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1979 Race Inc. RA-7

#1 2011-08-11 9:51am

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1979 Race Inc. RA-7

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1979 Race Inc. RA-7

Built up part by part. Some NOS some not.

1979 Race Inc. RA7
I built this bike part by part most of which are era correct. It looks and rides great. Frame and forks are refinished with new decals. Most of the rest is nos, new or restored.
Here's a parts list and more photos below...
Frame: 1979 Race Inc RA7 restored
Forks: Race Inc Leading Edge restored
Bars: Early 80s Tuf-Neck restored
Seat post: Wald (i think) with decal new
Seat post clamp: Tuf-Neck restored
Seat: Persons NOS
Stem: Tuf-Neck Pro restored
Cranks: 1979 Sugino Super Maxys restored
Chain ring bolts: Sugino NOS
Chain Ring: Tuf-Neck 44t NOS
Pedals: MKS BM-10 Foot Jaws NOS
Bottom Bracket: YST sealed New
Brakes: Dia-Compe MX lever with DC 1020 rear caliper and stamped DC cable.
Wheels: Araya shiny side 7X NOS with Sunshine hubs with og spokes
Tires: Comp III re-issues New
Grips: Uni Hand Grenade II with Flite jumbo donuts. New/NOS
Pads: Repops
Number Plate: New Air-Uni with custome pin stripes by me
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#2 2011-08-11 10:26am

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

awesome Race Inc !


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#3 2011-08-11 10:31am

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

SOOOO Clean.
Nice work.


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#4 2011-08-11 6:27pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

Thanks so much guys :)
I think one of the funnest things for me was putting the pin-stripping on the number plate. I've already been out on a couple quick rides and it feels like a brand new bike. A little small in the bar department compared to what I'm used to but still fun to ride regardless :)

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#5 2011-08-11 6:54pm

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Nice job on this bike.

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#6 2011-08-11 8:11pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

brackett wrote:

Nice job on this bike.

:)

Thanks! I'm really happy with the final result... I went through too many brake calipers to get it just right for me plus a couple bars too. :)

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#7 2011-08-11 8:18pm

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Awesome, absolutely awesome!  I love the Race Inc's.  My bro had a gold one BITD.  I sent him a listing for a blue one FS recently and he quickly dismissed it.  I like the blue over the gold.  Great work, enjoy it (aka ride it!!)

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#8 2011-08-12 7:02am

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dubc35 wrote:

Awesome, absolutely awesome!  I love the Race Inc's.  My bro had a gold one BITD.  I sent him a listing for a blue one FS recently and he quickly dismissed it.  I like the blue over the gold.  Great work, enjoy it (aka ride it!!)

Thanks! This bike is so much fun... It's like taking a classic car for a sunday drive :)


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#9 2011-08-18 12:08pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

beautiful deep blue.  very nicely re-done... not too thick, as many that i've seen.  you can see the "stack-of-dimes"  effect of the welds and everything.  i love these frames, and yours is definitely a keeper.


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#10 2011-08-20 10:39am

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Faved instantly. :cool:

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#11 2011-08-22 3:13pm

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Thanks so much guys! I'm keeping this gem for sure.


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#12 2011-09-18 10:53am

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

hey Johnny, what's the RAL color you did use for this killer one?

thanks
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#13 2011-09-19 6:24pm

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I don't know... I bought it this colour :)


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#14 2011-11-08 12:55pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

Good News! It's gonna be included on the 2012 Porkchop BMX Calendar! It got 3rd place out of 59 entries :D

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/raceinc084.jpg


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#15 2011-11-08 1:50pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

:cool:


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#16 2011-11-08 2:31pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

I sent these in too, they're sharper :)

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http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5145.jpg

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5144.jpg

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5147.jpg


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#17 2011-11-11 12:39pm

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Nice pics Johnnny,sweet bike,i have a RA 24 with og paint that color,
Awesome!

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#18 2011-11-11 6:44pm

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Abselutly stunning i mean you really got this off . Beutiful bro. The white really brings it together im in love!!!!;)


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#19 2011-11-11 10:42pm

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Thanks so much guys! I really enjoyed putting this together... It's a keeper and I take it out to ride for fun too. No carpet queens here. It's amazing hoping on a vintage bike like this and having everything work so well. One of life's true pleasures :)


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#20 2011-12-08 1:47pm

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A few changes have been made...

Got hold of some NOS Uni numbers for the plate:
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5354.jpg

A super nice Dia-Compe Tech 2 lever:
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5355.jpg

And finally a sweet set of white vinyl pads:
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5356.jpg

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5357.jpg
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Johnnymaid/bikes%20and%20guitars/1982%20Race%20Inc%20RA7/100_5358.jpg

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#21 2012-01-13 6:12pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

Great looking bike


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#22 2012-01-21 7:48pm

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Re: 1979 Race Inc. RA-7

6s135 wrote:

Great looking bike

Thank you :)
At this point it's a keeper for sure :cool:


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#23 2012-01-21 7:55pm

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WOW :D Those welds are sick. Love it!! :cool::cool:


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#24 2012-02-05 10:46am

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WOW :D Those welds are sick. Love it!! :cool::cool:

The quality put into building these bikes definitely shows. People with pride in their work :cool:


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#25 2012-03-05 4:50pm

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Ha! Turns out that going by the serial RA26XXX this is more likely a mid 79 and not an 80 like I thought before :cool:

Got the info here :D http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=363532


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