1983 DALE RACING
That article came out in the Dec'83 issue of BMXAction - I was 15/16 (same age as these young local east coast entrepreneurs) and was awed by the fact these kids started they're own line,I was like "no shit, that's so badass". Back then it was a pretty big deal (at least to me).
As you can see the only magazine reference model they ever got shows a Looptail frame, the story goes, they had an initial company mock up 3, or so, prototypes, but the deal with that company fell thru, which is when Coast Wheels (CW) was commissioned to produce 1 run of 50 framesets.They sold thru to '85, when Peter Dale left for college.
Frames are roughly 19" top tube (though it's beeen said some may have slightly longer lengths, most I've encountered along with mine measure 19). So it's basically a pro sized model.
As you can imagine they are extremely rare and of the 53 or so ever produced, less then 10 are know to be in collector hands.
Tried to build with slight team rider influence and then some. Most won't know or ever heard of these framesets, but I hope you can enjoy it just the same....
* all finishes and decals are original unless noted otherwise
1983 DALE RACING pro 19" serial DR 1008 (production started 1001)
1983 DALE RACING fork
1983 Race Inc. (rare) RH-7MC "Holeshot) chromoly race bars
OG Oakley B-1B grips (survivor)
Early DK xl (drilled out bitd pulled off a personal acquisition)
Early DK sharp edges head lock collar and 1.5" stiffener
Tange MX-5 alloy speedline headset (stripped survivor, left unpolished)
DC tech III lever (came on the same survivor as the stem)
DC 890 with quick release mod
Kool Stop international brake pads (grey for alloy rims)
Terrycable brake cable
Terrycable (rare) 180mm "Power Cranks"
Modified machined solid disc (used a later Haro disc for desired look)
Alloy chainring bolts
Takagi track 44t
Izumi blue and nickel (survivor)
Early spare edge DK round seat clamp
Race Inc. chromoly seatpost (thin walled w/proper max height crease)
CyclePro ShotGun II speedline saddle
Wheel set :
1st gen DK (rare) hubs
Asahi double butted stainless steel spokes
OG alloy nipples
UKAI silver speedline rims
Old logo Cheng Shin comp III tires and tubes (both skinnies)
California Lite pad set
70s chrome plated steel axle caps
Chrome plated crank dust caps
Subtle details ....
Survivor OG drilled out early DK (key way slot) and DC lever
Pete's Precision Products sealed BB (no cups, press-in bearings) w/rare 180 Terry Cable Power cranks