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1977 Torker MX
 

1977 Torker MX

The Original Torker with State-of-the-Art '70s Components!

I was a kid in the '70s/'80s and BMX was a huge part of my life. My bike of choice was and is Torker. My dream bike was a red Torker LP (which I also have now and will post soon), but this is the Torker that started it all for me. The cool, older neighbor kid had an all blue one and I wanted an all red version. Oddly, I found this bike, almost as-is, when I started searching for that old Torker I always wanted. This is how they were built BITD, Redline forks, and V-Bars, Motomags, double-clamp stem... this was state-of-the art stuff on 1977!

This is an OG-finish, un-restored bike. If the parts used to build it weren't NOS, they were so mint you couldn't tell the difference. It starts with a Torker MX, 4130 Chromoly frame and Redline forks. The stem is Cooks Borthers, and the bars Redline and the grips NOS Oakley--I added those and the NOS pad. Motomag II wheels with Bendix 70 coaster brake are wrapped in Cheng Shin 2.125 tires. It also has a fluted seat post and PLME seat post clamp. The seat doesn't belong and will be replaced with one more appropriate for the era. 

 

Torker MX frame, un-drilled brake bridge, September of 1977 frame.

Ralph's Bicycle Shop in Downey, CA Sticker
Redline un-drilled forks (Chromoly or nickel-plated?)
Headset ???
Cooks Brothers Double Clamp Stem
Redline V-Bars
NOS Torker V-Bar Pad
NOS Oakley Grips
Bottom Bracket ???
Takagi MX Cranks
KKT Lightning Pedals
Sprocket ???
D.I.D. Chain
Motomag II Wheels with Bendix 70 Coaster Brake
Cheng Shin 2.125 tires F&R
Fluted Seat Post
PLME Seat Post Clamp
Generic Seat to be replaced.

Submitted by MortonPhotographic

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  • Race
  • Company: Torker
  • Model: MX
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 70
  • Toptube length: 19.5
  • Headtube size: 1"
 
 

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