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Gotta love the ABA. The local track i ABA and is locked down unless it is a scheduled practice and you are an ABA member. Right next to it the Velodrome is open all the time - ride at your own risk and please wear a helmet. One of the higher-ups at the ABA is Bill Curtin, the founder of vintagebmx.com.

You thought chopper forums had drama.
 

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Had to look through the HA on wheels today. I have no idea what Gary looks like but the guy who's ridin the orange K/KH without the headlight, is not the same guy who never looses his cigarette during the barfight.

The guy that tries to grope the chicks in the -59 Chev is "Jocko" he rides a red & pearl white Sporty...
 

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epinut said:
Had to look through the HA on wheels today. I have no idea what Gary looks like but the guy who's ridin the orange K/KH without the headlight, is not the same guy who never looses his cigarette during the barfight.

The guy that tries to grope the chicks in the -59 Chev is "Jocko" he rides a red & pearl white Sporty...
Right, because the guy riding the orange K is Oakland Tommy.
 

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My mind is a little foggy, I ain't seen that movie in at least 5 years. Still there are great bikes and great riding in all those flicks. You think today's average biker would even think about riding like that or riding down a dirt road?
No shit...that part where they're in a park just doing do-nuts and dropping bikes like it's the thing to do is the awesome.
 

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I can't speak with any authority on Gary Littlejohn's contributions to the chopper scene, but in late 1973 there was a SoCal-based BMX mail-order company called CYC that sold Littlejohn-Murphy monoshock frames and sidehacks for BMX. My friend Greg Esser was a monkey on a Littlejohn sidehack with his pilot Brian Webb, and I bought a Littlejohn Murphy monoshock frame from CYC. It was my first real BMX bike, and I got it January of '74--one month after my mom gifted me with a Schwinn Orange Krate for Christmas. I raped the Orange Krate and built up the Littlejohn Murphy monoshock frame to enter my first race in February of '74. The chrome coil-over shock seemed spongy to me, however, so I replaced it with a 7/8-inch seatpost with holes drilled in both ends to lock out the articulating movement of my frame. CYC went out of business by '76 or so, probably because they were too ahead of their time (BMX mail-order didn't really hit its stride until Rockville BMX got off the ground in the early to mid-'80s.) What does this have to do with coffin tanks? Not a motherscratchin' thing; I just wanted to wax nostalgic for all you old school BMXers out there like Boylecomm and The Flyin' Dutchman. Thanks for letting me ramble...
*Sigh*....another raped Orange Krate... (sniff):(
 

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He was originally from or lived in Rutland, Vermont before moving to LA in the mid 60's. See www.imdb.com for his movie work. [stunts] he was still working in the film industry as of 2004. Early 70's-late 70's chopper mags featured his "Coffin" gas tanks that he made himself.
 

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Ha! in 1977 I got hit by a 1962 buick Wildcat on my to big for me 10speed, later that year, my Dad got me a AMF 20" stingray, And not mutch after that it got the BMX treetment, put the seat off the wrecked tenspeed on it and gripps plus knobys, and wela! one overweight BMX!!! I road all over LA on it....Roach.
 

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Gary used to live around the corner from me in North Hills, CA. His home had a high wire and trapeeze set in the back yard. He, and other stunt persons would use it for training for Circus Of The Stars. Gary did move a few years ago.
I also have a friend who collects Gary Bang BMX bikes. They do indeed exist.
 

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Gary Littlejohn at the June '67 Grand Sweepstake in Seattle..
He won this moped... It looks like Gary appreciated "Miss Cycle Show" more than ha did that bike..:D

 
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