1983 Diamond Back Senior Pro
Saved from a rusty fate
Got this from original owner. Sat under his car port since late '84.
This bike was RUSTY. Headset, seat pole, bars solid set in rust, finished. The spokes: toast. The frame was coated rust brown. The only chrome was under the remains of the decals.
Anodized parts were not faded at all, but dirty & marked.
Cranks/chain/freewheel had a heap of old cruddy grease coated, which saved them.
The best thing to come out of the 'deal' was a full set of NOS OEM spare decals. It looked totalled.
Frame: Senior Pro frame, Forks: '83 dated Koizomi
OEM Sugino Diamondback cranks, JP sealed bottom bracket, KKT Lightning pedals
OEM Suntour seat clamp, Viscount Dyna seat, lay-back pole.
OEM Sugino Diamondback stem, Tioga Beartrap II headset (update), Skyway repro bars, AME round grips.
NOS Dia-Compe MX-901 calipers, '84 dated cables uncut, DC levers.
OEM ARAYA 7X shiny-side rims, Suzue hubs, Suntour freewheel, SS spokes, Kenda Tyres.
OEM HKK smoker chain.
Repro Diamondback pad set.
Bike turned out well, considering the amount of rust on it. Chrome 7/10.
The '83 DB Team rides again!
Submitted by BMXmadDave