You are not logged in.

Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.  RSS Feed

#26 2010-01-22 9:02am

Draw
Pro MemberRev on the Redline
From: Alabama
Registered: 2008-10-09
Posts: 10034
Bikes: 2
For Sale: 6

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

remember that schwinn made a V bar for the predators.
i got two sets of these. one is chrome and the other silver alloy.

these have the exact same bends and look just like redline bars.
except where the v-bar attaches to the main bar. they also have no stamp.

redline v bars go into the main bar at an angle. the schwinn bars
have a slight bend right at the weld so the v-bar is almost perpendicular
to the main bar and not angled like redlines design.

the welds on the alloy are so big that you cant see this other small bend.

Last edited by Draw (2010-01-22 9:04am)


Light, Strong, Cheap ... Pick two

Offline

 

#27 2010-01-22 10:38am

JeF
Pro Member
From: San Jose, CA
Registered: 2008-09-25
Posts: 1237

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

I'm watching these "redline v bars" on ebay. They are NOT stamped and the guy says it's anodized. According to the research I've done on this site, redline didnt anodize their bars...and if you look at the pic on the ebay link, they actually kinda look anodized. It has the redline sticker but you can get that anywhere. So do you guys think their a "genuine redline product" or fakes?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

Offline

 

#28 2010-01-22 11:25am

Draw
Pro MemberRev on the Redline
From: Alabama
Registered: 2008-10-09
Posts: 10034
Bikes: 2
For Sale: 6

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

have him post a pic of the 'small chip' or ask him what material the bars are made from.

that will tell you a lot.

he may not know the difference between anodizing and candy paint or that steel will not anodize.

Last edited by Draw (2010-01-22 11:27am)


Light, Strong, Cheap ... Pick two

Offline

 

#29 2010-01-22 2:56pm

RusT808
Hawaiian Built
From: Hi.
Registered: 2009-01-16
Posts: 4650

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

JeF wrote:

I'm watching these "redline v bars" on ebay. They are NOT stamped and the guy says it's anodized. According to the research I've done on this site, redline didnt anodize their bars...and if you look at the pic on the ebay link, they actually kinda look anodized. It has the redline sticker but you can get that anywhere. So do you guys think their a "genuine redline product" or fakes?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

The colored v-bars I've seen were always candy painted. Those in that auction might not be authentic, the Redline sticker's font is not what I remember on the candied cars.


SHOOTS, BRAH!!

Offline

 

#30 2010-01-22 2:58pm

itsdug
Pro MemberMike Hunt
From: Nashville
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 19155
Bikes: 5
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

Look for a made in Taiwan sticker on those!


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Offline

 

#31 2010-02-04 1:54pm

itsdug
Pro MemberMike Hunt
From: Nashville
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 19155
Bikes: 5
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

A lot of back and forth here. So is it safe to say that the early V-bars probably didn't have a stamp? Then it went oval(below), 3 line font and then the newer oval stamp. The mystery continues!
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss4/itsdug1/Misc%20BMX/OvalStamp2.jpg


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Offline

 

#32 2010-02-04 2:25pm

That70'sGuy
Bible Thumper
From: Illinois
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 6380
Bikes: 25
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

mnbhmjgbi ulkyip;9j59bg6r n7fgoth8g59vbr7yhn98 civouylkf
please someone have proof of something


1 847 249 5670 shop ask for von never on thursday
playatyourownrisk360@yahoo.com  bmxpert on duty.....
thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
210 264 8937
no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

Offline

 

#33 2010-02-04 2:57pm

itsdug
Pro MemberMike Hunt
From: Nashville
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 19155
Bikes: 5
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

vonmark01 wrote:

mnbhmjgbi ulkyip;9j59bg6r n7fgoth8g59vbr7yhn98 civouylkf
please someone have proof of something

Sorry bro! tongue


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Offline

 

#34 2010-02-04 7:12pm

Draw
Pro MemberRev on the Redline
From: Alabama
Registered: 2008-10-09
Posts: 10034
Bikes: 2
For Sale: 6

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

1st gen V bars has a crazy deep V
i dont know/remember if they had a stamp.

im thinking the time line of the oval would look like this
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC08080.jpg
could the broken oval be a fluke or the design of the die ?
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss4/itsdug1/Misc%20BMX/OvalStamp2.jpg
notice no lines inside the oval.
http://i34.tinypic.com/2q1c32v.jpg
bars ive owned since new. got them late 83.
note oval with inside lines.

