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#1 2006-03-17 3:06pm

danny silverstreak
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1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

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1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

my db harry leary turbo original finish harry leary turbo frame and bars chrome 7x wheels original kashimax seat original turbo strong post turbo cranks oakley f1 grips full db padset hope you like it


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#2 2006-03-17 7:48pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Dude.... Nice freakin' bike! Damn, man. If you ever wanna let it go, E-Me a price. We'll talk.


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#3 2006-04-08 3:14am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

thanks a lot , my baby is not for sale

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#4 2006-06-08 12:36pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

owned two back in the day blasted gillingham skate park for years on them. took a hiding with no damage. crank plates showed slight cracks but strong as. i still have bits and bobs of the second one around both kitted out ever so slightly different from factory. cant believe yours is still black chrome! they look pretty in pink with chrome cal lite pad set . nice one

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#5 2006-06-18 5:56am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

nice one dan
shes a clean machine
do u like fila BJ

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#6 2006-06-24 9:15pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

This bike is one of my all-time faves; brings back memories of BMX Action.  You're lucky to own it.

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#7 2006-11-13 3:16pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Could this bike be the all time coolest?back in xmas 83 every one,and their Auntie wanted one,looks to good to be true,is it an expert restoration?or a unridden example,whatever,the tip of the ice berg man.

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#8 2006-12-08 8:22am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

thanksjs for the kind words guys , this bike is totally original - its got little bits of smoked chrome coming off in places i have another decal set to put on - the decals that are on it are fine but ive never bothered as im scared a lot of the smoked chrome will come off if i try to remove them

so im just going to leave it completely original  , i ve got white series 1 plate for it now at great expense so it looks fantastic with that on


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#9 2006-12-09 7:18am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Sooo awesome!  I was/am a big Diamond Back and Harry Leary fan.


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#10 2006-12-15 8:50pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

whatever you do- do not sell that bike. its frickin sweet!


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#11 2007-02-04 6:44pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

MY RICH (RICH PARENTS) BEST FREIND, MATTHEW FINN ANDERSEN, 1971-2005, HAD ONE LIKE THIS WHEN THEY CAME OUT. I GOT THE SILVER STREAK, (NOT AS RICH PARENTS). I WAS JEALOUS,  I COULD STILL WAX HIS ASS ON THE TRACK. NOW HE'S GOT MY BACK. HE TRADED IT FOR A PAIR OF THEM OLD HUGE OAKLEY'S. HE'S PROBLY GOT EM' BOTH NOW AND DON'T WANT EM'. RIDE WHAT YOU GOT, AND ENJOY IT, LIFE IS SHORT.http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u19/SLIPNUTZ_BUCKET/DSC02166.jpg
I MISS YOU MAN.

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#12 2007-06-18 6:58pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

I had one just like it. I even met Harry Leary in the early 80's Awsome bike keep it clean and don't let it go

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#13 2007-08-07 1:09pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

I had one back in the day, but my little brother inherited it and just totally trashed it. I wish mine looked as good as yours.

Now, I'm scowering the 'net for parts to at least bring some of its original look back.  Found a decal kit on ebay, but other than that, not much luck yet.  Any suggestions?

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#14 2007-08-07 1:14pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

sweet bike


!Looking for nos gold parts for my mini sting build

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#15 2007-10-28 2:57am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

hands down the baddest bike they made,(in my opinion)Havent seen one in years.Thanks for posting its really good to see one again,and in such good condition.


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#16 2007-11-07 8:34pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Yeah, DB really blew the lid off with this bike.  The thing that always impressed me (even as a kid) was the attention to detail, like the way they masked off the black over the dropouts so it didn't get thrashed when you moved your wheel around., like the fact that they didn't put an "aero" seat on it like every other manufacturer did at the time (guess Harry liked that Elina).  Beautiful bike.  As far as the stickers go, it's only original once.


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#17 2007-11-09 1:16pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Please hit me up if you EVER want to sell it. I'm a serious buyer.


