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1988 Redline RL-20b

1988 Redline RL-20b

old school ride that I saved from going to a scrap metal recycler. Survivor condition....

I got his ride from an old friend of mine when I was visiting my hometown for FREE. I remembered he had it all this time and I asked what he was doing with it. It was in his in laws garage just collecting rust. He told me to "take it and do something with it". It was in ROUGH shape. I stripped it down, and cleaned it up . It was almost all original except that it had Haro group 1 race bars and generic dirt tires. Other then that, it was all stock from the Fuan A`me tri look a likes to the Araya 7x/Joytec 48s. I was shocked that the fork pegs were still on it.  I believe it`s an 88 due to the gray rear triangle.

Well.. here it is now. A year ago,I put it together just to ride it and even tried a 1 1/8" conversion and newer style 3 piece cranks for an experiment. After a while I started to miss it`s vintage look, so i put most of the original parts back on.I think it looks better that way.  Dont mind the blue side wall front tire.. it`s temporary. Looking to use this as my regular rider. Changes to be announced ...lol

UPDATE: pic 2 ... Here it is as of 3/24/11. I made a few changes. I swapped out a few parts to make it a lil lighter and to save some of the OEM stuff from being destroyed from my riding ..lol I`m still trying to get used to the changes....=P

Update 2013. Bike returned to Mostly stock. 

parts breakdown:

Frame : 88 Redline RL20B. Original paint and decals

Forks: Stock Redline RL20B

pedals: Stock

cranks : Stock SR 1 piece 175mm

Bottom bracket : Stock YST Black

Chainwheel: Stock Redline CD 44t

Chain: Stock KMC 1/8

Wheels : Stock Araya 48.  Joytech Hubs w/Redline 48 decals

Grips : Stock A`me Tri type

Levers: Stock ..Lee Chi Tech 6 style

Handlebars: Stock Redline

Stem: Stock 6 bolt Redline forklifter

Headset:Stock YST

Brakes: Stock Odyssey 2000 FS front Odyssey Pitbull rear

Seat: Stock Viscount Dyna Max

Seatpost: Stock Redline fluted 

Seat clamp: Odyssey Pozi stop.

Detangler: Stock Odyssey Gyro Gen 1

Tires: Osyssey Frequency G 20x1.75

Missing: Original serrated style Redline rear standers, Peregrine style seat clamp and rear Odyssey system 2001 caliper. 

Submitted by NOPOSERS

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Redline
  • Model: RL-20b
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 73
  • Seattube angle: 65
  • Toptube length: 19.5
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Geometry specs from American freestyler Issue March 88

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