1989 Redline MX-III
1989 Redline with a retro personality
Here is a bike I've only just completed. It's an '89 Redline with a retro appearance.
Ok, so it's not period correct and therefore some will doubtless be offended, but I like it!
Let's start by saying I really wanted a redline back in the day. REALLY wanted a redline! I drooled over the ads for these things, but let's be honest, they weren't cheap. So instead I cruised around on my '81 supermax, which I was still enormously proud of.
Anyway, to this bike. A dusty and slightly rusty frame caught my eye, and after a scrub with coke and aluminum foil it came up nicely.
I decided to build the bike as I would have liked all those years ago, and went with the MXIII look.
I put a set of cheap black slant-spoke wheels on to see how it looked (thinking I'd put skyways on later), but these actually look ok. February 2020 update: I've swapped the wheels out for a set of ACS Z-Mags. They make the bike both look and feel lighter.
....... and not being able to leave well enough alone, I've now swapped the cranks out for a set of black powdered Shimano 105s (as per the first two photos). I agreed with feedback suggesting that the colour of the red cranks was a bit different to the other red anodized parts. Now, if i can just let it be......
I won't go into the shopping list unless anyone has a particular question, except to say almost everything is reproduction aside from a set of 1980 stamped forks.
Hope you like it.
Submitted by Bmxdirector