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#1 2008-07-31 8:44am

oldschoolrevisit1986
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1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

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1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Sold to a collector. My wife thought it was too small for her.

My wife always wanted a Diamond Back growing up but never got one. So I bought this perfect specimen from a bike nut, like all of us, off of E-Bay. The seller lives close to me so my son and I went and picked it up in person. We took the bike to a local shop in Truckee California and the mechanics, after cleaning the drool off of it, fixed a few problems with the chain ring bolts. We then drove back down to our house in the valley and suprised my wife when she got home from work. The first thing she did was take it to our local track and ride with my son and I.


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I don't have A.D.D., it's just.... oh look, a chicken.

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#2 2008-08-01 5:25am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Nice score, if it's a 1983 are you sure it's not a Silver Streak


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#3 2008-08-01 6:48am

oldschoolrevisit1986
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

It has a split chain stay, not the welded block behind the bottom bracket. I think that that is the Super Streak difference. But if anyone knows for sure, I would appreciate the feedback. All of the decals were remove and I plan to order the replacements soon. I want to get it right. The serial # is F3120051 stamped on bottom bracket which indicates it was made in Akisu, Taiwan according to Old School Diamond Backs Website. Also, it has a loop tale. I believe DB change the drop outs after 1983. The front triangle gusset is the shorter version than what I have seen on the Silver Streak. This one is pretty rare in the museum.

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#4 2008-08-07 2:57pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

nice ride and even luckier to have a wife who likes to pedal around on it!

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#5 2008-08-08 6:00am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Personally I think it's a Viper but PM Sparky on here or check his website http://www.os-db.net/1983.html


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#6 2008-08-08 6:26am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

My 83 Viper has a welded on chainguard tab.

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#7 2008-08-12 6:34pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

O.K. here is the official skinny on this beauty. I have been in contact with Sparky (thanks for the info) at os-db.net and he gave me the following details: According to the F3.....ect. serial number (indicates it is a "late 1983"), the split chain stay, the loop tail, the short two weld gusset, CRMO stamped on the rear loop tail drop out, and Aikisu stamped on the fork drop out make this a taiwanese replacement to the Silver Streak. Originally stickered the Diamond Back II with silver streak on the chain stay, it was quickly recognized by dealers as a Taiwanese replacement and dubbed the "Super Streak" among dealers to differentiate between the two manufactures. In early 1984 the bikes were re-stickered and re-named the Pacer 500. So if you have a late 83 with the above details you own  Taiwan built Silver Streak replacement. If it has an 84 (I.E. F4....ect.. serial number) it is a Pacer 500. After that DB switch to an 84 Formula 1 with a non- looped tail and the same specs. Hope this helps all of those out there trying to identify a frame with these features.


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#8 2008-08-13 12:05am

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Just about right fella, apart from this bit 'After that DB switch to an 84 Formula 1 with a non- looped tail and the same specs.' smile

When DB dropped the Pacer 500 name, they went with the name 'Super Viper' and used the same frameset for a number of models.

The Formula One was a breed of its own.

Mark smile


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#9 2008-08-13 12:59pm

oldschoolrevisit1986
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Thanks Mark. Hoping to do this one up with the DB II Decals and I'm gonna throw on the Silver Streak stay decals as well.


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#10 2014-05-11 7:16pm

KiwiBMX
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back Super Streak

Geez, I have one of these, exactly as you described, yet to be rebuilt, has original black paint and from what I can see the stickers on the stays are Viper although hard to read.Mine doesn't have an F just a bunch of numbers. I think mine is even more "out there" as the stays that come up to the seat bracket finish about an inch higher than the top tube. Strange looking beast. I will send a pick to Old Skool DiamondBack website and see what they think.

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