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1981 SE Racing Ripper

1981 SE Racing Ripper

NOS 1981 SE Racing Ripper! Built to replicate the June 1981 BMXA test bike

I know a lot of people cringe and turn their cheek to building up NOS framesets, but I after I bought this, I decided to go ahead and start looking for parts and when I had all of it...I would decide to either build it or display it as a kit.  I opened up some old magazines, looked online for some ideas.  I found the bike I wanted to replicate.  In June of 1981, they did a test on the PK Ripper and Ripper, that was it, that was the bike I wanted to build.  

I had a NOS set of Rad Pads, NOS SE Mini Bars already, so i was off to a good start!  Finding all NOS parts was not a easy task but a kept looking!!  Buying parts here and there, trading with other members....I found it all but the Suntour chainring (still looking for if you have one...hook me up!!!)

Here is the parts list!  

All NOS items are noted with a *

SE Racing Ripper F&F *

SE Racing Mini Bars *

Suntour stem *

Shimano Team Products lever *

SE Racing Rad Padset *

Oakley .5 grips *

Tange Headset

Race Inc alloy post *

Kashimax MX seat *

Excalibur seat post clamp *

Shimano Tourney rear brake caliper

Mathauser brake pads *

MKS BM-5 pedals *

170mm Suntour VX cranks

Sugino Chainring *

HKK Smoker chain *

Araya 7x hoops

Suzue hubs

Carlisle Aggressor MX front tire *

Mitsuboshi Competition II rear tire

Tuf Neck gold valve caps *

Suntour 16t freewheel *