1976 Redline Squareback by Dave

This is one beautiful Redline Squareback. Diamondback Dave has really brought out the luster to this nickel plated work of art. Redline double clamp stem! Accurate placement of decals.

1976 Redline Squareback by Dave

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1978-1980 Proline Specifications

This is the first version. As more details become available like tube diameters and wall thickness etc I will add them to the drawings.  I will do a one glance section as well s adding a drawing in the corresponding years.

1978-1980 Proline Specifications

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Redline Team Racers 1974-1994

In the early days Redline for some reason didn’t sponsor riders or a team. They did support riders like John Palfreyman (Ricks Bike Shop) seen in the early Redline advertisements and both Bob Hadley and Byron Friday (Pedaler’s West). The first Redline team debuted in 1978. **Click on the headline for full list**

  • Jon Anderson 1981-1985 (Nor Cal)
  • Scott Clark 1985 (Nor Cal)
  • David Clinton1978 (So Cal)
  • John Crews 1979-1981 (Nor Cal)
  • Dennis Dain 1978 (So Cal)
  • Jason Donell 1990-1993 (So Cal)
  • Steve Givens 1978 (So Cal)
  • Billy Griggs 1986-1990 (So Cal)
  • Greg Grubbs 1982 (Nebraska)
  • Turnell Henry 1987 (So Cal)
  • Greg Hill 1978 (So Cal)
  • “Rocket” Rich Houseman 1990-1992 (Washington)
  • Mike King 1991-1992 (So Cal)
  • Jeff Kosmala 1982 (So Cal)
  • Jeff Ruminer 1980-1981 (Oklahoma)
  • D.D. Leone 1982-1984 (Louisiana)
  • Scott Matual 1994 (Washington)
  • Ray Obolewicz 1982
  • Brandon Rousch 1991-1992 (So Cal)
  • “Chicken” George Seevers 1984-1985 (Nevada)
  • Robert Swick 1984-1985 (So Cal)
  • Stu Thomsen 1978-1982 (So Cal)
  • Kiyomi Waller 1990 (So Cal)
  • Robert Zahnow 1990-1992 (So Cal)
  • Shawn Zorio 1991-1992 (So Cal)

***List is not yet complete***

1985 Redlines

This was the first year of the funky colors and new wave decals. Colors include Hazard Yellow, Turquoise and Radberry as well as Chrome and White. The higher end models the 800p (Proline) and 600c (Series 3 frameset) came in a two tone version. The fronts were painted and the back ends where Chrome. They also came in an all Chrome version. The budget 500b came in solid paint or solid Chrome. You can tell the 85’s from earlier Series 3’s as they now have gnurling on the rear dropouts.

The 500b and 600c are both made in Taiwan. The1985 500b is also the first time a Redline frame is not 100% 4130. The back end on this model is high tensile steel and the bikes are stamped on thebottom bracket (BB) as Tri-Moly. The large Redline lettering is white (except on the white and chrome bikes). On the white and chrome bikes the lettering is Red.

The 1985 models also debut the new Forklifter four bolt stems. They come in Chrome and Black. None of the bikes use the V-Bars anymore.

***I dont have a scanner to add all the tests and magazine advertisements I have. If anyone has scans please submit them to the site. Thanks.***

1978-82 Redline MX-II

In early 1978 they still used the old Squareback front end. But sometime in 1978 they began using the modern MX-II front end. Early complete bikes received the designation as MX-III but in actuality were MX-II frames. The Series 3 frame would debut with the 1983 model late in 1982. So from 1978 till 1981 all the bikes (except Proline, Microline) used a MX-II frame even if the bike was sold as a complete bike with a MX-III decal.

In 1982 (debuting in late 1981) the new Redline logo would be on the bikes. The first picture shows the MX-II logo used from 1978 till 1981. The second image shows a Proline. But those are also the correct decals for the late 81 and 82 MX-II’s. At least when sold as a complete bike.

1979 MX-II 1982 Decals

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1978-1980 Proline

1978 Was the first year of the Proline. In the early years of the Proline it used the MX-II type rear dropouts. Going to the larger Proline type dropout in 1981. The early Proline’s used a fork similar to the MX-II but it had a lightening hole in the dropout. Here are some examples with the correct forks.

1979 Dennis Dain Replica 78 Proline

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1992 320, 420 and 520

 These are the entry and mid level Redline’s from the 1992 catalog.

1992 Mid Level bikes

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