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#26 2008-12-18 3:33pm

Charlie Brown
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

I think I just messed a little in my pants!  tongue  Seriously Matt, this bike is just beyond comprehension!


Be sure to follow my BMX restoration page on Instagram: charlies.bmx.restorations

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#27 2008-12-18 3:57pm

LP70
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

I'm so jealous. Beautiful

Looks just like my old race bike minus the FS stuff of course.

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ride em don't hide em

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#28 2008-12-18 5:38pm

hboost
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

I have a feeling this one's gonna take BOTY at OS. Very well deserved too!!!


Check out my Want to Buy posts.

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#29 2008-12-19 11:30am

chromey
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From: Philadelphia, PA
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Thanks so much guys.
I really couldn't be happier with this one. it's been a long time coming. and feels great since my first Real bike (besides my Raliegh R-10)... was a Torker. coming back to my own roots with this one smile



Here are some more detail shots:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/7439/torker1358365ac7c8.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/7439/torker0958365ac7d7.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/7439/torker1158365ac7e1.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/7439/torker1058365ac809.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/7439/torker1458365ac830.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/7439/torker1258365ac838.jpg

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#30 2008-12-23 11:43am

chromey
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

And here's a Link to OS-BMX (Bike Of The Year) online bike show.

OS-BMX
http://www.os-bmx.com/forums/index.php? … ntry323789

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#31 2008-12-28 12:57pm

bmx1985
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

very sweet looking bike man big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile


GOT TO LOVE A FAMILY SIGHT THAT POST PORN LINKS UNDER YOUR NAME IF THEY DON'T LIKE THE LINK YOU HAD ON THERE  INSTEAD OF MAKING IT SAY LINK IS NOT ALLOWED AND SENDING A NICE PM WHY IT WAS COVERED UP  .. IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CONTROLLING THIS PLACE .

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#32 2008-12-28 1:53pm

monkey72
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

how is it held up?? hmm


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

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#33 2008-12-29 8:09am

chromey
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

monkey72 wrote:

how is it held up?? hmm

There's a peg under the pedal in most of the shots...
then, a little magic made it disappear. smile

Thanks for the comments guys. smile


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#34 2009-01-04 3:03am

reservoir.grizzly
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

WOW!....It's like a life-size trophy...Congratulations!


Wanted: 1975

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#35 2009-01-30 5:45pm

Capn_Crunch
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

I miss that bike....sad  Looks sweet!  Is that my polish job or did you add some more shine?


Anyone know how to get spray paint out of a baby's eyes?

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#36 2009-01-30 5:49pm

bmx1985
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

man i love this bike now you need my 1985 torker2 f/f to set up next to it


GOT TO LOVE A FAMILY SIGHT THAT POST PORN LINKS UNDER YOUR NAME IF THEY DON'T LIKE THE LINK YOU HAD ON THERE  INSTEAD OF MAKING IT SAY LINK IS NOT ALLOWED AND SENDING A NICE PM WHY IT WAS COVERED UP  .. IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CONTROLLING THIS PLACE .

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#37 2009-02-03 9:53am

chromey
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Capn_Crunch wrote:

I miss that bike....sad  Looks sweet!  Is that my polish job or did you add some more shine?

That must be your cleaning / polishing skills... It looks great. I love this bike.
Thanks Capn' smile

By far one of my absolute favorite bikes in my collection. smile


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#38 2009-02-03 10:31am

markyp
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

those levers look shot!!!thats a black mark against you!!!seriously tho that bike is to die for!!!!big_smile

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#39 2009-02-03 10:38am

chromey
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

markyp wrote:

those levers look shot!!!thats a black mark against you!!!seriously tho that bike is to die for!!!!big_smile

Haha, yeah.. they're probably the roughest thing on the bike.

Those gold levers are HARD to track down.  Actually I had a Heck of a time finding gold parts for this bike.... Most of the parts I used - DO have a "used" look to them. I wanted it all go together.

The wheels are a little rough in spots, and the fork  has some chipping chrome - It all looks pretty authentic - as far as wear... but Yes.. the levers are the worst of it. smile

I even bought a set of NOS Gold Speedline Wheels for the bike, but ended up going with the used ones to match the rest of the bike. That was a tough call. smile


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#40 2009-02-03 1:47pm

xtremevert
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Matt, slap a gold Gyro on this sucker!!!  That would look awesome!!!  smile


My Father once spoke to me and said "The way you look at your bike is the way I see My children, I look past the imperfections and rough surfaces to the beauty of the finished product."

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#41 2009-02-03 7:21pm

Freestylin & Ridin
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

A couple things here, first I dont usually like gold, but WOW!  This is just really Fantastic! This looks so sharp!  I also want to comment on how awesome your photos are.  I honestly think as nice as your bike would be with a garage door behind it, The setting puts this OVER THE TOP!  A++

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#42 2009-03-08 10:43pm

samkat
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

This one is for the shelf above the top shelf.

The sort of thing fit for the afterlife.

SICK mate!!!

Now... How much? big_smilewinkbig_smile

SKat man wink

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#43 2009-03-09 7:48pm

marsmann
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Dood... !!!

I am diggin' this!  What a killer build.  You just took me all the way back bro to the beginning...

stunning build.

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#44 2009-03-09 8:07pm

CoolRiderNJ
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

yeah this is a sick bike. chromeys whole collection is sick. i like your style man.

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#45 2009-03-25 8:02am

shad brink
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

WOW that bike is UNREAL!!!very nice job!


ON THE BRINK!!

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#46 2009-05-10 11:10pm

momo_torker
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From: Australia
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

Nice. The GH mx forks look great on it... not all forks work right on that frame.


Seriously considering a torker/redline midlife crisis project ^_^

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#47 2009-06-25 3:06pm

wdesign
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

WOW!! Love the torker. Always wanted one as a kid. Take the front brake off and put some track tires on it and it would be perfect. big_smile Can you tell Im into racing and not freestyle?

Great job! Hope I can do such a nice job when I get my early 8o's Torker... Someday.


Parts wish list • Black with Blue DiamondBack pad set • Blue Max pad set • White Redline pad set


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#48 2009-06-30 7:24pm

phillip44x
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From: Bowling Green, Ky
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

THIS IS ONE NICE TORKER GREAT BUILD!!!

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#49 2009-07-31 1:06pm

SkywayTA84
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Registered: 2008-03-08
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

I know exactly what kind of magic that made the bike stand on own, its not god, its not Harry Potter nearby, it's called photoshop. BTW That is one sweet build you got there, SUPER SWEET !

So good, it should end up in the centerfold and the cover of Playboy Magazine ! with lots of Chicks all over it !

Cheers !

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#50 2009-08-03 1:56pm

GTOne
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Registered: 2009-04-23
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Re: 1981 Torker MX

sweet bike!! big_smile.. flawless chrome and gold.. great job

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