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#1 2017-03-20 4:28pm

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1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Discovered this complete bike, which had been gently ridden in 84-85, then stripped down and stored in 2 boxes for the last 3 decades. All original - every part including pads and Turbo-Smoke finish

• Frame: Diamond Back Turbo, Chromoly (Original Turbo-Smoke finish & decals)• Fork: Diamond Back Turbo, Chromoly (Original Turbo-Smoke finish & decals)• Handlebar: Diamond Back Turbo, Chromoly (Original Turbo-Smoke finish & decals)• Handlebar Stem: Diamond Back Turbo, Aluminum & Chromoly• Cranks: Diamond Back Turbo, 3-piece tubular Chromoly181mm (Original Turbo-Smoke finish & decals)• Seat Post: Diamond Back Turbo, Chromoly• Grips: Oakley B1-B (Black & Gray)• Headset: Tange MTX• Rims: Araya 7X (chromed)• Spokes: Asahi, 36,  .080/.060/.080, with brass nipples• Hubs: Suzue sealed-bearing, aluminum low-flange• Tires: Tioga Comp III• Brakes: Dia-Compe 890 aluminum calipers (chromed with Weinmann semi-auto adjusters)• Brake Levers: Dia-Compe Tech 3• Brake Cables: Dia-Compe• Pedals: SunTour XC-II, Aluminum and Chromoly spindles• Bottom Bracket: Sugino sealed-bearing• Front Sprocket: Sugino aluminum chainwheel, 44 T• Spider: Integral with pedal arm (Original Turbo-Smoke finish)• Freewheel: SunTour, 16 T• Chain: D.I.D., 1/8”• Seat: Diamond Back 5 Gold suede-covered• Seat Post Clamp: SR, aluminum• Pads: Diamond Back (original set made by California-Lite)


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#2 2017-03-20 4:35pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Amazing bike, and some great photos too.  cool


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#3 2017-03-20 4:45pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Thanks man! Posting a few more of the reassembly.

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#4 2017-03-20 4:53pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Awesome find. Always liked the HL Turbo.


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#5 2017-03-20 4:56pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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#6 2017-03-20 4:57pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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#7 2017-03-20 4:58pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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#8 2017-03-20 4:59pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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#9 2017-03-20 4:59pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Great pics

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Aba Ca-13 1982-84  #926 #547 #123

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#10 2017-03-20 5:00pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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#11 2017-03-20 5:04pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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#12 2017-03-20 6:12pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

cool Beautiful

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#13 2017-03-20 6:14pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Damn that's one gorgeous bike!

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#14 2017-03-20 6:41pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Wow!


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#15 2017-03-20 6:58pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Dayum. That is stunning.

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#16 2017-03-21 4:46am

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

wow wow wow wow wow

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#17 2017-03-21 5:24am

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Wow.  The bike is damn near flawless, and your photography skills are amazing.


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#18 2017-03-21 8:03am

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Thank you - Sincerely appreciate the comments and feedback. It's been fun.

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#19 2017-03-21 11:47am

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Has to be one of the best "attention to detail" bikes ever made. Excellent bike my man, congrats on an amazing score


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#20 2017-03-21 12:44pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

WOW - one of the nicest bikes here in the museum. Fantastic build and photos. yikes


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#21 2017-03-21 7:52pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

80's  diamondbacks were truly amazing

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#22 2017-03-21 10:39pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Turbo DB are awesome. Incredible that the smoke finish is still good and has not faded for three decades. Hats off to you and the person who carefully preserved this piece of BMX history.


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#23 2017-03-21 11:58pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Those DB Learys are simply the best looking bikes from the 80ies....!

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#24 2017-03-22 3:50am

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Nicest one I've ever seen. Stunning. Fantastic photos!!!! coolcool


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#25 2017-03-22 12:23pm

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Re: 1984 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Congrats on an amazing piece of BMX goodness,it is an incredible piece of Diamond Back BMX history! Also, just want to say that the scenery for your wheel to wheel photos makes me want to head to the California hills where its warm and scenic!

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