1980 V Bar ad

This ad with Greg Hill shows the 1980 bike and bars. The V bar came in two sizes. Proline which was 26″ wide in those years and the Microline at 23″ wide. In the ad Greg is holding the Microline. The Microline came stock on early complete MX-II’s.

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V-Bars

This is a scan that Coasty posted in BMX Museum. Shows a Product release in BMX Plus! for V-Bars. Date of issue unknown.

V-Bars

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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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.

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1983 Stu Bars

Redline made the first V Bar. It was very popular but always a narrow bar. Perfect for young riders in the Microline size and for small teens in the Proline size. Stu Tompsen was no small teen though. He was over 6 feet tall. In 1983 they released the all new Stu Bars. And for the first time Redline made a straight crossbar as well. I will add the handlebar specs as they become available.

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