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1979 BMX Products Inc. Team Rampar [FINISHED]

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OK so this one is done.  1979 Team Rampar -  I was a little looser on era correctness for this one whilst I focused on the all silver / black components to match the frame decals - but it's roughly 79 to 81 parts. Consider them upgrades over time or maybe the frame set was in the shop window for a couple of years and the kid chose from the parts available in the store in 1981 !

Anyways... I'm really happy how this one turned out.........


Parts list:

1979 BMX Products Inc. Team Rampar frame and forks (re-finished in candy red over nickel).
Rampar pro bars
Suntour earlier short reach all-alloy stem
NOS ODI / Winner's Circle grips
NOS Shimano Tourney lever with nice survivor Tourney caliper
NOS Schwinn clear / silver brake cable
Lightly polished Araya 7x on NOS Suzue chrome plated hubs
NOS Carlisle Aggressor MX200 tyres 1.75 / 1.75
Shimano Dura Ace cranks - nice survivor condition with original pantograph detail in black
NOS Suntour XC Compe pedals
Tange / Mongoose seat clamp
Refurbished / polished Race Inc seat post with custom Black / White decal
NOS Ariake Jaguar seat

 

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Please school me on rampar.  Where did they build/make them?  Great looking bike!  I would totally rock that thing... 

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I'm not sure about the whole Rampar range as my area of collecting is primarily mongoose. This particular frame was made by BMX Products Inc. (AKA mongoose) for Rampar.... I believe purely for the Rampar Team riders originally in 78 and then also in 79. Not sure if they were ever actually available to purchase by the general public as I haven't seen a catalogue showing this as an available model, however I have seen Rampar adverts etc with the team riders on this frame and then the Rampar made frames in a "similar" style being advertised for sale.

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Great bike & build!

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wow... smoking :rockout:

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Nice bike.  

It takes me back.  The bike shop around the corner from my house BITD was a Raleigh road bike shop.  They were light on the BMX stuff but had a couple Rampar (and Panda) things.

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That is very nice!

I am thinking the hubs are aluminum but as chrome plated they almost appear as steel, which as a 79 race bike would be odd to say the least. Are they aluminum?

 

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Thanks. Yes they are aluminium.... they are original chrome plated Suzue hubs. Like I said  I was a little looser on era correctness for this one than I would normally be whilst I focused on the all silver / black components to match the frame decals and the overall look of the build - but it's roughly late 70's to eary 80's parts. I told myself as justification to consider them as either upgrades over time or maybe the frame set was in the shop window for a couple of years and the kid chose from the parts available in the store in the early 80's :lol:

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Typing errors !

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