

    Mongoose BMX stunt pegs front and rear
  9. GingerNick

    GingerNick Striker

    raleigh burner with mags!
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  10. MunkyHeed

    MunkyHeed Striker

    Erm. Choppers had signs on the seat saying NOT to give backers. Anyone flouting this rule was opening themselves up to danger.
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  11. WHD

    WHD Striker

    Not if it went into slip gear for no reason resulting in you going flying over the handlebars!
  12. CW7

    CW7 Full Back

    Blue - 1st
    Yellow - 2nd
    Red - 3rd

    Used to absolute bansai down Durham road, Strawberry bank. How the fook i’m still alive?
  13. Kent_Mackem

    Kent_Mackem Striker

    Same but blue.
  14. CW7

    CW7 Full Back

    Think we once got 6 of us on a chopper, obvs ended in disaster like. But nowt wrang with flirting with the rules!
  15. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    They were perfectly safe otherwise IIRC.
  16. ajthemackem

    ajthemackem Striker

    Blue and yellow Raleigh Burner. Last seen stood upright, embedded in the bumper of my Dad's parked Austin Metro when my brakes failed coming down the bank in the rain.
  17. chevvies

    chevvies Midfield

    Chopper MkI yellow.
  18. Lukas73

    Lukas73 Winger

    Burner.....used to jump off all sorts, how I’m alive is anyone’s guess...
  19. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    Jim’s ma.

    Or my Raleigh Burner.
  20. Mango killa

    Mango killa Full Back

    Red grifter for me as well.
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