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1985 Redline RL-20II

#51 2014-06-14 2:10pm

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

Boner bike :cool:

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#52 2014-06-14 2:23pm

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

Gorgeous !:D


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#53 2014-06-21 6:12pm

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

XJguy wrote:

Well did a few updates and few more to come.

My Canadian  buddy (Shiznitme) provided me with the correct bars for my 1985 RL-20II.   If you didn't read the story, I bought this RL-20II combo back in 1985 and at the time of purchase I did not want painted bars because I saw how badly scratched bars got from constant adjusting of break levers.  So I asked the bike shop to swap in chrome Forklifters, which they did but they only had the race version.  So thats what I had on this bike all these years; first generation race Forklifters with the threaded tabs, rather rare, as I never see them anywhere.   

Well Miles had correct year and color Forklifter freestyle handlebars but they had been well used but not unsavable.   I contemplated having them chroi,ed to match the look I have sported for 19 years but I decided against it. So rather than strip it and have it refinished I decided to touch it up....worst case scenario I would have them completely redone.  Several coats and wet sandings later this is what I have.  Its not perfect and I managed to polish through some of my touch ups but once the plate is back on, unless you are looking for the defects you cant really notice them.   

I was afraid it would be too much turquoise, but I really like it.   The thing I am not so sure about is if I want to keep those teal grips.  I am thinking maybe I can break it up with some white or black donuts and end caps, or maybe just get a different grip altogether.  Thoughts?
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg5 … mage7.jpeg
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http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg5 … mage1.jpeg
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http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg5 … AG0740.jpg
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IMO it's about time you put on some matching freestyle bars :)

Mine is sporting turquoise grips, I sourced them from a Pro Styler.  Not sure how they'd look with your tires?

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/dudumonkey/IMG_0554_zpsef95b599.jpg


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#54 2014-06-22 1:02pm

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

:D
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg581/Richie-Rich71/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0790.jpg


WTB Bully stem.
WTB Peregrine Super Pros, not pitted.
WTB Kuwahara freestyle stem engraved.

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#55 2014-06-22 1:19pm

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg581/Richie-Rich71/IMAG0830.jpg
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg581/Richie-Rich71/IMAG0831.jpg


WTB Bully stem.
WTB Peregrine Super Pros, not pitted.
WTB Kuwahara freestyle stem engraved.

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#56 2014-06-23 7:08pm

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

If I could have only one favorite on the Museum this would be it!!!!!!!!


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#57 2014-06-24 10:20am

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

nice....

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#58 2021-10-02 11:44pm

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Re: 1985 Redline RL-20II

Hands down still my favorite bike here.


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