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#1 2013-01-30 2:06pm

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Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

Ok so I have been "picking" some out of state scrap yards lately. Came across this yesterday, went back for it today.


From what I can tell it is obviously a Diamond Back. I looked at a bunch here on the Museum and from the split chain stays and the loop tail I would say this is most likely a Viper. Can anyone confirm this?

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Serial #: F4079436



http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/drk420/1984%20Diamond%20Back%20Viper/1984DiamondBackViper002_zps82dd18d2.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/drk420/1984%20Diamond%20Back%20Viper/1984DiamondBackViper024_zps86f396b0.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/drk420/1984%20Diamond%20Back%20Viper/1984DiamondBackViper015_zpsd696eeb5.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/drk420/1984%20Diamond%20Back%20Viper/1984DiamondBackViper014_zps754ff4c9.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/drk420/1984%20Diamond%20Back%20Viper/1984DiamondBackViper022_zps0f6d5983.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/drk420/1984%20Diamond%20Back%20Viper/1984DiamondBackViper005_zps413652b3.jpg


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#2 2013-01-30 2:21pm

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

Looptail  - check
Chaingaurd tabs - check
Small diamond gusset - check
Taiwanese serial begins "F4" - check

1984 DB Viper (probably 4th gen)

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Does the Tin Man have a sheet metal willie?

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#3 2013-01-30 2:22pm

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

KoolAidMan wrote:

Looptail  - check
Chaingaurd tabs - check
Small diamond gusset - check
Taiwanese serial begins "F4" - check

1984 DB Viper

Confirmed then. Now to get it cleaned up... smile


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#4 2013-01-31 6:22am

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

84 viper, would have originally looked just like mine:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/diamondback/39870


Wanted to BUY: Peugeot Free Flight or FX-600

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#5 2013-01-31 6:51am

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

SrRaV1981 wrote:

84 viper, would have originally looked just like mine:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/diamondback/39870

Yours is the one I found that made me think it was a Viper, because of the seat tube decal. It is also the one I was going to use for a build reference. smile


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#6 2013-01-31 7:00am

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

lol cool. let me know if you need any better pics. I have a couple dozen pictures of the decal locations, spacing, etc. It's restored to 100% factory accurate specs/design other than the missing chain gaurd which broke when i was a kid.


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#7 2013-01-31 12:56pm

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

^ Thanks.


Did these come in any other colors? I really don't like black bikes.


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#8 2013-01-31 2:06pm

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

Yes, they had White, Black, Chrome and maybe red or blue? Pretty sure i've seen a red or blue one before.

You can also check www.os-db.net


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#9 2013-01-31 4:11pm

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

I was thinking blue... hmm


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#10 2013-02-01 4:56am

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

Totally disassembled this this morning. Threw out the cranks, sprocket, and pedals. Now to do something about this paint...


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#11 2013-02-06 9:39am

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Re: Scrap Yard giving up the goods!

should of kept the crank. thats vintage!

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