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1977 Diamond back MX on its way

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Made a trade for a 1977 OG diamond back frame and '77 fork. My first diamond back ever. And it's one of the first USA made frames and forks.

 

Will post up pics when I get it.

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Nice. What color?

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Frame is OG blue and forks were nickel plated years ago. Previous owner of the forks stripped them to bare metal

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Word....that’ll look cool.

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Share pics of your 77 DB. I just picked-up an 84 Diamond Back II Silver Streak - complete survivor. Cant wait to clean it!!!

 

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Wow, cool to see the Gallery function used... so rarely used, it's kind of shocking to see. LOL 

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Cool little Silver Streak.  My son rides a replica of the one I had back in '82.  The Silver Streak was my first real BMX bike so I got a soft spot for them...Ha

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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but here's a 1980 Pro Long complete I scored for $24 at an antique store in Cape Cod a couple years ago.

 

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Damn, for real....incredible find.

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True story: Was on vacation. Went to an antique shop in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Asked if they had any bikes. Dude said, "Only one kid's bike. It's $25 but you can have it for $24 because the back brakes came off."

He told me to go behind the shop and check it out under the tarp. The bike was in a knot of iron lawn furniture.

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Sick

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Thanks. I think I will make it a David Clinton tribute. Since he road a 77 and 78 MX and sponsored by shimano at the time.

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Steve, Yes re american made DBs but not for long at least that is what I believed back in 78.

 

JZ56oval,

 

I dig the Europa Bike Shop sticker. Europa had a solid shop with the latest gear in the late 70s. They also had a solid local race team. Several of their team riders were in my class, good times!

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were there ever american made diamond backs

I believe the DB's were American made for like the first two or three years before going overseas. DB was pretty much a pioneer in sending frame manufacturing overseas if I recall.

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Jere Kirkpatrick welded these frames along with mild steel FMF and Webco:

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were there ever american made diamond backs

 Yes, the 77 and 78 mx are the only American made DBs

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Made a trade for a 1977 OG diamond back frame and '77 fork. My first diamond back ever. And it's one of the first USA made frames and forks.

 

Will post up pics when I get it.

whats up dude? we keep bumping into one another lol 

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Jere Kirkpatrick welded these frames along with mild steel FMF and Webco:

Progress of the 77 MX

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