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1983 Diamond Back Viper

1983 Diamond Back Viper

This was what we all started out with before we got out onto the track and realized this was way too heavy....

I bought this on Ebay back in 10/18 for $380 from mcd5808. This was the last DB I was missing from what I remembered to be the DB lineup in '83 and '84. Came a bit messy so I did my first cleanup job on this one and chronicled it here - https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=778961 To make sure everything was accurate I used Museum DB expert Rareair (aka Glenn) for tips and advice. Most of the details here are based on his knowledge. I'm missing the original pedals, but am staying on the look out for some HTI MX's.

Submitted by jberg27

  • Race
  • Company: Diamond Back
  • Model: Viper
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Frame: 1020 high-tensile steel Forks: 1020 high-tensile steel Handlebars: Diamond Back chrome plated (steel) Stem: Sugino crown DB Grips: F-1 style Fuan Rims: 7X type, Steel, 20x1.75 chrome plated Hubs: Steel Chrome plated Tires: Comp III type Brakes: Dia Compe front and rear Levers: Tech 3 Dia-Compe Crank: Forged steel one-piece Freewheel: Suntour Seat: Aero Seat Post: Steel, chrome plated Seat Post Clamp: Alloy black