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1983 National Pro Long

#1 2015-09-12 7:46am

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1983 National Pro Long

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1983 National Pro Long

Original Team NP F&F purchased directly from an ex-Team NP rider.

Frame:  (August 1983-stamped) National Pro ‘LONG’ in candy blue. This frame came in candy blue from the factory, and was purchased directly from ex-National Pro team rider who has owned this factory ride from new.
Forks: Undrilled National Pro.
Bars: Rechromed and super-rare original unknurled 1st Gen (thin cross-bar) National Pro race bars. Repro Pro Neck decal placed in the same position as marked by the imprint of the original (Massive thanks to Norty40).
Wheels:  NOS rib-sided Ambrosio 1 3/8 ‘skinnies. Radially laced front.
Hubs: Original blue and silver Crupi Gen I(?) sealed bearing flip-flop hubs (taken off an ’81 Diamond Back Pro Mini).
Tyres: NOS Blue/skinwall 1 3/8” Tioga Comp III blue/green label.
Valve Caps:  NOS white Jive Handles (slightly later 80’s(?) but how cool?!)
Chainring: Polished Pro Neck 44T chainring and powerdisk.
Chain: Silver Izumi (not yet fitted).
Tensioners: Polished ROE 'Whale Tails' (not yet fitted).
Cranks: Profile Generation III  ‘’A’’ in 177mm length; original chrome finish. Original decals.
BB: NOS Profile with Hop-Up kit.
Pedals: Hand-polished super-rare NOS Vector Ultimate PV-1 in plain unpainted factory raw finish (outers polished), with the original pair of unused end caps. (Choice of 1/2inch and 9/16inch spindle sizes present).
Stem: OG survivor condition Blue Bulldog stamped Pro Neck.
Headset: Tange Seiki 300 with a NOS blue Tange locking nut and blue Haro flex-fighter.
Seat post: NOS National Pro layback seat post. Original Pro Neck decal.
Seat post clamp: Polished TUF NECK.
Seat:  Original NOS March ’84 stamped blue Kashimax Aero.
Brakes: Hand-polished MX901 rear.
Brakepads: Curved Scott Mathauser finned.
Lever: Polished left silver MX-121 Tech 3.
Brake Cable: NOS white mid-80’s dated Dia-Compe.
Padset: OG and very rare NP pad set in blue sold to me by ex-NP Team rider Bill Stonebraker – his original race set(!)
Grips: Rare (only pair I’ve ever seen) survivor Akron BMX grips in blue/white. (Akron advertised their aftermarket items such as grips and seats in BMX Action from ’83 – ’84, so period correct).
More pics to follow once i have added the last few items to the bike... I have also included a shot of the only period shot of a Candy Blue NP that i have been able to find from BITD. Inspiration for my build!


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#2 2015-09-12 3:11pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

:cool:

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#3 2015-09-13 10:43am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

I should just add at this point, i don't really like coloured tyres on builds, but they seem to work well on this. Once I had started down the blue road there was no turning back! I was very chuffed to source the OG padset also - they were a must for this bike and really finish it off.

The chain and tensioners are now on, so as soon as I have some decent shots I will update with more pictures.

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#4 2015-09-13 12:24pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Bad-ass


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#5 2015-09-29 12:15pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Few more pics now added :cool:

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#6 2015-09-29 1:44pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Wow. Really nice build! :cool:


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#7 2015-11-30 1:51pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Another sick build :cool:

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#8 2015-12-01 12:45am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Thanks guys. Tried to use a few unusual parts on this one. Love these rare Akron grips! :cool:

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#9 2015-12-31 5:24pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Great looking build, very blue!


LOOKING FOR........ or consider in a Trade ;

-Bubble gum pink DiaCompe Rear cable
-DK Freestyle stem PLATFORM ONLY
-Mint or NOS BLUE Cal Lite Johar FRAME pad.
-Mint or NOS CHROME Cal Lite Johar BAR pad.

"WHEN IN DOUBT, CRANK IT !"

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#10 2016-01-01 5:50am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Thanks! Yup, tis blue! I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but it works for me!

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#11 2016-01-26 11:35pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Awesome. Looks great.


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#12 2016-01-27 2:13pm

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Thanks man - I'd really like a chrome one to make a nice pair.

I was after a chrome one originally when this blue one surfaced. Nice that it's a LONG too as the Standards are a bit too short.

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#13 2016-07-30 9:25am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Your bike looks great. I haven't been around much for awhile but looked just to see if anyone added a blue National Pro . I bought a new F&F in 83/84 and it was blue w/chrome fork. Unfortunately the only thing I have left of it is the original warranty card. Lol. Awesome build.


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#14 2016-08-05 1:51am

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Re: 1983 National Pro Long

Thanks - pleased you like it. Yours must have looked great with the blue frame and chrome forks. What happened to it? Do you have any old pictures as I have only ever seen the one shot I have posted of a blue one from BITD? I'd be really keen to see the warranty card too!!! :cool:

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