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1980 Race Inc. RA-7

1980 Race Inc. RA-7

My OG bike I got for Christmas when I was 13!

Got this for Christmas when I was 13. Went to our local shop, Salisbury Schwinn, and picked out every part and color I wanted on the bike. Raced it 7 days later on New Years Day at an Indoor race in Ocean City MD. Race a few more years and then the bike was just used for getting me to Baseball and Soccer practice. To and from school, friends houses and anywhere in town I needed to go until I got my drivers license. My parents let me cash in some savings to buy a 1967 Camaro around 1984 and the RA-7 saw less and less use. Sold it not long after to a friends little brother. Summer of this year, with the help of another childhood friend, we tracked down the guy I had sold it to. He still owned it and was open to the idea of selling it back to me!

Got it back and other than tires, grips and brakes it was pretty much the same as when I sold it. The bike had been garage kept its entire life so most of the colors are still nice and bright. The decals on the other hand, didn't fare quite as well to our very hot humid summers and below freezing winters even stored inside. 
So here she is now cleaned and re greased back with me some 34 years later!

Here's a link to a more detailed story of how I got it back and what what it looked like the morning I brought it home!

Submitted by beermanjoel

  • Race
  • Company: Race Inc.
  • Model: RA-7
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 71
  • Seattube angle: 65
  • Toptube length: 20.25
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Race Inc RA-7 frame Race Inc leading edge fork Race Inc aluminum bars Race Inc chrome moly seat post Pro Neck stamped square corner stem Tange headset Dia Compe pre bent lever Dia Compe MX 900 caliper Suntour seat post clamp Suntour 47t chainring Sugino Mighty Tour 175 cranks Bullseye sealed bottom bracket Shimano DX pedals Shimano DX hubs Araya 7X rear and Ukai front rims IRC Racer 80X tires Kashimax seat Oakley B1B grips

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