WANTED:  NOS Blue GT Seat, NOS CW Bars, Oakley B1Bs in Blue/White, Blue Levers, Blue Pedals, California Lite by Johar Pads in Blue

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#18 2007-12-22 7:31am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

I still get the heart pounding emotional feeling whenever I see a Turbo. In 1983 (I was 13)I wanted that bike. I went to the local shop in Northridge CA or maybe it was Reseda. (Kelly's Bikes back then) and put together the best deal a 13 year old could have.  Joe and Kelly, the owners, needed some plaster patching done on there home and my dad just happened to be a plasterer.  So I bartered my dad (and myself) for the price of the Turbo. Two weekend later I was the proud owner of my turbo.  I raced it at Devenshire Downs and the Teen Center (The two local tracks at the time) I loved that bike.  I am not exaggerating when I tell you it had a pedestal in my bed room that it stood on and I would clean it every day I rode it.  I took it completely apart once a month, to make sure that there was no dirt between the bearings in the hubs and everywhere else dirt might hide.  I would then wipe it down with Pledge (I was a little O.C.D. when it came to that bike). In 1985 I striped the black off.  I loved it even more. (not knowing any different). I rode that bike every day(never in the rain) that I could.  Special memories with Bill McCool My best friend jumping the dirt piles in the street from a Utilities project or ridding to the Mall or anywhere else in the valley. Freedom was born and responsibility learned. ALL KIDS SHOULD RIDE A BKE EVERY DAY  just my 2 cents.  Anyhoo.. to make this long story short.  I came home one day from school and went right to my room to grab my bike and it was gone.  The milk-crate that was the pedestal was still there but empty like my heart felt until mom told me my brother went with a friend on a ride.  I was pissed.  Never asked. just stole it.  I sat on the steps in front of the house for what seemed like forever waiting for my bike to return.  Well it didn't.  The story goes that they were jumped and the bike was gone forever. I still have a problem with my brother over it and I believe he still tries to make up for it.  I know I should get over it but it was my first love and a life of lessons were learned on it.  If you have kids or know someone who does, BUY THEM A BIKE not a video game. They will thank you later. The funny thing was that 15 years later my brother started to race BMX again in Valencia CA.  and you will never guess Who he was ridding for.  Go on guess......  Harry Leary Himself. At the time he was with Ballance and I wanted in... Harry sold me a 24" frame and I built it.  now I was training and racing with Harry and his team. in 1993 or 94 Harry started a new adventure called DirtWerx and his chromoly frames were great. I raced with Dirtwerx until a 1st turn crash that tore my PCL.  Well I am not sure what is up with Harry now last word was he was working for Marzochi or Manitou.  If I see my brother I will get an update..  I will also find the right forum to post that info so keep a look out for Harry Leary news.   Thank you for letting me vent.   TIM

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#19 2007-12-26 12:20pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Interested in selling your Harry Leary Turbo Danny?


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#20 2007-12-26 1:44pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Sorry to inform you chaps but Danny has since sold his Harry Leary, though he decided to keep his Silver Streak.

I did have a ganders at it and very nice it was to. smile


Please could I request for the time-being that you do not contact me direct for information. Thank-you

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#21 2008-07-22 12:21am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Thank you for posting the pics of the beautiful Diamondback!

I was a very lucky and spoiled child and my Dad bought me one, I would have been 8 at the time, from Joe's Cycle in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I can't imagine they had more than the one..

It was sadly stolen when I was 16 or 17, a targeted theft, as it was the only thing taken. I never saw it again, and my heart aches a little seeing such a beautiful example of what was the most enjoyable bike I ever rode... wow, would love to know when it sold and for how much? I think I've just found myself a new quest in life.. to own and ride one of these again. big_smile 

Being a kid the pad got pretty dirty, my screen broke on the right corner (damn trees), and the sticker on the lower frame was pretty raggedy, but your pictures take me right back to the moment of joy my Dad wheeled it up to me. Thanks.

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#22 2008-07-22 5:01am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

devin306 wrote:

would love to know when it sold and for how much? I think I've just found myself a new quest in life.. to own and ride one of these again. big_smile

It sold earlier this year, approx £1,000.00, though that does not compare to one that recently sold for £1,500.00 a couple of weeks ago.

Mark smile


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#23 2009-05-03 8:58am

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

I have what I beleive to be a "Harry Leary" turbo frame. It's Not in great shape, But it has also been sitting in my moms garage for the past twenty something years. I am woundering what it might be worth. The serial number is 3E0232 with a baseball stamp after the number. Any help would be great. Can also email pics upon request. get back to me at rubberhead44@aol.com

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#24 2009-06-30 8:03pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

ONE DAY MAYBE I WILL COME ACROSS ONE ( I DOUBT IT),BUT ITS OK TO DREAM!!!

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#25 2011-03-31 6:53pm

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Re: 1983 Diamondback Harry Leary Turbo

Outstanding bike...........


Damn it feels good to be out of the build game!!!!!

After I finish my current build!!!!!! lol

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