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So I picked this Frame up from my step-brother, and I have had no luck identifying it. He says the gentleman that he got it from told him that it was a "PK Ripper" but I cant find any pictures to verify. Thank you in advance for any help ideas or suggestions
I have had this up on Facebook and the museum and had told myself I would pump the brakes on sharing it but then today I read something Steve wrote about having a repository in the event that FB goes the way of Friendster/Myspace etc. and wanted to make sure it had a good home here. I bought this bike from the original owner. He told me that his stepfather bought it for him in Portland at (he thought) Bob's Bicycles when he was living in Estacada, OR. After speaking with Ben Joy he pointed out that Bob's didn't carry DG parts so that would suggest it came from The Bicycle Gallery. He said that his step-dad was trying to make some amends for poor behavior and bought him, "...the most expensive bike they had at around $360-$380." It has a serial number on the BB shell: 777# (leaving one digit off) He didn't recall adding that. The seller contacted me and said he had a Late 70s Mini-Ripper that he had put in his family's storage in the early 80s and not touched since. I told him for a nice painted Mini-Ripper I would probably pay around $750 for a factory painted blue frame, thinking he'd never have a nice 78-79 Baby Blue frame, right?? He said,"ITS FACTORY BLUE!!" LOL He never sent photos as he isn't a smart phone user. The first time I saw it was when he text me from downstairs at my building. It hit me in stages. OH it's a PK...OHFUCK its a RTT...OHGOODGRAVYITSANODIZED! I told him I was happy to give him everything in my pockets, $8 plus what I could pull out of the ATM on my two cards and he said DEAL! I didn't have the 750 waiting because he gave me an hours notice at 6pm he was headed over. I did give him two very nice 1967 Ford Econoline head Light Bezels too but that is another random aspect of the story. After all that, here is the dang bike:
I found this pk ripper last week. I know serial numbers don't tell the story so i was wondering what light you SE guys can shine. I stripped the cheap spray bomb paint job and saw some remnants of red in the headtube and a few stubborn places.