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#26 2012-09-21 5:52pm

cbr600kid
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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

I had one of these for a short period of time in 77 or 78.  It got stolen pretty quickly.  I had a bad habit when I was a little kid of not putting my bikes away when I was finished riding and they got swiped fast in my neighborhood.


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#27 2012-09-21 5:58pm

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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

Very cool , one of the first bikes I remember seeing was one of these when I was 3 ( 1979 ) . cool


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#28 2012-11-07 1:59pm

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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

I know this thread is old, but that was actually my first 20 inch bicycle! I remember having getting that thing in Walden New York, running around thinking it was cool, then most of my friends actually got motorcycles and I look like a dunce! I took off the tank, took off the fenders, I think it had both the front and rear, and thrashed it like a regular BMX bike. I even tried to raise it at Middletown New York in the WW BMX in the late 70s! I then moved on to a different kind of Raleigh rampar that weighs only 40 pounds, much less than this beast! Very cool to see... Brings back lots of memories;-(

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#29 2013-11-08 6:52pm

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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

A good friend had 1 when we were kids. I INSISTED my dad get ME one... he DID. My little brother got 1 also - as we often got 2 of each... LOVED my Rampar. No idea what we did w/ them. VERY sad as I am for tossing our Cotton Picker & Lemon Peelers in the flea mkt. trash dumpster following the non-selling event in 1977... sad((( LOVE this bike!!!! Cardboard added to the spokes made me feel like my older brother on his dirtbike.

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#30 2013-11-26 6:33pm

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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

NICE! Thanks for posting.

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#31 2014-10-02 11:23am

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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

This was my first NEW bike. I loved my Rampar. Here I am Christmas day.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5gWOQNUT8vg/UytVqyxGVnI/AAAAAAAAGOM/8CJALffCHYE/w1121-h865-no/03201401.JPG


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#32 2014-12-21 11:16am

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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

I had one of these, I know where it's buried in my dad's backyard.  It was a heavy bike to ride but very cool to take huge jumps.  I miss it

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#33 2019-07-20 5:31pm

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Re: 1976 Rampar R5

Pretty cool bike in its day.  I got a similar  one of these in 1977 for Xmas, pre BMX days for me.  I later found out that I must have had the cheaper model, because my shocks were fake. They had the shock bars with the rubber shock covers, only to find out, it was just a straight bar, without an actual shock. And yes they were heavy, and couldn't move too fast or jump  very high.  But I loved riding it.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Gw


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