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1976 Race Inc. RA-7

1976 Race Inc. RA-7

My brother and I bought this at a flea market in 1981 in El Paso, Tx. We gave it to a friend of ours named Raul who was extremely poor and was riding a mid 70's Mono-Shock bike. We knew it was fairly rare in 1981. He rode it for a few more years, but once he got a car, it was relegated to the scrap pile. In 1987, I still had my late 70's Redline Proline, and I still liked to "Thrash". I had a buddy named Alex who liked to ride as well, but did not have a bike. I went to Raul's house, and asked him about the old Race Inc. he told me I could have it back, but he wanted $10.00 for a dime bag-deal!! I put it together for Alex with mostly Wald parts that I bought at Wal Mart. Alex joined the Marine Corps a few months later, and the bike sat at his house until he came back to civilian duty in 1991. He gave the bike to another friend named Ted who had it until last year when Alex was able to get it from him after some persuading. The bike looked exactly the way it did when we put it back together in 1987 and spray bombed it white. Some have said that the extra holes in the drop outs and gussets were added, but they were there in 1981 when my brother and I bought it, so I am leaving it as is.

Submitted by Shotgun

  • Race
  • Company: Race Inc.
  • Model: RA-7
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 20
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details -1976 Race Inc. Ra-7 frame. -1977 dated -Redline nickel fork. -Tange Meritter headset. -Home built double clamp stem. -Race Inc. bars. -Iscaselle suede seat. -Fluted aluminum seat post -Steel seat post clamp. -Campagnolo Strada three piece cranks. -Union Rat Trap pedals. -Homebuilt caliper brake mount. -Dia Compe brake set. -Femco chrome steel heavy duty rims. -20x 2.125" Kenda Motocross tires.

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