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Hal Brindley & Leigh Ramsdell are together again to reprint limited editions of oldscool 2B, PLAY, and Useless t-shirts. Long live BMX!

Stretch Goal Added

If we make it to $6,066 we'll release the end of the above film. Want to find out Rufus' true identity? Will Hal & Leigh blow up? What was that thing they gave to Crandall? What was Hal's real secret mission when he went to the past? And does Leigh finally manage to punch Hitler? Pledge to our project and find out.

Heads Up! New Rewards!

We just added some sweet new rewards. We've decide to re-release one of 2B's most famous and rarest items, the Bowling Shirt. We're only making a limited number so if want to be one of the only people in the world to own one you have to get one of the ten BOWLING SHIRT rewards or one of the five ULTIMATE EVERYTHING PACKAGES (another new reward). We're also bringing back the 2B FLANNEL! Other new rewards include the HAT ONLY and the SWEATSHIRT ONLY in case you just want one of those. And finally, we're bringing out the ALL TEN SHIRTS reward. Can't decide which limited edition design you want? Get all ten plus a a bonus OldscoolBMX.com tee for only $175. Hot Damn!

P.S. If you get the new ULTIMATE EVERYTHING PACKAGE you'll also get a signed framed photo of Scamper, the most famous cat in BMX. Yes an actual paw print. (Scamper has appeared on at least 4 different Play shirts). There are only five of these packages available so git'em before they're gone.

The original 2B Bowling Shirt (new designs may vary)
The original 2B Bowling Shirt (new designs may vary)

Intro

Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley are together again and they're going to bring back some of the original tee shirt designs from 2B, PLAY, and Useless. We need you to help us decide which ones to make. (and help us get our ancient conveyor dryer fixed)

Hal and Leigh in the PLAY/Useless headquarters circa 1996
Hal and Leigh in the PLAY/Useless headquarters circa 1996

History

In 1989 Hal Brindley started 2B Homecooked Garments along with his friend Steve Buddendeck. Within a few years it was voted the number one clothing brand in BMX. Leigh Ramsdell was one of 2B's first team riders. He went on to become Hal's roommate and 2B employee. In 1995 Hal started PLAY Clothes and Leigh started Useless and again they became two of the top brands in BMX. In 1999 Hal sold PLAY (it went under 6 months later) and became a traveling wildlife photographer and Leigh went on to become a team manager and designer in the BMX industry.

Hal B wearing 2B's all time best-selling shirt.
Hal B wearing 2B's all time best-selling shirt.

Goal

Now, fifteen years later, Leigh decided to get back into screen printing and miraculously acquired the original 2B printing equipment after four different owners. At nearly 25 years old, it's in pretty bad shape and the conveyor dryer needs some serious repair. We want to bring it back to life and print some of the original 2B, PLAY and Useless designs on our original equipment. That's where you come in.

Here's How it Works

We need you to pledge to our project and vote for your favorite classic tees to help us decide which shirts to make. 

1) Choose a reward level on the right and pledge.
2) Go to our website http://www.oldscoolbmx.com/vote and look at the gallery of shirt designs.
3) Vote for your favorite design from 2B, PLAY or Useless
4) When the project is funded we tally the votes, fix the dryer, and print the top ten tees.
5) You get to choose which of the top ten tees you want and in what size (if you pledge $25 or more)
6) We ship your goodies to you!

Wooo hoooo!

Random Stuff

We've got some other fun rewards over there so check'em out. We'll be printing some sweatshirts and we're even bringing back the original embroidered 2B logo baseball hat and the embroidered Useless logo knit beanie. And our favorite one of all is the PLAY/Useless Commercial re-release. We're going to remake our original commercial that appeared in Props in 1996. (Watch it below) and we're going to update it in our own special way. But we need somebody to play Joey the UPS driver and that somebody could be you. A truly historic honor indeed. (Joey was a very special guy).

A few lucky people can also get the Collector's Package which will be a treasure chest of all ten limited edition tees, a sweatshirt, a 2B hat, a Useless beanie and a collection of original memorabilia scrounged from Hal Brindley's attic. It will include one of the few remaining PLAY posters which appeared in Ride Magazine 1998 featuring the PLAY team dressed as the Village People. To make it extra awesome we're going to get each of the original team riders to sign it. Plus you'll find original catalogs, stickers, artwork and random cool artifacts from BMX history. After this you can start your own BMX museum.

