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1984 Redline Prostyler

1984 Redline Prostyler

1984 1st Generation USA made

Yet another one of those early freestyle bikes many didn't have an appreciation for.  Being American made, this early 1984 RL-20 Prostyler has the gusset behind the seat post tube, and came without removable fork pegs in the forks.  This was the precursor to the RL20-II that was released later that year.

I received this frame/fork as compensation on another deal I did long ago. The seller I got it from already had it sent to Chip awaiting powder. Another one of his flawless restorations!  I found a NOS set of stickers, added them on and started building it trying to recreate the one that was in the test article the Winter 1984 issue of FREESTYLIN' magazine. Like many, it's still a work in progress, but I'm very happy with it as it sits now.

Frame/Fork: 1984 Redline RL-20 Prostyler - White, powdered by C4 Labs (Chip Bower) / NOS stickers applied

Bars: Redline STR - Chrome, Original finish/original stickers

Stem: Redline Forklifter - Polished, original finish/original stamping

Grips: Oury - Black, NOS

Brake Calipers: Dia Compe 880 Front /901 Rear - Chrome, used

Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 4's - Chrome, used

Brake Cables: Chang Star - White, NOS

Headset: Tioga Beartrap II - Chrome, NOS

Seat post Clamp: Suntour Broken Arrow - Polished, original finish, NOS

Seat post: Redline - Straight, Chrome, Original finish, used

Seat: Peregrine by Elina - Black, NOS

Wheels: Skyway Tuff II's - White, w/ Shimano 16T Freewheel, used

Tires: Haro Multisurface - Black, 20" x 1.75", NOS

Cranks: Sugino One Piece  - Chrome, 175mm w Tioga BB-22E Loose-ball Bottom Bracket set, NOS

Chainring: Sugino - Black , 44 tooth,  Sugino Spider  w/ Sugino Chairing Bolts and Nuts, used

Pedals: KKT RMX - Black, used

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Redline
  • Model: Prostyler
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"