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1983 RRS Racing

#1 2012-09-22 4:33pm

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1983 RRS Racing

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1983 RRS Racing

Totally Killer RRS 20" equipped with some of my favorite parts

I absolutely love this bike.  I saw the frame set here on the Museum, right about the time I first joined the site.  It had already changed hands by the time I committed to trying to buy it.  Luckily it showed back up on eBay, and now it's mine.  Not 100% certain on the year, but I've been led to believe from a couple of sources it's from 1983.  This one came with gussets at the head tube, and a 2 piece eccentric BB.  I haven't seen any other RRS frames with the gussets, but truth is, I haven't seen all that many 20" RRS frames at all.  The 2 piece eccentric BB is pretty cool, as it allows you to run a one piece crank.  Most don't care for the one piece cranks, but I love the simplicity, and strength.  The parts are a mish-mosh of parts I picked up from friends, and members of the Museum.  It took a while to find what I wanted, and even longer to finally put it together.  But here it is, finally done.
Breakdown:
* 20” RRS Frame
* RRS Forks
* Cook Slant Stem
* Powerlite 1st Gen Pro Bars
* NOS Tange Fluted Chromo Seat Post
* NOS Dia Compe 2 Piece Seat Clamp
* Takagi One Piece Cr-Mo Cranks in Black
* Phil 110 BCD Spider
* Phil Hubs
* Pete’s Chainring
* Hadley BB mounted to 2 piece RRS Eccentric BB Shell
* Cinelli Unicanitor Seat
* NOS KKT Magnesium Pedals
* Ukai 7c Rims 
* NOS IRC Knobby Tires fat/skinny combo
* Dia Compe Tech 3 Lever
* NOS Dia Compe 960 Cantilever Brakes
* White Industries Freewheel
* Tange 320 Headeset w/Tange Headlock
* NOS Oakley 1 Grips


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#2 2012-09-22 6:25pm

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

That turned out awesome!  I really like the stem and pedals on the RRS.  Sweet!

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#3 2012-09-22 6:28pm

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That is perfect. Great parts pik. A rare bird indeed

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#4 2012-09-23 7:46am

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

That thing is loaded. Nice work.


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#5 2012-09-23 1:59pm

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

Totally Killer bike, thats right.


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#6 2012-09-24 8:06pm

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

Thanks!!!  It was fun collecting up the parts.  Makes me want to build something else.  :)


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#7 2013-04-26 7:00am

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

That's a freakin cool looking bike!  All business.


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#8 2013-04-26 10:43am

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GHMGT73 wrote:

That's a freakin cool looking bike!  All business.

Thanks!  Appreciate the compliment  :)

It’s been parted out since, and the frameset will probably go up for sale here soon.  But it was a fun build for sure.  Very unique bike.


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#9 2014-09-02 4:44pm

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

:cool:

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#10 2015-02-27 3:38pm

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

Your RRS is so SICK, that it inspired me to build my GT 26 like your bike.
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46/esalinas66/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0273_zps6f24a868.jpg

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#11 2015-04-06 8:41pm

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The bikers wrote:

Your RRS is so SICK, that it inspired me to build my GT 26 like your bike.
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46 … 24a868.jpg

Oh man, just noticed this...very nice!


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#12 2016-01-02 9:32am

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

This is by far the badest RRS I have ever seen. You would have lots more fav if the fav button worked. I tried to click on it several time during my build and it still is not on my fav. I saw this bike a few years ago. So when I ran across mine I had to buy it. I just finished check it out I posted it. Not as loaded as yours but pretty cool.

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#13 2022-02-26 7:38am

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Re: 1983 RRS Racing

Can someone explain to me how the one piece cranks works with the eccentric bottom bracket? I thought they only had for 3 piece cranks.


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#14 2022-02-26 5:56pm

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BCRider wrote:

Can someone explain to me how the one piece cranks works with the eccentric bottom bracket? I thought they only had for 3 piece cranks.

When using one piece cranks, or Flight Cranks, the bottom bracket insert was a two piece unit, which allowed for the aseembly of the one piece cranks in the frame. The same unit could be used with three piece alloy cranks as well.

I trialled one piece cranks in my RRS 24, but ended up running 401's.


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