1985 Forklifter Bars

This is part  of the 1985 advertisement for Redline. The Forklifter came with a lower cross bar for the Freestyle crowd and a straight crossbar for the racers. Built in tabs that line up with the Forklifter numberplate so you can simply bolt on and off the plate! Sano has a home at Redline.

1985 Forklifter Bars

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1985 Redline Flight Cranks

This part of the advertisement from the November 1985 issue of BMXA, shows the Flight Cranks. The 401’s came in White or Chrome that year.

1985 Flight Cranks

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1985 Forklifter Stems Advertisement

This picture is part of a 1985 Redline advertisement in BMX Action, Nov. 1985

85 Forklifter Stems

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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.***

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