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I was tempted..... 1974 Redline Squareback
Ken Pliska
post Jan 6 2009, 12:09 AM
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So... with many folks claiming that the economy is harming the vintage market, I thought I could grab this for $500 - $750

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Cracked me up when it closed at nearly $2,150.00 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

That is the earliest Squareback Redline I have ever seen (small gusset model). O-G Redline test rider Danny Garcher and I were chatting on the phone right after the auction ended and we were both surprised it went past $2k

I love the Schwinn diamond cranks, 26" sprocket and the 2 speed kickback Bendix hub on it!

Serious Old School Cool!
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post Jan 6 2009, 12:19 AM
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I think it's great too Ken. Bodes well for all us collectors who feel the value of such things... Maybe a foreshadowing of the future?

The earliest of the Redline stuff is so HUGE and iconic when you think about the history of BMX. A tricked-out MX Swing Arm leads into a seminal part of the permanent BMX frame design.

Linn Kastan... One of the true "Leonardo da Vincis" of the sport. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Jan 6 2009, 12:24 AM
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QUOTE (Ken Pliska @ Jan 6 2009, 05:09 PM) *
So... with many folks claiming that the economy is harming the vintage market, I thought I could grab this for $500 - $750

eBay Link

Cracked me up when it closed at nearly $2,150.00 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

That is the earliest Squareback Redline I have ever seen (small gusset model). O-G Redline test rider Danny Garcher and I were chatting on the phone right after the auction ended and we were both surprised it went past $2k

I love the Schwinn diamond cranks, 26" sprocket and the 2 speed kickback Bendix hub on it!

Serious Old School Cool!


Ken,
I thought the same thing.. glad it went way over my budget, i was watching it.
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post Jan 6 2009, 01:57 AM
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(IMG:http://www.2and2.net/Priv/75redlinegrands.jpg) like this ?
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post Jan 6 2009, 02:29 AM
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Dang! You Oklahoma boys have all the stash! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)
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post Jan 6 2009, 04:04 AM
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QUOTE (osrlracer @ Jan 6 2009, 06:57 PM) *


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) i think im gonna cry...
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post Jan 6 2009, 05:43 AM
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anyone know if someone on here got it?
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post Jan 6 2009, 06:39 AM
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Ken,

I think that hub is just a plain old redband Bendix. The kickbacks were usually 3 bands and the 20" were usually blue (overdriven) and red or yellow. (again 3 bands, both underdriven)

Still a very cool grab for anyone.

Mike

PS I have some diamond cranks if anyone needs some, LMK
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post Jan 6 2009, 08:38 AM
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Yep, Single Speed Bendix Coaster "Red Band" Nicest coaster brake hub ever used in BMX in my opinion
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post Jan 6 2009, 08:52 AM
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Yes, the Red band is a great coaster brake!!

There is a Redline in the museum and some cool ones here http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/redline/

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/redline/5940
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/redline/11340
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/redline/1940
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/redline/6234

Thought Linn stated the first 200 frames were made in '74 with the new fork then went into '75.
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