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#1 2009-08-06 9:06am

milehighripper
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1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

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1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Old school heart, new school technology

This PK Ripper was purchased new (circa 1980) from the Northglenn Bicycle shop in Northglenn, CO. The bike was blue and came with the standard accessories. Shortly thereafter I added new "Alloy" rims and upgraded the cranks to Shimano 3-piece units along with a tough neck and the Redline V-Bars. I raced this bike a few times and even won first place at a local BMX track...I still have the trophy.
After college, I hauled the bike (now dissembled) from house to house. I kept the parts because I promised myself I would someday restor it for my son. In 2008, I finally decided to rebuild the bike to its previous glory for my son's eleventh birthday. I took the frame, forks, and handlebars to a local powder coater for refinishing. I then proceeded to buy the necessary "new school" parts from Dans Comp, jensonusa, and the local bike shops.
What you see here is the finished product.
Parts list:
Circa 1980 Original PK Ripper frame (powder coated silver)
Circa 1980 Landing Gear forks (reinforced, powder coated silver)
Circa 1980 Red Line Racing "V" bars (powder coated silver)
SUN Rhyno Lite rims and hubs
Michelin "Mambo" tires
Poverty Carmi 3-piece cranks
KMC K710 Kool Chain
Poverty pedals
Animal 39-tooth Front sprocket
TekTro Sabre front and rear brakes
Lizard Skins pads
Tuff Neck
Elina UL Ultra Lite seat
Bear headset
Demolition grips
Billet dropout protectors


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#2 2010-01-10 11:57pm

djseven
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From: Portland Oregon
Registered: 2009-01-21
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Bikes: 10

Re: 1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

perfect.yikesbig_smile


I am a lair and a thief.

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#3 2010-09-13 8:55am

SE U SEE
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From: Nor-Cal
Registered: 2009-06-04
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Re: 1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! LUCKY SON YOU HAVE!!!!!!!! & YOUR ORIGINAL 80' LOOP,  LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!
I HAD TO GIVE MY 2 DAUGHTERS A PIECE OF MY SE RACING BMX LEGACY TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DOESN'T IT JUST MAKE YOU FEEL WARM & FUZZY INSIDE, SE RULZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1st  bmx= used 77' Ashtabula...sold to buy "HAULER"
2nd bmx= new  85' SE RACING Toby Henderson "HAULER"...stolen
3rd  bmx= new  85' SE RACING "PK RIPPER"...sold when turned 16

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#4 2015-02-15 4:05pm

Paulr5
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From: Des Moines, IA
Registered: 2008-03-21
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Bikes: 12

Re: 1979 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Nice new/old school vibe you have going with this bike. Some purists are rolling their eyes I'm sure, but i always say "make it yours" and you have. Nice job.

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