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1983 Diamond Back Viper

#1 2020-08-02 3:03pm

Jvex99
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1983 Diamond Back Viper

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1983 Diamond Back Viper

Tribute build

My first build. This is a tribute to the Viper I got Christmas of ‘83 when I was 11 years old.
I wanted this Viper to have the look of the Silver Streak. Let me know your thoughts.
Let me know if you also rode a Viper in the 80’s?
Added pic of bike date of purchase 12/23/19. It was decent condition however received a top to bottom makeover.
Thank you to members treedr69, Nscottscott, A1cyclewerx and Rafasd for the awesome parts.
Just added a pic from BITD. I’m on the left and my cousin on the right (predator).
 
Frame: Diamondback Viper 1020 Mild Steel tubing
Forks: Diamondback Viper
Handlebars: Diamondback Viper
Stem: Sugino (SR) two tone
Grips: F1 Style, Blk/Gry
Headset: Tange chrome stamped Japan
Rims: Araya 7x black anodized (20x1.75) with Repop decal
Hubs: Suzue high flange hubs date code 3 C (1983 March)
Tires: Tioga Rainbow label Comp III, 2.125/front, 1.75/rear (IRC)
Brakes: 890, Black (Dia-Compe) date code 1983 Japan
Lever: Pre-Bent (Dia-Compe) date code 1983
Pedals: SR P-468 Chromoly Spindle (Sakae Rangy)
Crank: 1 pc, Stamped 1983, 180mm (Sugino)
Bottom Bracket: 24tpi (Tange) Sealed bearing
Chainring: Aluminum 44T (SR)
Spider: Chrome stamped (SR)
Sugino Stamped Chainring Bolts
Freewheel: 16T (Suntour)
Chain: 1/8", Black/Silver (Izumi)
Seat: Diamond Back Aero (Fuan) 'AERO' in Gold on the sides with prismatic 'Diamond Back' decal on rear
Seat Post: Fluted Alloy, Black/Silver reinforced
Seat Post Clamp: Two tone Aluminum (SR)
Pad set: Repop Original style
Decals: Repop set from Delcals
Trik Topz Gold Crown Valve Caps


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#2 2020-08-07 4:34am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Viper

Job WELL DONE! Looks JUST Like A Mint Silver Streak! Great First Build-You Knocked It Outta The Park!


Up The IRONS!!

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#3 2020-12-13 10:17am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Viper

Very nice!


The older I get, the less a lifetime warranty means to me.

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