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1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

#1 2008-10-27 7:19am

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1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

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1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

The Leary mobile...


The first of my pair of Turbo's to be finished to this spec.
All parts were hunted down over a period of 4yrs and include Nos, mint, and immaculately restored items.
Even down to the nos chrome double butted spokes and nos original chrome D.i.d 3/32 chain.
The Comp III's and Suntour Xc II's are not original spec but were what i had on my original Turbo back in '83. ;)


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#2 2008-10-27 7:39am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

all the hard work was well worth it,really nice turbo,you must be well happy

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#3 2008-10-27 8:06am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

that came out great. I am not a big DB fan but I like that one.


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#4 2008-10-29 8:56am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Thanks lads.

I am well happy with her. This whole build has been long, but i've enjoyed it from start to finish.
So much so I'm about 75% of the way to having my second Turbo complete to the same spec...

Nothing takes me back to my youth as much as taking her out for a wobble  :cool:


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#5 2008-10-30 7:01am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

That is beautiful, well done in sourcing the parts I'm still after the elusive seatpost


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#6 2009-01-27 11:27am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Thanx Shivadread...

Turbo seat posts do come up every now 'n' then. I managed to source a couple over the past 4 yrs.
I'll keep an eye out, and give you a shout if i stumble over one again m8.

I've added a couple of extra pics, but will update them once the weather sorts itself here and I can get her outside for a photo session.   ;)


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#7 2009-01-29 8:09am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

fan-friggin-tastik!!  :D:D


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#8 2009-05-04 2:15pm

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

The best build I have ever seen in my life , and you must be some kind of god to create such an exquisite bmx! can i have it? :lol:

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#9 2009-05-06 6:17am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

holwuff wrote:

The best build I have ever seen in my life , and you must be some kind of god to create such an exquisite bmx! can i have it? :lol:

:lol:  You smoothe talker you...  :P   G.


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#10 2009-07-26 5:50am

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all the picture needs is harry hanging on to the bars


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#11 2009-08-31 5:58am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Sweet bike....I have an 82 turbo as well...just got it from my parent house....fairly decent condition.....I don't have the original peddles or wheels....it has shimano dx peddels and tuff wheel II's....I am going to continue to look for the rest of the original parts...I know I put them somewhere....

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#12 2009-09-01 6:35am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Artjohn wrote:

Sweet bike....I have an 82 turbo as well...just got it from my parent house....fairly decent condition.....I don't have the original peddles or wheels....it has shimano dx peddels and tuff wheel II's....I am going to continue to look for the rest of the original parts...I know I put them somewhere....

I'm looking forward to seeing some pics of your Turbo m8. It sounds sweet :D  Get some fired up.


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#13 2009-11-25 6:39pm

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

drool  :P


Women are alot like BMX bikes...You ride em till they get all TORE UP and Abused, then u spend a FORTUNE restoring them to look better than they did when u first got em!!!!

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#14 2009-11-26 8:10am

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Awesome!


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#15 2010-04-05 11:03pm

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Dang....


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#16 2010-08-08 11:48pm

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

love this bike!

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#17 2010-12-27 1:09am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Love the bike and love your dedication to build it to that specification!!! :D:D

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#18 2011-01-14 8:36am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Rocketman wrote:

Love the bike and love your dedication to build it to that specification!!! :D:D

Thanks for the compliments ;)

She still has pride of place in my collection, and where I've carried on hunting down elusive nos parts for her I've managed to replace a few of the restored (although immaculate) components.

My other Turbo has benefited from this and now basically looks identical to this one.

Even better tho...  It's my rider :D

I'll update the thread for my rider Turbo soon, and get a few pic's up of them side by side...   TWIN TURBO'S :cool:


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#19 2011-01-14 8:40am

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

gav you and i will both be old and grey by the time turbs number 2  is finished :lol:

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#20 2011-01-14 9:11am

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markyp wrote:

gav you and i will both be old and grey by the time turbs number 2  is finished :lol:

Already old and grey Mark m8  :P


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#21 2011-03-31 6:49pm

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Re: 1982 Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo

Spectacular bike...........


Ummmmm..........Yeah.

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