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This was a very valuable experience, because I had been considering going into frame building as a profession.

After a couple of weeks, I learned that the working conditions are not the way I want to spend my working life.

I almost immediately made it into a 12 speed by adding a derailer and three sprocket cluster to it.

I took my first tour on that bike, from Marblehead to Alfred, Maine, about 120 miles each way.

Redline Squareback First production bike was serial number 100. By the 500-600 range somewhere begin the 1975's.1974-1975 Front gusset had no hole1976-1977 Front gusset had two holes1978-1979 MX-II - 4130 frame/fork. Bike has 1 piece Sugino 175 cranks.19851985 500 B - . Two tone paint & chrome finish.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------By Serial Number Early USA made bikes may have had a code like this: RA = 81 Then run number is 5 digits.

Used the Squareback front end & the now familiar MX-II rear end on early models.1978-1979 Proline - 4130 frame and fork.1981 700 MX-II 4130 frame & down tube decals, Vbars & Redline stem, Suntour VX alloy 3 piece cranks.1981 600 MX-II 4130 frame & down tube decals, Vbars & Redline stem. Since the Advertisement had to be shot & submitted before print deadline it probably means the bikes were out at the end of summer of 1981. RB = 82 RC = 83 etc...**However bikes in the Museum throw that formula in the trash** (I will leave it up for now. Perhaps the C was actually a 0, then it would fit in with the above structure more.8 - 7 or 6 Digits year stamped866814 1986 Redline 500c (Redline Oval stamp.

(Made in Taiwan)1985 800 P - 4130 Proline frame & fork. 1987 600 CXL - Available in White, Red or Turquiose19881988 400 C - 4130?

This didn't work too well, so after a couple of weeks I went to a local welding shop and had them brazed together. I have since then built a dozen or so tandems this way, now doing my own brazing. I apprenticed for a couple of weeks to a Chicago frame builder named Robert Myers, learned the basics and built myself a criterium frame from scratch.

Available in all Hazard Yellow (not partial Chrome like the 600 C) or Chrome. Available in Red, Blue, Black & Chrome.1989 800 PXL - 1990Blue=Pacific Blue, Red=Rio Red, Yellow=Solar Yellow, & Gray=Carbon Color was front end with Gray or Chrome the back end.

Proline 2 frame.19891989 390 - 1989 400 C -1989 400 D - 1989 700 EXL - Retro Inspired logos & Proline tapered type forks, 180mm 1 piece cranks.

Only difference from the 700 is the 1 piececranks.1981 520 MX-II 4130 frame & down tube decals, Vbars but cheapo slant stem & Coaster brake Tuff Wheels. They feature the long huge Redline logo in red with white or black trim. The second letter may mean something, but its not the Formula people have been saying. Trimoly stamp)8609340 1986, September, bike number 340. 85021290 1985 Redline 600c85050047 1985 & 05 the month 92081262 1992 & 08 the month 92081370 1992 & 08 the month 6 Digits Some bikes have the Oval Redline stamp & some dont.

All three came in your choice of Red, White or Blue.1981 700 MX-II 4130 frame & down tube decals, Vbars & Redline stem. As in the earlier years no decal Identifying the bikes as 600 or 700 etc is on the bike yet. Mostly black with some grey & red Redline written several times.1984 700 P - 4130 Proline frame, same frame that the Carerra comes with. RA 04320 - 1982 Redline MX (Made in Japan, Redline Hotdog stamp)RB XXXX - 1982 Redline MX-IIRB 01382 - 1984 Redline 102b (May possibly be a 82 or 83) (Redline Hotdog stamp)RB 01693 - 1982 Proline II (has No gusset behind seat, CS bridge)RC 01878 - Unknown Year, (maybe 600a) MX-II or III (Redline Oval stamp)RC 06430 - 1984 Redline 600b RC 07870 - 1984 Redline MX-III(ST-20), (has gusset behind seat, Redline Oval stamp)RC 07631 - 1984 Redline 600b (Redline Oval stamp)RC 09325 - 1984 Redline Proline (Redline Oval stamp, CS bridge)RC 09858 - Unknown Year, Redline Proline (has NO gusset behind seat, Redline Oval stamp, CS bridge)RC 13645 - 1984 Redline 700p RE 00533 - 1985 Redline 800p RH 00726 - 1983 Redline 600a (Redline Oval stamp, NO CS bridge)RH 07118 - 1983 Redline 600a RH 00250 - Unknown Year, Redline 102b RI 0394X - Unknown Year, Redline MX-II or III (claims top tube is 17" but they only came in @18 & 18 3/4)RI 05788 - Unknown Year, Redline MX-II or IIIRJ 00829 - Unknown Year, Model RJ 02630 - Unknown Year, Model RJ 03295 - Unknown Year, Model RJ 05818 - 1980 MX-III (MX-III was a MX-II frameset sold as a complete bike that came from Japan)RJ 09623 - 1980 MX-II/MX-III9 Digits, Letters & Numbers WA9F01870 (1999, June)WN0C05414 (2000, March) Redline 340WN0C07804 (2000, March) Redline 340WV9G05080 (1999, July)The third number appears to be the year in this case 1999. Speculation is that if it has the stamp it is made overseas. Series-III frame 1988 800 PXL - 4130, Available in Chrome, & a Red & Jaguar Black.



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