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#1 2013-06-27 12:39pm

BMXmadDave
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1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

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1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

<strong>Saved from a rusty fate</strong>




Got this from original owner.  Sat under his car port since late '84.
This bike was RUSTY. Headset, seat pole, bars solid set in rust, finished. The spokes: toast.   The frame was coated rust brown. The only chrome was under the remains of the decals.
Anodized parts were not faded at all, but dirty & marked.
Cranks/chain/freewheel had a heap of old cruddy grease coated, which saved them. 
The best thing to come out of the 'deal' was a full set of NOS OEM spare decals.   It looked totalled.

Frame: Senior Pro frame, Forks: '83 dated Koizomi
OEM Sugino Diamondback cranks, JP sealed bottom bracket, KKT Lightning pedals
OEM Suntour seat clamp, Viscount Dyna seat, lay-back pole.
OEM Sugino Diamondback stem,  Tioga Beartrap II headset (update), Skyway repro bars, AME round grips.
NOS Dia-Compe MX-901 calipers, '84 dated cables uncut, DC levers.
OEM ARAYA 7X shiny-side rims, Suzue hubs, Suntour freewheel, SS spokes, Kenda Tyres.
OEM HKK smoker chain.
Repro Diamondback pad set.

Bike turned out well, considering the amount of rust on it.   Chrome 7/10.

The '83 DB Team rides again!



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#2 2013-06-27 1:34pm

bob70
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

very nice love the chrome and blue combo blue pad set would set it off

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#3 2013-06-28 8:49pm

version7075
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Registered: 2012-07-21
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

Fantastic work, and a great save!
Looks awesome, Dave !!
This is my fave look for a Diamond Back... I remember having a posted up on my bedroom wall for years of a blue and chrome DB.
These great memories live forever, and are never forgotten.
Thanks Dave, for bringing this example back to life !big_smile

Last edited by version7075 (2014-06-06 5:54am)


Wants, looking for:  BREW 24" cruiser frame.
                             PRO CONCEPT stickers and/or decal set.
                             McMahon Pro frame.
                             CANE CREEK seat.
                             Kore Speed Hoops 20" & 24".

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#4 2013-06-29 12:45pm

windsorvelo
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

Really nice bike! Good save.


Wanted:
Royal Blue M-1 seat
Hard Anodized Pro Class Rims

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#5 2013-08-19 5:43pm

heyslugger
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

any rusty pics before cleaning?

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#6 2013-11-21 10:19am

cj83ride
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

I have a similar frame in terms of chrome and rust.  Would you mind sharing your process for eliminating the rust.  Thank you

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#7 2013-12-23 11:58pm

BMXmadDave
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

Took this one out for the OZBMX Xmas ride in the city last Saturday the 14th.  Went perfectly!!


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#8 2015-10-22 10:49pm

BMXmadDave
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro

Bob Sepping: 1943 – 14th October, 2015. To the legend behind Universe Cycles, Parramatta: I thank you for your patience for all the bicycle questions I asked you in the 30 odd years knowing you, and for the stories you shared with me from your past. Take care and rest in peace.. P.S around 1/2 of my collection passed through your stores, mate.


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