1984 Torker Freestylist
One of 100 manufactured.
One of my top 3 favorite builds I've ever done!
I bought this frame and fork together many, many years ago from another fellow collector. I saw it first when he built it up and fell in love with it! I got to see it in-person at a show up and knew then and there I had to have it! We chatted back and forth about it for awhile until he finally sold it to me. I knew this was going to be one of those builds that would take me years to complete. I wasn't about to just throw any old parts on it and call it good. It sat idle for the better part of 5 years until I decided to start building it - all the while, collecting parts for it. After many different mock-ups of builds and numerous versions of color choice, I finally decided this is what it would be. I built this well over 15 years ago now. It sits in my home office with all my other "grail bikes". Every day I get to admire the beauty of this bike. I hope you enjoy it too.
There are not too many of these that have surfaced or survived (around a dozen or so). A small group of them still have their matching forks with them - this is one of them. A huge shout out to the man himself who helped in designing this beautiful frameset - Martin Aparijo. You designed one of the coolest, most comfortable riding, early freestyle bikes ever made!!!
Frame/Fork - 1984 Torker Freestylist - restored by previous owner / NOS stickers applied
Bars: Vector VC-8's - Original chrome/original stickers, used
Stem: DK Freestyle Platform - 2nd generation, Polished, NOS
Grips: A'ME Rounds, Yellow - NOS
Brake Calipers: Dia Compe 880's Front & Rear - Polished, NOS
Brake Levers: Dia Compe Tech 5's - Chrome, NOS
Brake Cables: Dia Compe - White, NOS
Headset: Hatta MX-100 - Chrome, NOS
Seat post Clamp: SR - Anodized Gold, NOS
Seat post: Tuf Neck - Chrome, Straight - NOS
Seat: Kashimax Aero - Yellow, NOS
Wheels: ACS Z-rims (lightly used hoops) w/ ACS Low Flange Z-hubs (NOS) built w/ white Asahi Spokes and Nipples w/ Shimano 16T Freewheel, NOS
Tires: GT Shinko - White/gumwall, 20" x 1.75", NOS
Cranks: Anlun 3-piece - 175mm w/ Sugino Sealed Bottom Bracket set, NOS
Chainring: Anlun Integrated - White/polished , 44 tooth, NOS
Pedals: Shimano DX - Polished, NOS