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1983 Torker Pro X

#1 2007-12-16 9:43pm

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1983 Torker Pro X

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1983 Torker Pro X

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Restored this for occasional cruising and commuting. 1983 Torker Pro Frameset, Powerlite bars, Torker stem, AME grips, Shimano brakes w/NOS Kool Stop pads, Araya 7X rims/Shimano cassette hubs/SS 14g spokes, Comp III tires (Tioga/Mitsuboshi), New Flight Cranks, Takagi spider & chainring, New Flight BB, Izumi Gold (outer plates only) chain NOS KKT Lightning pedals, NOS Fluted Seatpost, NOS Addicks seatpost clamp, NOS Kashimax saddle, Shimano cassette hubs, Tange headset,


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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 2008-02-12 11:29pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

Wow I love this bike.  The angles just look so right...


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#3 2008-02-13 8:22am

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

gaijin wrote:

Wow I love this bike.  The angles just look so right...

Thanks Gaijin (Great name, you live in Japan once?)

I hope to have it built this weekend. Get cranks back from anodizer on Friday. Thinking about selling the frame & fork. Want an earlier Torker more. It fits great--longer than the older ones--but it's not what I rode BITD.


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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#4 2008-02-13 6:42pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

Yeah, I stomped around Tokyo for a year and a half...


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#5 2008-02-13 6:42pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

BTW, how much for it?


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#6 2008-02-13 7:51pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

I was there, Japan, four years and Tokyo two. 1990-1992.

Not sure on the price. Been trying to research that. Not a lot of them out there. Not any for sale that I can find. That's why I wanted to trade for an older one, painted, an Eddy King, or maybe a standard JMC from the early 1980s like the one I had then. It's a very clean survivor, I guess they call them.

Interested?


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 2008-02-13 8:26pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

mochiron, demo watashi mo sono frameset no kachi ga wakaranai.


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#8 2008-02-13 8:46pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

ja-, kachi wo sagashitemirou.

㠘ゃー〠㠋㠡を 㠕㠌㠗㠦㠿゠㠆。

㠘ゃー〠価値を探㠗㠦㠿゠㠆。

Looks weird in romaji. Wonder if the Japanese will work. Kinda rusty. . .been a while.

Mata ne.


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 2008-02-13 8:47pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

Obviously, that didn't work.


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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#10 2008-02-13 8:59pm

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lol.  Watashimo hisashiburi.  It's okay, I don't read Kanji anyway.  I wouldn't wanna screw you, and I wouldn't wanna overpay (I love it, but I don't really NEED it), but you must have a price you'de be happy with...


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#11 2008-02-13 9:00pm

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

BTW, did you hate your Hutch as much as I hated mine?


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#12 2008-02-13 10:00pm

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Yeah, I want a fair price and want the buyer to get a fair price, too. I like fairness.

And yeah I hated my Hutch. I know people LOVE those things now, but I was never into it. I liked my Profile better. I like(d) loop tails and that was the reason I got it. Also the reason I got the Profile later. Hated PKs, too, though. I tried to like them, but couldn't.

But LOVED my JMC. The Torker, too, till I outgrew it. But it wasn't a loop tail. Loved my super-early Boss, which was 1981 or 1982. My best friends at the time stole it. Found that out about 15 years later. It was a Patterson, but chromed, but hated the real Patterson I got a couple of years later. Was just chatting with a guy in LA about buying his old (early-mid-1980s) Boss cruiser. Wish I had the $ to do it. It's nice. And black, which I dig.

Of the old bikes I had that I want again, the Hutch isn't one of them. Torker, JMC, Patterson (dif. model), Profile and Thruster would be nice though. And a white 1978 Proline.

I had a Kastan Pro, too, I forgot all about that. Around 1994. It was too big for me, so I didn't really like it. I think I'd have liked the smaller one. It was sweet, stiff and super pretty. Lynn actually gave it to me. He told me to send it back for a smaller one. His marketing guy never sent the new bike. I think I have the fork and stem at my mom's house still. She said there's some stuff there. I thought I took it all. Looking forward to going back to Ohio to dig through my old crap. My DK was made at Kastan's factory in Mexico.

Looks like you stuck with the BMX thing straight through. . .how old are you? You look young in that photo on the Boss.


