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#1 2013-08-11 12:59am

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1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

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1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Well I got there in the end. Some of you may remember me buying my third iron horse. Anyway, ive being at it for a year now. It has being very hard to get this close to spec. The frame was actually blue to start off with, but my second iron horse I had was metallic red. And Ive regretted ever since getting rid of the bike a couple of years back, so when this turned up I couldn't miss out on it. The chrome work is all original, the zinced areas have being polished to death, it took me ages. I even cleaned up the original wheel nuts as theyre unique. Id like to say a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIG thanks to essemdesigns for the amazing padset, that is the first one to be reproduced! dwab4, retrospect, and some other members. LMK what you think
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#2 2013-08-11 6:01am

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Nice work! I did not know Iron Horse made a BMX bike in the 80's. Very cool cool


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#3 2013-08-11 6:38am

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Now thats not something you see every day.Great looking bike!


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#4 2013-09-17 5:18am

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Wow, this takes me back to Christmas 1981 when I got one of these as a present.  All my friends got Raleigh Burners, but my parents got this from the mail-order catalogue for £99.95!  UK spec model must have been a little different to yours as mine had cotterpin 3 piece cranks (if you remember those) instead of the 1 piece on yours.  I rode the hell out of that bike winning races and freestyle contests until the frame snapped at the headset gusset and I got an Ammaco Freestyle King.
What a blast!  Good work keeping the dream alive!

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#5 2013-10-01 1:07pm

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Cracking job, this must be the best and most original Dirt Burner around.

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#6 2014-02-09 7:49pm

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Radical!!!


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#7 2014-04-12 4:43am

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

NICE TO SEE,
JUST REPLIED TO ANOTHER POST ON HERE ABOUT ACORN FREEWAY FROM THE SAME STABLE AS YOUR DIRT BURNER. BUILT IN HULL IN THE EARLY 80s. MY FATHER OWNED THE COMPANY WHICH EMPLOYED OVER 200 PEOPLE AND WAS THE SECOND BIGGEST BIKE MANUFACTURER IN THE UK.
GOOD TO SEE, NICE JOB........

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#8 2014-04-12 4:50am

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

pickett wrote:

NICE TO SEE,
JUST REPLIED TO ANOTHER POST ON HERE ABOUT ACORN FREEWAY FROM THE SAME STABLE AS YOUR DIRT BURNER. BUILT IN HULL IN THE EARLY 80s. MY FATHER OWNED THE COMPANY WHICH EMPLOYED OVER 200 PEOPLE AND WAS THE SECOND BIGGEST BIKE MANUFACTURER IN THE UK.
GOOD TO SEE, NICE JOB........

That's pretty cool!Does you or your dad haver any pics from back then or old ads of the bikes??


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#9 2014-06-03 3:15am

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Ive just picked one up too, same colour....big_smile

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#10 2014-07-10 3:59pm

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

hammo-247 wrote:

Wow, this takes me back to Christmas 1981 when I got one of these as a present.  All my friends got Raleigh Burners, but my parents got this from the mail-order catalogue for £99.95!  UK spec model must have been a little different to yours as mine had cotterpin 3 piece cranks (if you remember those) instead of the 1 piece on yours.  I rode the hell out of that bike winning races and freestyle contests until the frame snapped at the headset gusset and I got an Ammaco Freestyle King.
What a blast!  Good work keeping the dream alive!

Yep same here right out of the Mirror paper.
Loved I, ended up snapping/cracking the front mag. Mine must have been around 1982-3 would have been 10/11.
Picked ne up last year pretty much al original apart from the brake levers and may be seat.
Sat boxed up in the loft since then as had 2 Mini Burners (one converted to a Skyway mini)  and  2 Yamaha YSR's to keep me busy.
Will have to check the pads see if I need to get in touch with essemdesigns.

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#11 2015-12-09 9:58am

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Re: 1981 Ironhorse Dirt Burner

Major flashback seeing this! Probably to about 82. My friend had one of these and what always grabbed my attention the most was the padset with the flames circling the name. big_smile


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