Last edited by Draw (2010-02-04 7:15pm)


Light, Strong, Cheap ... Pick two

Offline

 

#35 2010-02-04 7:33pm

DRbmxbikes
Pro Member
From: Arizona
Registered: 2006-12-29
Posts: 3324
Bikes: 11
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

my v bar collection.http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg270/concreteaziz/IMGP2303.jpg notice the black bars are copys.

Last edited by DRbmxbikes (2010-02-04 7:34pm)


when it comes time to die,be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way,sing your death song and die like a hero going home. chief aupumut mohican 1725

Offline

 

#36 2010-02-04 7:39pm

RedlineMXIII
Intermediate
From: Michigan
Registered: 2008-04-05
Posts: 400
Bikes: 2

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

That stamping means nothing. The bars were chromed. Polishing could change the look of the stamp. The guy that stamped them may have felt weak that day and did not strike it hard that day. Or.....the deep stamp may have been struck harder. The stamp is not an accurate way to determine the exact year. Who cares anyway? Just enjoy them for what they are. Bars. Not the dead sea scrolls. roll

Offline

 

#37 2010-02-04 9:12pm

itsdug
Pro MemberMike Hunt
From: Nashville
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 19155
Bikes: 5
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

Who cares about dead sea scrolls?


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Offline

 

#38 2010-02-04 10:08pm

RusT808
Hawaiian Built
From: Hi.
Registered: 2009-01-16
Posts: 4650

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

It would be nice to have a time line on these, knowledge is fun.


SHOOTS, BRAH!!

Offline

 

#39 2010-02-04 10:34pm

itsdug
Pro MemberMike Hunt
From: Nashville
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 19155
Bikes: 5
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

RusT808 wrote:

knowledge is fun.


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Offline

 

#40 2010-02-05 3:08am

coasty
Pro Member
From: Queensland, Australia
Registered: 2007-03-25
Posts: 3194
Bikes: 18

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

Message posted on Vintage.
No stamp Nickel bars first (I have a set)
Oval stamp then 3 lines stamp.
I think. I never owned the oval stamped ones.


70's bmx is where it's at.

Offline

 

#41 2010-02-05 3:09am

coasty
Pro Member
From: Queensland, Australia
Registered: 2007-03-25
Posts: 3194
Bikes: 18

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/redlinebars.jpg


70's bmx is where it's at.

Offline

 

#42 2010-02-05 2:03pm

Draw
Pro MemberRev on the Redline
From: Alabama
Registered: 2008-10-09
Posts: 10034
Bikes: 2
For Sale: 6

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

RedlineMXIII wrote:

That stamping means nothing. The bars were chromed. Polishing could change the look of the stamp. The guy that stamped them may have felt weak that day and did not strike it hard that day. Or.....the deep stamp may have been struck harder. The stamp is not an accurate way to determine the exact year. Who cares anyway? Just enjoy them for what they are. Bars. Not the dead sea scrolls. roll

sorry but no.

no matter how hard you stamp it or how much you polish the area around the stamp.
you will not polish the lines out from inside the oval or the outer oval curves away while
keeping the stamped lettering crisp and deep. saying that it will is just silly.

you can clearly see the broken oval stamp is not the result of being polished
or being stamped light. im thinking its a clue to its generation. maybe the oval stamp
was done as a two or three part stamp and the stamper forgot to use the tight ovals.
i dont know but i know asking questions and getting feedback is better then keeping
all info in the dark.

the stamp design wont give you an exact year but it will help
determine what generation the bars are.

heck, the redline serial numbers wont even tell you the exact year 90% of the time.
now thats something worth rolling your eyes at IMO.


DRbmxbikes wrote:

notice the black bars are copys.

copies of what ?
redline never made a pinched end V bar. first gen V bars also have a very deep V
it almost dips to the neck its so deep.

are those red bars stamped ?
i got a set thats not stamped. still seeing if i can find another set
to see if others did not come with a stamp.

Last edited by Draw (2010-02-05 2:14pm)


Light, Strong, Cheap ... Pick two

Offline

 

#43 2010-02-05 2:09pm

chromey
Pro MemberObi-Wan Chromey
From: Philadelphia, PA
Registered: 2007-07-19
Posts: 11499
Bikes: 17

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

Great thread. I've always wondered about the sizes.

