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#1 2007-11-27 12:37pm

reilley1
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1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

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1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

Dennis "The Red Baron" Dain's original ride

The only one known to exist

Many many years ago there was a good man who used to own a shop in Orange County. He went on to run Peddlepower (and later Powerlite) bikes.
But before the frames most of us know, he had a frame known to some as the Rink Raider
Several well known riders including Hall Of Famer Dennis Dain rode the frame to many great placings:
If it looks like a Torker it's because Steve Johnson came up with the original design.  Eventually Steve Rink went to a conventional looking frame and Steve Johnson continued with the design and went on to form Torker.
Just a few Rink Raiders were made and even less survive today. This is an example of what it looked like back in 75.
Sidehacker extraordinaire and good friend Dennis Dain did me the great favor of letting me restore the bike. I want to thank him for this and tell him it's going to take a crowbar to get me to let go of his bike. smile


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Yawn..

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#2 2007-12-03 5:57am

shivadread
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Re: 1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

Like this a lot, good score


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#3 2008-12-04 9:45pm

That70'sGuy
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Re: 1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

love the history.
dion


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 .....
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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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#4 2009-03-30 3:54pm

Boggzilla
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Re: 1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

When you have the history it makes the bike much more special.  I remember the Peddlepower team.  I did not realize that it became Powerlite.

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#5 2009-06-14 12:33pm

madhatter5353
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Re: 1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

Awesome story & history & find. Sick.!


YO BMX

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#6 2009-07-07 1:11am

gearatio
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Re: 1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

I used to go to Peddlepower all the time! I also had 2 friends that worked there in 1979-80. Jeff Douglass & Fred Baca who was also a Peddlepower team racer. Fred even drove the Team Van! I rode with Fred, freestyle often!

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#7 2009-12-15 10:15am

Boydiggs
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Re: 1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

Nice!!


Looking for S&M International Challenger Cruiser frame!!  (Yeah, I wish!!)

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#8 2015-10-03 10:22pm

A.M. RACING
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Re: 1975 Peddlepower Rink Raider

WAY COOL and Great info!

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