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1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

#1 2019-06-15 8:20am

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1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

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1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

Replica/Tribute bike as ridden by Woody Itson in the Vision Street Wear magazine ad of 1987

I remember seeing this Vision Street Wear ad back in 87 and it blew my mind. Woody's bike blew my mind! I remember that to me, it was just the coolest bike ever. The colors, the non conventional rear brake and the VSW decal on the stem cap....WOW!I eventually put together a f/f set with parts from my Haro Master and I remember loving the bikes geometry and handling. Then I moved to a Bully and that was stolen in 1990/91 and it pretty much was the end of my riding days. Throughout the years though, if a VSW product or a freestyle picture or video popped in front of me, it would get my mind going and I always went back to this ad...seared in my brain, I always remembered it in detail...and the bike.Some 3 years ago I decided to start collecting parts to build a replica and here it is!It's built mainly based on the one in the ad, but I used the seat post option from Woody's bike check on American Freestyler from October 87. Woody suggested using a Robinson seat post as the SST one is completely out of range for me. One detail I couldn't replicate is the freestyle cages on the pedals, I've been looking for a set for years and no luck yet. I asked JDB, never got a reply. Down the road I need to get a real Hutch Woody Itson handlebar, but for now, this one is perfect. Anyway, I love the way it turned out. Just like with my 87 CW Ceppie Maes Replica, I tried to replicate all the details found in the original bikes. This Diamond Back has a few cool ones like the cable clamps, the grip tape, seat guts, down tube decal position, etc.My good friend Kris (KrisH) did a fantastic job painting the f/f, bars and levers. I think the color is spot on!One thing I didn't catch when choosing the frame is that Woody is riding an 86 model with no cable guides welded on. I picked up an 87 with a cable guide missing....and went with it. My frame didn't have a chain guard tab either, Woody's did. Well, I hope you guys enjoy it!
Bike Check
Frame: 1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez - restored Forks:  1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez - restoredDecal set: Ultra HiveHandlebars: 1988 Diamond Back Strike Zone Woody Itson Bars -restoredGrips: NOS 80s Pink A'ME TRI Stem: ACS Rotor 55 Slant - restoredHeadset: Tioga Quick Adjust - original finishDetangler: ACS Pro Rotor - original finishBrake levers: Dia Campe Tech 7 - restoredFront brake: NOS ACS Tangent 860Rear Brake: NOS ACS Tangent 860Front Brake cable: NOS ACS Tangent White cableRear Brake cable: NOS ACS Tangent White cable Seat post: Robinson Laidback chromoly - original finishSeat: Viscount Dominator - original finish Seat clamp: Diamond Back - restoredBottom bracket: Tioga standard BB - original finishCranks: Redline Flight 401 180mm - original finishSprocket: Redline Flight 43t - restoredChain: KMC - brand newPedals: Hutch Pro Pedal bodies (polished by me), JDB cages, YFS cage screws, Original spindle screwsFront Wheel: NOS ACS Z 48 w/ACS hubRear Wheel: NOS ACS Z 48 w/Suntour FreecoasterRear pegs: "Neal Pegs" By Ultra WerksFreewheel: ACS Suntour Freecoaster 16tTires: GT 20x1.75 - show mounted before I purchased them

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#2 2019-06-15 8:46am

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Re: 1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

Fantastic build!


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#3 2019-06-15 9:15pm

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Re: 1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

What Tony said - love it, instant fave


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#4 2019-06-16 4:43pm

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Re: 1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

Thank you guys!

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#5 2019-06-16 6:51pm

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Re: 1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

That's an awesome bike. Well done and fave'd.


Looking for a pink 85/86 mallet and a lavender 86 GT seatclamp!

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#6 2019-12-18 4:17pm

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Re: 1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

Badass build! Looks awesome man!

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#7 2019-12-19 9:49am

Charlie Brown
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Re: 1987 Diamond Back Strike Zone Mike Dominguez

Awesome job on this, man. Too cool! cool


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