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#1 2009-06-14 2:08pm

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1985 Torker 280 Air

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1985 Torker 280 Air

Rare Freestyle bike for New Zealand

1985 Torker 280 Air, stickered up as a Torker 280x as it was almost impossible to find the original Decals from here in New Zealand and we loved the colour scheme of the 280x set.
Original Frame, Forks, Bars, Stem, Seatpost, ACS Rotor.
NOS Acs Seatclamp
NOS Powerlite Seat
NOS Beartrap Pedals
NOS IRC Tires
NOS ACS Z Mag wheels
NOS KMC Chain
NOS Fork Pegs
NOS Rear Pegs
MX1000 Copies
Shimano DX Copy Levers
Used Torker Grips
Word.


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#2 2009-06-14 4:27pm

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

Sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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#3 2009-06-14 5:54pm

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

Cooool bike.  I saw a silver one as a kid and have never seen another one since. 

I'm going to try to match your color scheme w/ my Trickstar build.  Thanks for the inspiration.


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#4 2009-06-14 6:07pm

dioisradical
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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

beautiful bike, but......

i have a serious personal issue with those tuxedo tires....


"if the crack don't get ya, then the punkers will."

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#5 2009-06-14 7:27pm

cnc6306
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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

I LIKE THIS , LOOKS GREAT


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#6 2009-06-14 8:08pm

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

Thanks for the comments!

Was a very fun bike to put together.

Arclight, glad you like the color scheme, It'll look sick on your Trickstar (wish we had one!)

dioisradical, I hear ya about the tires however being in NZ its kinda expensive to get the tires we really wanted for it.
These IRC are 20x1.95 and cost $20 NZD each (approx $11USD) so we couldnt say no. (where's some white barefeet tires when you need them!)

Cheers

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#7 2009-06-16 12:56am

dioisradical
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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

haha, true.

I like gumwalls on freestyler's. but don't see them too often. 
But i mean, I'm runnin' cages on and cheapo tires on mine too.
(A little dremel tool action of those trap teeth will totally help with the shinners)


"if the crack don't get ya, then the punkers will."

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#8 2009-06-20 4:16am

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

That bike is BEACHED AS!!! big_smile
Luv the colour combo!  I'm surprised you did not go for the 'All Blacks' colour scheme...but well done mate! 
p.s. I think the wheel and tire combo's SICK!


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#9 2009-06-20 12:47pm

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

The All Blacks Suck mate... Hopefully Robbie Deans will lead the Wallabies to a series whitewash during the Tri-Nations this year to show the NZRU what idiots they were to let him go instead of firing Graeme Henry while they had the chance!

But I digress...

Glad you like the bike mate, although I would give me left shoe for a late 80's Haro....

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#10 2009-06-24 5:19am

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

uber cool bike


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#11 2009-06-25 8:29am

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

skidpan wrote:

uber cool bike

Cheers!


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#12 2009-06-25 4:13pm

samkat
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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

WAGWAN NZ!

Love a white Torker and the gold/black detailing is sweet!

I've recently aquired an '84 280x myself and can't wait to see how it looks after the rechroming.

Where on this blue planet did you score those decals? UK?

Cheers mate S wink

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#13 2009-06-26 4:25am

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

Hi Samkat, they are repros but are cool...got them from the good old 'bay mate.

Pretty good price too.

Came from the states from ebay member Chrysopraise (sp?)

good luck with your build... hope to see it in the near future!


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#14 2009-06-26 5:32am

samkat
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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

Thanks man... might just check it out!

Mate you can see my 280 in my bikes... it's rough as there but she's stripped and getting ready for chrome as we speak.

Should come back in a month or so...

Cheers S wink

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#15 2009-11-10 10:13am

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

Niiiiiiiiice!!!!

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#16 2010-09-23 2:34pm

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

how's it ride with that chain adjusted like it is? hmm


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#17 2010-09-23 4:12pm

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

vintage chromoly wrote:

how's it ride with that chain adjusted like it is? hmm

Haha just thrown on for photos, Still Not adjusted, plenty of other riders bro..


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#18 2011-12-29 4:56pm

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Re: 1985 Torker 280 Air

Man, I'm not a Torker fan OR a Freestyle bike fan, but this thing is just too sick to ignore. Great job!!!big_smile

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