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#1 2014-03-22 1:48pm

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82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Hi All,

I have been working on this for a while - trying to find parts and then trying to find time to build it.

It's no secret I'm a DB fan and although I've recently built many bikes that weren't Diamondbacks I keep coming back to the good old DB's!!

When I first started this project it was before Eddy's accident and we talked on Facebook about the different parts he used. His memory is awesome and he let me know pretty quickly.

The whole project stalled for a bit and then Eddy had his accident and I got motivated to get it finished.

This is the pic I based it on......it's an awesome photo and screams 80's!!!

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/Eddy20King4_zps4d4a155f.jpg


I was very lucky to find a NOS 82 Senior Pro frameset and bars....

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/IMG_0001_6-3_zpsd93fe595.jpg

Then slowly but surely I collected all the parts...

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/IMG_0001_9-1_zps2523dbec.jpg


Finally I ended up with this....

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975014/IMG_0014_1_zpsf60d6fbc.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975014/IMG_0018_zpse7e0dbff.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975014/IMG_0020_zpscfb29f1d.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975014/IMG_0032_zpsa9817228.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975014/IMG_0027_zps10ec0377.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975015/IMG_0017_zps98611ee3.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975014/IMG_0016_zpsb812d994.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975014/IMG_0024_zps77512ec7.jpg

Black and whites .....I reckon they look pretty cool.

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975013/IMG_5234l_zps2db38e72.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975012/IMG_5201l_zps7d623662.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy183/KD1975/KD1975016/IMG_0007_6_zpsd6352a90.jpg







PARTS LIST


Frame/Fork - NOS 82 Senior Pro

Cranks - Redline (full wrap, single pinch) painted black - Phil Wood spider 130 BCD

Pedals - NOS DB MKS

Brakes - NOS MX1000, with DX Lever and stamped DC cables

Bars - NOS DB Pro

Grips - NOS Oakley F1

Stem - DB stamped Sugino

Headset - NOS MX2 with gold locking washer

Seat - NOS DB stamped Kashi

Post - NOS fluted Strong post

Clamp - NOS black suntour

Wheels - NOS Araya laced to NOS Sunshine Pro-Am

Tires - OG Comp 3 Yellow labels

Decals - Retrospect Factory Gold

Pads - Mint OG Rad Pads


I sent some pics to Eddy and he loved it and said "Sweet Kurt! You need to get a replica plate built for it. That would put the final stamp on it!"

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/v/t34.0-12/1927240_10201860842428155_2035096247_n.jpg?oh=70355b4396e1195065bd448c0f594cf5&oe=533006D2&__gda__=1395659197_5625756ff8dde3bbd9169bb307848fe2

So I have the plate but cant find a #1, the #9 is easy.....if anyone has a #1 please let me know. I'd really like to send the plate over to Eddy so he could sign it....that'd be awesome!!

So anyway, that's my latest build......  http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/diamondback/73978  ......not as blingy or pimped out as some of my builds, but it's one thatI really like.

Cheers

KD

Last edited by KD1975 (2014-03-22 1:55pm)

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#2 2014-03-22 1:56pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

WOW nice.


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#3 2014-03-22 2:04pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Awesome!


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#4 2014-03-22 2:04pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Looks just like that pic!

Lots of "attention to detail" on that bike.

BITD one of my buddies had a red DB with a similar sticker setup to yours.  Real nice ride.

Congrats on your build.   Hope you get that plate signed.


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#5 2014-03-22 4:54pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

That looks ready to Strike! Very nice looking bike KD smile

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#6 2014-03-22 5:13pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Dude that's stellar.  Best db I've seen big_smile


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#7 2014-03-22 5:42pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Great looking Build !
Love those Phil spiders.
All you need now is the duck taped shoes ! lol lol lol

Well done dude.


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#8 2014-03-22 5:49pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Nice build - youve done a great job there big_smile


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#9 2014-03-22 5:58pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Bill Walters leathers. Man, that brings it all back. The Diamondback team from that period was such a force to be reckoned with, and Eddie King was a key element to that magic. Great build!

I gotta ask you about what camera/format you took the pics of your build (unbelievable build, btw!). The clarity and depth is like a kick to the gullet.


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#10 2014-03-22 6:09pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

damn Kurt that is beautiful!!!   yikes


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#11 2014-03-22 6:38pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Gorgeous bike, you nailed it.  Are you going to replicate the plate, too?  I see you've got one.  That would be a real nice finishing touch.  cool

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#12 2014-03-22 6:41pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

I see now you wrote that Eddy commented the plate would finish it, agreed!

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#13 2014-03-22 9:52pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

WOW Super Nice...

I grew up close to Eddy King went to Montgomery High school sorry to hear about the crash I hope and pray for a full recovery..

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#14 2014-03-22 10:26pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Amazing Kurt!!!!

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#15 2014-03-22 10:44pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Always wanted an early DB but yours is just yikes

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#16 2014-03-22 11:25pm

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

damn, that's one nice replica indeed! cool


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#17 2014-03-23 5:42am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Wow, I love a HL turbo but this's a bike that may take top honors on my DB list ! Stellar build, perfect in every detail.


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#18 2014-03-23 6:51am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Another stellar one Kurt!!! That plate IS the finishing touch. The fact that Eddy likes it makes it that much sweeter! cool


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#19 2014-03-23 7:03am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Perfect!


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#20 2014-03-23 7:16am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Beautiful build - and Eddie approved aswell!! big_smile


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#21 2014-03-23 8:05am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Awesome build !!


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#22 2014-03-23 8:09am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

Tits DB!!!tongue
Awesome job on the build!!!big_smile


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#23 2014-03-23 8:39am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

OMG!!!!! yikesyikesyikesyikesyikesyikesyikes:yikesyikesyikesyikestonguetonguetonguetonguetonguetonguetongue

Love it!!!!


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#24 2014-03-23 10:38am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

cool ride,I dig it.

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#25 2014-03-23 10:58am

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Re: 82 Diamondback "Eddy King" Replica

STELLAR! Awesome replica of a true champion's bike!


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