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1984 Torker TorkLite

#1 2010-12-31 6:11pm

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1984 Torker TorkLite

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1984 Torker TorkLite

Limited amount made due to Torker's bankruptcy

The Torklite complete bike came out late 1983 and being a complete bike at 16lbs for $399 was insane!  The Micro Mini frame has the famous Torker twin top tubes, very low profile, European bottom bracket, and integral seat post clamp.  The frame comes in at 2lbs 12oz and the fork at 1lbs 7oz.
With the limited production of the Torklite these are not too common especially with original chrome and decals.
1984 Steve Johnson decided to go all out on a new racing team, freestyle frame/forks/bars, and the Micro Mini which became the Torklite.  With the production of the models beginning the Johnson family hit a financial snag which ultimately caused Torker to go bankrupt November of 1984.
Instead of building the Torklite exactly thought I would tweak it to the components that my child would have run BITD.
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VEHICLE
Frame - Torker Micro Mini original chrome
Fork - Torker Micro Mini original chrome
Bars/Stem - Vector alloy mini painted gold
Grips - NOS Oakley B2’s
Brake lever - NOS Dia-Compe Tech III
Brake cable - NOS Dia-Compe dated 1984
Caliper - Weinmann
Brake pads - NOS Mathauser
Headset - NOS Hatta
Hubs - Hutch magnesium with Ti axles
Freewheel - NOS Suntour
Spokes - Double butted
Nipples - Black Alloy
Rims - NOS Araya ADX
Front Tire - NOS Tioga Comp V sew up
Rear Tire - NOS Tioga Comp V sew up
Chain ring - NOS Sugino
Chain - NOS HKK Smoker
Spider - NOS Sugino
Spider bolts - NOS Chrome
Cranks - NOS Sugino Super Maxy
Bottom Bracket - NOS Torker euro
Pedals - NOS Hutch mini's with Ti spindles
Seat/seat post - NOS Uni
Seat post clamp - Built-in
Stickers – Torker originals
Plate – NOS in bag Wizard
Pads – Torker mini originals
Valve caps - Alloy presta
DIALED IN
Jeff "JT" Tollefson
www.JTFreestyle.com


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#2 2011-05-09 5:45pm

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Re: 1984 Torker TorkLite

I'm a sucker for Torkers and wow this little guy is awesome!  That looks so light with those Vector bars and sewups big_smile

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#3 2011-09-10 10:15am

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Re: 1984 Torker TorkLite

Thanks for the feedback and at 13.5 lbs it's light but not too light.


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#4 2011-09-10 10:27am

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Re: 1984 Torker TorkLite

Wowwww....Super NOS!!!yikes  Awesome.smile

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#5 2015-03-28 10:15pm

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Re: 1984 Torker TorkLite

Blinging awesome cool

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#6 2015-05-04 9:37am

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Re: 1984 Torker TorkLite

I'm a Torker nut too. This little fellah is pretty dang awesome. cool

13.5 lbs??? Wow.


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#7 2015-09-12 2:15am

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Re: 1984 Torker TorkLite

cool

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#8 2016-09-04 5:10am

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Re: 1984 Torker TorkLite

Very cool.


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