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Specialty OS BMX Stores and OS Friendly Stores

CROSSLEY CYCLES
www.crossleycycles.com
Crossley Cycles are old school friendly BMX specialists in Manly, QLD (25min from Brisbane city). They have a great workshop, great service and the best specialist BMX mechanic in the biz! you can’t go wrong getting Mik to dial in your ride!

 

THE PEDAL SHOPPE
www.thepedalshoppe.com
James (old school BMX nut) and Julie (jet-setting triathlete) own and run the Pedal Shoppe, a great little indie bike shop at Runaway Bay on Queensland’s Gold Coast. They’re all about anything and everything bike. From stock bikes to custom builds to hard-to-find parts, the Pedal Shoppe team are passionate and dedicated to offering the finest quality bikes, accessories and workmanship that you know you can only be had at an independent owner-operated store.

 

BMX WORKS
www.bmxworks.com.au
Australian online store with an incredible range of parts for BMX building and restoration. Diverse range, good quality, fantastic prices, user-friendly shopping cart, great service!

 

FLATLAND FUEL
www.flatlandfuel.com
Über cool flatland specialty store with international shipping. Rad stuff.

 

LUX BMX
www.luxbmx.com
LuxBMX – Nothing’s ever too much trouble for Mitch and Evan at Lux. They deal in new school rides, but are always more than happy to get in old-school parts if they can (or lend a hex-key when you’re out and about and your stem comes loose!). Killer show room, even if you’re not into new school, the vibe is rad.

 

OXLEY CYCLES
www.oxleycycles.com
Don and the team at Oxley Cycles on Brisbane’s south side are Old School BMX experts. They have a great selection of old school bits and pieces as well as new school bikes and gear. If they haven’t got what you need in stock they’re happy to try and find it for you. Great service!

 

RIDGWAY’S CYCLES
Ridgway’s Cycles
One of Brisbane’s oldest cycleries, renowned for their old school service and treasure trove of vintage and obscure parts. Among others bits ‘n’ pieces they have genuine Skyway 24tpi and 26tpi axle cones, complete axle rebuild kits and other rare old school gems.

 

HELL ON WHEELS
www.hellonwheels.com.au
Tom and the crew at Hell On Wheels in Newtown, Sydney, are all about style and BMX madness. Parts, apparel, custom built BMX and single speed bikes, new tech and old school style – this is one cool indie Aussie bike store not to be missed if you’re in Sydney, and if you’re not their awesome online store will hook you up with a tonne of cools!

 

OXLEY CYCLES
www.bmxmafia.com.au
Old school friendly BMX store in Sydney.

 

THE SECRET BMX SHOP
www.thesecretbmx.com
The name says it all. California BMX cools.

 

EAST COUNTY BMX
www.facebook.com/ecbmx
San Diego freestyle BMX specialist store.

 

NATSUKASHI
www.natsukashi.jpn.com
A great Japanese store featuring contemporary re-issues of classic old school parts by Kashimax, Tange, Sugino, Izumi and Kuwahara. Natsukashi caters for both Japanese and English speaking customers with a well designed website and good international shipping rates.

 

PLANET BMX
www.planetBMX.com | www.coloredtuffs.com
Planet BMX/Colored Tuffs – The Retro BMX store with factory direct Skyway and SE Bikes products incl. Tuff Wheels, re-issue frames, parts and retro race clothing.

 

RETROSPECT BMX
www.retrospectbmx.com
Retrospect BMX – UK based source for NOS parts and frames, and Repop decals and pads etc.

 

PORKCHOP BMX
www.porkchopbmx.com
Porkchop BMX – Based in the USA, Porkchop has parts for old school BMX bikes from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Run by Justin Earl who has instigated the reissue of a number of classic old school parts from the original moulds, as well as designing and fabricating his own ‘Chopsaw’ brand of chainrings.

 

DAN’S COMP
www.danscomp.com
New parts for new school, old school and mid school BMX.

 

SCREAMIN’ WHEELS
www.screaminwheels.com
Vintage BMX store in Meguro-ku, Tokyo.

