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#1 2008-12-15 9:48pm

chromey
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1981 Torker MX

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1981 Torker MX

Torker Racer - built up as an Early Freestyler.

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1981 TORKER MX

Frame: 1981 Torker MX
Fork: Greg Hill MX Forks
Cranks: ANLUN 3-pc Cranks (1984 MBK SuperClass)
Chainring: Suntour 44t
Pedals: NOS KKT "SMX"
Stem: Tuf_Neck (Square-Corner / Pre-Stamp) w/ ACS Potts Mod Bolt added
BARS (updated) : Early Powerlite Pro (Cro-Mo)
Bars (previous) : LC "CrMo" Racing (with Torker Sticker)
Grips: Used A'ME Rounds (Bubble Font from an 84 GT)
Brake Levers: Dia-Compe Tech 3's (Gold)
Brake Calipers: Dia-Compe MX 1000's (Gold)
Brake Pads: Scot Mathauser
Headset: Gold Tioga Style
Cable: Brown... Yep.. Brown.
Seat (updated) - ELINA
Seat: Viscount Dyna (well-used)
SeatPost (Updated) : Tuf-Neck Layback
Seat Post: GT Santa Ana "Cr-Mo" Straight
Seat Clamp: Dia-compe "DC" Hinged Gold
Chain: Bell Gold and Smoked Stainless
Hubs: ACS High-Flange Gold
Rims: UKAI Speedlines 20x1.75's
Tires: NOS Tioga Comp ST
Valve Caps: Chrome Chromies smile


My initial idea about this bike was to build this Race-ready '81 Torker with primarily era-correct components.. BUT set it up as a Dialed-in early Freestyle bike.

I wanted a different style set-up than most of the old Torkers I see built... But also wanted the visual theme to stay true to the classic Torker brand.

Searching and slowly collecting parts for this specific build for about 4 years now... It's definitely a unique combination of some of my favorite parts, and much of it was pretty hard to track down. The wheel lacing went beautifully (It's been a while since I did up a set) and the Drive train couldn't be smoother.... smile

Thanks to Alvin Mullins for hooking me up with these super sweet tires....
And to Boxline69 for hooking me up with the gold brakes....  I owe both of you Bigtime! smile

I'm glad to see this long awaited project finally together,
Took it for a spin and it rides like a dream.........

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#2 2008-12-15 9:51pm

bmxkid
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

That is so sweet... cool

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#3 2008-12-15 10:00pm

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Wow!
Sounds like you got some cash rolled up in that bad boy!
It's great to see a fellow build procrastinator get one done....and in A+ style.
Looks great Matt!
Rider or looker?


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#4 2008-12-15 10:12pm

blkout619
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Wow looks like a MILLION BUCKS!!!  Gold/Chrome SICK!!

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#5 2008-12-15 10:16pm

relic
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

SWEET build Matt.

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#6 2008-12-15 10:28pm

BMX_Brigade_86
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Beautiful build Matt! - I've been waiting for you to finish this one and it was well worth the wait! cool

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#7 2008-12-15 10:48pm

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Well done Dude! big_smile


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#8 2008-12-16 2:15am

That70'sGuy
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

good for you you went with what you wanted and pulled it off 100%
great build .
dion
im not freestyle but i DO like this.


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#9 2008-12-16 2:43am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Nice bike , but i have only 1 question what/how is holding bike up ?neutral


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#10 2008-12-16 3:24am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Thats a cracking build, are Torkers the nicest old school bmx ?? i cant think of many more better


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#11 2008-12-16 7:53am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

That Torker is bitchin! cool
4 yrs of building paid off big time!


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#12 2008-12-16 8:07am

ulrich
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Love it,

Nice build

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#13 2008-12-16 10:40am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Nice looking ride ... would love to take that for a spin


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#14 2008-12-16 11:10am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Matt, that is sweet. You need to bring that to BrianP's BMXmas!

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#15 2008-12-16 11:13am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

awesome bike....a stunning torker


I want to apoligize in advance for not reading the entire thread or doing any research whatsoever before i post my comments.

DANSCOMP resident Old School Guru

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#16 2008-12-16 11:30am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Holy man, can this thing shine any brighter???  Beautiful bike here Matt.  I'm not a huge Torker fan but I sure like this one.  As for the brown cables, they're awesome!  I love brown cables!  I used them on my S3 because the color is so cool.  Very nice and congradulations on a stellar build!  smile

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#17 2008-12-16 12:08pm

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

hey dude that is by faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar the best looking torker in here,absolutely magic!!!!!

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#18 2008-12-16 12:13pm

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

lets not get carried away now marky


I want to apoligize in advance for not reading the entire thread or doing any research whatsoever before i post my comments.

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#19 2008-12-16 1:46pm

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

thing is super Bad, I like it

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#20 2008-12-16 4:36pm

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

CAN IT WALK ON WATER?....MY GOODNESS THAT THING IS SUPERB

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#21 2008-12-16 5:52pm

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

damn dude you went all out on this baby.. cool

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#22 2008-12-16 9:25pm

boxline69
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Simply Awesome!! Great Torker Brah!! tongue


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#23 2008-12-17 4:18am

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Re: 1981 Torker MX

uhm whats holding it up? or is it magic? roll


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#24 2008-12-18 1:36am

MartinSB
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

That is one beautiful bike right there, very nice build!

How much did it cost to hire the invisible woman to hold your bike? big_smile

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#25 2008-12-18 1:51am

monkey72
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

super sweet


I can fix anything... or i can screw it up so badly nobody will EVER fix it...

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