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1983 Direct Link

#1 2011-11-28 10:50pm

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1983 Direct Link

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1983 Direct Link

I always admired Jon's DL and always wanted to get my hands on one....so 1 day a friend of mine gives me a call and let's me know 1 maybe up for sale and gave me the number.  Lucky for me it was from a collector who took great care of this example-a lightly built NOS frame set.  No serial number and an undrilled fork.  I really didn't know what I was going to do for a color scheme as the yellow stickers always  kept me guessing.  I really never had a real plan and would pick up parts when I thought I would see something that I would think would look good.  I always wanted a nice HF hub because of the way the rear drop outs would give a great view of the hubset.  So one day I saw the padset and the rest of the parts fell into place even thought the stem pad was a double pad that I had a seemstress alter into a regular width pad.  THE PARTS:

F/F set-                                 1983 DIrEcT LiNk by REACH BMX Systems
Headset-                               NOS TANGE 320 sealed chrome
Headset Lock-                       NOS TANGE LP-440 black w/ NOS SST Dirt Skirt black
Grips-                                     Mint OAKLEY B-2's
handlebars-                           GHP Pro bars re-BLACK Chromed by BUSH Polishing (same people that did it in 1983) NOS decal
Stem-                                     Mint 2nd generation ESP stem by Flying W BMX
Saddle-                                  NOS ELINA dated '83
Seat Post-                             NOS RACE Inc. Lay back
Seat Post clamp-                   NOS TANGE in BLACK
PADS-                                    NOS Chrome ZAPS
Brake Lever-                         NOS Shimano DX in Black
Caliper-                                 Mint DC MX-1000 in Black
Brake pads-                          NOS SKYWAY Pros in black with GOLD fins
Front Tire-                             NOS Blue/Green COMP IV 2.125
Rear Tire-                              NOS IRC 80x 1.75
Hoops-                                  NOS Black Ambrosios
Hubs-                                    MINT 2nd generation SST's-never polished all OG hardware
Spokes-                                NOS Black ASAHIS
Freewheel-                           Mint Chrome Shimano 333 16T
Cranks-                                MINT Shimano DX Polished with 130 bcd Spider
Pedals-                                 NOS Black Shimano DX's
Cring-                                   NOS Takagi 43T chainring and Black bolts
Chain-                                  NOS SEDIS two Tone chain
SOLD



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#2 2011-11-29 12:42am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

ridiculous!

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#3 2011-11-29 3:48am

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Nice build, all quality. Bet those SST hubs were hard to find...smile


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#4 2011-11-29 3:55am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

Very nice! I do belive this was at octoberfest this year?


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#5 2011-11-29 12:34pm

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

ivegotabike wrote:

Very nice! I do belive this was at octoberfest this year?

Yes it was sir. big_smile


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#6 2011-11-29 12:48pm

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

LOVE IT... nice build!!! big_smile

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#7 2011-11-30 12:18am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

Amazing build, looks fantastic..
I finally found a frame, still need a fork for mine..


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#8 2011-11-30 7:03am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

Some more detail shots

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Tamir Rice was killed by his parents utter stipidity.

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#9 2011-12-01 5:45am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

Very nice!
I did speak to you for a moment, you still need to throw that judge in the Dumpster! lol
Seriously tho, sweet collection!


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#10 2011-12-01 6:43am

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ivegotabike wrote:

Very nice!
I did speak to you for a moment, you still need to throw that judge in the Dumpster! lol
Seriously tho, sweet collection!

That wasn't me...I don't own a JUDGE.  The last 2 bikes on the left were not mine. wink  HUTCH-can't stand the stuff. lol


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#11 2011-12-01 7:20am

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lol my bad, crazy day, storm soaked my bikes on the way in, had my 5 month old with me, still had fun tho, can't wait till the next one!


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#12 2011-12-08 3:30am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

Very nice:)  how much? Lol


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#13 2011-12-08 8:29am

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addicted 2 wrote:

Very nice:)  how much? Lol

Not for sale. wink


I try not to let anything "get my goat", but solid colored chains make me want to punch infants.  Charlie Brown

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#14 2011-12-09 2:43pm

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I  would pay to ride that bike


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#15 2011-12-14 10:42am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

Your a Copy Cat!  big_smile

Haha!    Looks great Scott!

We need pictures together of them when the cold weather goes away...or maybe Florida Spring Fling 2012??


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#16 2011-12-14 3:27pm

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OLDSKOOLPK wrote:

Your a Copy Cat!  big_smile

Haha!    Looks great Scott!

We need pictures together of them when the cold weather goes away...or maybe Florida Spring Fling 2012??

lol Maybe the reason I bought one...but I don't remember the same parts on your heap.  tongue

That would be a kool pic fo sho................ wink


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#17 2011-12-14 3:37pm

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

yikes


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#18 2012-01-25 10:51am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

woow didn't know about this brand!!! that is a killer Scotty Scott coolcoolcoolcoolcool


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#19 2012-12-08 4:49pm

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Seriously mint build. That frame was well ahead of its time for sure. I have never seen one in Canada....


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#20 2013-05-22 11:13pm

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

Want one now for sure ... Thanks tongue  Top notch  killer looking set up.


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#21 2015-01-14 9:56am

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Nice setup.

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#22 2015-01-14 10:53am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

WOW!  That's all I have!


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#23 2015-05-05 9:48pm

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DAMNNN..! NICEEEE..! cool

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#24 2017-05-13 6:27am

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That turned out beautifully! Stunning. cool


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#25 2017-08-25 1:15am

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Re: 1983 Direct Link

For me the cranks really make the bike. Something different


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