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#1 2012-12-22 11:10am

cappy227
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1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

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1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

Entry-level racer, named just minutes before its unveiling.

This bike is a project with a long story; it's a replica of my late brother's bike BITD, and I built it to think of Tim every time I see it - which is at least once a day.

To get the parts right, matching what my brother rode, it took a long while. I'd grab a complete bike here, parts there, then cobble together what I needed for it. I spent a LOT of time getting the frame restored. I didn't have it re-chromed, I just soaked rags in white vinegar then wrapped them to the bike with plastic wrap to slow evaporation. All it took was one night like this and the rust just went away.

Special thanks to Brackett and everyone who helped me track down decals!


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"I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa."

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#2 2012-12-22 6:39pm

brackett
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

There she is. Turned out great man.


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#3 2012-12-22 7:29pm

Snyderman
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

Beautiful DB. Just perfect smile


"Preserving the bikes that brought us pure joy as kids for the future"

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#4 2012-12-22 7:55pm

folzinal
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

Awesome Silver Streak!  Perfect combination of parts and a great reason to build as well.

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#5 2012-12-22 8:11pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

I had one to. Raced it till 86. They were so cool! May be entry-level but looked like a millon bucks! Yours is no exception. Nice job.


My next bike will be my LAST one.

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#6 2012-12-23 3:48am

Devo
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Re: 1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

Too cool cool


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#7 2016-04-13 12:17pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

Yes yes yes!!!!!


We gonna need a bigger boat!!!!

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#8 2019-02-24 4:28pm

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Re: 1983 Diamond Back II Silver Streak

Looks real nice!

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