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1985 Redline RL-20II

1985 Redline RL-20II

White/Chrome Survivor... Not 100% sure its an 85.. it might be an 86... the debate rages on.

I just dragged this out of the patio closet after being tucked away for years.

This belonged to my best friends kid brother... when he grew out of it, it was stored until he moved out of state.. called me and asked if I wanted it.. aired up the tires and rode it home... washed it and polished it, then tucked it away in the closet... that was over 10 years ago. Now, while doing renovations, the stuff that was tucked away in the closet needed to be moved... at the top of the pile were 6 bicycles... this was the gem in the rough.

Its a survivor.. and after a debate over what year it is... it seems to be a Taiwan built 1985... it bears S/N 510218 and is registered in Hawaii as a 1985.

First pic after it was cleaned and made road ready... and after a short ride. New repop Comp ST tires from porkchop bmx, general cleaning and tune up... still more to go.. new number plate, new white cables, and possibly an ACS stem and related parts.


Second pic is the S/N.. after this pic was taken the paint was scraped off the surrounding area on the BB to assure there were no other hidden numbers... the numbers stamped in white seem to have no bearing on the identity of the bike... it was only in the white.

So.. I joined up here to realize that I kept this all these years for a reason....


Submitted by HI85WH1

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Redline
  • Model: RL-20II
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Original RL-20II frame and fork... original paint with normal abuse marks.. no dents or major damage.

    Correct forkstander pegs (the little ones),

    Forklifter freestyle bars and stem, Correct era AME grips. Tech 3 levers GT Epoch headset,

    Peregrine Master wheels in white... with now new comp st repop tires

    Kashimax Aero Seat, Redline fluted seatpost, GT "wings" seat post clamp.

    Dia-compe calipers (Front FS880, Rear 901), new skyway tuff pads to replace the originals that were deteriorated and virtually unusable.

    Crank is a One Piece 180mm from Sugino, with 42T Sprocket and Spider are from tuff, pedals are KKT

    Since the pics were taken, new cables and sleeves have been installed, a new pair of grip donuts, a repop number plate ordered and crossbar pad was installed (might take it off)

    I have also refinished the seat with a bottle of interior dye for cars.

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