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#1 2009-08-10 2:43pm

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1981 Torker L.P. Long

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1981 Torker L.P. Long

Nov. 1981 Torker L.P. Long

I did a few races on this in full old-school Torker kit.
Frame: Torker L.P.X, repowdered, repop stickers
Fork: Torker fork, repowdered, repop stickers
Headset: Tange MX-3(NOS)
Stem: Torker
Bars: GT Pro bars, OG finish
Grips: Oakley Point 5
Brake Lever: Shimano DX (NOS)
Brakes: Shimano Tourney, Mathauser Finned pads (NOS)
Seatpost: Chromoly (NOS)
Saddle: Kashimax Diamondback
Seat clamp: Excaliber (NOS)
Wheels: Araya 7X rims, Campagnolo Record High-Flange hubs and Union SS spokes
Freewheel: Shimano
Tires: Cheng Shin Comp 3 Copies 20 x 1.75 front & rear
Cranks: Redline 401 cranks with Takagi spider and 46T Shimano chainring
BB: Redline
Pedals: Suntour
Other: Torker frame, stem and handlebar pads; alloy valve caps; Haro Type 2 Number Plate


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Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#2 2009-08-10 3:00pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Very nice ...I too have been looking for one!! I remember these when I was a kid but parents lacked the $$$$$. Now as an adult (hehehe wife would argue that) with 3 kids I lack the $$$$$..  ENJOY......SLEEZSTACK


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#3 2009-08-10 3:51pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Good 4u! I was watching it to-was going to bid but...hmmhmm


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#4 2009-08-10 6:37pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Looking forward to seeing the final build:D


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#5 2009-08-10 9:06pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Thanks Jeff. Me, too.

It won't be as sick as any of yours, but it should be nice. Kinda like all my others—simple, clean, non-blingy, race bikes. The wheels are the crux of the build. The rims, really. All I have have issues. I've got a color combo in mind, but not sure how I'll distribute them, yet.

Mostly, I wanna ride the crap out of it. I just hope the Long rides the way I imagine it will. I've never ridden a long. Didn't even know there was one till last year.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#6 2009-08-11 6:06am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

how long is it?


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#7 2009-08-11 6:20am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

From age 13 - 16 I rode a Long 19" TT and it was cramped so I moved into the Pro-X in 1983.  It's still going to be a fun ride:)


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#8 2009-08-11 8:22pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Christian said the TT is 19.5". Nineteen, 19.5, anything over 19" is good for me.

I like my Robinson and it's 19.25". But I had to put a longer Tuf-Neck on instead of a DK, so maybe the Torker stem I had planned to use will be too short. Hope not.

Maybe Torker's relaxed seat angle will help.

Anyway, I think I'm at least a couple of shorter than you are.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#9 2009-08-13 10:42am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#10 2009-08-14 6:35am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

THat baby was made for riding.. I would be stoked to have a Torker as a rider...have fun with that one..

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#11 2009-08-19 7:29pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Got it today and threw it together. Some stuff will change. Not digging the color scheme. Wanted to do red and gold, but not sure it's what I had in mind. Maybe it's the pads. I'd run black, but I'm short the frame pad.

Also like to have a gold Torker stem, so if anyone has a gold to trade, lemme know. I have two black and would love to trade them both for gold.

Things that will change: Tires will be new, Yellow-lable Comp 3s at some point, need a black and yellow number plate and maybe that chainring. Just need to find a gold 45/46.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#12 2009-08-19 7:30pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Who the hell got the frame pad?!! That bastard! big_smile


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#13 2009-08-19 8:30pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

I need a vinyl one in black. I'm all about the vinyl pads.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#14 2009-08-19 10:00pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

cool ride realy digen it!


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#15 2009-08-19 10:08pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

PlanetX wrote:

I need a vinyl one in black. I'm all about the vinyl pads.

Ok,then im in the clear... big_smile


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#16 2010-06-23 5:59am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

I like this one a lot cool

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#17 2010-06-25 8:49am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Thanks. Me, too. It's my daily rider.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#18 2010-12-24 2:44am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

What a beauty! S wink

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#19 2012-04-05 12:58pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

TOTALLY SLICK!

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#20 2012-05-25 3:23pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Ooooooh nice one!!!


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#21 2013-12-17 7:06am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P. Long

Great looking bike, simple yet all business and without "the bling". Looks great!


Looking for a 1982 Panda Pro-Am. Must be in great shape (with frame decals), meaning; no cracks, no dents, no custom work or weld jobs!

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