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Old June 28th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Interesting link ...

I'll just leave this here ...

(some of the links on the right are worth a read, too)
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Old June 29th, 2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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Oh noooo, the 70s!
Man, I had forgotten about the fact that everyone had shag haircuts and those clothes. At least there were no leisure suits in those pictures.

But hey, that is Bill Butler in that last picture posted on May 28th.

Now I can try to forget that decade again.
At least punk came along right after the disco era....

(Just kidding, thanks for posting. )
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Old June 29th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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I just keep on digging around on that site ... amongst the kitsch stuff there are a few gems, and far more than on the one page I linked to

I wish whoever did that blog could open their scope to earlier stuff, though. They obviously know how to find interesting stuff thats not elsewhere on the internet!
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Old June 29th, 2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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Sadly, I have not enough time to show my vaults. Documents, stuff, collectables of roller skating from the early 60s to the late 80s. I worked in the 80s in skate shops and especially grabbed all flyers and marketing-material I came across.

And at least 13 pairs of vintage, original skates, like this from 1979:



Riedell 120, Sure-Grip Super X (old style) SIMS 63s (incl. original slotted spacers - for the experts... ;-)) and SIMS Gold Bearing.

Or late 60s Speed Skates (new & unused)


or

Original "Roller Skating Magazine" whistle to make way for the shuffle skate crowd:


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from 1981: Norelé red suede boot, Sure-Grip Century plate, Rollerbones 95A wheels, SKF Italy Bearings.

And a whole room more...
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Old June 29th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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Hey HK,

Yeah, there's some pretty rich pop cultural stuff to be had there, interesting from a sort of sociohistorical standpoint. Dustin Hoffman on rollerskates (!!), Kareem Abdul Jabar, Martha Reeves. I remember that Linda Ronstadt was wearing roller skates on one of her albums, but again had forgotten what a craze phenomenon it was. (I wasn't skating then so it wasn't important to me). I wonder if any of them still skate...

And you're right Lita Malibu sure has uncovered some good vintage material.
I like this one:
http://missvintagepopculture.blogspo...ia-monday.html
The Radium Rays (stunt skate couple)! Swabbies rolling on the battleship deck. A wedding on skates from what looks to be the 1930s.

And thanks, JBDeutschelander for the look at some of the vintage collectibles.
Great stuff!
Any time you get the chance to post more, it would be appreciated!

It's nice to see the history.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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Oh yeah..
JB, I was going to comment on those hubs and wheels on the late 60s vintage speed skates.
Looks like vanathane wheels or something like that, and those hubs are pretty incredible: looks like they're designed to both lock the wheels in tight and yet let them spin fast.

Cool..thanks for posting!
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Old June 30th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #7
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Default Just Love The Link!

I just love stuff like this!

Great flashback!

Thanks for posting.

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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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Some of my wheels collection:
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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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Some of my wheels collection:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...9133945&type=1
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Hmm...tried to view the wheels a couple of times (the message said either temporarily unavailable or expired or I am not authorized to access), but couldn't get to the page.
(I'm not a member of facebook).
But thanks for posting.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 11:50 AM   #11
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Thanks for the link HK some very nice long forgotten memories have been rehashed. Nice link!
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Old July 1st, 2012, 11:52 AM   #12
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JB No Way you have all those vintage wheel? Very Nice Collection.I'm curious did you collect them all while living in Germany?
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Thats an impressive collection!

As for the stuff in the link, yeah I've dug though all of it now ... so much great stuff but it's kinda sad seeing roller disco being such a boom, followed by an inevitable bust
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Great links
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That was a lot of fun to look through. Thanks
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