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Yesterday on my local CL a survivor barn find supergoose came up for sale all og down to the gold hutch bear trap pedals , and was used by the owners kid , real BMX not flatland or street use , dirt track was rode hard lol , wanted $75obo sold in like 30min lol , needed complete restoration but was super cool money is tight so I couldn't buy it
Those pedals in nice condition bring $500-$700 all day long on their own.
 

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Started work on the restoration of this bike over the weekend.

Disassembled everything and gave all of the chrome parts a citric acid bath...

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After 24 hours of soaking the chrome came out really nice...

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Scored a nice set of restored Tuff II mags off of a friend locally who had them listed on Craigslist. The Skyway's that were on the bike had a freewheel conversion kit installed so I plan to swap it over to this set of wheels...

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Waiting on a chainring, some pedals and a rear brake to wrap this one up. Probably swap out the seat post clamp for a lighter blue version at some point too. Unfortunately BMX Products is out of the vinyl Mongoose pad sets in blue otherwise I would have an order in right now for a set.
 
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Cool! I wish I knew more about them. I grew up with them, but honestly don't know much. I really got into bikes in my teens with the Mountain Bike era. And now as a restorer, I've thrown in with the Muscle Bikes, which were slightly before my time.
 

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Cool! I wish I knew more about them. I grew up with them, but honestly don't know much. I really got into bikes in my teens with the Mountain Bike era. And now as a restorer, I've thrown in with the Muscle Bikes, which were slightly before my time.
Even though I never really had a nice bike shop quality BMX bike growing up, I kept up with the market back then and drooled over the bikes at the bike shop and in the magazines. I was born in 71 so pretty much my entire childhood bike genre was BMX. There were also kids in the neighborhood with tricked out bikes that I always admired. To this day when I see any anodized BMX parts I'm immediately transported back in time. :)
 
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Even though I never really had a nice bike shop quality BMX bike growing up, I kept up with the market back then and drooled over the bikes at the bike shop and in the magazines. I was born in 71 so pretty much my entire childhood bike genre was BMX. There were also kids in the neighborhood with tricked out bikes that I always admired. To this day when I see any anodized BMX parts I'm immediately transported back in time. :)
I was born in '72, so I'm that era. But I never kept up. I think I had a Ross BMX. It was black, had cobra grips, and a number shield. I'm hoping to find a picture of it. But there was no way my Mom could get a Hutch or anything like that, so I didn't even bother paying attention. I started with an equally crappy mountain bike, but I landed a job as an apprentice mechanic and learned. Then I earned my way into a really nice bike, started racing, etc. Then I joined the Navy and it all came to a screeching halt lol.
 
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