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1989 Redline MX-III

#1 2019-09-04 8:19pm

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1989 Redline MX-III

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1989 Redline MX-III

1989 Redline with a retro personality

Hi all.
Here is a bike I've only just completed. It's an '89 Redline with a retro appearance. Ok,  so it's not period correct and therefore some will doubtless be offended,  but I like it!Let's start by saying I really wanted a redline back in the day.  REALLY wanted a redline! I drooled over the ads for these things,  but let's be honest,  they weren't cheap. So instead I cruised around on my '81 supermax, which I was still enormously proud of. Anyway,  to this bike.  A dusty and slightly rusty frame caught my eye,  and after a scrub with coke and aluminum foil it came up nicely. I decided to build the bike as I would have liked all those years ago, and went with the MXIII look. I put a set of cheap black slant-spoke wheels on to see how it looked (thinking I'd put skyways on later), but these actually look ok.   February 2020 update: I've swapped the wheels out for a set of ACS Z-Mags. They make the bike both look and feel lighter. ....... and not being able to leave well enough alone,  I've now swapped the cranks out for a set of black powdered Shimano 105s (as per the first two photos). I agreed  with feedback suggesting that the colour of the red cranks was a bit different to the other red anodized parts.  Now, if i can just let it be......I won't go into the shopping list unless anyone has a particular question,  except to say almost everything is reproduction aside from a set of 1980 stamped forks. Hope you like it.

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#2 2019-09-05 10:03pm

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Re: 1989 Redline MX-III

Nice.

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#3 2019-09-06 4:16am

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Re: 1989 Redline MX-III

Very cool!

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#4 2020-07-28 12:16am

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This is a very nice build. Looks heaps better with Z mags cool Only thing I'd change if it were mine is to swap the cranks and chain wheel for a deeper red combo.......

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Old School all the way baby

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#5 2020-09-07 5:36pm

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You gave me a nice comment on one of my recent Redline resto builds, so naturally I had to come check out your collection out!  thanks for the compliment on my build and I means alot after seeing your collection.  This redline "tribute" MX-III looks great.  Definitely better with the Z-mags.  I don't have an MX-III so you are putting me on to my next target...I make take your idea and "tribute" a later era frame since I haven't found an MX-III....at least not one I can afford!  big_smile

Great builds!

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#6 2020-09-08 2:31am

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Re: 1989 Redline MX-III

Stackerman wrote:

You gave me a nice comment on one of my recent Redline resto builds, so naturally I had to come check out your collection out!  thanks for the compliment on my build and I means alot after seeing your collection.  This redline "tribute" MX-III looks great.  Definitely better with the Z-mags.  I don't have an MX-III so you are putting me on to my next target...I make take your idea and "tribute" a later era frame since I haven't found an MX-III....at least not one I can afford!  big_smile

Great builds!

Thanks for that!
The good news about doing Redline tribute bikes is that RL kept making the same basic frame year on year on year on year! Early '80's frames.... crazy expensive.  Late '80's frames look the same,  but you don't need a mortgage to get one.

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#7 2020-10-01 4:34am

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Re: 1989 Redline MX-III

Look, Stu and his high flying Redline, when he was standing still or leaping through the air, set the tidal mark of where I wanna go, what I wanna be. So what if my RL was made in Taiwan, it holds to the RL code of geometry.  It’s like waving ol’ glory, the US flag. It don’t matter where it came from.


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