1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle
I think I'm done!!!! NEW PHOTO updates (12/31/2011)!!!
Back in the day, I was CW everything!! I started racing in 1983 with a complete Race Inc. bike, but it got stolen. (I wish I had that one back!) The owner of the local shop, "BMX Bike and Track" was Mr. Shephard, who's son Justin was on the CW Factory Team, and he got me hooked on CW Racing. I've had everything from the ZXL to the Phaze 1. When I started doing more freestyle then racing, I switched to the California Freestyle. But, this was in 1986 and my year of graduation, so I eventually rode less and less often and the bike went into storage and followed me whenever I moved. Well, the time has come to pull it out and restore it.
I will be keeping the grey and white color scheme, since the original grey finish is still in decent condition.
Will post UPDATE photos in the post from time to time so keep an eye out and let me know any comments.
UPDATE 1 - Bought new white tires; NOS front Spinner pegs, NOS Skyway Freestyle Tuffpads, got new decals for my ACS rotor and Redline Flights, stripped off what was left of the old original decals (except on the seat tube), bought matching white Odyssey rear brake; did a lot of cleaning (still more to do); bought and re-greased bottom bracket bearing. More to come... (after next payday)
UPDATE 2 - Got the brake cables, brakes, and rotor dialed in and installed; handlebars on with new grips. Got my seatpost clamp on, but still need a seatpost and seat.
UPDATE 3 - ALMOST DONE!! Got a temporary seatpost; bought a wonderful Gripper seat from bmxrider; picked up some new handlebar endcaps from HomeDepot; still need chain and pedals.
UPDATE 4 - Juan got me some AWESOME white decals.
FINAL UPDATE! - Switched the Redline Fllights to my ZXL, got some new one pieces with pedals and chain from Porkchop; cleaned the mags (check the Restore section for pics).
Better photos to come soon!
Submitted by jdtoldschool
- Freestyle / Flatland
- Company: CW Racing
- Model: California FreeStyle
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details All parts original date-specific parts in rider/survivor condition or better (unless specified)
Frame/Fork - CW California Freestyle (OG Grey finish)
Handlebars - CW Freestyle
Grips - *NEW* Mushroom style
Headset - Tioga
Stem - ACS 45 with ACS Rotor
Cranks - *NEW* 175 Diamond Back Power crank
Sprocket - Tuf Neck 44t
Pedals - *NEW* VP-565 Freestyle Petals (Porkchop)
Chain - *NEW* Yaban
Brakes - Odyssey (Front and Rear)
Brake Lever - Odyssey
Brake Cables - *NEW* Porkchop
Brake Pads - Skyway Tuff
Wheels - Skyway Tuff Wheels
Freewheel - Shimano 16T
Tires - *NEW* generic
Seatpost - *NEW* Cro-Mo unknown
Seat Clamp - *NEW* unknown
Seat - Gripper
Front Pegs - *NEW* Spinner Pegs
Rear Pegs - OG CW pegs
Replacement decals on Frame, Rotor