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#1 2011-04-30 2:05am

redzone
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1998 Diamond Back Joker

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1998 Diamond Back Joker

SOLID AND SMOOTH

Picked this one up a few years ago at a yard sale for $30. Gave it to my ten year old son Braeden as a starter bike so he could learn some balance. Although I have to admit I ride it too sometimes because its so solid and I can beat it up without breaking anything. Added some Haro multisurface hp tires for flatland and because they have a bit of old school cool with the white walls. Also added the GT pedals and cranks with GT sprocket a set of Am'e tri grips and a new seat (the seat that came with it was a fatty).  It came with Dia compe bulldogs up front and Prostar 990 type centerpulls in the back which are very smooth and work great. Also stock is a SST oryg which I have no complaints about as far as function but I prefer odyssey because they are the original design I grew up with, but who cares. Also added some axle pegs all around. The 48's are an unknown brand, I cant find any brand marker on them any where but they are way solid and roll super smooth so again, who cares! All in all it's a really great bike, and kinda reminds me of a Gt performer I used to have, plus my boy loves it and that's all that matters to me.   


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#2 2011-08-04 12:56am

Emmanuel
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Re: 1998 Diamond Back Joker

Nice bike.!!

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#3 2011-08-06 7:29am

redzone
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Re: 1998 Diamond Back Joker

Thanks man big_smile


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#4 2011-10-27 2:40pm

Darkman
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Re: 1998 Diamond Back Joker

I had one of these. I bought it new in early '98. Within the first 2 days of owning it I twisted the rear dropouts. I was stunned! The place I bought it was great, I brought it back and they gave me another one in exchange at no charge, no questions. Within 3 days with that one the same thing happened!! Again the bike shop took it back and gave me another one!! They told me that was it, if this one bent it was between me and Diamond Back. I had it for about 2 months and someone pushed the air conditioner in my window and stole the bike...

I guess it was just not meant to be. I liked the bike though.


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#5 2011-12-14 7:46am

redzone
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Re: 1998 Diamond Back Joker

Dang! What were you doing that kept twisting the dropouts? these things are pretty thick, maybe an issue with the grade of metal alloy or something? Strange luck either way bro!


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#6 2012-11-08 9:12am

mccakb01
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Re: 1998 Diamond Back Joker

Definitely a cool bike here.  I have never really looked for a Diamondback, but I certainly wouldn't pass this one up!  smile


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