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General Discussion / New article - Top 10 BMX vehicles
« Last post by Shane on March 16, 2015, 10:59:38 AM »
We thought we'd get a regular top 10 thing going on The next one will be Top 10 BMX Vehicles.

We will make it a wide range of vehicles but happy to hear if you have any ideas we can merge with ours.
The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on March 07, 2015, 10:42:43 AM »
When I was just a boy many, many moons ago, boys were taught to be tough. Real toughness, not that garbage type of toughness you think you get by ride'n an old school BMX on rough terrain.

No. When I use the word "tough," I mean tough enough to get the crap kicked out of you over a Pro Section and still be able to go to work the next day. Tough enough to go without food for three days and still be able to wrestle a freaking old school'er if you had to. Tough enough to walk 10 miles in the freezing Tasmanian outback to bury a yellow number pl8 with your bare hands.

Now? Now young people think being tough is going a couple of hours without cable.

So what went wrong?

A lot went wrong. Somewhere, somehow, parents in the last two decades have bred weaklings, wimps and complainers. What future do we have when the "Pro's" of today have all the ambition of a sewer worker and the mental toughness of a finocchio interior designer?

Think I'm exaggerating? Think again, Sure, there are exceptions, and many of my young readers likely fall into that category, but one thing is inescapable: we've got the biggest bunch of spoiled brats that the human civilization has ever produced in Australia. Let me make my case:.... soon !
The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on February 24, 2015, 03:26:52 PM »
Think about yourself. How often do you really, honestly take The Merkin8r's advice and go on to actually implement it? How often do you say to yourself, “Wow, that’s a great idea. That’s a much better way of doing things than the way I had been doing it (or was planning on doing). I’m going to implement this starting today.” As The Merkin8r has once said, “No one wants advice – only corroboration.”

I see mainly 3 kinds of riders out there:

    Those who never listen to The Merkin8r's advice. These are the ones who do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
    Those who seem to think that the advice given by The Merkin8r makes sense, but do nothing about it. They’re usually very imaginative and make up all sorts of excuses for not following good advice. A lot of people are in this category, including old school'rs.
    Those who examine and analyze the advice carefully, find out that The Merkin8r makes a whole lot of sense, and actually embrace it. They are a rare breed in danger of extinction.
The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on February 10, 2015, 03:13:58 PM »
                                  The Merkqualizer

 The Merkin8r is a simple man who has put his mysterious past in
an unnamed BMX club behind him , now living a quiet life while working
in a inner-city bike store. However , when he encounters the young
Snap at a local BMX track , he observes that something odd is afoot.
 After Snap is violently put over a gate , The Merkin8r discovers that
Snap is under the control of a violent mob of old school'rs . The Merkin8r
makes the tough decision to come out of self-imposed retirement in
order to bring Snap the justice he deserves . Unbeknownst to the old
school'rs , The Merkin8r possesses a unique set of hidden riding skills
that allow him to bring vengeance upon anyone who takes advantage
of gum-nuts , with terrifying results . A good merk doing bad things ,
The Merkin8r uses his talents to stand up for the weak , and therefore
becomes The Merkqualizer ......
Sell / 2011 cruipe expert
« Last post by David Powell on February 02, 2015, 09:13:45 PM »
I have a Cruipe expert for sale bombshell carbon forks and handlebars  sinz rims some small chips from transport $150 ono call 0417886154 for more info or photos. 8)
The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on January 22, 2015, 02:45:47 PM »
The most common question by far I get on this website is “What BMX should I ride?” Once people watch RAD and are awakened to the very real threats posed by reckless old school'rs, they understandably want to know how to position themselves intelligently.
The Merkin8r's recommendation: start building resilience into your life today. Ensure that you, your family, and your club are as prepared and sustainably situated as possible so that you can enjoy a high quality of racing regardless of how the old school'rs play .
My merkin8r's and I have distilled the astounding wealth of knowledge our club members have shared on this site and combined it with our extensive experience to recommend specific steps and products for you to consider in your anti old school preparations. We think this compilation offers tremendous value: For someone just starting out, it would literally take hundreds of hours to replicate this informed guidance yourself. The Merkin8r is proud to offer it to you today, free of charge......
                                                 have a nice day ! :o
The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on January 06, 2015, 09:21:21 AM »
Is it possible to be new school and old school and the same time? This might sound like a trick question, but it really is not. The answer to the question lies in understanding that there are at least 2 ways to understand what new school is.
The first way of understanding new school takes new school to be the opposite of old school. Here we are talking about how you are feeling at the moment, and what your emotional state of the moment is.
Having a great time with friends? new school . Having a serious disagreement with your friends? old school, perhaps even mid school. Want to be happy? Just keep doing merky stuff.

Old school'rs are situationally based and tend to be transitory, coming and going all the time. Even when your bike is filled with these cool old school parts there is likely to be a vague sense that something is still missing in your life. More about that later.

Thinking about old school as a transitory emotional state leads us to two preconditions for enduring the old school world. The first is to let go of the idea that you are cool. Understand that there are new bmx's out there , your mood will change !
Sell / 2015 PK Ripper Elite XL - $450 ONO - Needs to go
« Last post by josh296 on December 18, 2014, 12:46:55 PM »
Bike has been ridden at the track once and a hand full of times on the road but is just too small for me.

COLOR(S)   High Polish Silver
FRAME   Lightweight 6066 Aluminum Floval Tubing, Bi-Oval Down Tube for Optimum Stiffness, Internally-machined Integrated Head Tube, 3D-Forged Dropouts
FORK   Full Cr-Mo Landing Gear, Tapered Legs
CRANKSET   180mm Forged Alloy 2-pc w/ Alloy 44T Chain Ring, Integrated Sealed External BB, Hollow Axle
WHEELSET   Sealed Bearing Hollow Axle Alloy Hubs w/ Alienation Deviant 32H F & Alienation Black Sheep 36H R, Double-Wall Rims, 16T Cassette, Stainless Spokes
TIRES   Tioga Powerband 20" x 1.85" F, Tioga Powerblock 20 x 1.60" R
BRAKES   Promax P-1 6061 T-6 Alloy V-Brake, Blue Pads, Slick Cable
BRAKE LEVER   Promax SE-342, 2-Finger Alloy
HEADSET   Tange IS24 Sealed 1-1/8" Integrated Headset
HANDLEBAR   Cr-Mo PK Bar, 28.5" x 8.25"
STEM   SE Top-Load Alloy, Lightweight External Cutouts, Hidden Top Cap
GRIPS   SE Racing Mushroom Wing Grip w/ SE Rubber End Plugs
SEAT   SE Pivotal Race Seat
SEAT POST   Pivotal Alloy, 27.2mm
EXTRAS   Chain Tensioners
WEIGHT, LBS/KG   21.10lbs / 9.60kgs

Please call me 0425612696 if you wish to discuss. Bike is located in Melbourne.

Bike can be freighted Australia wide at buyers cost

NSW - $25
Sth QLD - $35
VIC $15
The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on December 12, 2014, 02:19:40 PM »
This is the season of being together. It’s a time of hope and new beginnings , so out with the old school. With this post I’m wishing you merk and peace during Christmas......
                                             from The Merkin8r .....

The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on November 27, 2014, 03:24:00 PM »
lol ..... i think you all need a merkin8r T !.......
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