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1998 Robinson Missile

1998 Robinson Missile

1998 Robinson Missile XL

Here is my (former) 1998 Robinson Missile XL.  The frame really lightweight and is the shiniest aluminum frame I have seen on a bike.  Looks more like chrome than aluminum.  It is absolutely beautiful, right down to the welds.  I don't typically get all jacked up about welds on a bike, but the welds on this bike really are pretty.  Pictures do not do the frame justice.  Replacment decals were a set of original Robinson decals, not a repro'd set.  Because the decals are not technically original, I can't call it a survivor but Eye of the Tiger is playing on the radio right now and I refer to pictures of this bike as a montage.  

When I got it, the bike was already in great condition, but there were a few spots that I wanted to clean up.  I must have spent more than 50 hours polishing every nook and cranny of this frame.  Because it was a rider, it's not perfect, as there are some minor imperfections in the aluminum, but luckily most are hidden by the decals.  

I started racing BMX when I was 45, and this was my first race bike.  Eventually I switched over to a cruiser and decided to take this bike apart and restore it.  It took me forever to complete, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. 

As far as Robinson's go, the Missile is quite rare.  There are only three others in the Museum.  This is a really fun bike to race and made (not just built) in the good old US of A.
  • Race
  • Company: Robinson
  • Model: Missile
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 73
  • Seattube angle: 71
  • Toptube length: 21
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
  • Details • 21" 6061-T6 aluminum top tube frame with XL stamp on the rear dropout - no dents, no dings, no cracks, no rewelds • Original Robinson 1-1/8 threadless chromoly fork • Original Robinson chromoly pro bars • Original Robinson aluminum threadless stem with original Robinson stem cap • Original polished aluminum FSA Robinson-molded crank arms • Original polished aluminum Robinson 44t chainwheel • Robinson double bolt seat post clamp • Sun Rhyno wheels with sealed GT mohawk hubs and Tioga Comp III tires • Original GT pedals with reflectors • Original yellow Tektro v-brakes and aluminum Talon lever • Shimano 16t freewheel • KMC 710SL Chain •