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BLACK LITE suvivor

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picked this up yesterday.complete survivor BLACK LITE micro mini...this has alot of very unusual features including titanium forks and cook bros pressed in bb, no serial #..also, original headtube badge printed on same clear sticker paper with black and yellow ink, just like the frame and fork decals, but it reads WRP racing, san jose,ca.??.... anyone else know anything about this company and/or BLACK LITE??

 

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That's a really cool mini.

 

There are some threads here that mention "blacklite" and Ken Burleson. Out of San Antonio.

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yea i cant seem to find an AD or pic that describes what i have tho....aluminum frame and TI forks

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Grey...that's crazy cool!! R&P's was a bike shop right down the street from my house. That would have been the closest BMX shop to me BITD. I think it stood for Randy & Paul.

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thats RAD info dirty, thanks...this bike never left the area then because i got from gardena/torrance area. im really curious about the head tube decal...

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That's a wicked little beast!

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Very cool little bike, I don't remember Ken making an aluminum fork but I could be wrong.

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Very cool little bike, I don't remember Ken making an aluminum fork but I could be wrong.

they're titanium.

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Chrome Plated Aluminum frames w/ Chromoly Forks

 

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Titanium Frame & Fork ('84)

 

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Chromoly 'Looptail' Frame

 

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Aluminum Frame (2nd generation?)

 

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thanks for posting all that dubplatestyle. that aluminium frame at the bottom looks just like mine...except mine has a different head tube angle and the gusset is a little different.

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Very cool little bike, I don't remember Ken making an aluminum fork but I could be wrong.

they're titanium.

I know :)

 

As far as the gussets and differences in his frames, that happened a lot. Ken was always trying different stuff to make them stronger and stiffer. I watched Ken jr. and some of the other little grommets test ride them at the local tracks every weekend.

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Cool little find - bet you could make that sucka even lighter with a few swapped bits (not that it's needed or you should upset its originality, but just for the sake of discussion and fun) - like 28h nisi hoops and some skyway mini pedals or hare, Ti clamp - shit you could probably get that thing down to less then 10lbs complete

 

Sick.

 

Hope alls well to brah, it's been a minute since I seen you about - if all goes well I hope we can all hang a bit at the show later this month :) see ya then (he says with fingers crossed)

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yea i agree, a 28 hole wheelset would be trick and a few other tidbits, but overall i do respect its survivor status so i will probably just leave as is.

keep me posted on whether or not you will be out here, would be cool to catch up :OSThumbsUpPeace[1]:

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