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Offline Cherrypicker

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RL 20 Just Arrived.
« on: September 03, 2018, 02:26 PM »
The RL20 has arrived. Iím really excited about this build, prob my last one. I only need the f/f, so the rest will be available. Itís going to be a tribute bike - RLís 84 tour bike - Iím hoping for the quality of my Ruffell replica Streetbeats. Itís going to need a ton of love though, itís been rattle-canned badly. Forks are chrome underneath as well, just to add insult to injury 😬
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 03:57 PM »
great stuff - love a good build thread  :daumenhoch:

Got any pics of the 'inspiration' bike?
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 07:22 PM »
Nice......I built one of these a couple of years ago. standard 'Freestylin mag test spec. I love a rider rep, look forward to this  :daumenhoch:
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 09:59 PM »
Canít wait for this one .... love these .. really underrated bike .. loved RL... Mr Cool BITD...
Keep us updated ... as Damo said I too love a Rider Rep  :daumenhoch:
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 06:04 AM »
My balls tingle alittle every time I see RL20 as a subject.

Easily the most underated freestyle frame and forks....I have two. Light for a freestyler but strong. Redline gave these frame and forks a lifetime guarantee!! I'm not lucky enough however to have the very early front forks you have, the ones without the peg bosses. The swedged forks are a work of metalworking art!

Don't neglect the build thread - Ive lost the love recently, this could fire it up!!
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 05:38 PM »
I love RL20s, I have one that I need to build up too. Mine has no peg bosses but i think they are from a PL20 but I'm no expert.
Looking forward to this build. What crank is that and is it for sale if not needed?  "wantit"
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 05:47 PM »
That's going to be nice  :4_17_5:
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 09:03 PM »
Dug out a pic of RLís bike. One or two ďdifficultĒ parts to acquire - may take a while. Iíve got to get the rattle can paint stripped off and get it to SBD so Iíll have time. I think maybe the Panaracer Stadium tyres might be a sticking point and a 41 tooth bubble font. The cranks that came with the frame are Redline Proline 180ís so theyíll be up for grabs as theyíre the wrong ones. Iíve found an old 80ís motor cross number plate to make the Buff guard from.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 10:33 PM »
41 tooth bubble font shouldn't be too difficult mate as no one really wants 'em...all I see is 41, 42 45, 47 etc these days!  If they are the Panaracers with the big black writing that could take a good while...if they are Panaracer freestyle some should turn up.....will keep an eye out... :daumenhoch:
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« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 10:36 PM by deeman »
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2018, 04:56 PM »
Thanks deeman, tried that guy, he wonít take PayPal or ship to uk.
Nitromors day today, hate that stuff, frameset is stripped and in good shape. Bonus of all that thick paint is that the drops are mint. A little bit more fettling and itíll be off to SBD  :smitten:
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2018, 04:58 PM »
A little teaser of the drops 👍
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2018, 06:27 PM »
Thanks deeman, tried that guy, he wonít take PayPal or ship to uk.
Nitromors day today, hate that stuff, frameset is stripped and in good shape. Bonus of all that thick paint is that the drops are mint. A little bit more fettling and itíll be off to SBD  :smitten:

pain in the arse some of those yank sellers....one will turn up sooner or later.Dropouts look great  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 09:32 AM »
STR series ready.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 12:44 PM »
Brake guard just landed. Lovely original Dyno still in its packaging with instructions and original store price tag - $7.95
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 01:15 PM »
Nice....hard to find STR's now....is it me or is the decal a bit high on the bars??  :-\
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 01:20 PM »
Does this have a RL Brute stem? never had one, but love em. Going to be a strong bike!
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2018, 01:22 PM »
Iím thinking the decal is repop. The signature is too fat. It is positioned right on the edge of the Redline stamp, just looks slightly too large.
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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 01:24 PM »
McQUEEN yes it will have a Brute stem and freestyle bolt 👍
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 04:58 PM »
I noticed its got a buff guard in red - if you need a template pm me, I have one.
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Re: RL 20 Just Arrived.
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2018, 05:15 PM »
McQUEEN yes it will have a Brute stem and freestyle bolt 👍
By freestyle bolt do you mean a Potts mod? That's what put me off building a repro of the OG advert one as the RL20 was the first bike i really remember running them and I wouldn't want to not run one on mine  :chin:   
PS crank arrived yesterday- many thanks dude  :slayer:
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2018, 05:29 PM »
McQUEEN pmíd - awesome about the template, was going to wing it  ???
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 11:27 AM »
Buff guard shenanigans. Cut from an 80ís old numberplate. Much trimming and sanding later, I think I finally have the guard sitting the way it does in the magazine pic. I used additional cable ties and then poured boiling water over the guard to soften it. Pulled all the cables ties tight to get the required shape and removed them when it cooled down.
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2018, 03:10 PM »
nice work....loving this  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 06:57 PM »
YAAAAAAAASSSSSSS!!
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