1982 Proline

This bike shows the white outline that came with the all new Redline decals for 1982. The ’82 models actually began production in 1981 and went on sale that Fall. This bike is all the way from Down Under.

1982 Proline

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Jeff Kosmala, 1982 ABA Fall Nationals

This picture appeared in the Feb. 83 issue of BMX Action. The picture was taken by Bob Osborn. It shows Jeff Kosmala during his winning jump at the dirt jumping contest. He pulled 31 feet – 11 inches off the ramp. But thats not all the Kos was up too. He aslo scored a huge win in the AA Pro class. With this race being held just north of Los Angeles, you know all the big names were present.

1982 Jeff Kosmala Lancaster, CA

"(c)1983 by Wizard Publications Inc. Used by permission."

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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

You may need to click on the headline to show the image. Then click on the thumbnail to see it full size. The photo of the black MX-II is courtesy of Flyin Bryan. The photo of the 1982 decal set is courtesy of Adam C. Melbourne, Australia.

1982 Redline PL-20 Carrera

The Carrera was basically a Proline with one difference. The rear dropouts were brazed. So the finish is smooth. This was not sold as a frame set but only as a complete bike. The brazed frames came from Japan while the regular Proline’s were still made in the USA. In 1982 the Carrera came with the new Flight Cranks that now offered a pinch bolt.

1982 Redline PL20 Carrera

You may need to click on the headline to show the image. Then click on the thumbnail to see it full size. The Product Probe was in the October 82 issue of BMX Plus!

1982 V-Bars

I grabbed this picture posted by Coasty in the BMX Museum. Shows the 1982 V-Bars. Originally appeared in the November ’82 issue of BMX Plus! This was the last year before they also offered the Stu Bars. This scan was courtesy of Coasty.

nov82bars.jpg

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