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#1 2016-05-28 9:00am

MickRich393
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1984 Free Agent Pro

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1984 Free Agent Pro

Lean, green, racing machine! [Sold July 2017]

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).


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

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#2 2016-05-28 12:47pm

nic968
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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

turdburd
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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

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#4 2016-05-28 1:23pm

CEROXER
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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

big_smilebig_smile


NEED TO BRAKE A CURSE.....LOOKING FOR A KASTAN KEX OR PRO "S" MODEL-  F/STRUT FORK 20" OR 24 "

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#5 2016-05-28 3:38pm

MickRich393
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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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#6 2017-05-26 7:58am

assoctw
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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

MickRich393
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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

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#8 2017-05-26 5:32pm

Thetrooper
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Re: 1984 Free Agent Pro

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


Looking for an 24" GT fork 87-89

Wouldn't mind owning a gen 1 xcaliber seat clamp in red...mint condition...decal not important

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#9 2017-05-26 6:28pm

MickRich393
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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

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