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Deep blue Race Inc. Ra 8 ? On RI FB page

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So yesterday I was on the book and wile Scrolling through the BS I seen this posted on the race Inc page. Seen this post” local pick up only for $300” and If any of you have ever dealt with somebody on Facebook with something like this first to get comes to mind is it for real? And scam? Or here comes 1000 post I’ll pay more. Any rate I messaged him he got back to me and I picked it up. Said it was his as a child and Wanted to give it to his kids but they wanted something new so he just sold it. Front end is a bunch of crap Huffy/Murray fork,bars and headset.

In the process of sorting it now I do have a set of forks gonna need some bars and I believe I have a little blue headset other than that I’m really digging this bad boy.
 

My question however is it an RA8 mini ?  There are no serial numbers on the frame with diamond drops even has the guys phone number on the bottom bracket sent him a text of it once I wiped it down and he told me he remembered doing it bitd. And the chain/rear wheel was on the very end of the drop out. 

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And the seat made the deal even sweeter lol

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Very cool, that bike should clean right up.

Dig the Dura Ace cranks among other nice bits.

I am thinking those frames were also sold as FMF Jr? but not sure.

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Super cool piece... patina is excellent

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Well I wiped down the bike and changed the ford out with some old LG and I like the look so far.

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9 hours ago, Curt said:

Very cool, that bike should clean right up.

Dig the Dura Ace cranks among other nice bits.

I am thinking those frames were also sold as FMF Jr? but not sure.

So it is a mini then right?

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Awesome. I love the dark blue...and those pads! Get some links out of that chain!

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So just about done took 2-1/2 links out of the chain lol and wiped her down. 

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Yes it's a mini but its the same geometry as a looptail mini "Ripper". As you see, you can use std 20" rims on it. I'm gueesing he had the rear wheel back so far because of the brake caliper. It looks like an MX900 or 1000. Shortening the chain was the right thing to do. These frames were made from 77-82 and yes, Curt is right. Thewy were also sold as FMF jr frames. This one is a 77-78.

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3 hours ago, Brian Hays said:

Yes it's a mini but its the same geometry as a looptail mini "Ripper". As you see, you can use std 20" rims on it. I'm gueesing he had the rear wheel back so far because of the brake caliper. It looks like an MX900 or 1000. Shortening the chain was the right thing to do. These frames were made from 77-82 and yes, Curt is right. Thewy were also sold as FMF jr frames. This one is a 77-78.

Thanks man. I put it next to my early “ripper” and rear end is same lol so yea the guy had the rear wheel so far back on the drop out I took out 2-1/2 links lol

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9 hours ago, Yardsale2 said:

So just about done took 2-1/2 links out of the chain lol and wiped her down. 

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Awesome bike and a great save.Personally, I would use a different seat like some 70s vintage Italian 10 speed seat.

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2 hours ago, larsvegas43 said:

Awesome bike and a great save.Personally, I would use a different seat like some 70s vintage Italian 10 speed seat.

I’m working on it still a few small things I will change. Need some blue bars, a better BB and yes a better seat 

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Very nice! How did you clean that smoker chain.It came out nice. Just the right amount of patina.

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With this little guy and a wire brush.

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Almost there 

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3 hours ago, Yardsale2 said:

With this little guy and a wire brush.

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Sweet! 

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5 hours ago, Yardsale2 said:

With this little guy and a wire brush.

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You're not joking, are you?

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2 hours ago, larsvegas43 said:

You're not joking, are you?

Sure ain’t. This little guy and some mineral spirits for 3 runs of heated oils just makes the crap fall off lol.

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Well I have added a set of blue race inc bars to the rig and and now all I NEED is a blue rear lever lol

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Well I am now done with this little guy. So replaced he hol front end out. Race Inc bars with ame grips,pro neck stem, Tange HS,and LG forks. And she turned out great

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