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#1 2014-02-20 4:19pm

DarthBatman
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1985 Redline Prostyler

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1985 Redline Prostyler

Finally my Radberry Redline...

Why Radberry:
Back in 87 I participated in a freestyle clinic a LBS was hosting.  The shop had a couple locally sponsored riders and all three sported RL 20 II's.  One Cali Red, One White and the third was Radberry.  I fell in love with the Radberry one the second I laid eyes on it.  That color screamed to me then and set in stone my desire for a Radberry RL. 
Fast forward 25 years.  I never did buy that Radberry Redline I wanted before hitting high school a few years later and retiring my freestyle bike for an 81 Monte Carlo.  My 87 Predator sat in my parent’s storage for 20+ years and one day I guess I was feeling a little nostalgic and decided to break it out and dust it off when I moved in 2012.  I was going to "freshen" it up and hang it on my office wall.  Cool idea right?  Surely nobody else is into this “80’s freestyle stuff” anymore...  So I started searching the net.  Oh!  What's this?  The BMXmuseum?  It was on like Donkey Kong... 
So as I was getting familiar with all the bikes again, bmx history, pissing off mods with my ignorance on the museum, and building up anything I could find on Craigslist, Chromey got in touch with me on a trade deal for some bars I had posted.  Over the course of the trade and many PM's Matt and I waxed all kinds of old school topics.  Actually, these conversations mostly consisted of Matt filling me in on 25 years of history and parts (thanks bud!).  During these conversations I had mentioned that I always wanted a Radberry Redline.  A short time later I received a PM from him letting me know that he was selling most of his Radberry Prostyler and remembering the conversation we had, he asked if I would be interested in a frame/fork and assorted goodies package deal.  I was all over it. 
A few weeks passed and the package arrived.  I had not seen the color Radberry in 25 years and when I unpacked this frame it did not disappoint.  The bright almost glowing Radberry paint seemed to light up the room.  The decals just sparkled as I just sat there and stared at it for what seemed like (and probably was) hours.  I put it up on the mantle and began collecting components for it, getting a little more excited each time a package showed up at the doorstep.  Finally I collected enough parts to begin the build…
The bike:
For the most part, the components are in survivor condition and decals are OG all the way around.  I didn’t intend to build it up as an exact factory correct example.  Adopting it's previous owners approach, I wanted it era correct with some cool recognizable components.  Going with an ACS rotor posed a problem as I had the headset I wanted to use and no cable stop built into the frame.  I decided to take the lower unit of an old Gyro I had, grind off about 45% of it, paint it to match and install at 90 degrees from its standard position.  Worked out great (IMO) and I think it looks as if it's part of the headset. 
The cranks are temporary, so please be kind and don't freak out. I had another opportunity come up so cranks are on hold, these were handy, and I wanted to ride my Radberry awesomeness.  lol
So first and foremost, I want to thank Matt for hooking me up with such a killer deal on most of the bike you see here.  Thanks for putting up with all the questions and helping with suggestions above and beyond this build.  You are the man.  Also, thanks to all the other members as well who helped me out with parts on this build.  It's a long time dream come true for me and I appreciate all the deals that fell into place for me from you guys.  I was very lucky on more than one occasion during the procurement process.  So here you go guys.  My Radberry Prostyler:)
Parts List:
1985 Radberry Redline Prostyler RL 20 (manufactured late 84)
Redline Prostyler RL 20 II forks
Redline Fork Pegs
Redline Forklifter Race Bars
Redline/Sugino 400 Cranks/spindle w/sealed bearings (shown in pics below)
Shimano DX Pedals (shown in pics below)
A’ME Bubble Font Tri Grips
ACS Slant 55 Stem
ACS Rotor
Rear Brake Cable Headset Stop - Gyro lower cup cut down and painted to match
Dia Compe 880 Brakes F/R (stamped 85)
Dia Compe Tech 7 Levers
Redline Chromoly Stamped Seatpost
Redline Seat
Peregrine Seat Post Clamp
Peregrine Master Mags in Radberry w/new Peregrine Swivel Axel Nuts
Suntour Freewheel
IRC High Pressure Freestyle Tires
Redline Frame Standers
Redline Bubble Font 44t Sprocket
KMC Freestyle Z Chain


With speedline/Pere 48's

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v184/p320707697-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v131/p415977800-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v72/p456785844-5.jpg

After the Sugino/Redline 400 upgrade smile

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v180/p632927319-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v98/p935471781-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v135/p986275394-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v184/p1073567344-5.jpg

Next to his younger sibling and cousin

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v169/p1455518067-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v22/p1455519774-5.jpg

(and with a distant cousin of sorts)
http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v32/p1455520060-5.jpg

With some Super Pro (except front hub)

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v2/p1640062896-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v9/p1672600151-5.jpg


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Last edited by DarthBatman (2015-11-24 10:54am)


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#2 2014-02-20 5:04pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Perfect

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#3 2014-02-20 5:28pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

That is so awesome!


