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1976 Redline Squareback

#1 2009-07-06 9:54pm

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1976 Redline Squareback

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1976 Redline Squareback

2nd Generation of the Squareback with two hole gusset

The 1976 frame had some improvements and most notably the front gusset was increased in size with two holes, slight geometry change, and depending on the Nickel run some may be brighter than others.
Redline's MX design into the BMX realm was huge and allowed many kids like myself to have a bullet proof bike but don't mention the $120 price tag for a frame and fork to my Mom in 1975. 
The bike features era correct parts and the MX-60's are original finish and add to the chrome Redline offered for 1976. 
The stem is a prototype that was featured only on the Redline Monoshock bike which had a production run of less than 50.  Eventually this stem was redefined as the Proline stem featured in 1977.  Kudos to Byron Friday for testing this stem which became another huge hit for Redline.

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Hope you all enjoy another historical Squareback ride.
VEHICLE
Frame - Redline Squareback original finish
Fork - Redline
Stem - Redline 1975 prototype
Bars - Kawasaki tall bars
Grips - Hunt Wild
Headset - Tange
Rims - MX-60's original finish with sealed front hub
Rear hub - Shimano coaster brake
Front Tire - Cheng Shin
Rear Tire - Cheng Shin
Chain - Black
Chain ring - Addicks
Cranks - Ashtabula
Bottom Bracket - Tange
Pedals - KKT Rat trap
Seat - Black quilted
Seat post - Chrome post
Seat post clamp - Chrome steel
Pad set - White


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#2 2009-07-07 6:02am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

WOW Amazin !


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#3 2009-07-07 10:01am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Sweet bike.

Thanks for adding to the value/usefulness of the site with all your amazing bikes


WTB the following REDLINE Frame Pads:
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#4 2009-07-07 10:37am

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Great example of an old RL, nice job on it! smile


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#5 2009-07-07 1:29pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Nice!smile


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#6 2009-07-07 4:29pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

That is one beautiful squareback!  I should have never got rid of my one BITD.  Good job.  Instant fav for me!


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#7 2009-07-07 6:42pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

wow man is this one cherry square! big_smile


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#8 2009-07-08 10:32am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

That bike is so nice, I gotta Have it  ( LOL ). Seriously a true Piece of Bmx history and a beautiful bike indeed.

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#9 2009-07-08 11:35pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

VERY NICE , THIS BIKE IS AWESOME


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#10 2009-07-10 6:11pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Gotta love the old school squarebacks. Those wheels look incredible. Great bike.

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#11 2009-07-12 8:29am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Thanks for the + feedback and have five more Redlines queued up to submit

MS-60's are very strong, durable, and orginal finish.  Having a sealed front hub was totally trick back then still roll really nice!


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#12 2009-07-18 7:53am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

Wow, totally trick Squareback and the rims really accent the bike well.  How much does it weigh as I can't image riding a bike that heavy.  Squarebacks were in a class of their own and Redline was very innovative.

thanks for posting

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#13 2009-07-18 7:58am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

holy squareback grail.

 

#14 2009-07-25 7:19pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

very nice !!!!!!!!

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#15 2009-07-26 3:25pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

beautiful bike cool

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#16 2009-08-06 4:59pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

"How much does it weigh as I can't image riding a bike that heavy"

The bike weighs in at 33 pounds;)

Thanks for the + feedback big_smile


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#17 2010-02-01 7:02pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

I had one BITD,it was my Very 1st True BMX Bike,before that a Schwinn Fastback Frame with welded gussets on it!


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#18 2010-11-07 2:48am

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Nice machine you got there!smile


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#19 2010-11-20 8:45am

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

I had one BITD,it was my Very 1st True BMX Bike,before that a Schwinn Fastback Frame with welded gussets on it!

Dave totally here ya.  Had a Schwinn Fastback and luckily convinced my Mom to get me a Redline Squareback.  In 1975 I got the below f/f which turns out to be manufactured in 1974.  Great products from Redline from the get go and still goin' strong today!

http://www.jtfreestyle.com/media/picts/Bikes/2006%201974%20RL%20squareback%20JTFreestyle_.jpg


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#20 2011-04-14 12:57pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

very nice bike!


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#21 2011-10-04 1:26pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

My 1st bmx bike.I had it from my brother.


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#22 2016-01-13 6:43pm

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Re: 1976 Redline Squareback

That's Beautiful cool

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