Get one of the last remaining PLAY posters, signed by the team, with the COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE
Get one of the last remaining PLAY posters, signed by the team, with the COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE

And of course, for ten grand, I will actually rename my cat Scamper after you and make a commercial about it, featuring you. (that's a bargain.)

Thanks for visiting our project. We can't wait to get started. Thanks for your support!

- Hal and Leigh

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our risks are low in that we've both printed thousands of shirts and this will be nothing new for us. However, we will face one challenge and that is repairing the dryer. If it turns out the dryer can't be repaired, we'll be acquiring a new (used) dryer. That's why we've set the amount at $2000, because it would cover the potential expense of replacing the dryer. Everything else is business as usual.

FAQ

  • Nope. For example, you can vote for the I LOVE SWEET CORN and then choose to have the Fork sent to you from the top ten shirts. And keep in mind that the shirt you voted for may not even make it into the top ten. (Then you'll have to place a whole bunch of one dollar pledges to vote it up)

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  • Heck yeah! You get to choose the type of tee you want (men or women’s), the size you want (we’ll even make an extra small for your baby if the design will fit) and the color (if we’re offering multiple colors on that design). We’ll sort out all those details with you by email once the project closes.

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  • Unfortunately it looks like Kickstarter won't let you pledge twice with the same info, you can only change your pledge. So yes, you only get one vote. Unless you pledge again with slightly different info?

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  • Sure you can. But it won't get entered in the official tally. We'll still keep track of the non-pledge votes.

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    [ VOTE ] For $1 you get to place one vote for your favorite 2B, PLAY or Useless shirt from the 90's. You can vote as often as you pledge. When the project is funded we tally the votes and print the top ten designs. All designs are listed on our website oldscoolbmx.com. ............................................................ YOU GET: ( 1 Vote )

