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1997 Diamondback Mini Viper 16

#1 2015-06-27 5:48pm

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1997 Diamondback Mini Viper 16

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1997 Diamondback Mini Viper 16

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Got this from a scammer off eBay.  It was in bad shape when it arrived in Texas from California merely wrapped in Saran Wrap with no box.
I tore it down completely and gave the front wheel, frame, fork, and rear rim a vinegar bath followed by hand polish.  I didn't want to disassemble the coaster hub so I just rotated the rim in the bath.  It was grossly misrepresented with a bent rear rim, a top tube dent, lots of rust, rash on the bars and forks, bent right crank arm, a dented fork tube, and stripped left pedal but I continued.  I cleaned and re-greased the front axle, bottom bracket, headset bearings.  The tires are 16X1.75 comp III copies in nylon with gumwalls. 
I finished it off with some throw away pedals I had, new grips, seat, gumwalls/tubes/strips, KMC chain from the BMX Guru, and a set of stickers from GAry.
Good from afar but far from good.  Last pic shows a loose assembly as received.
My 5-YO daughter loves it.  Her favorite color is pink and when she saw the bike for the first time with the no logo Flite pads she said "You know I love black."
SOLD ON EBAY April 2017


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#2 2015-06-29 2:21pm

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Re: 1997 Diamondback Mini Viper 16

Well..it looks like it turned out OK.

I would love a PM of that eBay users name so I can add them to my "do not deal with" list.

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#3 2015-06-29 8:20pm

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Re: 1997 Diamondback Mini Viper 16

Thanks for the positive comment.  I'll send you a PM. :D


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#4 2015-06-30 4:11pm

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Re: 1997 Diamondback Mini Viper 16

WOW What a bad move ppl on evilbay....Saran wrapped Crazy!!!
No Dents??? Looks gR8

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#5 2015-07-01 4:13am

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Re: 1997 Diamondback Mini Viper 16

Yep, it's dented.  One under the TT pad and one on the left fork leg.,,,undisclosed by seller.


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