1981 Redline Proline
Stu Thomsen Rondo replica
1981 the Saint Paul Civic Center hosted the ABA Rondo Classic indoor race here in lovely Minnesota. The shot of Stu speed jumping is etched in my head for a lifetime after Bob Osborn shot the same angle I was at. It was awesome to see Stu race here indoors and to honor that thought I would slap together that ride of his.
In 1981 the ProLine was modified with tapered fork legs and new dropouts. Late in 1981 they introduced the single pinch flight cranks to snug up on the spindle without loosening.
Stu really enjoyed seeing this bike at the 2009 Rockford Vintage gathering where he was the guest speaker and inducted into the VBMX Hall of Fame.
Hope you all enjoy another historical Redline ride.
Frame - Redline ProLine 5" head tube
Fork - Redline ProLine tapered forks
Stem - Redline Super Proline
Bars - Redline ProLine V Bars, NOS
Grips - Oakley .5's, NOS
Headset - Tange
Rims - Araya 7x
Hubs - Campagnolo low flange
Freewheel - Suntour
Front Tire - Mitsuboshi Stadium yellow label, NOS
Rear Tire - Mitsuboshi Stadium yellow label, NOS
Caliper - Dia-Compe 890
Brake Lever - Dia-Compe
Brake pads - Dia-Compe
Chain - Izumi, NOS
Chain ring - Redline 43 teeth, NOS
Cranks - Redline Flight non-pinch
Bottom Bracket - Redline unsealed
Pedals - KKT chrome rat traps, NOS
Seat - Elina Lightning bolt, NOS
Seat post - Redline fluted
Seat post clamp - Suntour
Padset - Redline new font
Plate - Haro Type II with original stickers from that cover shot
Jeff "JT" Tollefson
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