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1988 Diamond Back Strike Zone

1988 Diamond Back Strike Zone

Another one on my list of "Most Wanted"

I got this one off of ebay a while back, wasn't a major score, but I didn't care....I just wanted it. Always loved the design of the seat stays and the Woody Itson cool factor! 
The bike arrived in a box full of holes and It was in a sad state of neglect. No problem, I like to restore survivors.
I'm beyond stoked as it turned out great and it's almost a time capsule with only a few add-ons and replacement parts kept to a minimum.
Grips were replaced and as I always do with the parts I replace, I boxed up the OG mushroom type grips along with the spokes. All ball bearings cleaned and re greased, including the one in the pedals.
I replaced the grip tape on the fork standers and put on a set of survivor ACS RL Edge tires I had laying around.
The chrome spokes were done so I replaced them, but kept the OG nipples. 
That's about it I think, I like saving parts so with the few exceptions above, everything else is original to the bike.
As always, I included a few pics of how it looked before I worked on it.
Hope you guys like it as much as I do!

Bike Check

Frame: 1988 Diamond Back Strike Zone Woody Itson - OG 
Forks:  1988 Diamond Back Strike Zone Woody Itson w/screw-on fork standers - OG and grip tape added
Handlebars: 1988 Diamond Back Strike Zone Woody Itson Bars - OG
Grips: Blue A'ME TRI - added
Stem: ACS Rotor 55 Slant - OG
Headset: Tange - OG
Detangler: ACS Pro Rotor - OG
Brake levers: ACS 6770 - added
Front brake: ACS 860 - OG
Rear Brake: ACS Gripper - OG
Front Brake cable: White cable - OG
Rear Brake cable: White cable - OG 
Seat post: Laidback chromoly - OG
Seat: Diamond Back Dominator type - OG
Seat clamp: Diamond Back - OG
Bottom bracket: Bear Trap type by Tange - OG
Cranks: Tioga Task Force 180mm - OG
Sprocket: Tioga Compact Disc 44t - OG
Chain: KMC - OG restored
Pedals: Victor VP-707 - OG Cap found, pedals are complete!
Front Wheel: Sumo 48 w/Suzue Sealed Tech hub, OG nipples, new spokes - OG
Rear Wheel: Sumo 48 w/Suntour Freecoaster, OG nipples, new spokes - OG
Freewheel: ACS Suntour Freecoaster 16t
Tires: ACS RL Edge 20x1.75 - added

Submitted by racer155

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Diamond Back
  • Model: Strike Zone
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 76
  • Seattube angle: 68
  • Toptube length: 19
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"