 

BIKE PARTS PLUS MORE
www.bike-parts-plus-more.com.au
A really good selection of bike parts at great prices to suit modern and vintage road, mountain, BMX and cruiser bikes. Shipping is very reasonable Australia wide and Duane is great to deal with.

Frame & Parts Restoration, Repair and Build Services

ROBERTO’S CUSTOM POWDER
www.robertoscustompowder.com.au
Roberto’s Custom Power – Australasia’s best Old School BMX specialty powder coaters.

 

PRO SIXTY FIVE/HICKS SIGN CO.
www.prosixtyfive.com
Hicks Sign Co. – for old school decal reproductions, padsets and mad sign writing skills, Glynn’s your man!

 

BUSHELL ENGINEERING
www.bushellengineering.com.au
Bushell Engineering – Custom fabrication and specialised welding for aluminium, stainless steel, chromoly, mild steel, magnesium, titanium, copper and brass. ‘Factory’ quality tig welders, always willing to tackle a tricky old school frame repair with confidence.

 

ESEM DESIGN
www.esemdesign.co.uk
Esem Design – Old School BMX custom and repop padsets, the quality of Steve’s made-to-order nylon and vinyl padsets is second to none.

 

CARSON LEH CUSTOM SEATS
www.carsonleh.com
Carson Leh creates stunning, handmade, limited edition and custom brogue style leather bike seats for BMX, MTB, town, road and track bikes. Truly beautiful work and a creative way to top of any special build.

 

GRIFFIN ENGRAVING
www.griffinengraving.com.au
Griffin Engraving – Custom aluminium engraving and anodising – if you can imagine it, Julian can likely engrave it! Re-anodise your old school parts to breath new life into your restoration. If you’ve over-polished your parts and removed the brand stamp, or if you’re after a custom engraved head tube badge or custom engraving on a part for a special build, Griffin Engraving is where it’s at.

 

PATTERSON PERFORMANCE
Patterson Performance
Patterson Performance are performance car mechanics and machinists with great old school service. They have a machine shop in Alderly, Brisbane. If you need threads cut, changed, or cleaned up these guys are awesome. They changed the imperial threads on some Hutch Excel pegs to suit the metric bosses on my Healing Freestyler forks and did a great job. Nothing’s too much trouble and no job’s too small.

 

BMXMAN DECALS
www.bmxman.com
Hailing from the UK, BMXMAN specialises in producing old school sticker kits for bikes from the 80’s, he has an extensive collection of Raleigh decals along with other brands and models.

 

ULTRAHIVE
www.ultrahive.com
The place to go for licensed GT and Skyway decals. Some other cool bits and pieces too.

 

FROG BMX
www.frogbmx.com
BMX, MTB, road and track bike decal reproductions for restoration, made in France.

 

AJK BIKES
www.ajkbikes.com
AJK Bikes is the place to go for old school Redline freestyle decal reproductions. AJK also offers a few parts, magazines and bikes for sale on the site.

 

41THIRTY
www.41thirty.com
41 Thirty offers a selection of school decal reproductions, both full sets for frames (Patterson, Robinson, Race Inc, Nomura etc) and also single decals for individual parts restoration. Not the best at replying to emails, and be prepared to wait a while for your order (ie. 4-6weeks), but quality’s good.

 

STRIKE A SHINE
Strike a Shine Polishing and Anodising Services
Benny’s polishing and anodising services are the best around and he specialises in refinishing aluminium OS BMX parts (rims, stems, cranks, calipers, pedal cages, seat clamps etc). He doesn’t have a website, but you can call him on +61(0)432036826 for prices and to discuss your projects.

 

PONY BIKES
www.ponybikes.com
Pony Bikes – If you’re in Melbourne and want a custom build put together but don’t have the will or the no-how to go DIY, get on to Sasha. She’s a master at custom bike builds in any and every style – OS BMX, road, track, vintage, dragster, you name it… she can build it. Her attention to detail is second to none. Hit Pony Bikes up for frame repairs and custom chainrings too.

