Technical & Reference Section => Me & My Bikes => Topic started by: Spen69 on March 02, 2010, 10:42 PM

Title: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on March 02, 2010, 10:42 PM
Name: Spencer Williams aka Spen69
Occupation: Civil Engineer - I design & construct railways and specialist railway bridges>:D
Years Collecting: 10 - my brother bought me my NOS Ammaco 202 for my 30th birthday and got me back into it after 15 years away on mountain bikes :coolsmiley:
Interests: after 25 years of partying I've finally started a family, so my daughter and my son take up all my spare time :smitten:
Dislikes: ugly women :shocked:
Favourite BMX: 1970's Mongooses and early 80's race & trick bikes :coolsmiley:
Favourite Old School BMX Brand: Mongoose / Haro / MRD :smitten:

It got a bit out of hand a few summers ago so I've slimmed down the collection.... :2funny:


Ride this everywhere


'till I fooked up my landing (that's what a skull fractured in 6 places bruises like)......


Now ride this 1978 Team Mongoose....... :smitten:


Always wanted one, so got one....


Built a custom mini one for my daughter (cheers N2cus & Del).......


Turned to the dark side and bought a 22" wheeled NS bike so gonna give it some stick this summer.......


Had Haro's, TA's and a lot of Mongooses along the way. Still got my NOS Ammaco 202 of course......


More pics will follow but that's good enough to start with :daumenhoch:

Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on March 05, 2010, 10:56 PM
A few more along the way......













Gotta find time for this one :daumenhoch:

Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on November 27, 2010, 06:59 PM
Finally found time to finish a few more Haros and finish my Team Mongoose :daumenhoch:



Here's my latest shot of my '88 Sport :daumenhoch:


.... but I think my 2-year-old has her eye on one in particular though :smitten:

Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on October 09, 2011, 10:30 AM
Well it's been nearly a year since I updated this, but all's changed except the Haro Gen Zero that tried to kill me and my Team Mongoose. Got into a couple of proper bikes since Steve Animal conviced me last year at MK that he wasn't mad, so here you go :daumenhoch:

1978 Team mongoose (retired to pony duties after being my MK racer for a few years)

1979 Mongoose custom build (bit of a pony this one due to the nice rims)

Not a bad pair of Geese to keep I think :coolsmiley:

1982 Ammaco 202 (definitely work in progress)

1983 Gen Zero (retired after trying to kill me former ramp rider)

1984 MRD Expert (current racer / nip to the shops / pub / Radchester daily rider)

1985 MRD Badlander (ramps & skateparks everyday rider - love this bike)

MRD's R us  :2funny:
Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on July 01, 2012, 10:16 PM
Just an update after my clear-out to pay for this year's holiday..... not only am I missing MK but I had to sell half of my collection for the priviledge :'(

All that's left....

1978 Team Mongoose

1985 MRD Badlander

2010 Knightbikes Retro Park Goose

1982 Ammaco 202

Still riding though - just can't quite get out of that 7' quarter  :tickedoff: :2funny:
Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on July 27, 2012, 10:02 AM
Oops - "I'm not building anything else for a while" didn't last long did it ::)

1982 GT Pro with great bits I kept on my Ammaco for a rainy day when i found a better f&f to put them on :2funny:

Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on November 26, 2012, 11:17 PM
Redone my Badlander to be back to the oldschool (well, it's running a 39/14 gearing and a one-pice crank now) :smitten:


Also got a couple more 'Geese to build :2funny:

Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on March 09, 2013, 03:45 PM
Took my new Race RetroGoose for it's maiden voyage last weekend on Wini's Leeds ride and it is definitely staying with the other flock of Geese as it is simply fookin ace, end of :yahoo_silent: :coolsmiley: :coolsmiley:


Joined it's wilder brother today :2funny:


And then the old man turned up to show them what started it all :daumenhoch:

Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on October 29, 2014, 02:27 PM
Oops, I accidentally bought another MRD Badlander :2funny: This damn oldschool hobby is actually a habbit you know..... just when I'd sold it all, along came another bike I just had to have :2funny: :idiot2: :buck2:

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa149/Spen69/Spen69016/IMG_9672_zps5d87d15f.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Spen69/media/Spen69016/IMG_9672_zps5d87d15f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on March 29, 2015, 04:16 AM
Can't seem to find the time to ride my oldschool stuff so the Badlander went :'(

Bought some spanking new wheels for the RetroGoose with the cash though so at least I didn't waste all of it :2funny: I also got a WeThePeople Zodiac off here the other day I really like riding already as the back end is slammed :coolsmiley:

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa149/Spen69/Spen69020/IMG_9795_zpsbvziptz5.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Spen69/media/Spen69020/IMG_9795_zpsbvziptz5.jpg.html)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa149/Spen69/Spen69020/IMG_9781_zpswru8cywd.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Spen69/media/Spen69020/IMG_9781_zpswru8cywd.jpg.html)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa149/Spen69/Spen69020/IMG_9782_zpscfllrkx2.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Spen69/media/Spen69020/IMG_9782_zpscfllrkx2.jpg.html)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa149/Spen69/Spen69020/IMG_9784_zpsczfudpow.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Spen69/media/Spen69020/IMG_9784_zpsczfudpow.jpg.html)

Still got my '78 Team Mongoose but put my original Pro-Class wheels on it as I can't bear to see them hanging on the wall :2funny:
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa149/Spen69/Spen69019/IMG_9703_zps7f5c4359.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Spen69/media/Spen69019/IMG_9703_zps7f5c4359.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Spen69
Post by: Spen69 on April 10, 2019, 03:19 AM
After more injuries and old age setting in upon me, I'm down to just one 20" bike now, just like it was bitd. A few minor mods like 28/9 gearing and better braking now, but here's my WTP Versus which I still love the colour of :coolsmiley: