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#1 2009-09-24 5:14pm

MortonPhotographic
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1977 Torker MX

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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.


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#2 2009-09-24 5:54pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

welcome to the museum! smile
nice build!

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#3 2009-09-24 6:04pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Wow!


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#5 2009-09-25 7:06am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

seriously one bad bike.......crap thats bad.....


1 847 249 5670 shop ask for von never on thursday
playatyourownrisk360@yahoo.com  bmxpert on duty.....
thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
210 264 8937
no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

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#6 2009-09-25 2:24pm

myone
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Wecolm to the madness.And what a way to come in thats what a tork shuold look like i love it .PEACE(MYONE Home grown on the mongoose farm.cool


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#7 2009-09-26 6:11am

JoeKat
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Put me down for a WOW!

Nice bike and welcome to the Museum.

Last edited by JoeKat (2009-09-26 6:11am)


WTB:   
REDLINE CARRERA Frame Pad
PL-24 Frame pad
RL-20 Frame Pad

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#8 2009-09-26 9:56am

OSmojo
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

HAI CARAMBA! Nice to see one of the older Torkers in candy red. Good job well done.


"If everything feels under control, you're not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

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#9 2010-02-22 1:05am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

That's one of the sickest survivors in the Museum. Insane.


Seriously considering a torker/redline midlife crisis project ^_^

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#10 2010-03-27 6:44am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

I love it!

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#11 2010-04-03 9:51pm

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I remember these with the old style drop outs. These were really a short run. Nice!

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#12 2010-06-21 2:55pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

That is one cool bike - love this bro!!

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#13 2010-08-07 3:21pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

S..H..I..T.. what a beautiful bike. Awesome photograph.


Looking for 85-86 Rl 20 II frame in rider condition. Elina flyte tech eat in white used rider condition.
Photos of my 80s Bmxing;   http://miamivice.pinkbike.com/

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#14 2010-09-29 5:12am

That70'sGuy
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

schwinn sprocket
and the nickle forks were full cromo ....sweet build


1 847 249 5670 shop ask for von never on thursday
playatyourownrisk360@yahoo.com  bmxpert on duty.....
thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
210 264 8937
no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

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#15 2010-10-04 2:00pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

That is a seriously gorgeous bike!

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#16 2010-10-16 6:39pm

compefan
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

SSSSSSSSSWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DYNO ROX. Freestyle for life

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#17 2010-11-11 5:26pm

Dollar Dave
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

A True Classic!


Magazine Cover Total BMX November 1981. South Park,Pittsburgh,Pa. NBL War of the Stars Pro Class.

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#18 2011-04-04 3:50pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Ran across this pic and had to register.

My brother and I used to ride for Rick's Bike Shop in Fontana, CA back in the '70s.  My brother much more so than I.  The frame of choice was a Torker MX.  We both started with silver '77 MX frames but ended breaking the gussets at the head.  Pat went for the red frame in the picture above and I went for the blue frame.  After a year of riding I left SoCal and left my bike with my brother.  Never did see it again.  I was gutted.  Serial number of my bike was in the low tens, 71 if I remember it correctly. Had to drive down to San Diego to swap out frames.  At a time when frame warranties were unheard of (Mongoose & Redline didn't have it then.), Torker stood by their products.  Indeed, they begged us to bring the frames back so they could figure out what went wrong.

Here's a photo of my brother, Pat, racing at Corona, CA.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12493392/Photos/Patrick%20Weaver%203%20%28Web%20Save%29.png

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#19 2011-04-04 5:44pm

myone
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

panamajim wrote:

Ran across this pic and had to register.

My brother and I used to ride for Rick's Bike Shop in Fontana, CA back in the '70s.  My brother much more so than I.  The frame of choice was a Torker MX.  We both started with silver '77 MX frames but ended breaking the gussets at the head.  Pat went for the red frame in the picture above and I went for the blue frame.  After a year of riding I left SoCal and left my bike with my brother.  Never did see it again.  I was gutted.  Serial number of my bike was in the low tens, 71 if I remember it correctly. Had to drive down to San Diego to swap out frames.  At a time when frame warranties were unheard of (Mongoose & Redline didn't have it then.), Torker stood by their products.  Indeed, they begged us to bring the frames back so they could figure out what went wrong.

Here's a photo of my brother, Pat, racing at Corona, CA.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12493392/Photos … ave%29.png

This is incredable!big_smile


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#20 2011-06-01 11:45am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

My neighbor group in this bike, man i miss those days! Sweet Bike!  cool


I need a Six Month Vacation, twice a year!

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#21 2012-08-19 11:55pm

MortonPhotographic
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

PanamaJim, Sorry I just saw this, but that is a great story! Love the bike and pic!!! Is that Snipes track in Corona? I lived there for years. Small world.

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#22 2013-02-23 7:38pm

Joerocks7
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Awsome Torker

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#23 2013-02-25 7:25am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Cool bike and cool thread. thanks, I didnt start until 82, you guys paved the way for us. very cool


Shiny side 7x wanted in black with good looseball hubs
Maxy Cross Cranks Wanted
Kuwaharas found

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#24 2013-09-01 8:23pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Masterpiece


CW LOGO TIRES "Black" Please contact if you have some to sell, Thank you

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#25 2014-01-22 7:50pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

What a great bike!


Never liked Starsky and HUTCH.  Not a big Maverick and GOOSE fan.  I always like MAGNUM.  He drove a sweet Ferrari and picked up hot chicks with ease.  THATS WHY I'M AN MCS GUY!

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