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2016 Redline PL-26

#1 2016-10-25 4:43pm

1968dannyboi!
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2016 Redline PL-26

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2016 Redline PL-26

Retro-Custom PL-26

This bike started off as an out of the box, ready to ride BMX cruiser but after a few hours of "studying" the bike I realized that it had to be pulled apart and reassembled to my liking. I thought, "what would Stompin Stu do with this "canvas" of a bike?"Don't get me wrong, straight out of the box this bike is pretty rad and handles great but to me there was a matter of taking a stroll down memory lane and stopping by that bike shop where they knew you by first name and were treated like family. While examining the PL I began to think about the school folder I had in 1983 with a picture laminated on it of Mike Buff on a PL-24 catchin some crazy air off a 1/4 pipe. So I set out to revamp the 26 using that PL-24 as a guide. Off came the handlebars and on went the 40th anniversary Redline Flight Pro V bar only to be later replaced by an Al's Rapid Transit bar. I ditched the Redline Hollow Point stem and installed a Knight Bike Co. Ruff-Neck stem, chucked the Redline grips in favor of some Air-Uni Hand Grenade 2 grips. I took off the seat and post with clamp and replaced them with a Viscount Dominator seat, a Black Ops layback seat post and a 28.6mm Dia-Compe hinged clamp. The Tioga Powerblock tires were pretty cool but cooler were the Duro 26 X 2.125 skinwalls I traded them for. The "hum" these tires produce with every pedal stroke is like music to my ears. It's almost like a growl. Needles to say, I am very happy with the final product. I ride this bike a lot and it gets complimented every time and is especially a hit with the old school BMX aficionados. I think this is a bike that even Stompin Stu himself would do a double take on. So to Mike Buff and Stompin Stu, thanks for the Inspiration and the memories. I just added some updated photos. The Flight cranks were changed in favor of the 2.5 piece Redline Flight cranks powder coated black, a Neptune spider and a Mirage 39 tooth chainring with MKS pedals. After these changes I added a Bullseye v-brake with a Dia-Compe lever.


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#2 2016-10-26 7:36am

JessterCPA
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Re: 2016 Redline PL-26

Very nice.  I'm torn between this and a GT Performer 26.

Thanks for sharing.

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#3 2017-10-27 7:04am

gonzilla69
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Re: 2016 Redline PL-26

Bike came out awesome. Just picked up my 2017 PL26 and looking to make some changes. I really like the Redline flight seat what adapter did you use to attach it ?

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#4 2021-01-05 11:25am

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Re: 2016 Redline PL-26

I dig it! It's dope to see how other people are doing these up.


"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."-Mark Twain

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#5 2021-04-28 2:16pm

mnchstrmik
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Re: 2016 Redline PL-26

I just bought a PL-26 with the serial number DAA17B00064. The owner said it was a 2016, but by the number I would assume it is a 2017.  What is the number on your 2016?

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