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#1 2013-06-03 8:33pm

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1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

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1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Mat's post-Haro, pre-HB Ripper!

Holy Grail build.


**SOLD 9.12.15 to member Dan2580**

I was always a fan of PK Rippers, and this bike in particular. Mat's first build post-Haro Bikes was this white PK. I remember it was all over the magazines in 1990. I always wondered how a pure-bred race frame would hold up to the abuse of vert riding. I always knew Buff and Fiola rode PK's back in the day, but in 1990, Mat Hoffman was OUT THERE. Mr. Progression. He had left Haro, whose frames weren't up to the punishment of modern vert riding. Apparently, the PK acquitted itself pretty well. From the Man himself: "I was on my way back to California with Mindy Udell, my girlfriend, and we stopped in Yuma, Arizona to visit her cousins, I think. It was sitting in the town's local bike shop. I just had to have it. It was the first time I got a bike where I could glob it with stickers and do whatever I wanted. The only bad thing was paying the bill." Looking at the angles, you've got to believe the PK made a real impact on Mat when he was designing the original Condor with Linn Kastan.
I'm very happy with how this scoot turned out -- though for the purists, there are some non-period (yet entirely functional and cost-effective) alterations, which I don't believe take away from the overall visual impact of the bike. I struggled with whether to make this bike exactly as Mat rode it (as an unsponsored rider, most parts were used, or whatever replaced a broken piece -- case in point, the 1985 Haro forks, which replaced the bent, or broken Landing Gear) or to use new (or refin'd) but correct parts wherever possible. I went with the latter option, so that the bike would be a 'clean' reproduction.
Ain't she a beaut?
Frame: 1986-87 SE PK Ripper, bought from ebay. S/N 9-1895Fork: '88 Haro FST / FSX fork, bought from ebay.Stem: GT meat mallet clone. Could have dropped the extra $60 for an original GT, but budget dictated this was the way to go. Bars: 1996 Haro kneesavers. Cheaper alternative to buying the correct, but expensive 1988 models. Painted and decal'd as 88's.Grips: New, black A'Me TriWheels: My original Peregrine Super Pros from '90. Rear axle replaced and front spokes replaced due to rust. Replaced nuts front and rear with NOS Peregrine nuts.Tires: New white Odyssey Frequency G's in 20X1.75. (Mat was likely riding Haro multisurface.)Brakes: My original Odyssey Pitbull from '91-92 (silver) rear. Later production (but not new) Dia-Compe Nippon front.Brake Pads: NOS GT Kool Stop (front) New Odyssey (rear)Levers: Black / silver Dia-Compe tech 77'sCrank: 1988 - '89 GT 175mmPedals: NOS Fusion DX alloy. Mat's originals were black DX's. Fusions are a concession to the crazy cost of Shimano DX's online.Disc: Repop '88 Team HaroSeatpost: Alico, knurled, straightSeat: New black Kashimax RSDetangler: 1" original Odyssey gyro - modified. (Have you ever tried to fit a lower gyro plate on a PK Ripper?)Chain: Black KMCCustom stickers: 2X Swatch 'bumper stickers' on down-tube, 1X Swatch Pro Tour decal on sprocket, 1X Swatch Pro Tour decal on seat tube, 1X Trend Bike Source decal on top tube, 1X 2Hip 'bumper sticker' on top tube, 1X 'Freestylin' mag sticker on handlebar crossbar, 1988 Haro kneesaver decals, and c. '85 Haro fork decals.
Thanks, and acknowledgements: Paint for forks, bars and stem by 2Big. HUGE thank you for the amazing work. Cranks came from youngbuck. The fantastic Team Haro disc came from member RL20-II Guy. I was really lost trying to find the right seatpost, but troynlori came thru. Decals came from Louis at UltraHIVE, wired, ajkbikes, and Ron Wilkerson / 2Hip Bikes. Additional thanks to getmoney and chromey

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#2 2013-06-04 4:22am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Came out Awesome! Hope to see it in person soon! Congrat's!


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#3 2013-06-04 12:41pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Sweet! I like it.  Like the big Swatch stickers!

