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1988 ELF 24

#1 2009-08-01 8:39am

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1988 ELF 24

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1988 ELF 24

SOLD! 1988 ELF 24"
Complete rebuild from ground up.
1988 Elf 24" F/F with Tioga Beartrap 2 headset and Tioga Task Force headset lock.
Elf cruiser bars mounted to DK stem w/ DK Flex Fighter.
Chrome Araya 7X's mounted to Suzue HF LB hubs w/ Cheng Shin Comp III's.
Redline Single Pinch Full Wrap 401's w/ Takagi spider and chainring.
Early version Crupi Pro Squares made by JP
Viscount Aero seat w/ Elf Zipback post and DK seatclamp.
Black MX 900's w/ Tech III lever.
Topped off with a NOS Elf padset, A'me rounds, chrome KMC chain and chrome Shimano freewheel.
Have to thank all the members on here who helped me get the parts I needed to finish the way I wanted it.
Coming Soon- Now I have to get busy finishing the wifes Elf cruiser.



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#2 2009-08-01 7:12pm

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

Real nice! Great stuff in your collection!

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#3 2009-08-04 11:50am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

sharp, nice looking, classy classic

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#4 2009-08-04 12:30pm

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

That looks great... seatpost is a nice touch.


Seriously considering a torker/redline midlife crisis project ^_^

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#5 2009-09-14 11:18am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

Completely rebuilt it from the ground up. Check it out!

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#6 2009-09-14 11:38am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

oldskoolcal6r wrote:

Completely rebuilt it from the ground up. Check it out!

The bike looks great but are you sure its an ELF? The drop outs look like Boss to me.


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

"Tuna taco around the bed, I think I'll take the bus instead"  -Angry Samoans

No sales to: PJ1, Church, Spartacus or to the country of Belgium

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#7 2009-09-14 12:55pm

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

scraplord wrote:

oldskoolcal6r wrote:

Completely rebuilt it from the ground up. Check it out!

The bike looks great but are you sure its an ELF? The drop outs look like Boss to me.

You have to be kidding me! Trust me its an Elf. There are three holes in the rear dropouts just like an Elf. It has the squared, slotted brake bridge just like an Elf with the serial # under it. A Boss its NOT.

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#8 2010-01-17 10:35pm

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

yes this all elf. It is my 88 big brother and great looking BRO. I remember when you bought this along time ago just frame and fork. Nice job building this cruiser. PS cant wait to see the misses cruiser. I bet she wont like it as much as you will.


Need a 24" Elf Traction plate frame and fork.
<<<RIP BUDDY

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#9 2010-01-18 5:42am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

Um. ELFs have the serial number on the drop-outs not the brake bridge (at least in the 80s). And the brake bridge should be round. Plus the drop-outs are totally differerent. See mine:
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/elf/10558
Whats the serial #? Could it be a newer model?


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

"Tuna taco around the bed, I think I'll take the bus instead"  -Angry Samoans

No sales to: PJ1, Church, Spartacus or to the country of Belgium

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#10 2010-01-18 6:57am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

yep , this is all ELF and a nice one also with double thick dropouts!

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#11 2010-01-18 7:11am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

Scraplord wrote:

Um. ELFs have the serial number on the drop-outs not the brake bridge (at least in the 80s). And the brake bridge should be round. Plus the drop-outs are totally differerent. See mine:
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/elf/10558
Whats the serial #? Could it be a newer model?

Scraplord, dude you need to work on your ELF knowledge a bit. I think it might just be the glare and the fact I have Crupi framesavers on the dropouts that have you confused. My dropouts are identical to your 85. As for the brake bridge. ELF liked to change things up, in roughly 88 and 89 they used a slotted squared box tubing for the bridge with the serial number stamped under it. I have this 88 and a 89 Double Butted frame that both have that. I also have a 86 frame that has a flat slotted brake bridge. That frame the serial is on the dropouts as for a 92 DoubleCross I used to have. If I get a chance maybe I will take picks of everything and PM you so you can make a mental note of it.

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#12 2010-01-18 8:01am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

88 and 89 was the only years they had the square brake bridge and they put the serial number on them. 87 came with a flat brake bridge a little like boss maybe that is what scrapy is talking about? So 83-85 round 86-87 flat 88-89square 90-94 round again and then catibrakes 95-96 and then the A brakes. RingRing Ring schools out. lol


Need a 24" Elf Traction plate frame and fork.
<<<RIP BUDDY

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#13 2010-01-18 8:45am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

elfbiker wrote:

88 and 89 was the only years they had the square brake bridge and they put the serial number on them. 87 came with a flat brake bridge a little like boss maybe that is what scrapy is talking about? So 83-85 round 86-87 flat 88-89square 90-94 round again and then catibrakes 95-96 and then the A brakes. RingRing Ring schools out. lol

I think I will add a visual aid to Professor Steve's lecture.lol
Hopefully this might clarify what we are talking about.
Was taking pictures anyway as this frame might be going on the market soon.

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww178/faulknermark/bb001.jpg

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#14 2010-01-18 9:22am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

elfbiker wrote:

yes this all elf. It is my 88 big brother and great looking BRO. I remember when you bought this along time ago just frame and fork. Nice job building this cruiser. PS cant wait to see the misses cruiser. I bet she wont like it as much as you will.

lol  I already turned and burned her ride. I have two cruisers in the works, a 89 Double Butted, and a 86 Pro. Here is the link to hers that I just sold. Money is tight so I'm on a one in one out mentality right now.
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/elf/32344

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#15 2010-09-22 4:10pm

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

Sweeeet classic elf right here......yummmmmmm:)smilesmilesmilesmile


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#16 2010-10-21 2:19am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

I got a 1988 elf 24 with the extended forks and I wanted to know the frames top tub lenth for a frame with standard forks?

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#17 2010-10-21 11:26am

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

roberts1234567890 wrote:

I got a 1988 elf 24 with the extended forks and I wanted to know the frames top tub lenth for a frame with standard forks?

Well maybe you should use the tape measure rather than spamming up museum bikes! yikes


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

"Tuna taco around the bed, I think I'll take the bus instead"  -Angry Samoans

No sales to: PJ1, Church, Spartacus or to the country of Belgium

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#18 2013-11-06 12:32pm

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Re: 1988 ELF 24

dude. This thing is sick.

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