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1980 Torker L.P. Long

#1 2007-12-28 3:39pm

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1980 Torker L.P. Long

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1980 Torker L.P. Long

April 1980 Torker L.P.

Later, I went black, gold and silver and got some Shimano 600 cranks and a gold Torker stem. No longer have it, but am trying to track it down.
This is from memory and what I see in the pic, so. . .
1980 Torker frame and fork
Tange headset
MCS stem
Mongoose stainless steel bars
Grab On grips
Dia Compe brakes??
Xclaiber seat clamp
Fluted alloy seatpost
Cinelli Unicantor saddle
Weinmann rims, ACS?? hubs, red spokes
Cycle Pro Snake Belly tires (Never liked those.)
Sugino one-piece cranks
KKT Lightning pedals


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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 2007-12-29 9:22am

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

great picture!
thanks for sharing, I can see that you liked that bike.
Will you ever build a Torker again?
the 24" aluminum ones are really fun to ride...


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#3 2007-12-30 12:01am

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

Yeah, check my other bikes. Working on a 1981 24" and a 1984ish 20". Also have a new 20" AL bike. Hope to build a dialed mini with Clement sew-ups some day and similar bike to this one, but in black and gold, maybe with a small BB. I like the Torkers. Also like to build an older JMC like I had, too. Will post that bike pic soon. And a GJS, which I never had.

I did like that bike a lot. But it was too small after a year or two. And Torker didn't do a bigger frame for a long time, if ever, under Steve Johnson's ownership. I don't remember one, or I'm sure I'd have bought it. The longer JMC I got in 1980 or 1981 after the Torker was sweet.

I've seen new AL 24s on eBay. They go cheap. Maybe, after I finish school and am working again, I'll pick one up cheaply. But that'd be pretty far down on my list.

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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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#4 2008-02-04 12:21pm

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

nice torker planet X. sorry to say i traded my mean street frame, it was for the greater good a 1983 skyway t/a


I want to apoligize in advance for not reading the entire thread or doing any research whatsoever before i post my comments.

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#5 2008-02-04 12:48pm

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

love seeing old pic's specialy dool top tubers!!


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#6 2008-02-14 5:56am

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

I always likes Cycle Pro Snake Bellies.  They work well in the dust bowl that is Florida.


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#7 2008-02-14 9:04am

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

gaijin wrote:

I always likes Cycle Pro Snake Bellies.  They work well in the dust bowl that is Florida.

I never liked them. This was the only time I had them. Didn't like the ride at all. Loved 20x1.75 Comp IIs front and rear. or a Comp II in the rear and a 1.75 Carlisle in the front. Wish they'd make Comp IIs again. I liked skinny tires.


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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#8 2008-02-14 8:57pm

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

I also liked a comp 2 or IRC in the front, and a comp 3 out back.  AND I went through a 1.75 Comp 3 front, 1.5 comp 4 rear phase (matter of fact, this is still the size I use on my cruiser...)  I always liked skinny tires too.  I ran 1.5s front and rear from about 85 staright through to 91.  Fla tracks are almost all really hard packed, baked in the sun all year and dry as a bone, so C/P sbs worked really well. Another one that worked well on Fl. tracks was the original GT tire with the center groove.  Very little rolling resistance and decent bite in the corners.


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#9 2008-12-10 7:23pm

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

this doesnt have anything to do with what your talking about but does anyone no anything about the Torker Flipside

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#10 2008-12-11 1:58pm

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

Never heard of it. Probably post-original ownership. I don't know much about Torker after it went bankrupt in 1984. Sorry.


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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#11 2008-12-11 4:22pm

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

thanks that must be y theres nothin on the net about them

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#12 2010-08-07 3:27pm

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.cool


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#13 2012-06-09 10:10am

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Re: 1980 Torker L.P. Long

sweet Torker, like the colors

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