1981 Torker 26
Not too many made as the 24" cruisers became more popular
Torker got into the 26" game a tad late but the wait was worth it! The forks were designed in '79 but the frame was finally dialed in late 1980 and finally raced by Clint Miller April 1981 taking 1st place.
The 26" frame and fork were crafted perfectly just as the 20" but with cruiser geometry. Frame wall thickness is 35% thicker than a 20" frame. The cost BITD was $185 for the frame and $55 for the fork.
Wanted to feature the Torker sealed bottom bracket so the Cook Bros. cranks replaced Redline Flight cranks that Clint ran. Torker BB's are stylish and smooth!
By 1982 the 24" cruiser was preferred as the standard so Torker came out with one September of that year. The Torker 26" didn't have a long life span so not that many still around today.
Torker original chrome
Fork – Torker original chrome
Stem – Torker 6 bolt
Bars – Torker
Grips – NOS Oakley II’s black
Brake lever – NOS Dia-Compe pre-bent
Brake cable – NOS Dia-Compe 1981 dated
Brake cable guides - Torker
Caliper – NOS Dia-Compe MX-1000
Brake pads – Mathauser curved Finned
Headset – NOS Tange MX-5
Hubs – Campagnolo Record
Spokes – Double butted
Nipples – Brass
Rims – NOS Araya 7x Gold
Freewheel – NOS Suntour
Front Tire – NOS Cycle Pro Snakebelly 26 x 2.125
Rear Tire – NOS Mitsuboshi Comp III 26 x 1.75 Yellow label
Chain ring – NOS Sugino
Chain – NOS HKK Smoker
Spider – NOS SAKAE Alloy
Spider bolts – NOS Alloy
Cranks – Cook Bros. 1st generation
Bottom Bracket – Torker sealed
Pedals – Demco Futura X with Ti spindles
Seat – NOS Elina
Seat post – Race Inc.
Seat post clamp – NOS Xcaliber
Stickers – Torker original
Pads – Torker vinyl original
Valve caps – NOS Alloy
Jeff "JT" Tollefson
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- Company: Torker
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Headtube size: 1"