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#1 2009-08-22 7:36pm

quinonesm
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1987 Redline RL-20II

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1987 Redline RL-20II

RL Osborn RL-20II Prototype Tribute

Here is my RL20II, built up as an RL Osborn tribute. It started with the F/F of one the most popular freestyle bikes from BITD, which I purchased (from Hboost) already powdered and with decals applied. When this F/F came up for sale I immediately had ideas running through my head as to how to build this up. I set out to accumulate parts to best mimic the famous photo of RL stylin' in front of the arc de triomphe paris, France. I'm happy to say that I pretty much accomplished what my mind saw at that moment.
I owned an original all turquoise RL-20II BITD which I truly loved. That bike fit my stature to a T! It was probably a result of seeing the photo of RL in Paris on this bike that I had to have one. I loved Redlines and this one with the 5" head tube, ideal geometry, wrap around double top tubes and smooth looking built in frame standers at the chain stays, was perfection to me!
As with most of my builds, I utilized a combination of used/restored and NOS parts. As much as I wanted to mimic RL's bike from the Paris photo, I had to make some changes to highlight some colors and to suit my personal tastes. I went with the very rare Silver/Grey Peregrine Master graphite wheels which I got from my good friend Kevin (Kmpap). Instead of the original chrome flight cranks I first had on here, I decided to use a white pair along with mint condition graphite-X pedals which I got from Domphippso. I had a couple of parts polished and then powdered in Candy Apple Red by Chip at C4; those parts included the Hutch stem, Nippon calipers and the Suntour seat post clamp. I originally had a NOS MX-1000 on the rear and an FS-880 up front, but traded the MX set with Scott (13thoni) for that hard to find forklifter FS plate! I love how the white inlays of the Nippons pick up on the white F/F anyway. Those are dated DC cables in black (front and upper of rear leading to rotor) and a dated DC cable in red from the rotor to the rear caliper. I got a sweet set of grey peregrine brake pads from a member here too! The Elina seat came from my buddy Tony (Gunluva) and I had some decals made in a deeper red (without the orange tint) and a light grey outline. The Comp ST's came from Paul (Bronxstyer) to round things out. All in all, she turned out as great as I envisioned and hoped. I hope you enjoy this tribute to one of the greatest freestyle riders who helped pioneer the freestyle side of BMX!
Parts & Specs:
Frame: 1987 Redline RL-20II Serial#: Obscured by powder coating
Fork: 1987 Redline RL-20
Tubes: 100% Cro-Mo
Handlebars: Redline Forklifter Freestyle bars
Number Plate: Original Redline Forklifter Freestyle plate with various decals
Stem: Original Hutch Western H freestyle stem (polished and PC candy red)
Grips: A'me Dual's in Grey & Black
Seatpost: Redline straight post
Seat: Elina Lightning Bolt seat w/custom lightning decal
Seatpost clamp: Suntour (powdered Candy red)
Levers: NOS Dia-Compe tech 5's
Front brake/pads: Dia-Compe 883 Nippon w/Weinmann -micro adjuster and Grey Peregrine pads
Rear brake/pads: Dia-Compe 883 Nippon w/Weinmann -micro adjuster and Grey Peregrine pads
Gyro: NOS ACS Pro Rotor
Gyro cables: Dia-Compe dated cables (black upper & red lower)
Brake cable, front: Dia-Compe dated cable in black
Headset: Black Hatta
Cranks: Redline 401 Flight Cranks (Single pinch full wrap) in OG white
Pedals: Mint MKS Graphite-X pedals
Front sprocket: Redline Flight Sprocket (mirror polished)
Chain: Chrome Izumi
Rear sprocket/cog: 16T Shimano
Wheels: Peregrine Master Graphite composite in rare Silver/Grey
Pegs: NOS Redline fork pegs
Tires: NOS Tioga Compe ST's
Tubes: 20 x 1.75 w/red rad kaps dice caps
Thanks for looking!


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Last edited by quinonesm (2009-08-26 7:20am)


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#2 2009-08-22 7:44pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

so this is it marcus , AWESOME JOB , this is sick , instant fave big_smile


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#3 2009-08-22 7:47pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Awesome, whats the scoop on the number plate?


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#4 2009-08-22 7:49pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Topher - this is it! big_smile Thanks!
Glenn - It is an original plate that I worked out a trade for with Scott (13thoni). I had a couple of decals and got a few more from Louis (ultrahive) and put them on there as well. The one on my Chrome RL which was approved also has a fake plate, but this one is real. Thanks again.

