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1984 Redline 500a
 

1984 Redline 500a

In-progress catalog build of my very first "real" BMX bike.

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My pride-and-joy. This bike truly shines and is very close to being catalog correct now. Will take better outdoor photos in the spring when all the snow melts to show her better.

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F/F/bars are too nice to rechrome or resticker, will stay as-is.
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The Owner's Manual is the actual Owner's Manual from my original '84 500a I bought new in November 1984.
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2-20-2010: Updated first pic of current state of the 500a. Only things that are not correct/original in that first photo (tan wall background) are:

* Chain is new and is incorrect.

* Pedals currently NOS KKT AMX's - should really be VP-468, but since AMX's are correct for an '83 600a, I'm going with these. This is an early '84 serial, so it's possible. Would like to find some super nice/NOS VP-468's though.

* Cheng Shin tires in photo are new, but I have the correct NOS Cheng Shin's to install when I'm done riding this.

* I have repro chainstay stickers to replace these super-worn ones, but have not yet installed them.

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For reference: This bike has the correct seat, fluted aluminum seat post, Fuan F1-style grips (marked "NBL" on ends), Win stem, Suntour-style seat post clamp, Ukai shiny-side (not speedline) rims with Suzue hubs, date-code correct D/C brake cable, and long/straight brake lever. Extremely close to correct now, with the exceptions noted above, and is intended to be a reference 500a build.

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Also pictured is the older cousin to this bike, my '83 Redline 600a.
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Larger pics will be posted in thread below.
Thanks! This is a childhood dream come true (again!)

Submitted by Mirage1972

  • Race
  • Company: Redline
  • Model: 500a
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details This is the correct seat post clamp, spider/sprocket, Fuan F-1 style grips, stem, wheels. Incorrect (in last 3 outdated photos) are seat, seatpost, brake lever.

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