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#1 2010-12-23 1:23am

JT
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1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

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1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

One of a kind custom frame for Dennis "The Red Baron" Dain

Dennis Dain was sponsored by Ralph's Bicycles and co-sponsored by Cook Bros.  A custom Red and Gold frame was designed for Dennis.  Minicycle BMX/Action magazine was featuring the Cook Bros. racers and their bikes in the October issue.  Unbeknown to Dennis Cook Bros. had him wear the Cook Bros. jersey instead of the Ralph's jersey, that didn't set too well with Ralph.
The article features Dennis's 26lb bike as he preferred a stronger bike than super light bikes as he was a bigger and stronger rider.
I told Dennis about the build in 2008 and still had a hard time finding the seat, spider, and chain ring.  As with my 1979 Dennis Dain Redline replica he sent me a seat, spider, and chain ring from the original bike!  To top it off the original 173 plate and photos from the Minicycle photo shoot, talk about awesome!!
Had a nearly perfect nickel frame that I had stripped then had it professionally painted exactly like his original, even hand painted pin stripes.
Slapped it all together right before the 2010 Rockford Vintage gathering.  Created a poster of Dennis's photo's and magazine shots to go along with the bike.  It was well received at the Rockford! 
I promised Robert Cook, Gary Cook's son, that I would show him this and my other Cook Bros. bikes.  Well I packed up four CBR's and sent them to sunny California for the 40th Anniversary of BMX celebration.  It was great to have Dennis see it first hand and Robert was blown away by it too!
The Cook Bros. (Gary and Craig) created awesome products and as Dennis has stated, he won more races riding a Cook Bros. than any other bike.  A special thanks to Dennis for allowing me to share his personal BMX items on this bike to make it that much more special!


VEHICLE
Frame - Cook Bros. nickel removed, painted, not powdered, pinstripes by hand.  Original decals except seat tube.
Fork - Cook Bros. NOS original nickel
Stem - NOS Cook Bros. slantline
Bars - Redline Proline non-stamped with original sticker, Dennis Dain replica hair band
Grips - Dennis Dain’s original Malcolm Smith grips
Brake lever - NOS Dia-Compe with Dennis Dain bend
Brake cable - White
Caliper - NOS Dia-Compe 890
Brake pads - NOS Dia-Compe with holes
Headset - NOS Tange
Front hub - Cook Bros. 1st generation
Rear hub - Redline Bendix Coaster
Spokes - Double butted
Nipples - Brass
Rims - C&G Super Pro
Front Tire - NOS Schwinn Scrambler 20 x 2.125
Rear Tire - NOS Cycle Pro Snakebelly
Chain ring - Dennis Dain's orginal Takagi gear
Spider - Dennis Dain's orginal Takagi
Spider bolts - Dennis Dain’s original bolts
Chain - Schwinn
Cranks - NOS Ashtabula 7½" stamped
Bottom Bracket - Schwinn
Pedals - NOS MKS rat traps
Seat - Dennis Dain's Kashimax suede
Seat post - NOS Laguna solid
Seat post clamp - Chrome Schwinn
Plate - Dennis Dain's original 173 custom
Pads - Cook Bros. 1st generation
Valve caps - Black plastic
Misc - Cook Bros. jersey, gear bag, original Dennis Dain pictures, and Mini-Cycle BMX / Action magazine signed by Dennis.
DIALED IN
Jeff "JT" Tollefson
www.JTFreestyle.com


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Last edited by JT (2010-12-23 7:16am)


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#2 2010-12-23 5:55am

That70'sGuy
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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

great build ..love it ...and the c&g super pros ....awesome


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thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
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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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#3 2010-12-23 6:48am

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

Great job JT...... looks like you nailed it right on...cool


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#4 2010-12-23 7:45am

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

Very, very cool. Nice work!

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#5 2010-12-23 7:49am

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

Another incredible addition to your already incredible collection.  Nice job as always!!!

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#6 2010-12-23 12:36pm

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

yikesyikesyikes , wonderfull build

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#7 2010-12-23 2:32pm

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

INCREDABLE!!!!!


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
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#8 2010-12-23 7:35pm

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

Monster-Robot wrote:

Another incredible addition to your already incredible collection.  Nice job as always!!!

lol...well said lollollol


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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#9 2010-12-24 10:41am

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

This IS Perfection like no other!


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#10 2011-01-13 5:30pm

JT
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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

Wow, thanks for the + feeback and it's been a blast to have everyone enjoy this unique Cook Bros. both online and at the events it has been shown at!


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#11 2011-03-13 11:04am

rampar
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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

WOW big_smile  To have a perfect replica and then have Dennis Dain reunited with it, so cool!  The red white and blue theme plus his parts equals incredible.  The NOS tires/hubs on the C&G's are so rare, great job!

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#12 2011-05-26 8:50am

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Re: 1978 Cook Bros. Racing Dennis Dain

Best build ever!

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