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Hi, wanting help with my restoration project and would value any help. Thanks in advance!
 

I think it’s a ‘79 Proline? Has a 5” head tube, serial is #341477. 

Was thinking of stripping and respraying as it’s a bit rusty. Bad respray done in the 80s. Any opinions on how best to do this to make it period accurate?

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Very cool. Microline fork. Ditch the seat and tires and you’re almost there. What is the rear brake? Too far gone for a survivor wipe down in my opinion. Full powder coat is in order. Not sure if decals are readily available for this. I know mid 80s decals are non existent since AJK quit making them. Good luck and have fun with it!

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1 hour ago, RL Paulie said:

Very cool. Microline fork. Ditch the seat and tires and you’re almost there. What is the rear brake? Too far gone for a survivor wipe down in my opinion. Full powder coat is in order. Not sure if decals are readily available for this. I know mid 80s decals are non existent since AJK quit making them. Good luck and have fun with it!

Thanks for the info RL. Just confirming it's a 79 Proline Mk2?

The rear brake is a dia compe lever to weinmann MX caliper.

Powder coat? Okay cool. Is there a particular white they used?

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Pedals would need to go as well if you want period correct. Maybe other parts as well (chain, sprocket, brake, etc)

What is the stem? The bars look Redline to me. Are they stamped?

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Thanks for the interest. Not sure what the stem is, maybe Suntour?

Cranks are Keihin 

Where do you find the redline stamp on the bars?

 

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49 minutes ago, Jaydubs said:

Thanks for the interest. Not sure what the stem is, maybe Suntour?

Cranks are Keihin 

Where do you find the redline stamp on the bars?

 

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The stem looks like a Nitto to me.

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Use some “never dull” on the chrome.  Wipe down the painted and plastic parts with some mr clean “magic eraser” sponges.    Put some era correct tires and a seat and you’re good to go.  

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It could be a 1980 pro-line. I’m pretty sure that’s when they started coming out with drilled forks. You might want to check if they are factory drilled.

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8 hours ago, TrulyOdd said:

Use some “never dull” on the chrome.  Wipe down the painted and plastic parts with some mr clean “magic eraser” sponges.    Put some era correct tires and a seat and you’re good to go.  

Yeah, I’ll give that a go thanks. Might just clean up the paint and clear coat it, go for a Mad Max build :)

Found my old tuf-neck layback and seat. Looks pretty rad! Imho. 
 

4 hours ago, dav451 said:

It could be a 1980 pro-line. I’m pretty sure that’s when they started coming out with drilled forks. You might want to check if they are factory drilled.

I’m a novice Dav, are you referring to the hole for the brake calliper? Looks factory done to me

 

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Yes, the hole for the brake caliper is what I was referring to. Looks like a good project. You’ll find a lot of great information on this site that will help you. 

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I believe the earliest of the Redline bars that came after the original deeper-V nickel bars had no stamping. Soon, after, they went to stamping. They would be stamped in this area...

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Can you post a picture of the welds on the bars?

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