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An '82 frameset just popped up for sale over on the other site - see pic below!

 

Btw, what happened to the OP? Haven't seen him posting recently, either here or elsewhere!

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caught in the matrix on FB.   :power.of.suggestion:  

 

 

actually, he's all into vans now (vintage chevy, dodge etc.)

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Found a black lite frame at a scraper on so 281 in Sn Antonio not bad for $3. now I need forks wheels cranks--this cheep find is going to cost! Ha Ha !!! Thinks for the great info here.

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Finding forks may be a bit difficult, but these are the ones you'll be looking for.

 

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(Please ignore the decals, this particular set of titanium Black-Lite forks were found on a CW sponsored ride.)

 

 

 

The shape of the drop outs are almost identical to the Rebel Racing mini forks seen on the (black) Blazer complete in the rear.

 

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Hello folks,

 

I'm new to the society. I'm into Black Lite and have some pics to share. Some may have been seen elsewhere on this site but I'd like to include them in this all inclusive thread.

 

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Original head tube decal. (from member: ebenk)

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Titanium frame set.

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Titanium frame set and Freestyle frame set. (from member: ebenk)

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Chromed aluminum frames.

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Hello folks,

 

I'm new to the society. I'm into Black Lite and have some pics to share. Some may have been seen elsewhere on this site but I'd like to include them in this all inclusive thread.

 

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Original head tube decal. (from member: ebenk)

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Titanium frame set.

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Titanium frame set and Freestyle frame set. (from member: ebenk)

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Chromed aluminum frames.

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Nice! What's the story on the Red Line-stickered one?

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It belonged to a racer named Chris Gibson. Don’t know why it was stickered Redline. May have road this frame for Redline in a race and just restickered it for the race.

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Heres some more Black Lites that have popped up recently.

 

First what was advertised as a Panda Mini but looks to be a aluminum Black Lite:

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Heres a Chromed Aluminum Black Lite that was posted in the Museum:

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And then theres the NOS frame found in a scrap yard. You may have seen it before as it was posted here elsewhere:

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Cool, happy to. 

 

Heres a shot of ebenk catching mad air with his aluminum Black Lite.

 

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I was able to buy the Black Lite that was recently posted on the museum. It was listed as titanium but is in fact chromed aluminum. The chrome is in bad shape and there’s a crack at the top tube near the head tube. It’s been out in the weather a bit. Has Navajo forks. Their chrome isn’t in the best shape either. I’m glad to have gotten it though.

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Posted (edited)

Bought a Blacklite off CL recently.  I was curious if someone could give me an idea what it's worth and how I decifer what year it is?  Also not sure if it is aluminum or titanium.  I don't see very big welds and the chrome is peeling.  Thank you in advance for any possible insight!

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hello billy,
welcome to the site.   it doesn't look aluminum but take some close up pics, we’ll be able to tell.   If it’s not...grab a magnet....see if it sticks to it.   If it doesn't it’s titanium...it if does it's probably chromoly.  

the value is exactly what you paid for it.   it's a mid-80's frame.  Nice find by the way.  

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The value is whatever I am willing to pay for it :Want:

Amazing bike! Looks as if it was just raced the other day. Do you live in Texas? 

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On 5/13/2020 at 10:16 PM, BillyD. said:

Bought a Blacklite off CL recently.  I was curious if someone could give me an idea what it's worth and how I decifer what year it is?  Also not sure if it is aluminum or titanium.  I don't see very big welds and the chrome is peeling.  Thank you in advance for any possible insight!

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I'm late to the party as usual. Just now seeing this. Its a aluminum frame that was chromed. Black Lite experimented with chrome over aluminum. The problem was as soon as the frame flexed the chrome began cracking, splintering and flaking off. The welds for the chrome aluminum versions were smoothed down to take the chrome. These frames had no serial number or build date designation. The company existed from 82' to 84' or 85'. Black Lite was a company out of Texas. They made custom frames out of titanium, aluminum or chromoly.

Side note, I use to have the same basketball goal. Also, I have a blue cut down hammerhead seat just like the one on your bike. I wonder if you sold it to me.

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