Chris... you better get that damn Haro Master...

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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The B.L., WA.
    ME: Buckethead Les Paul
    MA: Washburn
    Rig: Titan Custom

    iTrader: 21 (100%)

    Chris... you better get that damn Haro Master...

    ... cause as soon as this thing is done, I'm whip-lashing my way across the US to your house and we are going ridin', mother fucker!!!

    This is a '99 Redline FS880. Redline's "retro" version of the 80s Redline RL 20II. 100% 4130 chromoly frame and fork. Mega awesome bike. Always dreamed of owning an original because they were made for taller riders(like R.L. Osborne, the dude the original was made for) but they were always so damn expensive. These FS880s are pretty hard to find also since dudes like me are snapping them up and re-finishing them to look like the originals. And the originals are going for mega-bucks so this will do just fine. Plus, the "U" brakes are more to my liking. They weren't available on the originals, to my knowledge.

    The frame and fork are in awesome shape for a 12 year old bike. Has a couple of really tiny dents but nothing that bothers me or can really be seen unless you really look close. There is a tiny bit of surface rust on the chrome but I can scape it off with my finger nails so no big deal there. Came with all the parts(including brand new 48 spoke rims!), minus the brake cables and chain but those parts are cheap to replace.

    Well, I'm off to shop for parts!

    And this is what I plan on making out of this, eventually. This is one of these all 80s retro'd out: Bikes / Redline / 1999 Redline FS 880

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
    MA: Martin D-28
    Rig: Mesa/Boobies Stiletto

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Division: American Metal without the suck.

    So live for today,
    Tomorrow never comes.
    Die young, die young,
    Can't you see the writing in the air?
    Die young, gonna die young,
    Someone stopped the fair.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Dayton, Ohio
    ME: Gibson V
    MA: Eastman
    Rig: Mesa Roadster

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    i was never a rider... but the baddest bike i ever rode was my friends Powerlite... back in the mid-90's. That thing was weightless, and he could flat-ground hop over trashcans like it was nothing.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The B.L., WA.
    ME: Buckethead Les Paul
    MA: Washburn
    Rig: Titan Custom

    iTrader: 21 (100%)

    Stopped by a retro bike shop in south Tacoma today. Good gravy, man... It was like I was back in the 80s! It was awesome! Probably gonna swing back in tomorrow and pick up some small parts like a new headset, grips and some brake cables so I can get this thing up and running by the weekend.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    ME: ESP LTD H-207
    MA: Taylor 310
    Rig: Mesa 20/20

    iTrader: 0

    You really want to retro it up you need to find one of these to restore...

    Man I thought those were so cool when I was about 10.
    We're all musicians, still searching for our roots.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The B.L., WA.
    ME: Buckethead Les Paul
    MA: Washburn
    Rig: Titan Custom

    iTrader: 21 (100%)

    I thought those were the shit too and I'm not THAT old. OG bikes like that are worth big bucks, man. I'm more into the 80s BMX/Freestyle rides. But if I saw something like that in great shape for cheap... I'd snag it in a damn heartbeat!

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    I wanted one of those SO bad.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Washington
    ME: 1 of 2
    MA: "Smokey"
    Rig: Peavey XXX

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    BMX gives me fond memories of riding all day, making jumps, practicing tricks. Then, one summer, I grew WAY too big for my bike. I had Redlines for the most part. Last bike was a GT.

    I would kill to see Donnie and Chris reliving their youth on bikes. Hell, I'd even tag along to the E.R. shortly thereafter to do a proper picstory.

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