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#1 2012-12-11 1:11am

DiabloCBR
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If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

...at the South Shore Water Frolics in Bay View, WI in July of 1983, I'd like it back now.

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag51/diabloCBR/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20BLZBUB-DELL/83%20DBT/DBTTable583.jpg

Thanks!

Bob
Green Bay, WI

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#2 2012-12-11 1:44am

knightindullarmor
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

Sorry man ill return it to ya mama's house tomorrow when i stop by and see her.  jfa,  sick bike and great post.  Be funny if the guy actually see's this thirty years later and returns it.


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#3 2012-12-11 12:00pm

DiabloCBR
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

knightindullarmor wrote:

Sorry man ill return it to ya mama's house tomorrow when i stop by and see her.  jfa,  sick bike and great post.  Be funny if the guy actually see's this thirty years later and returns it.

HAHA! I'd sh*t brix for sure! If it's still intact, I'd recognize it anywhere - I measured the inner circumference of the rims, cut out meticulously measured squares with heavy duty electrical tape & checker-boarded my chrome rims black. Sounds weird, but it was a real jaw-dropper! Just too bad I never got pics of it before it disappeared. sad

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#4 2012-12-11 12:02pm

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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

DiabloCBR wrote:

knightindullarmor wrote:

Sorry man ill return it to ya mama's house tomorrow when i stop by and see her.  jfa,  sick bike and great post.  Be funny if the guy actually see's this thirty years later and returns it.

HAHA! I'd sh*t brix for sure! If it's still intact, I'd recognize it anywhere - I measured the inner circumference of the rims, cut out meticulously measured squares with heavy duty electrical tape & checker-boarded my chrome rims black. Sounds weird, but it was a real jaw-dropper! Just too bad I never got pics of it before it disappeared. sad

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#5 2012-12-11 3:12pm

FreshourGuy
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

It's a shame you don't have the serial number wrote down, but I'd say that thing didn't make it to the 90's probably some of the parts still floating around

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#6 2012-12-11 4:23pm

DiabloCBR
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

FreshourGuy wrote:

It's a shame you don't have the serial number wrote down, but I'd say that thing didn't make it to the 90's probably some of the parts still floating around

You're probably right.

Well, I can guarantee you the fork & 3-pc Turbo cranks aren't floating around anywhere, because I folded them both!

In fact, I folded the fork on the exact jump in the pic above. I think I've got 1-pc replacement cranks in this pic, too, because I bent the spindle and cracked/bent both of the arms right out of the box. (Still waiting for DB to send me my replacements 30 years later! HAHAHA!)

I never had these 2 events happen on any of my prior bikes - even the more delicate "racing only" rides.

I guess the Turbo wasn't made for the rigors I tended to put bikes through.

But, HOT DAMN(!), did that thing look COOL!

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#7 2012-12-11 4:27pm

BMX KYLE
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

Good luck on finding your ride.big_smile

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#8 2012-12-11 4:42pm

leghound79
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

Since you're from WI, just wondering what shop you bought it from?

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#9 2012-12-11 5:57pm

DiabloCBR
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

leghound79 wrote:

Since you're from WI, just wondering what shop you bought it from?

South Shore Bikes in Bay View. cool

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#10 2012-12-11 7:40pm

RoadRunner
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

Keep hope alive! wink

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#11 2012-12-11 7:43pm

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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

Yeah... I got it here in Oz mate, rides real nice... big_smilelol

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#12 2012-12-11 8:03pm

BlackSaturday
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

Are those top tens (adidas) your sporting? The first piece of transportation I ever bought was a pair of those at a ridiculous price of $100 plus in early 80's. Just found a pair new on eBay had to have them. No one mentions shows as transportation but thats how I thought of them might as well do it in style. Hope your bikes weren't crunched or recycled GLW the search.

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#13 2012-12-11 8:27pm

DiabloCBR
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

BlackSaturday wrote:

Are those top tens (adidas) your sporting? The first piece of transportation I ever bought was a pair of those at a ridiculous price of $100 plus in early 80's. Just found a pair new on eBay had to have them. No one mentions shows as transportation but thats how I thought of them might as well do it in style. Hope your bikes weren't crunched or recycled GLW the search.

Good eye! Those ARE Adidas, but not Top Tens. These were white/silver with a velcro strap - their 1st basketball high top to have them, as I recall. My buddies called them my "space shoes." Got 'em in the fall of 1982. Yep, they cost me a mint, but I got my money's worth out of them!  cool

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#14 2012-12-11 8:34pm

lowrider
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

well at least you still have that cool pic! cool


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#15 2012-12-11 8:39pm

leghound79
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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

It's funny, the seat alone, (at today's value), is worth the whole the whole bike, (new in 83)!lol           Won't even mention what the tires would go for!

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#16 2012-12-11 8:52pm

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Re: If you're the guy who stole my Diamondback Turbo...

Cool pic.big_smile


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