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    [ POSTCARD ] This reward gets you a signed postcard from Hal and Leigh thanking you for helping us get oldscool rolling. The post card is a reproduction of one that we sent out in 1996 for PLAY & Useless. ............................................................ YOU GET: (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ STICKER PACK ] This reward gets you a sticker pack of 10 of our favorite original 2B, PLAY, and Useless sticker designs. Show everyone you're oldscool and slap one of thes puppies on your ride. ............................................................ YOU GET: (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ OLDSCOOLBMX.COM TEE SHIRT ] Let eveyone know you're down with the oldscool with your very own oldscoolbmx.com tee (plus above items). ............................................................ YOU GET: (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ HAT ONLY ] New Reward! We added this one for those of you who just want to get the classic reproduction hat, either the 2B Baseball Hat or the Useless Beanie. Choose your favorite. We'll also throw in a sticker pack for you. ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 2B Baseball Hat or Useless Beanie) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ LIMITED EDITION TEE SHIRT ] That last reward was pretty frickin' sweet but now you're getting into the juicy stuff. This is THE Reward. Your choice of one of the top ten limited edition reproductions of original 2B Homecooked, PLAY Clothes, or Useless tee shirts, as voted upon by you and every supporter of this project. (You get to choose the size.) Plus you get all the items listed above! It doesn't get much better than this. ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 Limited Edition Tee) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ 2B FLANNEL ] New Reward! We decided, what the hell. Let's bring back another oldie. A long sleeve flannel shirt with the 2B oval logo embroidered beneath the collar on the back. Pretty sweet! ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 2B Flannel) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ 2 LIMITED EDITION TEE SHIRTS ] Can't choose just one of your favorite limited edition tees? No problem. Pick two and look twice as good. ............................................................ YOU GET: (2 Limited Edition Tees) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ HAT & LIMITED EDITION TEE ] We're pretty excited about this one. We'll be reproducing the original 2B logo baseball hat that was introduced way back in 1990. Worn by many of your 90's BMX heroes, this is a classic of classics and proves that good guys do wear black. (White embroidered logo on black) AND we'll be bringing back the original Useless embroidered logo beanie knit hat! Choose which hat you want, plus get your own limited edition tee shirt and other items listed above. ............................................................ YOU GET: (2B Baseball Hat) + (1 Limited Edition Tee) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ SWEATSHIRT ONLY ] You asked for it, you got it. A new reward that allows you to get a kickass sweatshirt without all the other stuff. You'll be able to choose which of the top ten voted designs you want to have on your heavyweight pullover hooded sweatshirt. ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 Hooded Sweatshirt) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ BOWLING SHIRT ] New Reward! Yep, one of 2B's most famous and rarest items, the 2B Bowling Shirt is coming back in a very limited quantity. We'll only be making ten so if you want to be one of the few people in the world to own one, hurry your ass up. Embroidered with the 2B logo on the chest. ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 2B Bowling Shirt) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ HOODED SWEATSHIRT, HAT, TEE ] Now you're getting your oldscool wardrobe going. This reward gets you your choice of the top ten designs printed on a HEAVYWEIGHT HOODED SWEATSHIRT in the size of your choice, PLUS your choice of the classic 2B baseball hat or Useless knit beanie, AND a limited edition tee in the design of your choice. Now we're talkin. ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 Sweatshirt) + (2B Baseball Hat or Useless Beanie) + (1 Limited Edition Tee) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ HOODED SWEATSHIRT & 2 TEES ] Same as the above but with two limited edition tees instead of hat and tee. Hey maybe you don't need a hat cause your new awesome sweatshirt has a hood on it. ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 Sweatshirt) + (2 Limited Edition Tees) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ COMPLETE WARDROBE PACKAGE: SWEATSHIRT, HAT, & 2 TEES ] This is the ultimate oldscool bmx wardrobe. You'll get three different designs from the top ten (one sweatshirt and two tees) plus your choice of hat (classic 2B baseball hat or Useless knit beanie). Oldscool BMX'ers will see you on the street and say "Holy Crap!" ............................................................ YOU GET: (1 Sweatshirt) + (2B Baseball Hat) + (2 Limited Edition Tees) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ ALL TEN SHIRTS ! ] New Reward! Can't decide which of the limited edition shirts you want? Get all ten! PLUS we'll throw in the oldscoolbmx.com tee. That's ELEVEN shirts for only $175 including shipping. Krikey! ............................................................ YOU GET: (10 Limited Edition Tees) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE: 10 TEES, SWEATSHIRT, 2B HAT, USELESS HAT, SIGNED ORIGINAL POSTER ] This is pretty sweet. You'll get one of the last remaining original PLAY posters featuring the team dressed as the Village People, freshly signed by the actual team riders. You'll also get ONE OF EACH LIMITED EDITION TEE shirt design (all ten!) plus a 2B HAT, a USELESS BEANIE and a HOODED SWEATSHIRT in the design of your choice. And of course we'll throw in some cool surprises that will make you the envy of the oldscool. Become a BMX historian with one of only five elite Collector's Packages. ............................................................ YOU GET: (Signed original PLAY poster) + (10 Limited Edition tees) + (1 Sweatshirt) + (1 2B Baseball Hat) + (1 Useless Beanie) + (1 OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote)

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    [ THE ULTIMATE EVERYTHING PACKAGE ] WOO HOO! NEW REWARD! This reward combines all the older rewards and the newer rewards to create the ultimate collection. (See list below) Including the rare 2B Bowling Shirt and 2B Flannel. Plus you'll get an autographed, framed photo of Scamper (the most famous cat in BMX) with an actual paw print. It just doesn't get any better than this. ............................................................ YOU GET: (2B Bowling Shirt) + (2B Flannel) + (Hooded Sweatshirt) + (All 10 Limited Edition Tees) + (2B Baseball Hat) + (Useless Beanie) + (OldscoolBMX.com tee) + (Sticker Pack) + (Signed Postcard) + (1 Vote) + (Signed Photo of Scamper)

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    [ FAME & FORTUNE PACKAGE ] Or at least fame. We are remaking the original PLAY/Useless Commercial (as seen in the description at left) and we need somebody to play Joey the UPS driver. That could be YOU! You need to be able to get yourself to North Carolina for filming in April,( but we're flexible.) Go down in BMX history, plus get producer credit on the ad. Wheeeeee! (Plus we'll give you the $100 Complete Wardrobe Package!)

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    [ RENAME MY CAT AFTER YOU ] Scamper is a famous cat in BMX. He's been around since the 2B days and has appeared on multiple PLAY & Useless shirts. But I will rename him after you for a mere ten grand. Seriously. Then we'll make a commericial about it featuring you.

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