Just on bikes...
Every kid in north Hull had 2 bikes, their 'best' bike that they usually got for Christmas and which only came out for showing off and a 'bomb' bike which was made from bits of other bikes that were nicked. Mine had cow horns, fork extensions, a fairy cycle wheel on the back and a racer wheel on the front with a 5foot aerial on the back of the seat.
Down our tenfoot the best bikes were as follows:
Mark 1 choppers with the screw on gear knob that you had to unscrew every time you went to the shops or it got nicked.
10 speed Raleigh banana racers with 1/2 inch wide tyres
Grifters - A kid at my school wheelied his one handed around the outside of the playground whilst he was in blue gear. (Anyone who had a Grifter will know how hard that was.
After that we graduated onto stripped Honda CUB then as soon as you were 16 try to get a job and save up for an AP50 just to annoy the fissie boys.