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#1 2007-07-13 8:11am

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1982 National Pro Long

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1982 National Pro Long

Unrestored Survivor in Storage Since 1984!

Hey all.  I was a huge National Pro fan BITD.  I wanted something different than the Redlines, etc. that everyone else was riding, and I loved the clean, sleek, gimmick-free lines of the National Pro.

This is the bike that I raced as a 15X and 16X in So. Cal. in 82 and 83.  I won quite a few races on this bike, it was my pride and joy. 

I quit before I turned 17, and when I quit, I quit completely!  Put the bike away and never looked back.  The parts are all original (in the pics it has a new front tire, to make it rideable, but I have the old one still.  The sidewall is very worn on the original).

So this bike has been in indoor storage continuously since 1983.  I thought if there are any NP fans here, you might be interested in taking a look.

'82 National Pro frame (long)
'82 National Pro forks
Redline Flight 401s
Hadley sealed BB
Shimano DX pedals
Dia Compe brakes with some kind of cool brake pads
Rare and very cool Torker sealed hubs!
DB swiss stainless spokes
Araya 7X
Comp III
Torker 6 bolt stem
Either GT or SE bars (I think SE)
Oakley .5 grips
GT seat post
Kashimax Aero seat
Excalibur clamp

This bike will never, ever, ever be for sale!  Hopefully some of you enjoy seeing it, though.




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#2 2007-07-13 12:28pm

86GTWorldTour
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

That has to rank up there as one of my favorites!!!
83 Skyway T/A (cuz I had one)
82/84 GT PRO XL
Patterson (any)
National Pro Long
83 Mongoose Supergoose (cuz I had one)

So it is in the top 5 for sure

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#3 2007-07-16 2:19am

shivadread
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Post some pics let's see this baby


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#4 2007-11-07 8:41pm

gaijin
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From: Orlando, FL
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Gorgeous bike.  Those are Scott Matthauser brake pads.  As good as you could get at the time and for many years after that.  (I still run them.)


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Things I need:  Chrome MX-900s and Tech 3 (rear), 1st or 2nd gen finned Mathauser pads with original hardware.

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#5 2007-12-28 4:13pm

koondogg
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

that is a nice and clean gt.

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#6 2008-03-22 7:30am

Jzone99
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Registered: 2007-09-14
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Yea, I remember that kitchen, your brother sold his GT santa anna for 1400+
Gald that you Kept yours.

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#7 2008-03-28 5:18am

Postal
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Registered: 2007-01-05
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

great lookin national long there bro..                postal

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#8 2010-01-17 12:51am

dinglem
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Gorgeous!

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#9 2010-01-17 4:55am

gaijin
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From: Orlando, FL
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Do those hubs have any stampings on them?  They look an awful lot like Sunshine sealed hubs.


avatar photo copyright 2012 asklite

Things I need:  Chrome MX-900s and Tech 3 (rear), 1st or 2nd gen finned Mathauser pads with original hardware.

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#10 2010-11-29 10:37am

funpig
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

kinda forgot about this old school hotrod, i can picture the ad but can't remember the rider (shawn texas?)


we are the funpigs and we have fun!!!!!!

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#11 2012-08-07 1:26am

ripper-mad
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From: Australia
Registered: 2010-12-26
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Hi man, i love this bike, treasure it forever..those bars look similar to SE big boys, totally awesome!tongue


Aussie BMXer

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#12 2013-07-10 11:23am

erdalicious
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

cool


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


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#13 2013-10-30 6:52pm

Knarly
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Beautiful ride! In great shape too.

I want one of these so bad! big_smile

cool


LOOKING FOR........
- EPOCH top nut and spring    - National Pro Head tube decal and "LONG" decal    - Powerlite checkered hand decal                            - Norco Starfire decal set

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#14 2014-03-04 3:17pm

Knarly
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Re: 1982 National Pro Long

Knarly wrote:

Beautiful ride! In great shape too.

I want one of these so bad! big_smile

cool

EDIT

Got one again ! Loving it !

coolcool


LOOKING FOR........
- EPOCH top nut and spring    - National Pro Head tube decal and "LONG" decal    - Powerlite checkered hand decal                            - Norco Starfire decal set

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