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#1 2018-10-07 8:04am

duxsrus
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1983 Torker L.P.

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1983 Torker L.P.

My childhood in the 80's defined in one picture.

I'm not sure what my attraction was with the twin tube Torkers but when I saw one I HAD to have one.  My Mom took me to the LBS and I put one in layaway with money from my paper route.  I continued to pay on it until it just seemed like I was never going to afford it and when I had quit my paper route I just wrote if off and figured I'd never see it again.  On my 13th birthday I was mindblown when my parents gave it to me for my birthday.  I practically rode the wheels off of it in '83 and '84 and by 1985 it needed a refresh.  I ordered most of the current parts on it out of the back of a BMX magazine.  I continued to ride it throughout high school and after graduating had pretty much lost interest in bicycles.  I managed to hang onto it since then where it has just hung in various garages and collected dust ever since.  Recently, I decided to give it a good cleaning and replaced the dry rotted tires and sticky grips but everything else is as it was when I lost interest in it back in the late 80's. 


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#2 2018-10-10 10:07pm

NOSTALGIA007
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Re: 1983 Torker L.P.

Cool story! Even better parts list !!


For all the Homies that never got a chance to hook up there ride ....

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#3 2018-10-10 10:14pm

BRICKOS2
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Re: 1983 Torker L.P.

Two thumbs up

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#4 2018-10-13 7:28am

henry gallardo
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Re: 1983 Torker L.P.

Thi is a beautiful bike and I'm agree 2 thumbs
Up for it

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#5 2018-10-18 7:19pm

duxsrus
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Re: 1983 Torker L.P.

Thanks.  Seeing what prices for old parts go for nowadays makes me wish I had hung onto more of my old rides and parts haha.  I had a frame and forks for a 83 or 84 Redline MK-II that belonged to a dear friend who passed away and like a dummy I loaned them to a neighbor kid and never got them back.  That still stings.

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