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1983 National Pro Long

#1 2014-11-09 9:41am

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1983 National Pro Long

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1983 National Pro Long

Who can forget Shawn Texas grasping a National Pro in the ads back in the day...

I don't know any of the bike's history other than I bought this from another member of the forum. Unfortunately, the serial number was ground/sanded on at some point in its life. Most National Pro frames that I have seen have an arched brake bridge - this frame has a straight brake bridge. Here's a break down of the parts: 1983 National Pro Long Frame & Fork - Rechromed National Pro "Pro" handlebars - Rechromed National Pro seat post - Rechromed NOS A'ME unitron grips NOS Dia Compe MX1000 brake/DC Tech 3 lever/DC cable NOS Kashimax Aero seat Dia Compe MX seat clamp Redline 401 crank arms - Rechromed Redline bubble font chainwheel - Polished Hadley bottom bracket - Polished Hutch pedal bodies - Rechromed NOS polished Hutch pedal cages Phil Wood hubs - Polished Araya 7x rims - Rechromed NOS Asahi chrome spokes Comp IV tires (fat/skinny) Pro Neck stem - Refinished Tange 320 headset Repop National Pro padset


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#2 2014-11-11 12:24am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

So nice! National Pros are some of the best looking scoots ever.

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#3 2014-11-24 7:10pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

I agree with block. ^^^^ yikes

Sick frames make sick bikes. This is a fine specimen. I need to have one of these at some point. cool


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#4 2015-02-10 8:40am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

I have to say this bike is N aaaSty! "In a good way"
Very, very nice......great parts too by the way!


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#5 2015-05-05 9:15pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Awesome build! Love the end result!


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#6 2016-01-15 9:17pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

cool

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#7 2016-04-01 6:52pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Totally bad ass ride..smile


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#8 2017-05-16 10:31am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Man that's a show-stopper.  cool


There's no help for this Museum Junkie!

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#9 2018-04-06 11:23pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

smile

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#10 2018-05-16 7:23am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Hi there. Congrats for the bike, it's absolutely awesome. Worth the hard work, including rechroming the grips ;-)

I'm wondering what are these wheel axis bolts you have put on. I guess they're not era correct (although I may be wrong), but they look very clean and practical, I'd like to get me some.

Thanks !

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#11 2018-06-13 6:56pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Wow. This bike is totally T.M.C.....

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#12 2020-01-07 11:16am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

I love this build. So picture perfect!

Shawn Texas was so cool. Met him at a big race in Grass Valley. He had some good pointers for my gate starts!


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