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#1 2007-09-16 10:23am

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1983 Tange MX24

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1983 Tange MX24

Seems to be one of its kind, never seen another one in the net.

After building some 20's i badly wanted a cruiser. After a long search for the parts it is finally done. Well there are still some things to change, but for the beginning.
I think it is quite Show quality.
But look for yourself, comments are welome.
Now the part list:
Frame/Fork: Tange MX24/TRX 24
Bar/Stem/Headset/Seatpost/Seat/Seatclamp:CW cruiser bar/Sugino/ TiogaMX+Tange locknut/GT/Kashimax Aero/DK
Grips/brake lever/Padset:Oakley F1/Dia Compe 4/Flite
Brakes/brake cables: polished Dia Compe 901 with Skyway brakepads and gold braking finns/Dia Compe
Rims/Hubs/Tubes/Tires/Sprocket:ACS Z-rims/SHIMANO DX/Tioga Ultralite/Tioago Comp III rainbowlabel/SHIMANO DX
Cranks/Pedals/Chain/Chainring:Takagi Tourney/SHIMANO SX/KMC 7UL titannitrid coated/Suntour Superbe
That's all, maybe is wap the saddle to a black leather Kashimax and also change the grips to black. SHIMANO DX brake levers in gold are already ordered.
Special Thanks to:
Rainer's Bike shop, Kent at Singlespeedshop, Oldschoolbmx, Vert Ego and many more for helping me getting the parts.


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#2 2007-09-16 11:09am

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

I have never seen one of those, but I like it! You did an awesome job on the build and its definitely show-ready. Now if I could find another for myself....


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#3 2007-09-16 11:22am

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

I just cruised this sweet baby, but only a real short trip. Don't want to hazzle with the Z-Rims, everything on this bike is nos except the DX sprocket and the chain.
Still don't know the weight, compared to my MTB maybe around 11.5-12 kg.
Still needs some final gimmicks, valve caps and dirtskirt..


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#4 2007-09-17 5:41am

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

That is one stunning Cruiser, you've done an excellent job building it up


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#5 2007-09-19 4:20pm

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

That has the same geometry as the 1983 Kuwahara Cruiser, Tange built Kuwahara frames and forks but there are not that many stickered as a TANGE.  Did you get the frame from Rainer?  That is a very cool bike, nice build!

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#6 2007-09-20 2:40am

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

Yes, got this frame from Dieter at Rainer's Bike Shop. The Decal was made by a friend of Dieter. Decal for the steering tube is also done.
It's only a Tange cruiser, but when you look at the chrome job they did back in the day. Just immaculate, and the frame is really light.
The problem with getting a nos cruiser is like you all know, there aren't so many out there any more.


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#7 2007-09-20 2:46am

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

@ Shinobike-1
just had a look at your Kuwahara cruiser. Nearly the same, except the oval tubing. Same dropouts with the drillings, well Kuwi style.
Rigt now i am building up a Supercross UL24-Team edition in chrome, but beside brakes and the fork i have to organize all the rest for that baby.


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#8 2007-11-17 4:04am

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

I have never seen one of these before.......Looks good though........Looks like a tighter looking frame.....


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#9 2007-11-17 12:01pm

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

nice bike!

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#10 2007-11-30 1:59pm

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

Dude - No Way... I have one!

I never knew what type of frame it was but the dropouts were telling me it was manufacturered by tange. Wow. Nice. I just stumbled across your bike cause there is never a 24" tange anywhere in Google. Mine is almost period correct except the cranks, bars, seat and stem (of course tires). I sold the Pro-Neck Red Aluminum bars I had and the matching red Proneck chainring is worn.

How much is it worth as I would like a newer Proline 24 so I could race with my kids intsead of taking this beauty out on the track and tearing it up. So for the right price or trade...

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#11 2007-11-30 2:18pm

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

cool Cruiser.....vettevert73 pm sent 2 ya.....


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#12 2007-11-30 8:24pm

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

Correction - It looks ore like this one cause it has the redline type gusset and the tange dropouts on the frame and fork. And it has the same type of forks this guy describes.

http://www.bmxmuseum.com/bikes/kuwahara/6427

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#13 2007-12-16 12:22pm

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

If you got the frame and fork from Rainer's Bike Shop, it should be a frame made by Tange for Schauff. Tange was mainly a tube maker, it did also OE frames, which were sometimes marketed by Tioga.

for more on schauff BMX check BMX

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#14 2008-11-09 6:04pm

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

is that a 4'' or 5'' headtube?

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#15 2009-02-24 3:13am

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Re: 1983 Tange MX24

5" headtube.


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