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#4 2013-06-22 3:10pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Wow, that's a flashback.  I remember this bike vividly.  Nice build man!


Cool, a new bike.  Wait a minute.......where am I going to hide this one.  She's going to catch me...

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#5 2013-11-14 9:31am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Faved!
One of the coolest builds and tribute bikes on this site!
Fantastic job!

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#6 2013-11-14 12:24pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Well done bud, great job on the build.


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#7 2013-11-15 11:59pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

amazing, a brillant tribute bike.


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#8 2014-01-21 6:57am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

chromey wrote:

Faved!
One of the coolest builds and tribute bikes on this site!
Fantastic job!

smile

I couldn't agree more chromey. This thing is Awesome.  cool cool cool  A new Fave

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#9 2014-12-07 3:38pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Did Matt use an 86?


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#10 2014-12-11 11:36am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

I love this bike!  I remember having Swatch watches back in the 80's and they were always different colors.  I prefer bikes to be like this...lots of eye grabbing stuff!!


Taylor Allen John Anstrom  .....  Finally found my baby. 1987 Roadmaster Thriller Freestyle!!  Baby blue with white tires and gum sidewalls.  The members of this site made it possible to make my dream come true.

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#11 2014-12-11 2:38pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Hey Joe,

It was either an '86 or '87, that's for sure. Anything earlier than '86 would have been either loop-tail or straight chainstays, and anything post-'87 would have had cable guides on down tube (88-92, with pierced wishbone for chainstay Pitbull, which are absent on Mat's, or top AND down tubes 93 only, with pierced wishbone and canti studs, or top tube only post 94 with canti studs.)

And Taylor -- Thanks man! Love this scoot. It's full of history.


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#12 2014-12-12 1:31pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Just came across this... great build!

a little after my time but I love the way you put this together...FAV cool

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#13 2014-12-20 9:36am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Thanks lowrider. It was a very influential bike on me back in the day. I think these 'rider-tribute' builds mean more to me than catalog-correct. Trying to decide what my next will be.


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#14 2015-05-30 11:51am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Very cool, but i am biased as always been a big fan of SE and PK's in general. Sweet looking ride for sure.  cool


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#15 2015-09-03 9:20pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

This bike just skyrocketed it's way to the top of my favorites..tied with Loose Nut's Kevin Jones GT tribute


Wanted: '86 Lavender GT or Dyno 2169 seat
                 Maui blue rear Nippon
                 1/2" DX spindles with good seals

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#16 2015-09-04 8:35am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

I don't know how I missed this, rad Ripper for sure! cool


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#17 2015-10-28 9:24am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Thanks guys -- just saw some shots sent to me by Dan2580, the bike's new owner. If you like it now -- just wait, his updates and changes are NUTS!


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#18 2015-10-29 8:11pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Wow must have been hard to sell this one! It's going to be hard to top this build cool

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#19 2015-10-30 5:20am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

You sold it?  Man, he must have made you an offer you could not refuse.  This is one of my favorite bikes on the whole site!


Taylor Allen John Anstrom  .....  Finally found my baby. 1987 Roadmaster Thriller Freestyle!!  Baby blue with white tires and gum sidewalls.  The members of this site made it possible to make my dream come true.

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#20 2016-05-17 9:39pm

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

matt's PK has always been one of my fave bikes, love how this one came out, a few years back I stumbled upon a set of black and chrome kneesavers identical to the ones matt had, I had gold dx's, a white mallet, comp st tires, and super pros, but could never get ahold of the frame or haro disc, so sold the rest, would have loved to find one though. that bike was a testimony and a transition.

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#21 2016-05-28 11:57am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

Absolutely polanco. Love the bike, love the rider, love the era the bike represents.


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#22 2016-05-28 11:59am

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Re: 1986 SE Racing P.K. Ripper

TaylorRides wrote:

You sold it?  Man, he must have made you an offer you could not refuse.  This is one of my favorite bikes on the whole site!

Thanks T. Yeah, it was tough seeing her go, but if you check out what Dan2580 has accomplished, he's brought the bike even closer to perfection!!


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