 

STANRIDGE SPEED
www.stanridgespeed.com
Stanridge Speed is the creation of Adam Elridge, madly talented bike designer and builder and all round awesome guy from Columbus, Ohio. His design and fabrication skills, creativity and attention to detail will blow you away.

 

JOSIE MORWAY
www.josiemorway.com
Josie is an artist, designer and bike lover from Rhode Island in the USA. She does beautiful painted detailing for bicycle frames, head tube badge design and typography.

Vintage & Contemporary BMX and Bike Culture References

OLD SCHOOL MAGS
www.oldschoolmags.com
Old School Mags – An incredible collection of scanned Old School BMX magazine articles and performance reviews from the 70s and 80s.

 

AGGRO RAG
www.aggrorag.com
The iconic Aggro Rag Freestyle Mag from the Plywood Hoods!

 

GLOBAL FLAT
www.global-flat.com
The largest resource for flatland BMX online. The Global Flat website features great articles, news and events, new product announcements, videos and photos, a great directory of tricks and a guide to the best flatland spots around the world.

 

YEAH ZINE
www.yeahzine.com
Site and Zine dedicated to supporting and showcasing the girls and women of BMX. Great zines, with good articles, videos, pics and more. Cool merch too! These guys do a lot to get behind female riders and bring us all together! Follow them on Instagram: @yeahzine and Twitter: @yeahzine

 

MAGNOLIA BMX
www.magnoliabmx.org
Another BMX blog dedicated to covering today’s kick ass female riders with articles, pics, videos, news and events. They have some great custom apparel and ltd edition jewellery too! Follow them on Instagram: @MagnoliaBMX and Twitter: @MagnoliaBMX

 

ART BMX MAG
www.artbmxmag.com
French flatland rider Alain Massabova is the mastermind behind this unique BMX web zine with a creative focus and global outlook. Articles in French and English, featuring both the contemporary scene and great pieces on the roots of BMX and its legends. Beautiful photography, filmography and creative content from around the world. Back issues can be viewed for free online at artbmxmag.com

 

20:20 BMX MAGAZINE
www.2020bmxmag.com.au
Awesome Australian BMX mag with tons of local and global content, videos, blogs, competitions and all round awesome content!

 

PUSHIES GALORE
www.pushiesgalore.com
Put together by ‘Made in BNE’ cycle enthusiasts Richard Butler and Gavin Bannerman, Pushies Galore is Brisbane’s spectacular annual bike show & swap meet. Held every year in July at Holland Park Bowls Club on Brisbane’s south side, it’s a ‘don’t miss’ event for anyone who likes bikes. From beautiful turn of the century vintage cycles to locally made boutique bikes, to custom and restored road, track, fixie, cruiser, dragster and BMX bikes, the Pushies show will blow your bicycle loving mind whether you’re a simple enthusiast or a hard core rider/restorator.

 

SHELDON BROWN’s BICYCLE TECHNICAL INFO
www.sheldonbrown.com
Sheldon Brown’s amazing Bicycle Technical Info website – If you’re new to bike building (or even if you’ve been doing it for years!), you’ll find just about everything to answer your questions and solve obscure problems here. Featuring the famous gear ratio calculator.

 

FAT BMX
www.fatbmx.com
FatBMX – Great BMX e-zine site with a global focus, heaps of new articles daily. Check out my feature article HERE.

 

CYCLE EXIF
www.cycleexif.com
Cycle EXIF – Run by photographer Adam Leddin of Sydney, this site offers a dose of the coolest bicycles with an emphasis on design and great photography. Featuring roadies, mountain bikes, BMX, track and fixed, handbuilt masterpieces and custom commuters. CycleEXIF recently featured an article on my Healing Freestyler build, click HERE to check it out!

 

FYXOMATOSIS
www.fyxomatosis.com
Fyxomatosis – Run by photographer Andy White of Melbourne, FYXO is an online urban cycling lifestyle brand and blog synonymous with good photography, custom bike builds, and cycling inspired events. Andy recently ranked my Healing Freestyler as ‘Silver’ on his podium of personal choice at the 2012 Pushies Galore bike show. Check out the Pushies article on Fyxo HERE (Andy’s photo of me with the Healing is about halfway down the page).

