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#1 2007-08-17 12:22pm

80 PRO-LINE
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1980 Redline Proline

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1980 Redline Proline

This is my original BMX machine from back in the day.

I started out in the late '70s with a department store tank of a bike called a St. Tropez. Slowly, as my limited income from allowances and odd jobs would allow, I would upgrade the bike with real parts. On Christmas 1980, Santa delivered the greatest gift ever to a BMX freak. A Red Line Pro-Line frame and fork! Pure Heaven! (I still have a photo of the frame & fork under the tree.)

After hundreds of miles of riding everywhere and countless NBL races over the next 6-7 years, this is how the bike ended up. I raced around NJ in places like Howell, Long Branch, Flemington & Englishtown. The Red Line is now a mid-'80s BMX time machine. I've broken every part on a bike as many of you have. Among them, the original Pro-Line forks ejected the front wheel one day on a hard jump landing hence the tapered Pro-Line II forks on it now.
* Redline 185mm 401 Flight Cranks
* Sun Tour XC-II beartrap pedals
* D.I.D. chrome chain
* Araya 7C 20x1.75 rims w/ Suzue hubs
* Comp III tires (2.125 front; 1.75 rear)
* Dia-Compe MX brakes
* Redline Super Pro Line stem "The Brute"
* Sun Tour Head Lock-Up
* CW Pro handlebars
* Elina Lightning Bolt seat
* GT seat post
* Sun Tour seat post clamp
* Oakley F1 grips
* Haro/Bicycle Motocross Action number plate w/ Zeronine numbers
* One well worn Red Line frame pad zip tied to the handle bars.

1985 Iron Man Classic - Howell, NJ
Likely one of the, if not the, last time I raced back in the day.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff304/meanbuicks/BMX/1985_Iron_Man_Classic_zps7bd1e1d2.jpg


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Greg - Old CJBMX Veteran racing again after 30-year hiatus cool
'80 Redline Pro-Line   '08 Redline Proline 24
'09 Redline MX-20      '09 Redline MX-24
'13 Redline Flight Pro XXL
'14 Redline Flight Pro 24
'14 Haro Flightline Carbon 29 Comp

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#2 2007-08-19 1:09pm

BMXKrumb
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Awesome bike. I say keep it original and find the matching pro line era forks to go with it.
Very cool piece of history, looks completely original.
I love it!!!


Currently in need of -  Black Tuf Neck stem, Black Shimano DX pedals 9/16 -Black Maxy Cross cranks.

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#3 2007-08-20 3:36am

shivadread
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Stunning Redline, would love one of these classicss


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#4 2007-08-21 7:48am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

very cool, I really like your site on the old Lakeland Dragstrip, my parents raced there some in the late 60's. -Robb


"If you ain't wrecked it, you ain't rode it."

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#5 2007-10-03 1:07am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

awesome redline....i want one........DOH!!


Build it & ride.... ; )

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#6 2007-10-03 1:36am

prolineII
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

man, that is an awesome survivor. what can i say, except i envy you to still have your own bike from BITD and one of the pinacle frames to boot.

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#7 2007-10-03 11:17am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Sweet Redline.  Most of wish that we had kept our bikes from our childhood.  Leave it the way it is as it is a cool time machine!

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#8 2007-12-15 8:00pm

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

I still have my 85 Mongoose Californian that I purchased brand new in mid to late '84. Only thing original is the headset and the seatpost clamp and the forks.

Last edited by probowler1999 (2007-12-15 8:00pm)


CW...all the way!

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#9 2008-01-10 2:33pm

2elliot
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

That is one cool Proline, but the fact that it's your bike from BITD makes it even cooler... you can't buy history like that!!

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#10 2008-07-10 3:35am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

I THINK YOUR BIKE IS FANTASTIC , I TOTTALY LOVE  THE USED  LOOK ,   IT WAS YOUR  OLD PIC THAT WANTED ME  TO GO OUT A BUILD MY OWN , BUT UNFORTUNATLY I COULDNT GET MY HANDS  ON A REAL PROLINE , BUT  THINK I GOT  PRIETY CLOSE  ,

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#11 2008-07-30 6:26am

JoeKat
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Survivors are under appreciated. Your bike is fantastic. I'd leave it the way it is but I would try to grab the right fork to have just in case you decide to put it back to it's 1980 appearance. I love the F&F under the tree.


WTB the following REDLINE Frame Pads:
CARRERA
PL-24

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#12 2009-02-26 5:47pm

MADDAWG
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Amazing  RL, thank god  Santa still existed back then smile


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#13 2009-05-19 5:17am

stclair411
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Don't change a thing! It looks perfect.

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#14 2009-05-19 5:31am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

that bike is awesome.  don't change a thing on it.  that plate rocks.

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#15 2010-10-30 9:40am

thestubbornmule
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

picture under the tree PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wanted: Redline Proline 77-80 early model with teardrop forks, frame/forks or complete in WHITE
Blue or red 7x Araya wheels NON copies pref high flange hubs
Tioga mitsuboshi 2 tone comp 3 tires red/blue/yellow any color
Tange 125 headset red, blue or gold will take any (without locknut)

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#16 2011-03-23 5:22am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

very nice cool


TOPHER

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#17 2011-05-13 7:31am

Vendetta
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Thats cool. I love seeing people that still have their childhood racers, and that thing is dope. Hang on to it and don't change a thing.

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#18 2014-09-08 5:33am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Nice, keep her as is, own, ride and show with pride. Mine was also white but rolled on Tuff's.

Last edited by getwheels (2014-09-08 5:34am)


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#19 2015-01-04 7:13pm

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Awesome! I had almost the identical bike.


1992 GT Interceptor | 2010 MirraCo Gargoyle | 1998 Diamondback Viper | 1998 Robinson Ruckus

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#20 2015-02-17 5:07pm

pkripper68bmx
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

cool bike

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#21 2015-03-23 5:38am

80sFreestyleFan
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Awesome vintage christmas photo! cool


That chit will buff out

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#22 2015-04-14 8:37pm

OldCrank
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Came here to say what most others are saying: love it, leave it... amazing photos.

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#23 2015-04-15 3:10am

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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

Great Story, killer photo, Awesome bike!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!


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Oldschool4life...Check her feedback, it literally speaks for itself!!!

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#24 2015-06-21 5:24pm

Dirty Habits
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

That's Really Cool That You Still Have Your Bike From BITD smile

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#25 2015-06-22 4:41pm

prolineII
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Re: 1980 Redline Proline

8 year old thread tongue
i wonder if he still has it.

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