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#5 2009-08-22 7:50pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Did you trade your first born son for it?

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#6 2009-08-22 7:54pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

looks real good, i like it very nice job on it


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#7 2009-08-22 7:58pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Here are some additional photos starting with the one that started it all for me:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/RedlineRL22inParis-1.jpg

The humidity was insane here in NYC today, so I didn't take as many as I usually do! lol A few minutes outside and I was literally dripping!

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/GQ8K4334.jpg

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/GQ8K4336.jpg

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/GQ8K4341-1.jpg

Bling, bling! Look at the reflection of the crank arm on this Chain wheel! The guy I got it from did a hell of a job polishing it!
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/GQ8K4343.jpg

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/GQ8K4371.jpg

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Thanks again for looking!

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#8 2009-08-22 8:00pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

glenn1011 wrote:

Did you trade your first born son for it?

Glenn

LOL! Luckily, no. My first born is a girl and Scott wasn't really interested! lollollol Actually though, Scott is a great guy and he was up front about it's condition (not being NOS or mint) and wanted to be sure I knew all about it. he sent detailed photos and even sent it ahead of time so that I can clean it up in time for Summer Slam! I gave him his end of the deal on site at the slam and made a good friend as well! Thanks again Scott! wink


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#9 2009-08-22 8:01pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

I'm speechless!  That thing truly is a work of art!


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#10 2009-08-22 8:01pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

love the detailing marcus , very nice


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#11 2009-08-22 8:09pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Thanks Topher. I was trying out the red Rotor sticker but I think I will go back to the original black decal:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/iPhoneUpload-13.jpg

Here is how it looked a couple of months ago while it was coming along:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/iPhoneUpload-9.jpg

Here was a mock-up after I got the mags:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/iPhoneUpload.jpg

Here it is when I first got the F/F and a few parts:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/IMG_0668.jpg


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#12 2009-08-22 8:23pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Incredible attention to detail.  I remember being blown away by the same photo of RL BITD.  Definitely one of my favs in the museum - you're going to get a lot of hits on this bad boy!


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#13 2009-08-22 8:28pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Woah. Real nice. cool

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#14 2009-08-22 8:29pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Thanks jdavis and 1pccranks! I'm rather anal about the details (like OCD anal! lol) and I won't even post it until I'm satisfied with it. I struggled with certain details like the chain. Which do you think looks better?
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/iPhoneUpload-14.jpg

I kind of thought it was too much black & red with this one
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/iPhoneUpload-16.jpg

Here it is with the MX-1000 I had on the rear and the silver chain after switching out the red/black one:
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/quinonesm9/iPhoneUpload-17.jpg

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#15 2009-08-22 8:41pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

I'm not a fan of colored chains, so I would go with the standard look.


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#16 2009-08-22 8:42pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

1pccrank wrote:

I'm not a fan of colored chains, so I would go with the standard look.

LOL! That's why I went with the Silver chain instead. It looked like overkill to me.


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#17 2009-08-22 8:45pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Honestly though, that bike would look good with just about any chain!


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#18 2009-08-22 9:11pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

you built it up right Marcus, this bike is Slick!  From the Number plate to the red nippons, that match the stem, to the grip tape to the pegs.  cool

oh and you cant forget those grey peregrines! dang, i had flashes of envy lol

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#19 2009-08-22 9:35pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

RADbandit wrote:

you built it up right Marcus, this bike is Slick!  From the Number plate to the red nippons, that match the stem, to the grip tape to the pegs.  cool

oh and you cant forget those grey peregrines! dang, i had flashes of envy lol

LOL! Thank you, but you know you have no reason to envy with some of the bikes in your stable! wink


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#20 2009-08-22 10:19pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Sano! That is beautiful, super build Marcus.

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#21 2009-08-22 10:26pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

so so so insanely ridiculous.this thing rules.wow.


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#22 2009-08-22 10:50pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

yea marcus , the acs black sticker looks better but i kinda dug the half red and half black cool

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#23 2009-08-23 6:51am

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

I'm totally diggin' this bike. I love the fact that you did it the way you wanted it; like the grey/silver Peregrines and the decal on the seat.


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#24 2009-08-23 10:45am

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Thanks for all of the kind words guys! About the only thing I'll do to it now is change the frame decals since I have the correct one's with the darker grey.


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#25 2009-08-23 3:24pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

this is a sick a$$ bike bro, AWESOME job!!!!


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