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1979 Patterson Pro
1979 Patterson Pro
Here is a rare 1979 Patterson Pro that, through some research, I have determined to be a team issue frame. When I got this frame (Thanks Krash) with the paint nearly gone. It was clearly an original b
Here is my Patterson restoration from beginning to end. This is a rare Patterson Pro frame, that based on the serial number, was built in 1979 or early 1980. After some research and many conversations, it appears that it is an original team frame due to it having never been nickel or chrome plated. I purchased this from MR. Krash101 as a frame and fork and at the time was also told it was a team race frame. It had been spray bombed and was in less than ideal condition. The original paint was blue and under the paint you could still see the original tube markings. I decided to keep the original color but used a candy finish. I don't really care for powder coating so I paint most of my frames myself. Below is the link that shows project from start to finish:
UPDATE 1/14/12: After completing this build I loved the way that it came out but it with the wheels it had was not a feasible rider. Though this bike is not likely to be ridden a lot because of its diminutive size I still wanted to not have to worry about wearing out $ parts. Changes that were made were all based on changing the orange PC'd Araya 7x's to Gold Araya 7c's. Changed a few items to make the color combo work with era correct parts.
Re: 1979 Patterson Pro
Sick bike! Maybe it will help you with your history on it. But I owned an original Patterson blue team bike back in 79/80. My uncle was friends with Brent and Andy's dad, I think his name was Vance? Anyway my dad bout me and my two bro's hand built bikes from him and they were put together in his house in San leandro,ca I think. I got the blue, my older brother got a yellow that they said was one of the first ones that had been dipped chrome and then painted. My other bro got straight chrome. I know the blue didn't have chrome under it as they made big deal about the yellow one being the first one. All our serials were in the 500's. My bike got snagged in Fremont,Ca back in the day. Blue with all gold components. Your pic brings back a lot of memories. I have been watching the museum and eBay for years hoping to see one..... Sick ride.....
Still Searching for my childhood bike
(late 70's Patterson, factory paint blue)