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#1 2012-09-30 1:34pm

Leviathan
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1977 Raleigh Rampar

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1977 Raleigh Rampar

USA Rampar by Race Inc.

I've been searching for one of these Rampar frames for awhile but it turned out that I already had one in my frame collection, just assuming it was an early Race Inc. Jr.  Rampar was another company who had a short contract with Race Inc, for this type of aluminum frame during this period (Cycle Pro Foiler/Spoiler, Laguna GT, FMF, Peugeot, Raleigh/Rampar).
One night, when I held the frame into dimn lighting, the less faded area from the old Rampar logo decal was revealed, wow......I couldn't believe it.  Although the frame was not mint, the gold anodize was still excellent. I could work with this.
The diamond/FMF style drop out's, straight downtube, long rear gusset, no serial # are all tell-tale signs of a Rampar.  It looks a bit like a Race Inc "Jr." frame only it's slightly longer, by about one inch.  I once had a blue one of these, B.I.T.D., which actually had the riveted Rampar aluminum front head-badge on it. I remember drilling the rivets off and placing a Race Inc sticker on the front, covering those 2 rivet holes.  Although I've only seen a handful of these aluminum Rampar frames, none had that Rampar head-badge on them...(found primarily on steel Rampar frames).
I'm happy with how this turned out, it's about 99% where I want it to be.

Parts list:
Rampar 6061-T6 alloy frame
Race Inc. "centerline" forks
Kashimax saddle "re-pop"
Suntour VX cranks
Suntour Stem
Cycle Pro clamp
Fluted seat Post
Weinmann 890 caliper
Dia-Compe bent lever
Matthauser finned pads
Hatta headset
FMF aluminum bars
Araya 7x rims
Suzue hubs
Oury grips

p.s. if anyone ever comes about one of these Rampar frames for sale, please let me know.  I especially would like to find one in blue ano, like my old one.




   


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Looking for: Rampar aluminum BMX Frame (looks like Race Inc. Jr), Race Inc. forks, Cycle Pro Foiler's, Spoiler's, Laguna GT's & FMF's in original finish. Needed: Shimano DX or PD pedals blue, IRC Snakebelly 1.75".

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#2 2012-09-30 5:46pm

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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Awesome big_smilebig_smilebig_smile


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#3 2012-10-01 5:41am

scruffah
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Alloy Raleighs are the biz and thats a really nice bike you got there...i will own one some day too roll


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#4 2012-10-01 6:09pm

CanadianBMX
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

super kool raliegh . looks amazing , true old school cool


I collect/hoard/fix/buy/sell BMX bikes , vintage road bikes , cruisers , mtb , bikes in general ....
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#5 2012-10-01 9:23pm

Leviathan
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Thanks so much gentlemen! smile


Looking for: Rampar aluminum BMX Frame (looks like Race Inc. Jr), Race Inc. forks, Cycle Pro Foiler's, Spoiler's, Laguna GT's & FMF's in original finish. Needed: Shimano DX or PD pedals blue, IRC Snakebelly 1.75".

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#6 2012-11-23 8:42pm

ncmalko1
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Holy smokes. Thats the bike I had as a kid. It was red anodized and had red maxy cross cranks. Man, that really brought back great memories. Havent seen one in over 30 years! AWESOME!


Let's go Philadelpha Eagles!

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#7 2014-01-17 2:10am

Deltona
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

cool
On the list smile


Wanted to buy:
•Shogun fork stickers, early 80's
•OGK Mach grips, blue (mint)
•Team Rampar frame or f&f

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#8 2014-10-22 6:46am

TaylorRides
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Love it!!


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#9 2014-12-21 1:15pm

Fleatech
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Superb build ????


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#10 2015-01-05 3:16pm

Roodillon
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Faved!

I remember back in the day when you couldn't even GIVE a Raleigh/Rampar away. Nobody wanted them. But this one aged well and shows off the best of Raleigh BMX.


I am serious and don't call me Shirley.

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#11 2015-01-05 7:15pm

Roodillon
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Oh yes you are correct about that. The only thing that tarnished this model was its name. It just wasn't cool to have a Rampar (or a Webco either for that matter) where I grew up. And as I said, this one kicks butt and I faved it. It's the best example of a Rampar that I know of. It's just funny how important a simple name can be to a group of teenagers.


I am serious and don't call me Shirley.

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#12 2015-02-28 9:45am

RadicalNick
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Love the story. Love the bike. cool


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#13 2016-09-02 1:57pm

Grendal
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Re: 1977 Raleigh Rampar

Just woke up and i already learned sonething new....Sweet bike!


Just another feeble attempt by the man to keep a brotha down!!!

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