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#4 2014-02-20 5:43pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

I love that story smile  Sweet bike!

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#5 2014-02-20 7:20pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Awesome build and great story, thanks for sharing.

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#6 2014-02-21 5:27am

RadicalNick
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Great story. Great bike.

You found the museum just about the same way I did. lol

cool


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#7 2014-02-21 8:56am

DarthBatman
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

thanks everybody, it's been a long time coming.  can totally cross this off my bucket list now.  lol

i'm finding a lot of people come across the museum in the same way.  some many people with much the same story.  lol lol


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#8 2014-02-21 9:41am

JoeKat
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Sweet, gotta love Radberry cool


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#9 2014-02-21 10:34am

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Awesome ride but I am a bit confused. You said that those forks are 86 forks but I have a 86  Cali Red and a Radberry RL20II and both of those forks have the smaller, higher mounted fork pegs. My 86 RL 20 also had the higher fork pegs but I traded for 87 forks because I wanted a set of forks with the lower pegs. Am I getting dates confused?


Wanted: Tange or Hatta anno blue headset.

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#10 2014-02-21 12:20pm

DarthBatman
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Gunluva - totally understand where you are coming from.  the way i understand it was that the forks were manufactured in late 86 for 87 RL 20 II's.  so maybe off a very early 87 model manufactured in 86.  i should make note of that to avoid confusion in the future.  thanks man!


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#11 2014-02-21 12:27pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

I LOVE the way you built this on up.
The parts, the mags, all the colors work really well together!

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#12 2014-02-21 1:02pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Sweet radberry. This bike is killer

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#13 2014-02-21 11:49pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Faver faved it. Sweet bike bro. Looks great

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#14 2014-02-22 12:10am

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Nice bike nice story cool


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WTB Peregrine Super Pros, not pitted.
WTB Kuwahara freestyle stem engraved.

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#15 2014-02-22 6:42am

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

I came across the Museum the same way! Your bike is stunning, great job, and great story!


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#16 2014-02-22 3:45pm

DarthBatman
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

wow, thanks guys!  it was a blast getting this build put together.  it was by far more of a process than my other bikes have been.  i'm glad you dudes approve.  wink

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#17 2014-03-29 8:26pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

I just picked up an '85 Radberry RL-20 indirectly from the original owner today.  I hope mine looks half as good as yours when I'm done with it.  Well done on yours!


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#18 2014-03-29 9:47pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Awesome! Great story , I was bit by the bug a few years ago myself.  Totally feeling the radberry, I'm a RL guy too, yours looks great!  Very cool


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#19 2014-03-30 7:23am

DarthBatman
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Big thanks for that guys.
I have a ton of love for this build.  Look forward to seeing that RL built up jriedmiller.

Radberry rocks. big_smile


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#20 2014-03-30 12:31pm

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Here's my starting point, with the rubbish I'm not going to use already removed aside from the chain and OPC.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x163/jriedmil/20140330_135703_Android.jpg

The pegs are soaking in vinegar right now.  I'll send you some pics when it looks more promising...

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#21 2014-03-31 5:32am

DarthBatman
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Nice jumping off point man.  Finish looks to be in decent shape too.  Look forward to the pics!

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#22 2014-03-31 6:10am

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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Watching this closely . I love my RL's. great stuff man

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#23 2014-03-31 6:24am

DarthBatman
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Shiznitme wrote:

Watching this closely . I love my RL's. great stuff man

+1  can't wait to see him build that up.

How's it going Mile!  You should throw up a pic of the tropical build.  wink


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#24 2014-07-21 5:56pm

DarthBatman
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Re: 1985 Redline Prostyler

Updated pic of the RL.  Threw on some Pere 48's.  Diggin' it.  smile

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v184/p320707697-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v131/p415977800-5.jpg

http://ryancassidyphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v72/p456785844-5.jpg


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#25 2014-07-21 7:10pm

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Very slick and period tasty bro

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