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1985 Redline 500b
 

1985 Redline 500b

The bike that ignited my love for REDLINE!

This build here was made possible mostly due to my "newbieness" when I first got back into this addicting hobby last February. I inadvertantly purchased this f/f as it was listed as a 1980 Proline on eBay and I pressed BIN too quickly. After research here, I now know that it is really an '85 500b.

Ultimately I am glad I made the mistake because it has allowed me to build a bike that resembles the first Redline I ever laid my eyes on and ignited the love that I have for them. It was an '80 MXII. I have thus relabeled this f/f and built this to match that bike I saw from 1980.

 

Link to photobucket history of this build - Click HERE

 

Thanks for looking and thanks again to all of you here that helped me along the way!

 

Components:

 

Frame/Fork - ‘85 Redline 500b Trimoly (Powder Coated).

Decals - Redline MXII (NOS).

Bars - Redline Microline “Stamped" V (NOS).

Grips - A'me Cam (New).

Brake Lever - Dia Compe Tech II (NOS).

Brake Cable - Generic (New).

Brake Caliper - Dia Compe MX900 dated 0381 (Show Mounted Only).

Brake Pads - Kool Stop Pads & Fins (Slightly Used).

Stem - Suntour Power Stem (Show Mounted Only).

Headset - Hatta MX100 (Show Mounted Only).

Headlock - Tange (NOS).

Seat - Kashimax AERO (New).

Seatpost - Red/Silver Fluted Alloy (Slightly Used).

Seat Post Clamp - Suntour (NOS).

Dirtskirt - Original “DirtSkirt" (NOS).

Cranks - Sugino Maxycross 170mm (Show Mounted Only).

Chainwheel - Sugino 44T (Show Mounted Only).

Bottom Bracket - Sugino Cr-Mo (Show Mounted Only).

Pedals - KKT Lighning (NOS).

Chain - Yaban Red/Chrome (NOS).

Wheels - Sumo Rims w/36 Spoke KT Hubs (NOS).

Freewheel - Suntour 16T Chrome (Lightly Used).

Tires - Union Snakebelly 20 x 2.125 (NOS, starting to fade/dry-rot).

Valve Caps - Willinois Coke Can (Repro).

Pads - Redline (New Reproductions).

Submitted by maxycross

  • Race
  • Company: Redline
  • Model: 500b
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 71 Degrees
  • Seattube angle: 66 Degrees
  • Toptube length: 18.5 in.
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Frame/Fork - ‘85 Redline 500b Trimoly (Powder Coated). Decals - Redline MXII (NOS). Bars - Redline Microline “Stamped" V (NOS). Grips - A'me Cam (New). Brake Lever - Dia Compe Tech II (NOS). Brake Cable - Generic (New). Brake Caliper - Dia Compe MX900 dated 0381 (Show Mounted Only). Brake Pads - Kool Stop Pads & Fins (Slightly Used). Stem - Suntour Power Stem (Show Mounted Only). Headset - Hatta MX100 (Show Mounted Only). Headlock - Tange (NOS). Seat - Kashimax AERO (New). Seatpost - Red/Silver Fluted Alloy (Slightly Used). Seat Post Clamp - Suntour (NOS). Dirtskirt - Original “DirtSkirt" (NOS). Cranks - Sugino Maxycross 170mm (Show Mounted Only). Chainwheel - Sugino 44T (Show Mounted Only). Bottom Bracket - Sugino Cr-Mo (Show Mounted Only). Pedals - KKT Lighning (NOS). Chain - Yaban Red/Chrome (NOS). Wheels - Sumo Rims w/36 Spoke KT Hubs (NOS). Freewheel - Suntour 16T Chrome (Lightly Used). Tires - Union Snakebelly 20 x 2.125 (NOS, starting to fade/dry-rot). Valve Caps - Willinois Coke Can (Repro). Pads -Redline (New Reproductions).