Cool thread idea. This past summer I looked for an older bmx bike so I could simply start riding bikes again and maybe eventually get into actual bmx stuff like tricks etc. Found some cool older GT bikes on craigslist like you guys posted, but ended up getting this instead:
It's an older mongoose from before the company was bought out, so it's not shitty quality like what you'd get nowadays. Perfect condition even though it's almost 10 years old, and it was only $60. Can't wait for spring so I can bring it to campus and start riding again.
And yes, I know the handbrake doesn't make it great for tricks obviously, but I'm still not close to doing any barspins lol.