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#1 2010-03-29 9:31pm

PlanetX
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1981 Torker L.P.

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1981 Torker L.P.

This is a replica of the bike I had in 1980. I still need to tweak a few things, but it's close enough. There are a couple of things I did to my bike BITD that I'm simply not willing to do now.

Frame: Torker LP (OG was 1979 or 1980--I'm not sure. later on I replaced the red headbadge with a yellow one.)
Forks: Torker (OG were undrilled and had stickers removed)
Stem: Torker Ultra-6
Headset: Tange
Bars: Mongoose SS with 1" wood dowel extensions
Grips: Oakley 2
Brake Lever: Dia COmpe with two-color rubber sleeve
Brakes: Shimano Tourney, Kool Stop Finned pads (OG probably were de-anodized with EZ-Off)
Seatpost: Fluted Alloy
Saddle: Cycle Pro Shot Gun/Jaguar II by Ariake) (OG was a red Jaguar II that I painted black. I have a red Jaguar II, but I'm not going to paint it.)
Seat clamp: Xcaliber
Wheels: Araya 7C rims, Shimano MX cassette hubs, Front drilled with Campy Oil Clip, 14T rear cog
Freewheel: N/A
Tires: Cycle Pro Snake Belly 20 x 2.125 front, Mitsuboshi Competiton II 20 x 1.75 rear
Cranks: Shimano 600 with One-Key release, 170 mm, 39T Shimano chainring
BB: Shimano
Pedals: KKT Lightning
Other: Torker frame and handlebar pad, Tuf Neck Pro stem pad and Home-made, Forty Four 16, replica number plate and numbers.


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Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#2 2010-03-29 9:53pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Another great Torker Michael! Nice work.


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#3 2010-03-30 7:25am

jjr
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

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Last edited by jjr (2014-12-23 9:56am)


old school BMXer  with a 22 year racing career!

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#4 2010-03-30 11:31pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Nice!!!!!!!! big_smile


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#5 2010-03-31 5:25am

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Great build!!!!!

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#6 2010-03-31 11:20pm

PlanetX
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Thanks. I'm diggin' it.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#7 2010-04-01 12:01am

momo_torker
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

The Break lever and # plate are like the perfect OG touch. Love it.


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

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#8 2010-04-01 2:47pm

PlanetX
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Thanks.

Same lever and cover I had on the bike I replicated. You can see it in the race pic. I'm the one in second. It works (or doesn't) just as badly as the one I had BITD.

The plate is cool--I made it to be my race plate for this year, then the ABA gave me a new number--but I plan to make a copy of the red & black one I raced with soon.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#9 2013-05-01 2:34am

nic968
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Very cool...


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#10 2015-03-26 10:28am

TaylorRides
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Totally cool bike man!cool


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#11 2015-04-02 6:16pm

evolvo13
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

I love to see rebuild/replicas of personal bikes like this.  Awesome Torker, looks all business! cool


BMX racer (1985-2001), now an avid MTB and cyclocross racer... maybe still a BMX'er!  I enjoy restoring and rebuilding vintage BMX and MTBs.  Steel is real!

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#12 2015-04-28 4:13pm

Aulton
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Bike's like this is why i love the homepage. Just gotta love the early torkers


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#13 2015-05-03 10:25am

rmeneses
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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

Beautiful.


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#14 2016-07-04 7:46pm

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Re: 1981 Torker L.P.

I wouldn't change a thing.  It is a perfect old school build IMO. Nice Work!!!!


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