1985 SE Racing P.K. Ripper
Retro Rod type restoration, to me I used the best parts of then & now but kept it old school overall.
I started this project about 10 years ago & in that time my life changed a great deal. I got married had a baby and finally got to finish it, recently... My approach was to try to find as many NOS old school parts as I possibly could, cost wasn't an issue. I just wanted it to be right. I wasn't planning on keeping it completely original , I just wanted it to be a cool bike with great parts from then & now. The frame & fork was purchased from Ebay in 2002 it was very rough & black in color. I own a body shop so I was able to look through all the color charts & find the right one. Its an iridescent sky blue that almost glows in the dark. I couldn't find a sealed Bear trap MX-2 headset so I went with the Chris King which IMAO is a Superior product. The rest of the parts were acquired through the BMX Museum & old local bike shops in my area over the last 10 years.
I hope you like it.
Forks- Landing Gear
-Nos Power-lite "Power-bend" aluminum expert
-Chris King 1" "grip nut 2"
post- NOS SE racing Troxel
Brakes-NOS Shimano Tourney w/DX lever
Rims- NOS Araya
Hubs- Bullseye 2 color 36 hole-Repop.
Spokes- Shadow Conspiracy 14ga. crimson red
Tires- Rainbow label Tioga Comp III
Cranks- Profile 40th Anniversary-Re pop.
Sprocket- Profile Elite 44t (adapted to accommodate crank boss)
Pedals- Hutch Bear trap pro-size ca1985
Bottom Bracket- Profile sealed American
Misc.- Decals & pads are re-prop.
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