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#1 2013-02-24 1:26pm

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1980 Red Line MX-II

This is the first bike I built after getting back into this mess a few years back. Can't ever imagine going this route again as I'm now a bigger fan of the OG finish bikes, but that's a whole nother story.

It's seen many changes and I'm finally happy with it minus the seat. Still looking for a nice black Kashimax MX... Anyway, I just updated the cranks. Started with OPC and then some newer Flights, but knew it really needed the 401s. This thing rids so nice!

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#2 2013-02-24 1:34pm

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Re: 1980 Red Line MX-II

Love it. Did you have it re-chromed then? It looks great. I'm working on a re-chromed GT and put my 401 on it as well... About the same condition as your with some spots worn through to the nickle. I don't have the heart to refinish the cranks so i'm putting them on as they are like you did. cool

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#3 2013-02-24 1:34pm

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Very nice Redline.  Good choice with the 401s, all RLs must have them smile

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#4 2013-02-24 1:43pm

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Great looking bike. I am in agreement with you w/ regarding the seat. Everything else just flows.


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#5 2013-02-24 2:01pm

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Re: 1980 Red Line MX-II

Damn it! I was going to swap out the headset today.


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#6 2013-02-24 2:03pm

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Dude, that looks tits. You are right as rain, I love the way my MX rides. Ironic you posted this, I'm redoing my '80 RJ serial MX-III and have been pondering which way to go on cranks. I have Dura Ace cranks on almost all my bikes, and I love 'em, but I was considering finally getting some Flights. I'd love to do something even more unique, but I just won't do shorter than a 175 - sux to ride shorter than that. I dunno, I might just go with a opc/Takagi spider/cr. Whatever man, that bike is cool.


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#7 2013-02-24 2:04pm

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Johnnny wrote:

Love it. Did you have it re-chromed then? It looks great. I'm working on a re-chromed GT and put my 401 on it as well... About the same condition as your with some spots worn through to the nickle. I don't have the heart to refinish the cranks so i'm putting them on as they are like you did. cool

Yeah, I had the frame, fork and bars chromed. The frame/fork was shot, the bars not so much. At the time I thought it had to bling and look new. If I fad to do it again, I wouldn't.


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#8 2013-02-24 2:07pm

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Re: 1980 Red Line MX-II

Cool I remember this one.


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#9 2013-02-24 2:10pm

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Are those Arayas or Weinmanns?

Joe Buffardi beat me to a really nice set of black Weinmanns the other day madbig_smile


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#10 2013-02-24 2:14pm

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farmboy wrote:

Are those Arayas or Weinmanns?

Joe Buffardi beat me to a really nice set of black Weinmanns the other day madbig_smile

Z Rims. I should have put my black Weinmanns on it, but I sold them. I'm a dumb ass!


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#11 2013-02-24 2:33pm

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nice one Doug cool


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#12 2013-02-24 2:39pm

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Re: 1980 Red Line MX-II

itsdug wrote:

farmboy wrote:

Are those Arayas or Weinmanns?

Joe Buffardi beat me to a really nice set of black Weinmanns the other day madbig_smile

Z Rims. I should have put my black Weinmanns on it, but I sold them. I'm a dumb ass!

Well, no argument there. lol Actually, I feel like a dumb-ass for not looking closer and realizing what they were.


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#13 2013-02-24 3:10pm

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Looks awesome. Classic black and chrome! Can't go wrong. Nice work man!


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#14 2013-02-24 4:10pm

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sweeeeeeeet mx 2. big_smile


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#15 2013-02-24 4:44pm

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Still looks great.

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#16 2013-02-24 5:42pm

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Just as an fyi:loving those bm-10....were they nos or did you get them as is?


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#17 2013-02-24 5:48pm

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fanofbmx wrote:

Just as an fyi:loving those bm-10....were they nos or did you get them as is?

They were NOS in the box.


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#18 2013-02-24 5:49pm

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Niccce!!

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#19 2013-02-24 5:50pm

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Re: 1980 Red Line MX-II

itsdug wrote:

fanofbmx wrote:

Just as an fyi:loving those bm-10....were they nos or did you get them as is?

They were NOS in the box.

Sweet. I have a pair as well and I'm finding it rather difficult to remove them from the package.


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#20 2013-02-24 5:51pm

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Thanks for all of the compliments guys. Just added to the museum.


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#21 2013-02-24 5:51pm

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Sweet, looks like I built it, Thank you

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#22 2013-02-24 6:09pm

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Hunt wrote:

Sweet, looks like I built it, Thank you

Nice work!


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#23 2013-02-24 6:13pm

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Re: 1980 Red Line MX-II

itsdug wrote:

Johnnny wrote:

Love it. Did you have it re-chromed then? It looks great. I'm working on a re-chromed GT and put my 401 on it as well... About the same condition as your with some spots worn through to the nickle. I don't have the heart to refinish the cranks so i'm putting them on as they are like you did. cool

Yeah, I had the frame, fork and bars chromed. The frame/fork was shot, the bars not so much. At the time I thought it had to bling and look new. If I fad to do it again, I wouldn't.

Certainly worse mistakes to make than re-chroming this bike ... it looks great.

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#24 2013-02-25 6:48am

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Stunning!


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