1983 Redline 600a
600a race machine
I bought my 600a series three serial # RH 07118 after my other bike got stolen in 1983. I saved up all my paper route money. Then I started scouring the papers for a used redline. I wanted a Redline because I heard they were the best and only one guy in my town had one. They looked so cool at the bike store and in the magazines. My town did not have a bike store so when ever my mother made the 45 minute trip to Cedar Rapids Iowa I would go along with her. I would have her drop me off at Car City Big Wheels (the coolest bike and skate board shop in CR). When I found a used 600a in the paper I begged my mother to go and take a look at it. So, after a ton of pleading she gave in. When I saw it I knew I had to have it. I think I may have paid $125-$175 I can not remember. I then used it to do my paper route and to race. I quit racing after about 3 years because it we had to travel to Cedar Rapids to do it and my mother was getting a little tired of it. In those 3 years I only remember getting less than first overall once when I took secound my first race as a novice. The bike has had several sticker changes. I would get a new set of stickers each year to keep it looking new. I now wish I would not have done this because I am finding it impossible to get 600a series three stickers. I used this bike in high school until I saved enough money for a car. It has been in my parent’s garage since. I finally retrieved it and it is still fast smooth and quiet. I will probably tune it up and ride it with my kids. If you have not ridden a 600a, they are fast smooth and responsive.
I just got done installing the original stickers on my 600a and I think it looks sweet. So I thought I should put some updated pics.
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