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1976 Redline Squareback

#1 2009-01-11 8:20pm

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1976 Redline Squareback

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1976 Redline Squareback

My '76 Squareback in "Brilliant Nickel" with Webco Magnesium Mags...

This was a really fun bike to build. As Redline didn't make wheels for the Squareback, I figured a set of 1976 Webco Mags would fit the era. Plus, I'd never seen a Squareback with Webcos before. I had these powder coated in a flat/matte black to go with all the other black components. At 2 pounds and 4 ounces each, they make the build feel much lighter as these older bikes are quite heavy. The original Nickel on the frame and 1st Generation Redline forks was beyond polishing and beginning to flake, so I had them re-plated in "Brilliant Nickel" by the same guy who does plating for Orange County Choppers. I also plated the Schwinn mag sprocket to match the frame and forks. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and it's a total blast to ride.


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#2 2009-01-11 10:34pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

one word SICK

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#3 2009-01-12 5:59am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Very Cool!

You stole my idea though, :o I have a set of Webco’s that I was using on my Squareback. Mine are also black, great minds must think alike. :lol:


I'm looking for a clean 1975 Mongoose (long) frame, and a nice original finish Mongoose Two/Four

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#4 2009-01-12 8:52am

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I especially like the way the sprocket matches visually with the Webcos. Stunning.
Timo

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#5 2009-01-12 12:56pm

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Thanks guys. Ken, you sure were on the same track. :) That's cool...


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#6 2009-01-12 2:29pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

THE SICKEST GOOSE  ,  nice collection ya got their


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#7 2009-01-12 3:08pm

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I had to put my shades on just to look at that bike!:cool: Very Nice! We may have another show off among us! :lol:


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#8 2009-01-13 12:16pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Super nice build, You did a awesome job on that Bike.

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#9 2009-01-13 11:02pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Absolutely awesome bike! I've been drooling over it since you sent me the pic. :cool: Well done, Sir!


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#10 2009-02-07 12:08pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Thanks Ricci. I'm looking forward to seeing that new Goose of yours. :)

For anyone interested, there's a really nice '76 Squareback frameset on Ebay right now. Owned by my friend Marvin Church, it's in awesome shape and well worth checking out.


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#11 2009-11-07 7:07pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Took this old girl out for a spin today and took a couple pics... Late fall is a great time to ride in Tennessee. :cool:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09316.jpg
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#12 2009-11-07 7:10pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Nice bike, I love those old Redlines.
Rob

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#13 2009-12-02 6:49am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Dang good looking ride ya got here!
I love those webco mags too!
When I was a kid I had a pair of those mags, now your squareback brings back all sorts of memories with those mags. :(
But it's all good. :D


I'm looking for the following frames, frame & forks or completes by BMX products:
MotoTrac (nickle or chrome), Racer-X or a Super-X (with the double gussets).
Thanks ;)
I'm also johnng23604 at "Retro-goose", "VintageBMX" & "RADbmx"

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#14 2010-09-03 7:54pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

killer, I mean I love it. Great parts selection.


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#15 2010-10-13 6:56am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Beautiful Bike.looks Great with The New Brillant Nickel Plating. Webco Mags are definately Era Correct.

I had a Red Line Squareback back in '77,it was my 1st True Race Bike,that reaplaced my Schwinn Fastback Frame which had  Welded Gusset on it!

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#16 2011-09-01 2:00pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Clean very clean I just got one of these hopefully i can get mine half that good would be nice WOW!

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#17 2012-12-13 7:53pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Thanks for the nice comments guys! :)


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#18 2013-02-21 11:58pm

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Seems like the 70's bikes are dying off in interest/popularity... Especially the early and mid 70's bikes... Oh well, I'm bumpin' to keep them thumpin'!!! Haha! ;)


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#19 2013-02-22 12:29am

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Squarebacks Rule!
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#20 2014-02-06 11:11pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Very nice Jimmy!!! :)


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#21 2017-08-07 3:17pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

I had Webco  on mine   Pic taken  in 77  [img]me on redline[/img]

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