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1983 ELF Pro
 

1983 ELF Pro

Early Elf Frame with original chrome and decals.

 I've been riding/racing/collecting Elf's for a few years now and this is the earliest Frame I've found. When I first got interested in Elf I had no idea that they dated back to this time. I've left this as I bought it, just cleaned off some very old dirt and I built it up using a mixture of parts I've got from that period plus a few NOS bits that fit an '83 race bike. The frame date is March 1983.

 A few of these early frames are surfacing now, and the 'First Generation Script' pads that I've got on there now make sense. Until I bought this frame I couldn't work out where those pads fitted into Elf's timeline, but the font matches these early frame decals.

 

Parts breakdown:

 

Elf Frame and fork

Tange Beartrap Headset with Suntour Headlock

DK 'Square Corner' Stem

GT Bars with Ame Cams

Uni Hammerhead Seat/Post

DK Seatclamp

Dia Compe MX 1000 with Tuff Pads and Shimano SX lever

Suntour VX Cranks with Suntour Sealed BB

Suntour Pedals and Chainring, D.I.D Chain

Ukai Rims with Ashai SPokes and Suntour Sealed Hubs and Freewheel

Mitsuboshi Comp 3 tyres

Elf Pads and Haro Flow Panel Plate

 

Thanks to davkol for shipping the Pads here, I'm sure I wouldn't have found any in the UK..

Submitted by nic968

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  • Race
  • Company: ELF
  • Model: Pro
  • Material: 4130 Chromoly
  • Toptube length: 18.5
  • Headtube size: 1"