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1999 Diamondback Reactor 24

1999 Diamondback Reactor 24

My First Diamondback -and what a beauty. I spent time working the green theme on this svelt racer.

I bought this frame and fork combo from rocs8x9x who said they actually belonged to a friend -but was a good deal -and in excellent condition.

I had already bought a set of DB wheels -almost a year ago -that was intended for just this kind of build -but they needed cosmetic help.

Charlie Brown, expert wheelbuilder, rebuilt the front DB Alex hoop with some black SS spokes and green nipples and a sweet Diamondback Slasher sealed hub that I had bought attached to a wheel sometime back from another member.  Since the rear was too rough, I subsituted a new sealed bearing Schwinn XS hub and a new Alex DM24 double wall rim.  The outer appearance of the older single wall and the new DM24 is identical.

I bought a lot of green parts on here, from Dan's Comp, Lar's bikes, and Ebay to complete the build.  Really like how consistent and clean this bike looks.

It is very light and tight and sleek looking.  Not my core of fat ovalized tubes, but still worth a look with a great oversized front gussett with the DB stamp in it.


1999 Diamondback Reactor 24 cruiser frame of 6061 Aluminum alloy, black gloss finish

Diamondback full 4130 Chromoly chrome race fork, threadless (stock)

Dimaondback raw alloy stem with unique large square stem cap with DB logo (stock)

Tioga caged ball 1 1/8" threadless Headset (stock)

Generic alloy quick-release seat post clamp (replaces the black machined DB original)

Black anodized 27.0 JP/Promax style alloy seat post with micro adjust/convertible head (will work with pivotal too)

DK 4 piece pro cruiser handlebars, chrome 27" wide

ODI Rogue Lock-On 144 grips with Green anodized collars

Tektro green anodized race v-brakes and matching lever with green Odyssey Slic brake cable from restoredude

DK lightly padded black race saddle with white stitching

Profile sealed 19mm bottom bracket with American cups

Green anodized Profile hop up cone washers

Profile 180mm chrome Cranks with generic flush bolts

Crupi 40t polished aluminum Sprocket for 19mm only

Black Diamondback platforms 9/16

Taya Turbo two tone 3/16 multi-speed chain -love these things!

Black Dicta 16t freewheel (instead of a chrome 17t)

Schwinn XS sealed rear hub, Diamondback Slasher sealed front hub -3/8"

Diamondback (Alex?) single wall front rim, Alex DM24 double wall/machined sides front rim -36h

Black spokes, green anodized alloy nipples, green anodized valve caps

Diamondback retro tread type 24x1.75 tires by Cheng Shin

MK raw polished alloy 3/8 chain tensioners


Submitted by Fatboy

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  • Company: Diamond Back
  • Model: Reactor 24
  • Wheel Size: 24"
  • Toptube length: 21.5
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
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