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1998 Redline RL 240

1998 Redline RL 240

I built this bike for my 10 y.o. daughter. It did elicit a small smile....

It was time to do my 10 y.o daughter right and hook her up a proper BMX bike. Something chrome and cool, easy on the eyes and easy to ride-a “motivator” for a kid who is not that keen on the sporting life.

I found the frame-forks-cranks-stem and bars from cowlitzfan here on the museum, the frameset was practically unblemished and it was a great deal. A perfect starting point. I just happened to have a set of redline wheels hanging in the vault. The rest I picked up from my favorite online bargain hut. The cranks needed a makeover, so I stipped and polished the anno chainring and gave the crankarms a fresh coat of paint. I left off the front brake and gyro for simplicity.

I’m very happy with the finished product, it rides great and the mid-school geometry is kind to even to ol’ chippy….I can see myself “borrowing” this bike every once and a while!

Submitted by chippy71

  • All-Around
  • Company: Redline
  • Model: RL 240
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details stock crankset, stem, bars & post clamp-- odyssey dynatron headset-- ame grips-- odyssey 1999 brakeset-- redline 48 hubs/14 mm axles laced to alex rims-- kenda k-rad 2.25" tires-- black ops pedals-- sinz seatpost-- sun-bulletproof seat

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