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1982 Torker L.P.

#1 2011-03-18 12:07pm

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1982 Torker L.P.

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1982 Torker L.P.

1982 Torker

Fresh from the shed in my father's back yard, just like I left it some 25 years ago ;-)

I plan to restore this childhood friend, time and money permitting...

Race Inc Fork
Race Inc Handlebar
Diacomp MX Brake
Araya Rims
Shimano Via FH Hubs
Sugino GT Crank
Excaliber Seat Post Clamp
Any help identifying other parts would be appreciated. Thanks.


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#2 2011-03-18 12:27pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

Picked this up from long term storage last weekend. It has 25 years of neglect that need restoring.
Time to buy some OA or Citric Acid. Is there a definitive answer on which one is better?
I can't wait to get back on this sweet old ride. Life flys by too quickly it seems...

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#3 2011-03-18 3:28pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

cool bike and welcome to da club!!!!


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#4 2011-03-18 4:10pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

Awsome bro incredable survivor. Welcome to the madness.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#5 2011-03-18 6:06pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

I gotta get a Torker, and I'd LOVE a survivor like this one. big_smile  Awesome bike, man!!!


"We want to be free! We want to be free to do what we want to do! We want to be free to ride. And we want to be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man. And we want to get loaded." -Peter Fonda, Wild Angels 1966

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#6 2011-03-18 6:10pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/alainmagana/alice/Tim_Burton__s_chesire_cat_by_kosakonk.jpg


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#7 2011-03-18 7:54pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

Very cool! The fork doesn't look like Torker, but maybe Cycle Pro or Race Inc.. Anyway, can't wait to see it cleaned up.


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS! Just ask Brian Hays.

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#8 2011-03-19 2:31pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

Thanks for the warm welcome and the words of encouragement everyone!
2 favorites even?? Seriously??? I'm flattered. This bike was always the envy
of the neighborhood back in the day.

Re: the fork. It used to have Torker decals (along with the rest of the bike),
so I always assumed it was a Torker fork. Given that it has rusted slightly more
than the frame, logic would dictate a different manufacturer (or plating subcontractor).
I'll take some more pics when I strip all the goods off the frame and start it soaking.
I have a ton of resto how-to reading to consume, I don't want to mess this one up.
And I was never much of a wrench head even back in the day...

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#9 2012-06-14 11:08pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

you can do it!smile

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#10 2012-06-23 7:38pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

Hey cache, not sure if you check this thread anymore. I was just wondering if you bought this Torker new or if you bought it second hand. I ask because I sold mine that was very similar to this one around '84-'85. I lived in RI and buyer was from CT

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#11 2012-06-23 7:40pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

Lets see some better pix!!!!! It is a torrker OG.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#12 2012-06-27 5:59am

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

The Bo wrote:

Hey cache, not sure if you check this thread anymore. I was just wondering if you bought this Torker new or if you bought it second hand. I ask because I sold mine that was very similar to this one around '84-'85. I lived in RI and buyer was from CT

I bought it from my best friend Adam Levine in 1983. We lived on the Isle of Long. I'll ask him where he bought it but it wasn't from CT.

I started a second thread for the resto: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=326663

I ended up soaking the frame in vinegar and using aluminum foil + oil to polish it up a bit. I added some 181mm CBR cranks but the spider with them is 110 BCD and the NOS 47T chainring I bought is 130BCD. So I bought a spider but haven't swapped it out. I bought a new early 80s blue Dia comp brake cable, have NOS nylon blue pad set, and a NOS blue/nickel Izumi chain. Still need pedals, grips, bigger bars maybe, layback post and a seat to go with, also need tires. Rims, not sure if I'll have them true'd up for this ride. I bought a GT clone that came w/ Skyway Tuffs, cleaned them up so they are bright white like new, may use those. I'll take some new pics of the in-progress project when I can and add them to the resto thread. I haven't lost interest, just don't have the time/spare change to finish it right now.

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#13 2012-08-04 4:20pm

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Re: 1982 Torker L.P.

Sold/parted. So long old friend.

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