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#1 2009-10-21 3:45am

RipVanWinkle
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1982 Emory Webco 26

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1982 Emory Webco 26

1982 Webco / Emory 26" Cruiser

1982 Webco / Emory 26" Cruiser.
Emory Manufacturing Co. in Florida purchased the Webco name and remaining odds and ends sometime after 1980.
The original parts will stay with the bike so it will always be possible to return it to a stock Emory/Webco. The original rims are dated 1982, and the Minnesota Bike license is dated 1982.

I found 2 news articles in Bicycle Journal 1980 for Emory Manufacturing Co.
I have not been able to get any other information on this bike or information on how Emory serial numbers work.


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#2 2009-10-21 4:12am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

thats one cool cruser.............thanks for the history lesson.
dion


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#3 2009-10-21 5:12am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

That is cool for sure. As a Fla Boy I really like it.


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Boss freestyle bars
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#4 2009-10-21 5:13am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

webco is a florida company???????wow never knew


1 847 249 5670 shop ask for von never on thursday
playatyourownrisk360@yahoo.com  bmxpert on duty.....
thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
210 264 8937
no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

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#5 2009-10-21 7:21am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

Emory was in Florida, WEBCO was in California. The WEBCO name and remaining inventory was sold to Emory when WEBCO closed.
The Emory advert talks about 3 available models; Kalahari, Sahara, and Mojave. All 3 models have curved down tubes unlike the Webco that has a straight down tube.
The welds on this bike are marginal and should not reflect on the original quality made WEBCO bikes manufactured in California.

I have yet to find another one like it or any information on how many were made. I do know that Emory had a stamp made with "WEBCO" and "EMORY", the stamp was used on the brake bridge.

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#6 2009-10-21 7:43am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

webco's are notorious for the tooth paste crap weld job.......got to love em


1 847 249 5670 shop ask for von never on thursday
playatyourownrisk360@yahoo.com  bmxpert on duty.....
thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
210 264 8937
no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

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#7 2009-10-21 8:30am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

vonmark01 wrote:

thats one cool cruser.............thanks for the history lesson.
dion

dion, you read that wrong. webco is not a florida company, Emory is. big_smile

vonmark01 wrote:

webco's are notorious for the tooth paste crap weld job.......got to love em

Welds on the webcos might be thicker than your average weld but they are nice and even, far from crappy ... try CYC fo crap welds!
The only weakness of their frames i would say is their dropouts. They are much too thin and bend easily. Especially on the mild steel frames.
But that can be said about many looptail frames of the time.... claude

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#8 2010-10-26 7:58pm

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

Very cool, I had a bmx Webco bike and jersey. Wow!

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#9 2012-04-20 5:51pm

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

What is it stickered as? What does the head tube, down tube, fork  decal say?    The bicycle in the ad is not the same correct? Down tube and behind the seat down tube are different?

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#10 2012-10-15 7:48am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

Yeah the bicycle ad is Emory's Mojave cuiser (the actual model that started the 26" Cruiser Class). I believe its posted as a reference for the EMORY company not so much for the WEBCO model that EMORY produced after obtaining the WEBCO brand.

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#11 2015-02-04 5:54pm

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

Awesome cruiser.


Looking for Survivor condition hutch pro racer fork, hutch pedals and hutch donut seat clamp all chrome! Also looking for a survivor set of red grab-on grips or Oakley bibs

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#12 2015-07-28 7:42am

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Re: 1982 Emory Webco 26

Interesting note: Emory, and Workman Cycles are still in production. I worked at the USCG Yard in Baltimore, MD where generations of these bikes were used as industrial cruisers. I contacted Emory for help with my Serial number, and ordering some replacement parts. On a side note many of these Emory, and Workman Cycles (another cool looking cruiser frame-set) were regularly discarded in the scrap metal bin.

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