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ilikebikes 03-19-12 08:44 PM

1980 Diamond Back Silver Streak
 
Just got one and wondering if it's something I should hang onto, I mean I really like the crazy old school look of it so I'm going to hang onto it anyways but....you guys know what I mean! :lol: The paint and decals are kinda rough but its completely 100% orig and it will look really great once I get her cleaned and lubed. :thumb: I'll post pics tomorrow if anyone's interested in checking it out.

ilikebikes 03-20-12 10:42 AM

OK, here are the pics for those of you who are interested.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS028.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS029.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS030.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS031.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS032.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS033.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS034.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS035.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS036.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...EWTIOYS039.jpg

ilikebikes 03-21-12 08:29 PM

Well, I didn"t get any replies but I'll post a few pics anyways. Here are the parts that have been cleaned and lubed, the crank has more work to be done, (in the way of cleaning) I also cleaned and lubes the hubs (SR hubs with Shimano freewheel, chainring is also SR) and added a set of street tires I had sitting around along with a new (used) chain.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB004.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB005.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB006.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB007.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB008.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB009.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB010.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB011.jpg

Chris_in_Miami 03-21-12 08:46 PM

I don't know if the BMX crowd gets excited about the little details like us C&V guys do, but I like the way they routed the brake cable through the down tube gusset and still felt the need for a cable guide. Have you looked for more info at BMX museum?

ilikebikes 03-22-12 11:09 AM

Haven't visited yet but it's cool cause I'm past the point of caring if it's worth keeping or not, just going to go ahead and keep doing what I'm doing and when I'm done I'll take her out for a spin......or two! ;)

zukahn1 03-22-12 01:39 PM

I kinda like the look of the high BB and XL crank very interesting bike.

Street rider 03-22-12 05:40 PM

Damn man, that thing looks sweet.

PHAN70M RYDEr 03-22-12 07:12 PM

cool bike but it isnt a 1980, brobably late 80's early 90's diamond back.

up until the mid 80's they still had the diamond gusset as well as the looptail rear.
heres a picture of a 1980 silver streak for refrence:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36...y1970/dbss.jpg

ilikebikes 03-22-12 08:20 PM

Ill keep posting as it goes.

ilikebikes 03-23-12 12:38 PM

zukahn1, street rider, Phan7om Ryder, thanks! I can't wait to have it all done! I built this one for my youngest daughter around 10 years ago, she was 14 then and now has it hanging in her livingroom! =0) Only differance is now it has a vintage laid back seat post and spoked wheels.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...redator004.jpg

iamtim 03-23-12 04:37 PM

Yeah, that's more like a 1990 Diamond Back. No, it's not something you should hang on to. It's something you should send to me for me to hang on to. :D

Really nice bike, I'm jealous.

EDIT: Yes, moar pics. :)

ilikebikes 03-23-12 08:35 PM

Thanks! =0) I just re-cleaned/re-greased the BB, didn't sound right, does now though! Like butter! Going to re-do the heaset in the A.M.

iamtim 03-23-12 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by ilikebikes (Post 14001181)

I love that hub shot. Super clean.

It does look like your chain is about 1 link too long, though.

ilikebikes 03-24-12 08:24 AM

Thanks. I know the chain is to long but its got hollow pins and I don't know how to remove them? I want to use a regular chain breaker but don't know if it will work without damaging the hollow pin.

Petjcg80 07-19-16 11:18 AM

Do you still have this bike?
 

Originally Posted by ilikebikes (Post 14001181)
Well, I didn"t get any replies but I'll post a few pics anyways. Here are the parts that have been cleaned and lubed, the crank has more work to be done, (in the way of cleaning) I also cleaned and lubes the hubs (SR hubs with Shimano freewheel, chainring is also SR) and added a set of street tires I had sitting around along with a new (used) chain.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB004.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB005.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB006.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB007.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB008.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB009.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB010.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ysandDB011.jpg

I'm hoping you kept the bike?

DMC707 07-19-16 02:51 PM

You did a great job cleaning that up!

Im with the guys that say its late 89's/early 90's as opposed to early 80's, but it looks like a nice little ripper


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