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1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Classic-collector, sought-after survivor: 1979 SE Racing P.K.Ripper

Restoration WiP, but more accurately a recreation of the bike I remember having in 1982 more than a bike that would adorned with all 'original' components. I got the P.K.Ripper of my youth as just a frame in 1982 and have no idea what would have been original so it'll be a recreation of that one, but in red/black instead of silver/blue. That one was stripped of paint but looked clean (well, had a small crack on the back of the seat post mast, below the slot. Someone shaved a fluted post down to 'fit' and clamped it down too far. Idiot.) and I bought Landing Gear after the fact. I'm not made of money, so new re-issues are going to be primarily the components installed, with the exception of the stem and chainring/spider, which are vintage. Same as I had, but blue Sugino crown-stamped DB stem, chainring and spider.

Intended as a dual rider/racer. Will take it to a nearby track with my daughter to introducer her to BMX riding, as well as cruise it casually with my GF. Daughter and GF will both ride my '96 Diamondback Viper, and if there are three of us my daughter has a 2010-ish Redline skatepark 'tank'. Thing weighs a freaking ton, so I'd rather she primarily ride the DB.


Submitted by jdwdesign

  • All-Around
  • Company: SE Racing
  • Model: P.K. Ripper
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 71
  • Seattube angle: 70
  • Toptube length: 19"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Frame: 1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper • Forks: unknown brand • Handlebars: Diamondback mid-90s • Stem: vintage early-80's chrome Sugino Diamond Back Turbo • Breaks: re-issue classic Dia-Compe Tech4 levers and MX1000 calipers • Wheels: new SE Racing-branded rims and hubs, stainless steel spokes • Seat: modern padded EZGO mountain bike seat • Seat post: new Wald #945 (stopgap, will be replaced) • Pedals: unknown (will be replaced) • Cranks: unknown 175mm 1-piece cranks • Chainring: vintage early-'80s Sugino 40t • Spider: chrome '80s Sugino • Seat post clamp: modern hinged Dia-Compe MX (being replaced with a red anodized version of the same clamp) • Tires: both 1.75" Comp3 copies • Pads: none

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