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#1 2008-03-08 11:26pm

daddy-o
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1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

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1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

: SOLDNot too many of these in the museum...

(RECENTLY SOLD FOR $300 AS PICTURED, VIA CRAIGSLIST)
So, here is my fourth find, a 1982 Diamondback Medium Pro. I started getting back into BMX bikes about 3 months ago with a thrift store 1999 Diamondback Viper. This was followed by a huge score just last week. I picked up TWO 1982 E.T. Kuwaharas at a thrift store. I’m pretty sure that no matter how much I look I’ll never do as well as that find. This Diamondback was my first purchase outside of the thrift stores, as it came from an auction. So naturally, I spent more than thrift store prices on this one.

The way you see it is the way I found this one, minus a little dirt. I like to clean them up just a little and then post them the way I found them. So far my BMX hobby consists of the hunting and purchasing. I’m not sure if I will get the restoration bug or not, but it is tempting especially since that's what I did with friends in the 1980’s. Being somewhat OCD the hunting is good for me right now. When I finally got this Diamondback picked up form the auction I thought it was a Silver Streak. Thanks to the forums here and especially to Mark at retrobsession.com it became clear that it was actually a Medium Pro. I’m learning a lot from the bmx museum site and this community. I’ll keep looking for the bikes and you  keep looking for me to post them as I find them-if I can find room to keep them...


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#2 2008-03-09 12:52pm

phillyc71
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

nice medium.
pretty close to being all there. change the seat and put on some skinwall tires and call it a day.

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#3 2008-03-09 1:37pm

Rob E.
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

That's the way to get 'em just like daddy -o said " Thrift stores and auctions" .


This isn't just a hobby ...
" It's a way of life. "

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#4 2008-03-10 8:07am

shivadread
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

Got to agree nice score especially if you thought it was going to be a Silver Streak, I also agree just change the tyres and seat anf leave it as is


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#5 2008-03-10 3:37pm

daddy-o
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

or... I could keep the Huffy seat and scrap all of the rest of it a build a a Huffy around the seat- not too many people would think of that! well, maybe not

I'll be on the lookout for a seat and tires, any suggestions?

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#6 2008-03-10 3:44pm

phillyc71
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

either an MX style or aero style blue seat. TTBMX has 'em for under $30.
for tires you could just do comp III knock-offs in black or blue. under $40

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#7 2008-03-10 9:48pm

ChiefRidesInWoods
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

daddy-o is scoopin up the sweet scores!


Looking for: Late 90s-00 GT Interceptor and Dyno VFR (square tube) Backtrail X2, X3, or X4 stock parts. (Big/small block stem*rounded*, small/big block pedals, seat clamp and sprockets) Nothing fancy it's going on a rider.
Send me a PM with the details and lets trade some parts guys! (or cash)

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#8 2009-07-01 2:52pm

dioisradical
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

ditto, on tires and seat change.

I've never seen an invisible brake cable like that


"if the crack don't get ya, then the punkers will."

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#9 2018-04-12 5:31am

Maiden DB fan
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

Too Bad Ya still don't have it as there isn't alot More 10 yrs Later!!

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#10 2018-05-01 3:11pm

daddy-o
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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Medium Pro

I go through a lot of bikes. Buy, sell, trade, keep- it’s a revolving door at times. I enjoyed that one long enough and let it go to someone else who really wanted it. It’s all good for me.

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