Video: 1983 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner Old School Legend Returns

1983 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner Old School Legend Returns

The 1982 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner Returns after being released 35 years ago.  Complete with a chrome frame, Tioga Skin Wall Comp 3 Tires, and the love of a BMX generation.  Up against Mongoose, this bike was one of the most desired at the time making it one of the most successful BMX bikes of all time.  It caught its fame from the movie E.T. making it to the top of kid’s wish lists for Christmas that year.  This was a light weight racer at the beginning of the BMX boom.  Over 500k of the Pro Burners were sold in the first two years of its production.  The Pro Burner lives on inside of the collector and BMX restore cultures of the scene.  Now, just 35 years later, we see another up rise in the popularity of the BMX and American Sci-Fi, with Strange Things.  550 numbered models of this 35th Anniversary Model are being released.  Check out the history of the Burner:

Raleigh BMX with Andy Ruffell

1983 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner Returns
35th Anniversary Pro Burner with a deep chrome finish, black accents, Dia-Comp MX-1000 pad brakes, and the original, Comp 3 Skinwall Tires to complete the 80s look.

1983 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner Returns
This is a good view of what the Burner looked like 35 years ago.  Classic MX Comp brakes, Comp 3 Skinwall Tires and Skyway Rims
1983 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner Returns
Blue White paint scheme was one of the variations offered at the time

Pro Burner Specifications:
Frame: 35th Anniversary Chrome Frame
Wheels: Araya Aero Rims, Suntour Sealed Bearings, Sealed Bearing Decals
Tires: Comp 3 Skinwall Tires
Headset: Tange MX-125 w/sealed cartridge bearings
Brakes: Dia-Compe MX-1000 Brake Calipers, Dia-Comp Tech 3 Brakes Levers
Brake Pads: Black Silver
Saddle: Kashimax Aero
Chain: KMC Z410
Pedals: DX Style alloy platform
Wheelset: Skyway Tuff2
Seatpost: Chrome 22.2x250mm
Fork: Tange 4130 Aero Tubing
Crankset: Chrome 175mm OPC
Chainring: Black 44T

Check out more about where the Pro Burner come from here.

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