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1983 Redline PL-20

1983 Redline PL-20

1983 PL20 built as an '85 800P

I remember being jealous of the neighbor kid as he crushed down the dirt road on his sweet Redline. Pined for the opportunity to ride it, but I was too young and too small and it was "way too cool" for me.

Then 35 years later, when helping his parents move, I looked up and saw the Redline on the wall, miserable and untouched for decades. I told his dad it was valuable but that I could only offer him $200. He threw it in the back of my truck for free.

After a lot of research, I have been told it is in fact a 1983 PL 20 of some variety, not a 1985 800p as the decals claimed. In the spirit of the previous owner, I built it up as mostly an 800P, with some little touches of flair (and half wrap Flight cranks instead of 401's because I can't afford them).

Submitted by Bootsauce

  • Race
  • Company: Redline
  • Model: PL-20
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 19.5
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Dia Compe MX901 Brakes Dia Compe Tech 4 Levers Peregrine 48 speedline wheels by Ukai Suzue High flange Hubs Early 1985 Redline Forklifter Handlebars with Screw bosses Redline Forklifter stem Elina flute tech seat Sun tour 16t freewheel 185mm Redline single pinch Flight cranks KKT AMX Pedals Redline 43t bubble font chainwheel Kendall tires Star chain tensioner by Porkchop Repop AME grips Izumi chain Padset By Flight