Now I just hope to get my hands on some "STR" V-Bars
I like 'em wide.


— — — — —
"every move is like a lightning..."

Offline

 

#44 2010-02-05 2:10pm

Draw
Pro MemberRev on the Redline
From: Alabama
Registered: 2008-10-09
Posts: 10034
Bikes: 2
For Sale: 6

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

the V bars are harder to find then the strait ones in my experience.

once our debating and theories are hashed out, im going to edit the first post with more accurate info
(most of it is not accurate. thats what makes us debating this stuff so important)

Last edited by Draw (2010-02-05 2:13pm)


Light, Strong, Cheap ... Pick two

Offline

 

#45 2010-02-06 3:59am

coasty
Pro Member
From: Queensland, Australia
Registered: 2007-03-25
Posts: 3194
Bikes: 18

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

My first gen Nickel (under the powder, they were stuffed) Vbars. No stamp.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/Resizeof2009-09-20002.jpg


70's bmx is where it's at.

Offline

 

#46 2010-02-06 4:41am

2009noob
Intermediate
From: Syracuse, NY
Registered: 2009-07-04
Posts: 266

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

no stamp on this V-bar 84 500ahttp://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae165/beaujeremy2003/103.jpg

Offline

 

#47 2010-02-06 4:43am

2009noob
Intermediate
From: Syracuse, NY
Registered: 2009-07-04
Posts: 266

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae165/beaujeremy2003/101.jpg

Offline

 

#48 2010-02-06 2:50pm

DRbmxbikes
Pro Member
From: Arizona
Registered: 2006-12-29
Posts: 3324
Bikes: 11
Website

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

Draw wrote:

RedlineMXIII wrote:

That stamping means nothing. The bars were chromed. Polishing could change the look of the stamp. The guy that stamped them may have felt weak that day and did not strike it hard that day. Or.....the deep stamp may have been struck harder. The stamp is not an accurate way to determine the exact year. Who cares anyway? Just enjoy them for what they are. Bars. Not the dead sea scrolls. roll

sorry but no.

no matter how hard you stamp it or how much you polish the area around the stamp.
you will not polish the lines out from inside the oval or the outer oval curves away while
keeping the stamped lettering crisp and deep. saying that it will is just silly.

you can clearly see the broken oval stamp is not the result of being polished
or being stamped light. im thinking its a clue to its generation. maybe the oval stamp
was done as a two or three part stamp and the stamper forgot to use the tight ovals.
i dont know but i know asking questions and getting feedback is better then keeping
all info in the dark.

the stamp design wont give you an exact year but it will help
determine what generation the bars are.

heck, the redline serial numbers wont even tell you the exact year 90% of the time.
now thats something worth rolling your eyes at IMO.


DRbmxbikes wrote:

notice the black bars are copys.

copies of what ?
redline never made a pinched end V bar. first gen V bars also have a very deep V
it almost dips to the neck its so deep.

are those red bars stamped ?
i got a set thats not stamped. still seeing if i can find another set
to see if others did not come with a stamp.

The red and nickle bars are not stamped .


when it comes time to die,be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way,sing your death song and die like a hero going home. chief aupumut mohican 1725

Offline

 

#49 2010-02-06 3:10pm

JoeKat
Pro MemberMust resist...another Redline
From: Cincinnati, OH
Registered: 2007-03-05
Posts: 3909
Bikes: 20
For Sale: 1

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

DRbmxbikes wrote:

The red and nickle bars are not stamped .

Double check the red bars; I have a set just like them and I didn't think the were stamped until I examined them real close on the left side.


WTB the following REDLINE Frame Pads:
CARRERA
PL-24

Offline

 

#50 2010-02-06 5:17pm

JeF
Pro Member
From: San Jose, CA
Registered: 2008-09-25
Posts: 1237

Re: Redline V bar sizes shown and explained.

2009noob wrote:

no stamp on this V-bar 84 500ahttp://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae16 … 03/103.jpg

I'm not as well versed as these other guys...but I'm pretty sure that the 500a did NOT come with 'redline' bars. I think most were made by KUSUKI or something like that...but most will just have a sticker that says something like 'approved by redline.' I think I saw pics of it around this forum somewhere.

...now if only we can figure out those non-stamped microlines! hmm

Offline

 

Board footer

View Cart →