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1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

#1 2010-02-04 4:00pm

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1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

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1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

My original bike from back in the day!!

I bought this bike NOS in the box when i was 13 years old in 1993!  I turned wrenches a little bit at my local bike shop.  I went in one day to grab some BMX goodies and the owner said that they were changing owners and everything old had to go! When I pulled the frame out of the box (the box looked like it was used as a coffee table..I threw it out minutes after getting it home...ugh!) I have never seen a bike with "flat" tubing, let alone a black bike with gold decals!!  I paid $50 for it and ran home to build it.  Well it was 1993 so i built it up with all 90's parts...ewww!  I spent alot of time riding dirt, cruising the streets and polishing it up!  I got my license when I turned 17 and the PK got put in the garage attic to be forgotton about.  One day my father and I were working on one of his old cars and I had to go to the attic, there she was all dusty and cobwebbed up.  I cleaned her up and slapped her on ebay (what does a 17/18 year kid need a bike for???) It never sold on ebay so I searched around the internet and found old BMX sites and got HOOKED.....BAD!!!  I now was on a mission to build her correct and NEVER EVER INTEND TO SELL!!
here is a parts breakdown:
Original Finsh and stickered Looptail PK RIPPER Frame
Unstamped Landing Gear Fork
NOS Tange MX-3 Headset with Tange headset lock
NICE Used Gold Tuf Neck
NOS SE Bars (with EARLY Sticker)
NOS Ame CAM Grips in Black
NOS SE Padset
NOS 13/16 SE Post
NOS ACS seatpost clamp in gold
NOS F&R MX-1000 Brake Calipers
NOS Skyway Pro pads F&R
NOS TerryCable Brake cables
NICE Used Comp II tires (fat and skinny combo)
USED but original to the bike since day one Mongoose Proclass hoops lace to original orange sealed Bullseye hubs
USED 401 flight cranks
NOS 45 tooth Redline Chainwheel
USED Tange loose BB
USED Shimano DX pedals
NOS Izumi Chain (gold/chrome)

ALSO PICTURED:
Original SE Jersey
Original SE Wing Thing (goes on your arm to make you faster!!!)
Original SE gloves
Original SE Hat
The ORIGINAL SE Warranty card



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I BUY ANYTHING OLD SCHOOL SE RACING! Framesets, stickers, bars, padsets, jerseys, helmets and etc!  Looking for 2 yellow label Mitsuboshi 20 x 1.75 tires in black with skinwall. NOS or nice used.

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#2 2010-02-04 4:01pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

NICE. the PK - in OLDSKOOLPK.

Glad you're listing up all of your rides. :)
I love this one.

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#3 2010-02-04 4:02pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

sick man


out with the new in with the old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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#4 2010-02-04 4:07pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Great history and most definitely a keeper.
U need to be SLAPPED silly if you ever put her on EBAY again. :D
Great PIECE, bro!
Damn, I thought you were older... ur a puppy!:lol:



Edit:
Sorry misread your post. You were 13 in 1993 NOT born in 1993.
Not a puppy but a ROTTWEILLER:D

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#5 2010-02-04 6:20pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

nybble wrote:

Great history and most definitely a keeper.
U need to be SLAPPED silly if you ever put her on EBAY again. :D
Great PIECE, bro!
Damn, I thought you were older... ur a puppy!:lol:



Edit:
Sorry misread your post. You were 13 in 1993 NOT born in 1993.
Not a puppy but a ROTTWEILLER:D

haha!!!!!


I BUY ANYTHING OLD SCHOOL SE RACING! Framesets, stickers, bars, padsets, jerseys, helmets and etc!  Looking for 2 yellow label Mitsuboshi 20 x 1.75 tires in black with skinwall. NOS or nice used.

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#6 2010-02-04 6:21pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

MORE PICS!!!