 

BLOGGING A DEAD HORSE
www.bloggingadeadhorse.com
If you’re into Australian old school BMX brands check out Simon’s Supermax and Hotfoot database – a great collection of Supermax and Hotfoot related information, photos, catalogue scans and timeline info.

BMX Forums

BMX MUSEUM (USA)
www.bmxmuseum.com
BMXMuseum.com, the most comprehensive database of old school BMX models worldwide, along with the largest OS BMX forum and community of almost 60,000 members.

 

BMX MUSEUM (AUSTRALIA)
www.bmxmuseum.com.au
A relatively new but fast growing BMX forum and community, Australia.

 

GLOBAL FLAT (FORUM)
www.global-flat.com
The largest resource for flatland BMX online also includes a forum section with almost 50,000 members. 

 

VINTAGE BMX
www.vintagebmx.com
Vintage BMX forum, USA/Worldwide.

 

BMX SOCIETY
www.bmxsociety.com
BMX Society forum and database, USA/Worldwide.

 

BURNER WORLD
www.burnerworldforum.co.uk
Burner World – UK forum for Raleigh Burner enthusiasts, and also extends to discussion on other old school BMX brands and builds.

 

RAD BMX
www.radbmx.co.uk
Rad BMX – UK old school BMX forum with 3000+ members encompassing old school, mid school and new school BMX.

 

HOTFOOTING AROUND
Hotfooting Around
Hotfooting Around – The only Hotfoot specific BMX forum on the interwebz, established as an extension of Bloggingadeadhorse.com.

 

OZBMX
www.ozbmx.com.au
OzBMX – Old School BMX forum, Australia.

My Favourite Brands

COLONY BMX
www.colonybmx.com.au
Brisbane’s own! Keepin’ it real for the #frontbrakebrethren.

 

HARO BIKES
www.harobikes.com
BMX radness since 1978.

 

ODYSSEY BMX
 www.odysseybmx.com
The best parts and accessories, incl. their flatland specific ‘Flatware’ parts and frames.

 

ST MARTIN BMX
www.stmartinbmx.com
Specialist flatland bike company from France.

 

IKONIX
www.bhikonix.com
Bob Haro’s new BMX company. Serious radness.

 

ARES BIKES
www.aresbikes.com
Flatland centric bike company from Japan. All the innovation and style that you’d expect from a boutique Japanese bike manufacturer. Ares believes the world is FLAT!

 

AUTUM BIKES
www.autumbikes.com
Specialist flatland company from Berlin, Germany.

 

TWO HIP BIKES
www.2hip.com
Ron Wilkerson’s brand – keepin’ it real. Everyone’s got a King of Vert shirt in their closet, right?

 

DARTMOOR BIKES
www.dartmoor-bikes.com
Awesome little boutique MTB and BMX company from Poland. Innovative, creative, high-performance parts and frames.

 

ETNIES BMX
www.etniesbmx.com
Super comfortable, tough, mad chic kicks.

 

VANS
www.vans.com
Iconic footwear. Made for BMX since the beginning of time.

My Personal/Professional Links

LIX CREATIVE 
www.lixcreative.com
My creative portfolio featuring illustration, fine art and design.

 

WEALTH & HELLBEING CREATIVE
www.wealthandhellbeing.com
My album cover artwork portfolio.

 

MEDOLLIC (BAND)
www.medollic.com
Medollic – My rock band.

 

THE PREMIER SHIP (BAND)
www.thepremiership.com
The Premier Ship – My indie-rock band.

 

@LIXCREATIVE ON INSTAGRAM
www.instagram.com/lixcreative
Follow me on Instagram – mostly BMX and art related photos.

 

LIX ON TUMBLR

polly-genius.tumblr.com
My Tumblr site, a diary of my favourite photography and graphics – my own work and others.

 

@LIXCREATIVE ON TWITTER
www.twitter.com/lixcreative
My personal Twitter account.

 

JAMES NORTH PRODUCTIONS
www.jamesnorthproductions.com.au
James North Productions – My partner James’ Recording Studio.