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1982 Redline Proline II

#1 2021-03-31 7:24am

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1982 Redline Proline II

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1982 Redline Proline II

Survivor, very rare proline II that came from the factory in Black as a frameset

My original race bike while Racing for Redline Factory Team and Gilmer Racing South Africa (1983/84) (SABMXA National Champion 1983) Built up late 82/early 1983. The same bike was used to compete against Stu Thompson in the South African Grand National.
Not aware of any other black framed prolines. I vaguely recall there may have been 2, one went to Linn Karstan and this one came to South Africa (Les Gilmer from Gilmer Racing, the official importers of Redline and GT BMX bikes in South Africa)
The second last photo is from one of the South African magazines when Micky Lundy came over, the last is a photo from the 1983 Grand National when Redlines Stu Thompson and Jon Anderson came over.
All parts (except the tyres) are as I had the bike when I retired in early 1984 and immigrated to the UK, lovingly cared for by my mother in South Africa.
Bike was refreshed for the 1984 season, repainted but not used due to injuries and then retirement.Recently brought the bike to the UK. Black Proline II frame (1982) NOS decals from my collection I had in 1984 except head stock decal. Forks - Factory team special heat treated (Stamped HT), These have a different shaped drop out than standard forks.Redline seat    1981   
Redline fluted seat post
Dia-compe mx 900    1981   
Dia Compe cable    1983   
Dia Compe lever    1983   
Flight 180mm cranks    Double dimple
Hadley Bottom Bracket
Bullseye Hubs   
Araya 7x chrome rims
Asahi chrome DB Spokes   
Suntour 3/32 16T    1983   
Redline 44T Gilmer Racing turned down for 3/32 chain
Izumi Chain 3/32 1982   
Oakley F1 grips   
Suntour XC II   
Brute stem   
GT pro bars Santa Ana
Suntour seat clamp   
Suntour headlock   
Haro Series one plate
Mathauser finned brake pads


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#2 2021-03-31 7:44am

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Re: 1982 Redline Proline II

Awesome!


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#3 2021-03-31 2:09pm

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Re: 1982 Redline Proline II

Absolutely amazing proline. Very cool that’s it’s your original bike from bitd .  Instant fave .


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#4 2021-03-31 2:38pm

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Re: 1982 Redline Proline II

Love it !

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#5 2021-04-01 9:32am

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Re: 1982 Redline Proline II

Oh my God that thing is amazing.  Very cool that you still have your old bike, you built it up right.

Thanks for sharing. :D


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#6 2021-04-01 10:26am

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Damn that’s beautiful man :cool:


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#7 2021-04-01 10:10pm

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Re: 1982 Redline Proline II

Appreciate the positive comments, thanks guys :)

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#8 2021-04-01 10:51pm

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Awesome ride :cool::cool:


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#9 2021-04-03 12:00pm

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Awesome bike and your history is amazing Welcome to the museum :cool:


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#10 2021-04-04 4:21am

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Cool that you could keep your bike from bitd. Many regret not doing the same.


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#11 2021-04-04 10:03am

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Re: 1982 Redline Proline II

I do feel very fortunate and grateful that my mother looked after it for all these years when I immigrated to the UK in mid 84. I did have two, the black one was my personal bike that I built up while racing for Redline, and I had a chrome proline II provided to me by Redline (Exactly the same specs), so often switched between the two when racing.

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