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1978 Redline MX-II

#1 2012-02-18 12:02am

Tony1970
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1978 Redline MX-II

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1978 Redline MX-II

Original nickel plate 1978 Red Line MX-II

This is my 1978 Red Line MX-II. I am the second owner. After breaking my police auction Rampar in half at a family camping trip, my parents purchased this for me from a local kid in 1981. The bike has not changed much since I have owned it. As a kid I upgraded it with the Maxy Cross cranks, Shimano Pedals, Brute stem, and Cal-Lite pads. I rode and jumped the hell out of this thing around town and hung it up in my parents rafters at age 16. I cleaned it up and added a few parts. It still rides and handles like a dream. Thank you BMX Museum for letting me post it, and to the members who helped me find parts.
1978 Red Line MX-II, original nickel plate and decals.
Tange TX500B forks, drilled. (Not by me!)
Red Line V bars, first gen, nickel plated
Red Line Brute stem
Araya 7B, first gen wheels
Shimano hubs
Shimano B-Type Coaster, 16T
Sugino Maxy Cross, 170MM cranks, 44T
Shimano PD-MX15 pedals
Suntour seat clamp
Redline fluted seat post
Kashimax MXC-20 seat, '79 dated.
Red Line Cal-Lite pads
Union gumwall Snakebelly tires
Oury grips
Izumi chrome chain
Schwinn headset


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#2 2012-02-18 7:01am

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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

Very cool! Glad to see that you still have your bike. My only suggestion would be a red seat.


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#3 2012-02-18 7:08am

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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

Nice MX II, but I agree, the seat looks out of place.


The big question is, what's up with the 63 Chevy?


I'm looking for a clean 1975 Mongoose (long) frame, and a nice original finish Mongoose Two/Four

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#4 2012-02-18 7:36am

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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

KenC wrote:

Nice MX II, but I agree, the seat looks out of place.


The big question is, what's up with the 63 Chevy?

Yea, I have kicked around the red seat idea.  The 63 is a 2 door Bel-Air that I am starting to restore this Spring. 230 six with three on the tree, bought it off the original owner with 68,000 on it. Yes, I have considered the 409 as a worthy engine replacement. big_smile

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#5 2012-02-18 2:56pm

JonnyTorker
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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

Awesome that you kept this!

I kept my old ride also and added a new seat and tires to ride it with my nephews...but it hurts my back to ride!!! Gotta get a 26

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#6 2012-02-21 2:40pm

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I have ridden this bike and it is as solid as it comes. Nice job bringing this back to life Tony. I can't wait for old school ride #2.


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#7 2012-03-02 6:41pm

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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

Sweet ride, cool that its one of your OG's.


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#8 2012-03-02 9:16pm

Tony1970
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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

Thanks everyone for the comments. smile


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#9 2012-03-03 6:18am

KenC
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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

Tony1970 wrote:

KenC wrote:

Nice MX II, but I agree, the seat looks out of place.


The big question is, what's up with the 63 Chevy?

Yea, I have kicked around the red seat idea. The white was NOS and cheap. The 63 is a 2 door Bel-Air that I am starting to restore this Spring. 230 six with three on the tree, bought it off the original owner with 68,000 on it. Yes, I have considered the 409 as a worthy engine replacement. big_smile

I have a 63 conv that my dad bought new, it's just a plain Impala with a 283 though. It also needs a complete restoration since it's been sitting in a barn for 30 years, but I'll be getting to it when I can stop messing with these damn bikes.


I'm looking for a clean 1975 Mongoose (long) frame, and a nice original finish Mongoose Two/Four

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#10 2012-06-24 5:43pm

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Re: 1978 Redline MX-II

Updated with new seat. cool


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