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#1 2011-10-30 1:11am

EZ SPEED
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1985 CW Racing Z-2000

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1985 CW Racing Z-2000

Back from a rusty grave

I saved up and bought this bike new in 1985. I was 14 years old.
It originally came with spoke wheels, but I had the bike shop install black Skyway Tuff II’s before I brought it home. After about a week I didn’t like the black Tuffs anymore and traded them in at the bike shop for some white Tuffs.
Then like most kids, I changed out many parts on the bike to stuff I liked better than the factory parts.
After riding it hard with my friends for many years it was left to rust in my grandmothers basement for about 12 years. Then it sat in the crawlspace under my house for 9 years.
Then one day I pulled it out and decided to “restore” it.
The chrome was so pitted with rust I didn’t even want to try to re-chrome it.
When I was a kid I always wished that my frame was a neon green color ( I always wanted a Haro Master but couldn’t afford one), and there was still a few parts I never got around to buying for it back then. So I thought now would be the perfect time to finish this bike like I would have if I had the means to when I was a kid.
I stripped the frame and cleaned it up and sanded out as much of the rust and pitted metal as I could. I stripped and sandblasted all the other parts that were still good. Then I powder coated everything myself except the frame (my oven isn’t big enough for a frame) and had my buddy powder coat the frame for me. And I bleached the Tuffs.
Then I bought all new “wear” items, along with the parts that I didn’t get as a kid.
Everything on the bike is original to how I had it back when I was a kid except for…the bars, grips, brake cables, chain, pedals, tires, and tubes.  I changed the bars to ones similar to what I wanted back then, bought a NOS seat identical to the one I had, and finally bought a NOS ACS rotor setup that I never got.
I have ridden it a few times, but its more sentimental to me than anything so it hangs on the wall in my shop where I can look at it while I am building 700-800 horsepower cars and trucks and remember being a kid just riding my bike and doing tricks! Eric



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1985 CW Racing Z2000 - owned since new !  New Powder by me!
1988 GT Performer -  custom World Tour tribute
1994 Haro Master -  project
2007 Diamondback Joker

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#2 2011-11-23 1:29pm

EZ SPEED
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Re: 1985 CW Racing Z-2000

I thought I wouldpost some before pics and also pics as I was restoring the parts.

The first 3 pics are how the bike looked all these years just sitting.


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/1-thebegining.jpg


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/2-25yrsofrust.jpg


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/3-lookshorrible.jpg


1985 CW Racing Z2000 - owned since new !  New Powder by me!
1988 GT Performer -  custom World Tour tribute
1994 Haro Master -  project
2007 Diamondback Joker

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#3 2011-11-23 1:31pm

EZ SPEED
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Re: 1985 CW Racing Z-2000

Here are some more pics as Istarted cleaning things up:


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/4-framecleanedup.jpg


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/5-somepartsbeforepowder.jpg


DIfferent bars, prepping for powder coat


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/7-newbarsbeforepowder.jpg


1985 CW Racing Z2000 - owned since new !  New Powder by me!
1988 GT Performer -  custom World Tour tribute
1994 Haro Master -  project
2007 Diamondback Joker

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#4 2011-11-23 1:33pm

EZ SPEED
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Re: 1985 CW Racing Z-2000

and finally started power coating parts myself big_smile

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/6-partsafterpowder.jpg


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/8-forksafterpowder.jpg


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/9-barsafterpowder.jpg


1985 CW Racing Z2000 - owned since new !  New Powder by me!
1988 GT Performer -  custom World Tour tribute
1994 Haro Master -  project
2007 Diamondback Joker

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#5 2011-11-23 1:34pm

EZ SPEED
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Re: 1985 CW Racing Z-2000

And everything ready for assembly!!

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu289/ezspeed03/10-readytoassemble.jpg


1985 CW Racing Z2000 - owned since new !  New Powder by me!
1988 GT Performer -  custom World Tour tribute
1994 Haro Master -  project
2007 Diamondback Joker

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#6 2011-11-23 2:34pm

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Re: 1985 CW Racing Z-2000

looks nice cool


Build it, Ride it and Break it. That what it was made for.

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#7 2012-02-23 12:01pm

bblizard
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Re: 1985 CW Racing Z-2000

great restor pics...


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#8 2013-07-24 10:15am

Harodave4130
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Re: 1985 CW Racing Z-2000

Eric, those before pics take me way back. I remember that bike. It looks awesome now. We should hang out soon. Ive amassed a large collection too. I cant believe this bike sat in your grandmothers basement that long. I remember swimming there and jumping off that wall into the pool.
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