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#1 2009-10-29 4:22pm

Paolo
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1977 Torker MX

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1977 Torker MX

My childhood bike.

I’m finally finished with my Torker! I got this in ’80 from Kar City Big Wheels in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nothing has been refinished. It originally had a Mesinger seat with cheapo clamp and post. It also had Tange 1200s initially.
Around ’82 or so, I switched from the Motomags to some Araya wheels, along with the seat and forks pictured.
Aside from new grips (with the same rubber bar end mod I did back then), stickers, tires, and seating, all of the parts are the ones I bought with it, give or take a couple of years.
The number plate is a true, old ABA general issue, but I wanted a really 70’s looking jobby, so I made the number and stickers.
Big props to Tim the Frame Doctor for removing the longest seatpost ever made! He said it was almost down to the BB shell!

Torker MX frame
'82 (roughly) Torker fork
Redline microline V bars
non-stamped Tuf Neck
Grab-On grips w/ rubber road bike ends
Motomag II's w/ Bendix coaster brake.
Cheng Shin tires
Ashtabula crank w/ Three Arrows ring
Union Rat Trap pedals
Kashimax MX seat
Fluted post
Addicks seat clamp
ABA issued plate w/ custom number and stickers


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#2 2009-10-29 4:25pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

WOW... A Torker with MotoMags!!!
Perfect!!!! smile


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#3 2009-10-29 5:09pm

myone
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Love these old torrkers very sweet.PEACE(MYONE).big_smile


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#4 2009-10-30 11:18am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

1977 WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#5 2009-12-18 5:22pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

sickest torker ever made


out with the new in with the old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile
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#6 2010-01-08 6:57pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

thats a perfect era correct build
love it


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#7 2010-02-11 9:38am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Very, very well done.

Are you sure those are mild-steel V-bars?  Since you bough them BITD, you'd know, I guess. But they sure look like Redline Microline bars. At least from what I can see in those photos.

I hope to get an MX one day. Pretty much the last Torker I want to add to my collection.


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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#8 2010-02-11 9:44am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Lookin good!!


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#9 2010-02-11 11:34am

Paolo
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Thanks everybody!  Planet, I was always under the assumption that they were Redline bars, but they aren't stamped at all.  I did have a little sticker up on the curve, but can't remember if it was a Redline one or Rough Rider.  I was indeed lucky enough to have hung onto mine for all these years.

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#10 2010-02-11 1:05pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Early Redlines weren't stamped. I have three (two Proline and one Microline) that aren't stamped. Only one still has the sticker on it. I picked them up NOS a few weeks ago. Same shade of blue. I also had a set of Prolines BITD that I bought in 1978 that weren't stamped. A set I ran later in 1980 were the first I ever saw that were stamped.

Both my painted ones have two lines of knurling (It's not the normal kind of cross-hatched knurling.) where a double-clamp stem would touch the bars. I'm pretty sure my Microlines are unknurled, but they also are unstamped. They seem to be transitional--early chrome plated, but unstamped and unknurled.

Here are one of my current Prolines:
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs158.snc3/18539_1272535543810_1542563208_693005_8142765_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs158.snc3/18539_1272534743790_1542563208_692998_6645310_n.jpg

And this is me and my cousin, both sporting red, Redline Proline V-Bars in 1978.
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs223.snc1/7026_1185280002476_1542563208_481667_1135707_n.jpg


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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#11 2010-02-11 2:50pm

Paolo
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Very nice!  I always thought they were the real deal anyway.  I'm editing accordingly!

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#12 2011-07-24 4:52pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

I had one of these frames in red-cracked at the seatube.

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#13 2011-08-01 1:18pm

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

coolcool


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#14 2012-10-25 11:47pm

nickbeamer
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Re: 1977 Torker MX

Motomags on a Torker. Two words; BAD. ASS.

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#15 2014-10-25 5:06am

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Re: 1977 Torker MX

That is a GREAT build !!! yikes

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