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1984 Free Agent Pro

#1 2016-05-28 9:00am

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1984 Free Agent Pro

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1984 Free Agent Pro

Lean, green, racing machine!!

Largely through the ownership of a VDC-built Trident, I’ve become increasingly interested in Free Agents and picked this frameset up on eBay. Made in Dec ‘84 (the 8-digit serial - on the non-drive side dropout - is 1284****), I think this is one of the early ones built by Brad Shoup in Beuna Park, California rather than VDC, as I think Voris Dixon was shutting up shop around that time. At first I thought the green was a spray-bomb job but both the paintwork and the era-correct decals are in the condition you’d expect after 30-odd years. The TT length is 19 1/8” and there's no chainstay brace. It came with the bars, which are 27 ½” wide with a rise of 8 9/16”, and I think are original Free Agent Pros, though the green is not quite the same shade as the frameset. With both the paintwork and decals both showing their age, I went for a survivor look using old school parts wherever possible. Nothing fancy, just a simple build along the lines of a budget-racer from the mid-80s. Here’s the parts list:- Free Agent frame with matching forks; Free Agent pro bars; Tange beartrap headset (with new bearings) DK “square top” stem; Winner Circle grips off an ‘84 Mongoose Cali’ survivor; ’83 Dia-Compe MX890 brake caliper with matching ’83 DC Tech 3 lever, ’83 DC outer rear cable (with new inner cable) and DC pads; DK seat post clamp and a no-name layback seat post; No-name seat (made in Italy); Araya rims (20 x 1.75) with Suzue sealed hubs, NOS Cheng Shin (20 x 1.75) tyres and Kenda tubes; Old school Victor (VP-747) beartrap pedals; Tioga 175mm opc (made by Sugino) and Tioga BB (with a mixture of old and new parts); Tioga CDC-1 alloy chainwheel (44t); Suntour freewheel (16t); KMC Z chain; Shimano brake cable holders; Dropout savers (Joe Buffardi specials).
[BOUGHT Dec 2014, BUILT April 2016, SOLD July 2017]


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Last edited by MickRich393 (2017-07-14 7:17pm)


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

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#2 2016-05-28 12:47pm

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

Loving the green!!!cool


........Kastan 24'' Strut wanted.......Anyone?
........RNC Crank arm also needed..a l/h 180...?

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#3 2016-05-28 1:18pm

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

I'm green with envy. Great looking bike.


ABA Ca-13 1982-84  #926 #547 #123
RIP Matt C 4/09/97-12/22/20

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#4 2016-05-28 1:23pm

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

big_smilebig_smile

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#5 2016-05-28 3:38pm

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

Thanks guys! smile I took a whole load more photos for the Spring Build Off, so here's a selection of the best ones:-

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Last edited by MickRich393 (2017-07-15 5:48am)


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

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#6 2017-05-26 7:58am

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

Awesome. I had a chrome 1984 FA Freeflite with green Tuff IIs - the inverted version of yours.

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#7 2017-05-26 5:23pm

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

Thanks man! I've just had a look at yours and they look as though they were separated at birth!! Like 2 peas in a pod! big_smile


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

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#8 2017-05-26 5:32pm

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

Good looking ride! Sure like that green on a race bike cool


Need a gold Suzue high flange rear hub in really good condition


Win TWINS!!!

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#9 2017-05-26 6:28pm

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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

Yeah, you obviously see lots of green on a MX and road racing tracks with Kawasaki, but not much on a BMX track. I like something a bit different and also really liked this particular shade of green. cool


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

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#10 2020-11-07 2:34pm

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That’s a sweet bike!


Life is short.  Spend it!  Looking for: I will PAY top dollar for a Fishbone 1-1/8 X-UFO  detangler.  Also need Hevron Haro stem.  Have mid school goodness to trade also.

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#11 2020-11-09 11:04pm

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Thanks man! I really enjoyed building and riding this one, though looking back at it now, I regret using that Tioga disc instead of a chainring and spider. Still love that green paintwork though! cool

Last edited by MickRich393 (2020-11-09 11:06pm)


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates.

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