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#1 2012-11-14 3:50pm

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Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

I need some help getting a positive ID on these bars.  I got them on this 1979 Schwinn Competition Scrambler that had other upgraded parts as well.  I believe they are Redline, but I've been looking for months, and I haven't seen another set without stamping??  They are chrome, but they have residue of a yellowed clear coat, but I think that it from something the prior owner did.
My concerns are:  redline bars or not?  approx what year?  how rare?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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#2 2012-11-15 3:03am

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

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#3 2012-11-15 4:04am

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

look like Proline bars going off the measurement.

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#4 2012-11-15 12:01pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

is there anything stamped under the grips?

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#5 2012-11-15 12:16pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

The Redline bars section has a couple where you can see that oval sticker.

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=16275

I'd expect they're early 80's merely due to that sticker. Not super rare.


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#6 2012-11-15 12:28pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

They sure look like Kusuki made Redline v-bars (82-83). As noted in the link above, sometimes they came stamped and sometimes they did not.


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#7 2012-11-15 7:02pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

thanks for the input so far guys.  the 2 strips of knurling on mine is much narrower than any of the kusuki ones I've seen.  I haven't tried removing the grips to see if there's anything stamped underneath them, the grips are in really good shape and I think I would destroy them if I tried to remove them.  as far as I know, redline bars don't have any stamping in that area anyway....do they?


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#8 2012-11-17 7:10pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

Not much info out there I guess?  sad


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#9 2012-11-17 7:29pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

I have seen some redlines from about 79 that looked like that....Before they were stamped.

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#10 2012-11-17 8:45pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

I am interested in the rear tire if you wanna sell it . the bars sure like like redline bars by the shape , welds and the oval sticker . I have a set like that . I will measure the knurling and see if it is the same on mine .


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#11 2012-11-20 2:58am

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

1966bmx wrote:

I am interested in the rear tire if you wanna sell it . the bars sure like like redline bars by the shape , welds and the oval sticker . I have a set like that . I will measure the knurling and see if it is the same on mine .

cool, thanks!  big_smile


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#12 2012-11-22 6:22pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

x2 on the Kusuki bars

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#13 2012-11-22 7:15pm

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Re: Redline v-bar experts needed!!!

does anyone have a pic of kusuki bars with the same kind of knurling?  all of the kusuki bars I've seen have wider knurling...


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