1980 SE Racing P.K. Ripper
This was my big restoration project bike. It took a lot of parts and favors, and I have been wanting to rebuild one since I "lost" mine way back in 1985, a quest of 17 years came together!
OK.. please dont correct me on era correct parts. I know I need pedals and brake pads, but most of it is in the same time period. I wasnt trying to rebuild a show bike, but just trying to rebuild what I had as a kid, not a lot of money, doing a lot of trading, and buying from a limited selection at the local bike store.
I want to thank my kids and wife for driving the almost 200 miles round trip in a freakin blizzard to get this frame. To Ronnie , Team Skeen, and S & S Anodizing for actually doing a blue anno job on the frame, I really hate that baby poop brown color mine was. To DJ EFX for the time, help, and knowlegdge, and most of all for giving me a pair of Tange TX-500 Forks 2 years ago that started me on this quest, countless people on E-Bay and here at the Museum that I have gotten parts from. No Red Solo Cup here, but a Red Addix Sprocket... yes, wrong color scheme but it's what I had as a kid and thats what I wanted. I had 3 bikes as a kid... a Roger Decoster ( I am just bought a frame) , a Schwinn Phontom Scrambler (I actually found the location of mine, and the guy said iI can have it back, I just gotta get to Chicago and get it) and a Ripper (done for now)
Submitted by ddibbern