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1988 Redline RL-20II

#1 2008-04-13 7:28am

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1988 Redline RL-20II

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1988 Redline RL-20II

True 1988 RL-20II built NOS

I got this frame and fork set as a NOS, unbuilt deal.  The person thought it was some sort of blue color, and it was really his wife's.  She has it becuase it was "pretty".  I built it to be like it was in 1988 as a complete.  The serial number is R88#######, and with the reverse decals (mango color) lettering on the down tube, makes it a late 88 model.  So, I added the proper mid-late Araya ADX concave rims (hard to find) with the Redline hubs.  I added my own custom Redline Disc sprocket.  I make and sell these in ALL the color schemes for 1985-1988 RL's.  Email me at stephen@knt2000sCustoms.com if you want one!

It is a bike that I always looked at in the 1988 catalog, and dreamed about.  My friend and I always joked on the name of the color.


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#2 2008-04-13 5:58pm

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

must be nice having two. awesome rides man


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#3 2008-04-13 6:37pm

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

You have to have both "fruits" - or life is just normal.... :)


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#4 2008-04-13 8:55pm

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

Sweet!!!

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#5 2008-04-13 9:49pm

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nice redline I have a rl 20b the same color

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#6 2008-04-13 11:29pm

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wow that was sweet really like color and the mango too.

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#7 2008-04-16 1:25pm

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Incredible build.  One of my all time favorites - and NOS no less!  Awesome attention paid to the details on this.

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#8 2008-08-16 6:58am

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That Mango color combo rocks! You have a sweet RL-20 collection :D Wish I had the cash when I was a teenager so I could have bought one of these ;)


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#9 2009-08-10 5:19pm

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

It's already been a year since I posted this???


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#10 2009-08-10 5:53pm

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

I want this bike (lol)!

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#11 2010-01-13 7:40pm

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i must say I love RL 20 IIs!! this one is badass!!! I can second the fact that those Redline wheels are super hard to find!! It cost me an arm and a leg to get mine!!!!


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#12 2010-07-19 5:35pm

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Sweet bike. I think I've seen less Kiwi's than Mango's and less 88's than most other RL 20II's So IMO this is a very hard to find bike. And you have both fruits side by side, even more rare. Lucky you!! :)


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#13 2011-03-30 6:36am

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Wow. What a set up. Definite fave. :cool:
Do you still have your three 20IIs?


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#14 2011-04-16 6:40pm

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Yeah, I have the 88 Mango, 88 Kiwi, and my original 87 black/chrome one...


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#15 2011-05-19 4:06am

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goota say, I love this colour. it was the colour of my first Rl2011. defenately a fave

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#16 2011-05-28 8:21pm

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Steve, Did the Mango and kiwi's both come with a white seat? Does the seat say redline or anything on it? Love'em both BTW!!


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#17 2011-05-28 8:46pm

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

Awesome bike! I've got one in Inca Red. It's a survivor with mostly original parts.:cool::cool:


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#18 2011-05-29 4:26am

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

Motleymick wrote:

Steve, Did the Mango and kiwi's both come with a white seat? Does the seat say redline or anything on it? Love'em both BTW!!

Yes, both came with that exact seat, in white.  It says "REDLINE" in a light blue on the backside, imprinted/bossed.

Stephen

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#19 2011-11-10 6:03am

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Love it man.  my 8th grade has been so close to owning an RL 20 II on the bay many times.  Someday it is going to happen:)  Keep up the cool builds.


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#20 2011-11-10 8:09am

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Thanks!  Good luck with the search :)


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#21 2011-11-10 8:39am

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This damn thing is just too nice....!

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#22 2011-11-10 9:15am

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#23 2015-12-04 3:05am

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Re: 1988 Redline RL-20II

so sweet I'm on the hunt for one i never liked Redline when i was young but all of a sudden i fell in love with these especially this one i can't wait to get mine hopefully real soon


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