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#1 2009-08-05 8:42am

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1981 Challenger Racing 24

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1981 Challenger Racing 24

This one was found way up north. Is rumored to have belonged to a factory Kuwahara guy.
Has anyone heard of this brand before? I will post more better pics when it arrives. Do you have a sticker set for it!555


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#2 2009-08-05 9:42am

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

I never heard of them but that is one wild looking frame.tongue

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#3 2009-08-05 10:08am

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

Sweet looking frame!!!


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#4 2009-08-05 10:15am

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that is a wicked looking frame and fork !! i am glad you got it !!!smilesmile


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#5 2009-08-05 10:16am

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Very cool man.


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#6 2009-08-05 11:35am

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

That thing is SICK.


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#7 2009-08-05 11:38am

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

Yeah,
Pretty wild design, will be all chrome and highly polished minutes after arrival.
I only got frame, forks and wheels..very excited to get it..
Better than a 24" QUAD?


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#8 2009-08-05 11:46am

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

Very nice and clean.  Love the cruisers!


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#9 2009-08-05 12:44pm

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I would say better than an se.  But i really don't like se.


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#10 2009-08-05 1:03pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

I think its totally sweet! I can hardly wait to see it in person.
I tried to help ID this but was unsuccessful. All I got is that it was definitely not US made and likely Canadian.
I wonder if Challenger is the brand or model?


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#11 2009-08-05 1:30pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

hmm, guess I forgot to show the made in USA sticker.
It is black and chrome and rectangular, like on cw's.
I am xcited to get some info, looks like Voris made it to me?


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#12 2009-08-06 4:09am

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

never seen one before , but i bet my a$$ its rare as rocking horse poo !

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#13 2009-08-06 9:02pm

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This is the brand folks....not the model, it really is challenger racing...GL with the info hunt, I want to be personally notified when you find out about it...Cheers!! Dallas

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#14 2009-12-18 7:12am

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

WoW
I had a Challengers 20inch
It was the same 5 tube design.
Man I wish I still had it!

Challenger was made by Tony Osborne in Newmarket Ontario.
He made them by hand and I would bet that he made no more than 8-10 of the 24inch

Newmarket had a Great track I went there every week.
Tony was the main reason the track was a huge success.
Later opened a bike shop and formed a road club Newmarket Eagles.
He is now in his mid 70s and retired but still rides and races regularly.

I have seen my old Challenger in town, it was sold a few times since me.
The last time I saw it a guy having a smoke was sitting on it.
I offered to buy it but he said he wouldn't sell for a 1000.00 which is almost triple what I originally payed.

It was all dirty and grimy like an old broken horse that once won the triple crown

I would love to have that time back.

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#15 2010-03-02 12:23pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

thanks Joe, I have emailed about the challenger stuff, and hope to hear back soon..
Now I need a 20" version myself!@!


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#16 2010-03-14 2:37pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

A friend of mine had one, 20inch...and I believe he still has it in storage. Great bike, and not alot around obviously at all! Good find!

And, we too used to race in Newmarket quite a bit. I loved that track!

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#17 2010-04-11 5:24pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

I raced three motos on a borrowed one, owned by the old fella that owned the bike shop in Kingston, back in '87 on the first Kanata track. I thought it was kind of short and whippy,  but I'm tall, beefy, long armed guy. Pretty welds, nice chrome I recall. Was the Newmarket track down a mountain? I've heard stories, back in the day, of  kids using a 48 X 13 gear there and hauling butt.

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#18 2010-04-11 5:26pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

Anyone remember Drew Crawley?

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#19 2010-05-24 4:25pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

That's a beautiful bike.

My name is Tony Holmes. I used to race to Tony Osborne in the 80's for many years, before riding for Team USA.

I won a total of 24 provincial and national and international championships on a Challenger!!!!!

I still have the bike I rode hanging on my wall in the rec-room.. I would love to put the bike in a museum somewhere, but didnt know if there was a museum for that sort of thing. The bike is still in mint condition.

Sunshine crank
Bulldog Goose neck
1 1/8" rims
Uni seat
Araya rims.....all the trimmings, with an  NBL #1 championship plate from 1986.

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#20 2010-05-24 4:32pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

I rode at newmarket Superboss OBMX for 5 years....to reply to an older post...Newmarket wasn't down the side of a mountain...that was Ganaraska. Newmarket track had Mt.Atherton.... Named after Russ Atherton. Jesus does that bring back memories.

How many of you remember the Ontario/Quebec challenge?
Or the Ruffles cup...they were both held at Newmarket.  I still have a mountain of VHS tapes from that track....with tonnes of riders. Jeez...i still have a photo from when Newmarket OBMX went to Kingston for the Canadian Grand Nationals..  We all took a club photo of all the riders on one of last turns on the track, with a giant Newmarket OBMX banner. I'll scan it and put it on here...you never know...some of you might also be in the picture.

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#21 2010-05-25 5:50pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

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#22 2010-05-25 5:52pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

Challenger BMX at it's finest..!!!.
These pics were all taken at Newmarket Superboss.

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#23 2010-09-13 9:35am

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Hi Gary, the angles were 73-74, the bikes were very twitchy, ideal for racing. I am 74 now, I had quadruple bypass surgery on December the 3rd. last year, but I am hoping to get riding again this spring. I just ride the road now, I have a few bikes, a Redline cross bike that I use for messy roads, I put fenders on it. 2 Wolfe bikes made by one of my friends, 1 is all steel and the other is steel with carbon seat stays. My TT bike is frame that built over 20 years ago, made from straight gauge chrome molly tubing that I bought from an aircraft supply company, I mitred the tubes and welded it up using 76 seat angle and I think 73 head angle and Mike Mullholland of Cyclops brazed the seat stays in for me after I had welded on the chain stays, and then he painted it. I also have a Chinese frame and fork made of Carbon fibre that I built up using Sram red components, very light and fast(with someone else on it!) I also have an old style TT bike in the style that Moser broke the hour record with, it has track ends but has a derailleur hanger brazed under them. It is too low to be a TT bike with TT bars, I don't hinge in the middle like I used to and then trying to keep my head up was rather a chore, it is a Cyclops, I used it for track racing in 1999, we had a track league going at a velodrome here in Ontario, about 2.5 hour drive from here, we had a blast!
Cheers, Tony.


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#24 2010-12-11 11:05pm

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Re: 1981 Challenger Racing 24

Yo Gary I think Bob Medrano rode for Challenger in the 80s i have a picture of him with their jersey on will have to check.I will talk to our Friend Frank Post and find out.

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#25 2011-05-29 11:25am

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NORCAL BOYZ wrote:

Yo Gary I think Bob Medrano rode for Challenger in the 80s i have a picture of him with their jersey on will have to check.I will talk to our Friend Frank Post and find out.

Different Challenger, that was Jim MacMonagle, Bummers dad. I think Boss made the few frames they had.

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