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#1 2006-11-05 7:52am

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1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

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1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

i can't get this wheel off lol.


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#2 2006-11-08 7:47am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Did you try two wrenches???


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#3 2006-11-08 10:28am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

the spindle is too thick to go through the slot/dropout.  i would have to spread the forks apart about 1.5 inches to get it off.

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#4 2006-11-08 12:17pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

yeah no slots.  if it's threaded all the way through, i can basically unscrew it.  i tried forcing it out once with no luck, and haven't given it much attention since.  one of these days...

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#5 2006-11-08 6:01pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

someone must have put it on with a hammer.I got a few of them I think there later years ,the chainstays by the BB and the gusset aren't the same as the older DB's.

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#6 2006-11-10 9:24pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

I had one of those I bought for $15 in '86. Sold it in '91 for $50. It was in pristine order and makes me sick to think about it. dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.

Good Luck with the wheel. That's what they make cutters for.


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#7 2006-11-13 1:25am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Does this have CR-mo stamped in the drop outs?or 500?,i think its from 84-85,i know the gauge of tubing is thicker than a large gusset streak,but never knew the name of the model with CR-MO stamped in it,Can any one enlighten us,with a full model range for the year,on these diamond backs?would be very handy,.TA,STA.

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#8 2006-11-18 7:08am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

sta wrote:

Does this have CR-mo stamped in the drop outs?or 500?,i think its from 84-85,i know the gauge of tubing is thicker than a large gusset streak,but never knew the name of the model with CR-MO stamped in it,Can any one enlighten us,with a full model range for the year,on these diamond backs?would be very handy,.TA,STA.

sta, the dropouts are stamped cromo, and these are the original decals, but all they say is diamondback II.  i guest on the year from the s/n.  it's on the bottom bracket and reads f3125536

if anyone can ID this 100%, let me know

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#9 2006-11-18 7:28am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

rich, it's not a rust problem.  here's a graphic to give you guys an idea.  someday i will probably just cut it.  as you can see from my drawing, the bolt won't fit through the slot

http://skinnygmg.echoes.net/db_fork.jpg

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#10 2006-11-20 3:01pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

F3 is 83,never known these models to be from that date,check see if the welding for the dropouts is on both sides,if tacked on the inside,then this frame could be the factory prototype for the 84 retail range,AS ridden by LOUIS MEARS,an 11 year old,old school,BRITISH WORLD champ,who'se winning race was in HOLLAND,82-83.bla bla bla bla bla!No Dis,ithink your frame is an early 500  pacer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE

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#11 2006-11-20 3:40pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

hey skinny, i was looking at it, chances are you can lock 2 nuts together on one side of the axle, and unscrew the whole axle from the wheel itself. i cant think of any other way they could have gotten it on. just get a thin wrench and loosen the bearing reatining bolts first and keep those wrenches in place while doing so.


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my bikes are tri-moly. that means i have 3 times more chromo than you..haha

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#12 2006-11-20 5:37pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

thanks lovethegoose.  i was thinking i would try to unscrew it, but locking 2 nuts together should make it easy.  it only off by a little.  i think they (two brothers) forced it on.

hey sta, i didn't realy know what this was.  do you have any more info on 500 pacers?

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#13 2006-11-21 3:44am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Check and see if the drop outs,have welding on both sides,on each drop out,WHERE THEY JOIN TO THE LOOPTAIL.

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#14 2006-11-21 3:50am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

also, pacers were from 84-85,an F3 code is a bit of a mystery,thats why I mentioned my prototype theory.

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#15 2007-04-09 5:32pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Get in there with a cut off wheel or hack saw and cut the axles.If the forks are worth something screw the axles.


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#16 2007-04-09 8:20pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

someday i'll spend some time on this.

ok, the rear drops are welded from end to end, inside and out.  they're both stamped cromo.  the TT is 18 1/2 inches.  nothing in the 84 catalog says DIAMONDBACKII on the decal.

???????

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#17 2007-04-13 6:28pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

i have the same bolt problem, its funny.tryed 2 times to get it out the chromo forc now it stands here and i do nothing hahaha

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#18 2007-04-29 5:06pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

found out this is a super streak.  thanks Robb.  here's a post with some great DB info...

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=13165

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