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#1 2008-07-07 5:04pm

kmpap
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1987 Redline RL-20II

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1987 Redline RL-20II

True story: In 1996 (or so) I decided, after a long hiatus from BMX, to find myself a brand new Redline RL-20II. eBay barely existed at that point so I did the only thing I could think of: I started calling bike shops. Lots of 'em. I bought myself a Ride BMX magazine and turned to the spread in the back that listed shops across the country, and began cold calling. From Alaska to Maine I must have called over 100 shops over the course of a year. And then one day I rang a shop in Pennsylvania and the dude who happened to answer the phone said: "Yeah, I have a new RL-20II frame set sitting in my basement. Still in the box.  I think I have bars, too..." 
The rest is history.  Over ten years later it's finally finished, and I'm listing it here.  NOS, with the exception of the 401s (rechrome) and the chainwheel (not an '87, but a little later).  Hope you enjoy this entry. - Kevin


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#2 2008-07-07 6:12pm

Dyno-Mike
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

that bike is nothing short of beautiful!

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#3 2008-07-07 7:00pm

JoeKat
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Wow!! Let's go riding!
Awesome find Kevin, you looked for it, you found it, you deserve it.
Thanks for sharing the story & the pics.


WTB the following REDLINE Frame Pads:
CARRERA
PL-24

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#4 2008-07-07 7:01pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

I HAD THE SAME BIKE WHEN i WAS A KID COULD NEVER AFFORD ONE NOW THOUGH  SWEET BIKE

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#5 2008-07-17 11:24am

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Another killer build Kevin! I like what you did for the fork pegs. I remember that RL used to do the same thing on his bikes.

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#6 2008-07-17 3:43pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Your hard work in searching for it surely paid off. Sexy bike man. Congrats


"Keepin it Old School!"

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#7 2008-08-20 9:08pm

xtremevert
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

So how much did the guy let the frame/fork and bars go for?


My Father once spoke to me and said "The way you look at your bike is the way I see My children, I look past the imperfections and rough surfaces to the beauty of the finished product."

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#8 2008-08-20 9:11pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

sick build realy loven it!cool


Kindness is like Manure does You No Good unless You spread It around
bikes were made to be pedalled if we don't ride them they get sad:(!
YES I RIDE A PINK BIKE!! WANT TO MAKE SOME THING OUT OF IT!

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#9 2008-09-09 7:04am

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Wow!! What an immaculant machine kev. I really dig trhis color scheme and the graphics set it apart from the rest of the rlII's. One of my favs bro


Do work son!

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#10 2008-10-02 3:14pm

freshmans
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Hey Kev, I had to post because I can't stop staring at your amazing Redline.

My favorite RL 20II of all times, by far!

It is weird, it seems 87 are very rare and 88 much more common... Any clue?


Cheers,



Laurent


Looking for:
90 Haro Sport frameset (or frame only)
NOS Haro Sport black and blue/black decal sets
NOS or mint 175 drive side Peregrine 1st gen crank arm
Revcore freestyle stem
White Haro HPM tires
...

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#11 2008-10-05 8:47pm

glenn1011
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Sick

Glenn


Old school Sherwood Park.

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#12 2008-10-05 10:25pm

BMXKID4EVER
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

BEAUTIFUL RL.smile

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#13 2008-10-19 9:44pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

awsome redline!...great story too

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#14 2008-10-24 8:57pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Bump for me just loving this bike

Glenn


Old school Sherwood Park.

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#15 2008-11-29 5:00pm

Motleymick
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

That's tight!!! Wanna sell it???? Hit me up, I'm lookin for a RL 20 II.   Itsmotleymick@yahoo.com


BUYING LESS/SELLING MORE

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#16 2008-11-29 5:03pm

caleb_k31
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

thats sweet Kevin.  nice job


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GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

All the hub/hoop measuring info you will need along with spoke calculation info http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 9#p5435389

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#17 2008-11-29 10:26pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Oh Yeah, This is one sweet RL20II!

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#18 2009-02-02 9:13pm

sathomprime
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

This is by far the nicest RL20-II that I have seen, love the black, very cool!!!!

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#19 2009-02-02 9:17pm

glenn1011
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

I have a lead on a guy that had one just like this BITD. He is looking for it at his parents farm, and then going to let me get for " a couple hundred bucks"


Old school Sherwood Park.

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#20 2009-02-02 10:26pm

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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

glenn1011 wrote:

I have a lead on a guy that had one just like this BITD. He is looking for it at his parents farm, and then going to let me get for " a couple hundred bucks"

Where about is his parents house? lol Good luck with the score.

Awesome bike Kevin, can't believe I haven't commented on this bike and I see it all the time.

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#21 2009-02-04 9:13am

jimhrabe
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Awesome looking RL!!


1988 RedLine RL-20 II
1985 SE Racing Quadangle Freestyler
1986 Schwinn Free Form EX

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#22 2009-04-16 11:38am

Wreckd
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

This brings back memories. I also had a black 1987 RL20-II (I think many of the 87s were black). I still have the frame and fork at home, but it is stripped of all the decals and paint (it was chrome underenath). This makes me want to restore it. I didn't know there was a restoraton hobby going on.

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#23 2009-04-16 11:42am

OLDSCHOOLBMXER67
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

I need to get off my A$$ and get mine done.soon it will be

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#24 2009-05-25 6:49am

cnc6306
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

AWESOME BIKE . I JUST BUILT MY 1986 REDLINE PIT LIKE THIS . THIS BIKE WAS AN INSTANT FAV FOR ME .

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#25 2009-08-23 3:52am

RADbandit
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Re: 1987 Redline RL-20II

Kevin it was great meeting you at Summer Slam smile  i gotta say... you have some of the nicest builds that i have ever seen!  next time i get the chance to hit up NYC i am stopping by to see this BEAST!  great bike cool


Looking for :VDC freestyle bars / Wilkerson Airlines parts / any 2-hip midschool parts / 86 Skyway Streetbeat (lavender - white) / Action Zone handle bars /  dominator pro / OG Finish Grey GT PP, PWT or PFT

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