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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#13 2008-02-14 5:52am

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The worst thing for me was I traded my beloved Champ Pro for a Pro Racer (to my partner in crime and thinking that the geometry might be similar.  WRONG!) 'cause the Hutch was chrome and the Profile's paint was beat, and when I decided 2 weeks later that I had had enough of this Hutch shit (worst jumping bike I've ever ridden.  I have no idea how Timmy Judge jumped those things so well...), he had traded my Profile for a CW Pistol Pete (and he was 5'4" at the time...) ouch.  BUT, the good news is that's when I got my GHP, which I SOOOOOO wish I still had.  Damn that was a good bike.

My short list of bikes I never had but alway wanted are JMC DY, your Torker (I used to ride periodically with Todd Corbitt and I always lusted after his Torker, which he continued to ride for 2 yrs. after signing with Murray), a Profile X-file, and an SE Assassin (just love the design...).  I used th work at the big BMX shop in Orlando, and a guy came in there in the mid 90's with boxes and boxes of old shit that my broke ass didn't buy, but should have.  In one set of boxes, he had a complete Pro Star (with Aerospeeds), a matching complete XL 24 (with 401s), A JMC DY, a matching JMC cruiser, a Patterson Long, a DG and at least 2 Boss'.  I should have stopped smoking weed long enough to buy those JMCs.  I did get a first gen pair of Phil Wood hubs for $25, which are on my Boss in that pic. 

  I'm 38.  That pic was taken at the NBL Jacksonville regional/national in 96, where I got 4th both days in 25-29 cruiser.  I've stuck with it for the better part of my life.  I took the first few years of the new century off because injuries and a bitter divorce took their toll on me, but when I got my Laserlite as a present to myself, I remembered all the good times I had had on my bike over the years, and decided to start riding again, so I parted out the Laserlite to fund my Standard, which I adore.  The Kuwie was a cool bike, and I'm glad I got it, but I don't really miss it.  I'm currently restoring an 89 Free Agent cruiser and an 89 Cyclecraft Rich Bartlett Block for the punk that pimped my Profile out from under me ( he still hears about it about every month or so...  maybe someday he'll wise up and buy me another C/P).  Okay, I'm done typing now.  Let me know if you decide on a price you can live with, and I hope to hear from you soon either way.  You seem like a good cat.


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#14 2008-02-14 5:53am

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BTW, is that Charlie Parker in your avatar?


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#15 2008-02-14 9:16am

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Avatar is John Coltrane.

I had a mid-1980s GHP. It's the only bike anyone ever gave me. "I have this old bike behind my house. I think it's a BMX bike. You want it?" he asked. I rebuilt it as a mini for  my nephew. I have no clue what I did with any of the parts except the Tuff Neck stem, which I just traded for some Araya 7B wheels. My nephew was killed while riding a bike (not that one) a few months later. My sister gave the bike t a friend for his son. No clue where it is now. I'd like to have it back if just for the trade value.

I've got Phils on my wants list. Man do I want some of those. Want to lace them to my 7Bs, or maybe use them on the Torker 24. Just got a Phil spider, which I've been wanting since I sold my last one on my Profile. It doesn't fit my 401s, which is cool. My 401's are NOS/NIB and I'm not sure I want to use them.

As soon as I finish school and get some of my loan paid off, I hope to get into this silly hobby more seriously. I'm 41 and about 3 years ago lost a great job of 11 years. Decided to follow my dream and go back to school to become an industrial designer. Finish in June. It's tough collecting this stuff with no $ in your pocket. Esp. when I want JMCs, GJSs, Phils, etc.

Cheers


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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#16 2008-02-29 9:07pm

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PlanetX wrote:

I was there, Japan, four years and Tokyo two. 1990-1992.

Not sure on the price. Been trying to research that. Not a lot of them out there. Not any for sale that I can find. That's why I wanted to trade for an older one, painted, an Eddy King, or maybe a standard JMC from the early 1980s like the one I had then. It's a very clean survivor, I guess they call them.

Interested?

Just to let you know I paid about 300 for my F/F . Which I just bought some black bullseyes with black alex rims, I'm still trying to find some good pitbulls in black.  I hope you get a good price. I got mine from Ebay. got in on the bidding last minute.  good luck!

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Re: 1983 Torker Pro X

I know this is sold, but do you recall if the forks were similar, yet different from all other Torker forks you've owned?


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