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#1 2013-02-03 2:09pm

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Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

This is a 1982 Torker 24 f/f, being built up as an Rl-20ii tribute.

C4 just did the powder, and supplied these pics.

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/dudumonkey/IMG_1227_zpsa987bd1b.jpg

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/dudumonkey/IMG_1226_zps2f31c827.jpg

I've been slowly collecting the parts and it should be ready in late February (when I'm back in the US and can assemble it).   Will be applying the blue square, red 'Redline' stickers like the ones below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Redline-Proline … 4166477123


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#2 2013-02-03 3:11pm

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#3 2013-02-04 7:40am

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Thanks ... this one is going to be different, for sure.


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#4 2013-02-04 9:41am

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#5 2013-02-05 5:12pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

The Torker dorks are gonna hate this soooooo much.


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#6 2013-02-05 5:29pm

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:lol:He said "Torker dorks"...


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#7 2013-02-05 5:46pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

Cool idea


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#8 2013-02-05 11:26pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

gaijin wrote:

The Torker dorks are gonna hate this soooooo much.

Well it was that or chop up my extra RL-20ii frame.  And well -- that wasn't going to happen.

More pics in three weeks ... stay tuned.


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#9 2013-02-06 12:24am

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gaijin wrote:

The Torker dorks are gonna hate this soooooo much.

lol lol that quote is funny  tongue


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#10 2013-02-06 5:27am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

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:lol:He said "Torker dorks"...

Sweet cool


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#11 2013-02-06 7:52am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

Gonna watch this.  I did a Redline John Purse 24 to RL20II conversion a few years ago for a winter build off.  It was fun.  Ill throw up a photo if you want but Im not going to clog up your thread.  I didnt have the  twin top tubes though so youre already ahead of me.  big_smile


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#12 2013-02-06 9:32am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

Black_and_Blue wrote:

gaijin wrote:

The Torker dorks are gonna hate this soooooo much.

Well it was that or chop up my extra RL-20ii frame.  And well -- that wasn't going to happen.

More pics in three weeks ... stay tuned.

Not for nuthin', but there are a HELL of a lot more RL-20IIs out there than there are Torker 24s.


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#13 2013-02-06 11:08am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

The more I think about it, the more I hate it myself.  IMO a better concept for this project would have been to find a cracked PL-24 and get to fabricating.  Twin wrap around top tubes, downtube gussets and a head tube angle change to 74 deg., and you'll really have something.  All that fab work would cost less than a Torker 24 and wouldn't ruin a rare piece of history in the process.

At least it's just a paint job.  nothing the next owner can't fix.


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#14 2013-02-06 11:25am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

this will be kiiiinda cool. lol

jk glwb interested to see how it turns out

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#15 2013-02-06 12:01pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

nightsblood wrote:

Gonna watch this.  I did a Redline John Purse 24 to RL20II conversion a few years ago for a winter build off.  It was fun.  Ill throw up a photo if you want but Im not going to clog up your thread.  I didnt have the  twin top tubes though so youre already ahead of me.  big_smile

Post it! It's been in my favorites for a while.

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#16 2013-02-06 12:04pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

gaijin wrote:

The more I think about it, the more I hate it myself.  IMO a better concept for this project would have been to find a cracked PL-24 and get to fabricating.  Twin wrap around top tubes, downtube gussets and a head tube angle change to 74 deg., and you'll really have something.  All that fab work would cost less than a Torker 24 and wouldn't ruin a rare piece of history in the process.

At least it's just a paint job.  nothing the next owner can't fix.

Let me finish it before we decide there's a 'next' owner smile

And yup, just paint ...


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#17 2013-02-06 12:11pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

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nightsblood wrote:

Gonna watch this.  I did a Redline John Purse 24 to RL20II conversion a few years ago for a winter build off.  It was fun.  Ill throw up a photo if you want but Im not going to clog up your thread.  I didnt have the  twin top tubes though so youre already ahead of me.  big_smile

Post it! It's been in my favorites for a while.

Oh no.  As long as you've seen it.  I was just gonna throw it up here for inspiration.  I'm anxious to see how you do with the white.  I love white bikes but cant bring myself to build one.   lol


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#18 2013-02-06 1:23pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

nightsblood wrote:

Black_and_Blue wrote:

nightsblood wrote:

Gonna watch this.  I did a Redline John Purse 24 to RL20II conversion a few years ago for a winter build off.  It was fun.  Ill throw up a photo if you want but Im not going to clog up your thread.  I didnt have the  twin top tubes though so youre already ahead of me.  big_smile

Post it! It's been in my favorites for a while.

Oh no.  As long as you've seen it.  I was just gonna throw it up here for inspiration.  I'm anxious to see how you do with the white.  I love white bikes but cant bring myself to build one.   lol

Ha, I hate chrome, which is why I painted this one smile

Throw it up.  Maybe we'll smoke 'other' tributes out of the woodwork.


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#19 2013-02-06 1:30pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

Black_and_Blue wrote:

nightsblood wrote:

Black_and_Blue wrote:


Post it! It's been in my favorites for a while.

Oh no.  As long as you've seen it.  I was just gonna throw it up here for inspiration.  I'm anxious to see how you do with the white.  I love white bikes but cant bring myself to build one.   lol

Ha, I hate chrome, which is why I painted this one smile

Throw it up.  Maybe we'll smoke 'other' tributes out of the woodwork.

Ok, I'll join you in the "I HATE CHROME" club.  Heres mine.

From
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/johnpurse.jpg

To

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/Redline%20Restoration/273copy.jpg


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#20 2013-02-07 2:05am

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I love it.  Even better is the fact you sprayed it ... mad skills!


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#21 2013-02-22 3:37pm

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

Well this is turning out to be pretty damned SWEET.   

Stickered it and put the basic parts together for a few pics. 

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/dudumonkey/IMG_1290_zps194e1d6c.jpg

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/dudumonkey/IMG_1296_zps4faa8c81.jpg

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/dudumonkey/IMG_1295_zpsa11386a1.jpg

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#22 2013-02-23 12:58am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

im sorry but i gotta say it !
What a fookin waist of a torker 24
whats next ?
redline stickers on a quadangle?????
or ford stickers on a chev??????


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#23 2013-02-23 3:20am

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Not sure ... probably a set of chrome 401s lol


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#24 2013-02-23 5:11am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

Why not find a Red Line fork?


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#25 2013-02-23 5:42am

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Re: Torker 24'/Rl20-ii 'conversion' build thread

Why not find a PL-24?


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