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I BUY ANYTHING OLD SCHOOL SE RACING! Framesets, stickers, bars, padsets, jerseys, helmets and etc!  Looking for 2 yellow label Mitsuboshi 20 x 1.75 tires in black with skinwall. NOS or nice used.

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#7 2010-02-05 9:00am

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

you would've been haunted for life if it had sold on ebay. hahaha. great story and a great deal on a great bike.

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#8 2010-02-06 5:35am

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Absolutely love the PK, nice collection.  Great putting together PK & Quad like you did.  What else can be said, all top of the line parts, many of my favorite as well especially the Pro Class Hoops, I have them on almost all my bikes.  Great Build


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#9 2010-06-28 11:26am

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Very nice collection of bikes you've got here.

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#10 2010-06-28 12:24pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

thank you!!  This is my favorite and i will be buried with this bike!!!


I BUY ANYTHING OLD SCHOOL SE RACING! Framesets, stickers, bars, padsets, jerseys, helmets and etc!  Looking for 2 yellow label Mitsuboshi 20 x 1.75 tires in black with skinwall. NOS or nice used.

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#11 2010-06-28 12:32pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

fulfillment wrote:

you would've been haunted for life if it had sold on ebay. hahaha. great story and a great deal on a great bike.

with those prices tag of pk today about 2k ;) would be one of a hell haunted if sold bitd.

i still have my haunted of 86 green haro sport complete with skyway mags that i traded it for a gt mach one in 1993.


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#12 2010-06-28 1:18pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

this one is priceless to me!!!  :)

2k in cash in my face, i would turn away and tell ya lets go get some beers!  :lol:


I BUY ANYTHING OLD SCHOOL SE RACING! Framesets, stickers, bars, padsets, jerseys, helmets and etc!  Looking for 2 yellow label Mitsuboshi 20 x 1.75 tires in black with skinwall. NOS or nice used.

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#13 2010-08-16 12:56pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

This is the baddest PK on the site. Well at least it's my favorite. :P

Killer bike John. :cool:

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#14 2010-08-16 3:04pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Very Nice, love the black and gold on them too

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#15 2010-09-11 6:08pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Man! Sweet Ripper. I was way into freestyle in the '80's and after a couple bikes were stolen, had not ridden in 10-12 years. 2 months ago a guy I'm in a band with had his old school Ripper (401's, Tuff 2's...) sitting in his basement, now I am fully hooked like I'm 16 again. Those SE's just do something to me, and this one is a beauty!


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#16 2010-09-27 6:39am

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There is something about this PK.. it has history!.. Well done ;)


THATS FACTORY !!

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#17 2010-11-19 7:46am

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

awesome story and sick a$$ ripper bro.


If winning isn't everything then why do they keep score?

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#18 2011-04-14 12:57pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Sweet ripper! Glad it's your from bitd (even if it was 10 years later hah ;) )

And damn, I had those SE gloves and jersey in 1982! Wore them into the ground...where did you find those gloves anyway? That's a sweet relic of a bike and wardrobe.


Wanted (in any condition):  SE Racing --> Anything pre Fuji  |  Comp II type tread fat/skinny tire set in black |   Premier Super BMX helmets

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#19 2011-07-09 10:13pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

nice Ripper JON!


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#20 2011-08-02 6:23pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Nice story and survivor Jon!

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#21 2011-10-20 2:28pm

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Killer bike. Rare. So friggen cool!!! One for sale right now on Ebay, and I'm even wanting it more now. How many can there be of the black and gold in this kind of shape? Not many Im quessing.


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#22 2013-07-03 9:11am

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

droooool almost the same bike back in the 80s...sooner or later i'll have another

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#23 2017-05-19 1:58am

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Re: 1983 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Awesome :cool:

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#24 2017-05-19 7:25pm

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Is OLDSKOOLPK banned forever?


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#25 2017-05-20 8:19pm

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Not sure, but at least he doesn't keep recycling his black PK Ripper with a million photos, like someone else does. :lol:


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