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#1 2009-04-28 12:41pm

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1979 Redline MX-II

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1979 Redline MX-II

One owner 1978-79 Redline MXII. Original bike with retro rebuild parts.

I have loved and owned this BMX bike for about 30 years now. This Redline MXII originally came with Araya 7C rims with Suzue hubs, but now has Araya Super 7X rims with Suzue hubs and Hucker freestyle kevlar tyres, retro late model Redline bars, original Redline gooseneck, TRX forks, Redline 44 tooth front sprocket with a 16 cog rear gear, 175 stroke Takagi (I think) cranks, aftermarket red pedals and Tektro brakes.
My Mum and Dad purchased this awesome racing bike for me brand new in about 1978 or '79 when I was around 6 years old. It has survived alot of torture over the years including about 20 or so rebuilds. It has been stolen, recovered, and returned back to me 5 times.
I raced it until I was a teenager, won about 40 trophies, won some local and interstate titles and trophies, and even raced it in England...and it flies!!! It is still the fastest bike I have ever ridden, especially with the 175 cranks, and 44/16 gearing. They used to call me Flying Phil on it flying over all the jumps and zooming around the burms, and I rode Torkers, GT's, Mongooses, Kuwaharas, Hutches and many more awesome bikes in my racing days, but nothing ever was as quick as this weapon.
I busted my pelvis on it in 2000 jumping a massive canyon and nearly killed myself on it, and am still suffering from it, but what a great bike to do it on! It was originally black with gold rims and brakes/seat post etc. I have painted it red, blue, white, black with red pearl and more recently yellow over the years, I also chromed it a few times, but it is now about to go back to original black, and a sticker set is all I need to finish it off. I still regularly ride it, and love and enjoy it as much as the first day I jumped on it.
Anyway, thanks for checking out my Redline MXII. Pictures of the new black paint job and original sticker set will be uploaded over the coming months once the project is completed.
Phil. Perth, Western Australia.


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#2 2009-04-29 4:23pm

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Re: 1979 Redline MX-II

Great story!smile


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#3 2010-06-10 3:46pm

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Re: 1979 Redline MX-II

sweeet ride!  excellent history lesson to go with it - you just can't beat an original owner.  i'm looking forward to seeing it in black!  it's gonna look siiick!


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#4 2013-01-02 2:23pm

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Re: 1979 Redline MX-II

Great history between you and the MX-II except the busted pelvis.
Stolen and recovered FIVE TIMES !?!?! 
Unheard off.... most of us w/ stolen BMX bikes never got reunited. sad
Very cool custom MX-II! cool


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#5 2013-01-02 2:30pm

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Re: 1979 Redline MX-II

Great bike awsome story.big_smile

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