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#1 2011-03-19 10:58am

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2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

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2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

26" BMX Cruiser

I had the frame and forks shipped to the UK in the summer of 2010.  It took about 6 months to assemble the parts I wanted - Takagi Tourney Cranks, GT Mohawk hubs, Odyssey Triple Trap pedals, 1" Profile stem, laid back seat post - all NOS.  And then I completed the build with modern parts - which was partly down to budget and partly not wanting the bike to be a museum piece - I will be riding this bike a lot - so I had the wheels built with MTB rims, the BB was modernised with DMR Wonder Cups, and I chose Fly Cruiser bars as they were easy to get hold of and a good price - ideally I want some Knight or L&S cruiser bars, but that's for later.  Its the first bike I have built up from scratch and I'm pretty happy with it.  The Brooks saddle may not be to everybody's taste, but I like it and I am sure it will be comfortable.  Oh and the last thing to mention is that the tires are Kenda Small Block 8's / 1.95 / folding
Now with Knight C-Dub cruiser bars & have replaced the Triple Traps with JP Pro Rounds


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#2 2011-03-19 11:51am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

I'm a huge fan of the Brooks. Looks great


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#3 2011-03-19 1:00pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

I like the frame!


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#4 2011-03-19 1:16pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Love this cruiser - need one myself.  Cheers.  cool

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#5 2011-03-19 1:28pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Pristine build! I think the saddle goes really good with it


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#6 2011-03-19 2:46pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

cool. have not seen anything skulls skates since the 80's. i ordered a pair of gloves from the back of a thrasher rag.


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#7 2011-03-19 11:24pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Nice build - looks great...! My next project is going to be a SKULL cruiser. These are limited edition to 100 right? What's your serial nuber? I better get one before they are sold out. I heard PD is going to launch a limited 24" cruiser this year.

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#8 2011-03-20 3:57am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

The bike was produced in a run of 100, but most of those were set up as completes.  The 'frame & forks' only were available in limited numbers.

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#9 2011-03-20 5:44pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Thanks for all the positive comments guys.

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#10 2011-03-20 6:48pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Realliy neat bike an d good job on the build..
This is a unusual kinda bike that is still available to buy..
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Skull Skates Performance Cruiser Bicycle     $599.99

Limited edition (100 pcs) Skull Skates Performance Cruiser bicycle. Chromoly, Tig welded frame set replicated from our original hand built design. All original Skull Skates chromoly cruiser bars, Weinmann 7X rims, sealed bearing alloy hubs, stainless spokes, Kenda K-rad tires, cantilever brakes, genuine Brooks leather saddle, one piece chromo cranks, platform pedals, single speed freewheel. Shred ready geometry.

Click the link to check out how Skull Cruiser owners have customized their rides: http://www.skullskates.com/history/on-l … m/culture/

THESE BIKES ARE NOW IN STOCK. FEEL FREE TO PLACE AN ONLINE ORDER, OR EMAIL THE ADDRESS BELOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO SHIPPING AN ITEM OF THIS SIZE INTERNATIONALLY OR OTHERWISE.

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#11 2011-03-20 7:39pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

thanks GAry but I cant even afford to look at that one, times are tough right now in Michigan scheesh.


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#12 2011-04-07 6:20am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Nice build! I'm not keen on the saddle personally, but definitely suits the bike.

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#13 2011-04-26 3:36pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Skull skates is on my wish list smile


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#14 2012-07-02 9:09am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Scored these JP pedals locally - am very happy with them!

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#15 2012-07-02 9:20am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

I need this . cool I used to order decks and wheels from Skull Skates throughout the late 80's . This cruiser is rad !!!!


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#16 2012-07-02 9:27am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Skull Skates is still going strong - still making and selling great decks through their store 'PD's Hot Shop' in Vancouver or online at http://www.skullskates.com/

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#17 2012-07-02 10:17am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

^^^ Rad . cool

Yeah my friend's skate shop buys Skull Skates stuff because we love it here in Cleveland .


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#18 2012-10-04 11:45am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

The final addition?  Not quite - still plan to get a Chris King headset, but I'm nearly there.......

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#19 2012-12-20 1:34pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Great build, really like what you've done with it. You might be the only guy with one of these in all of the UK!
I have one too, but its all original.

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#20 2012-12-20 4:29pm

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

I think there is another one somewhere in the UK......I wish mines was the only one though.
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#21 2013-01-18 2:53am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

Realy nice build, I wasn't a big fan of black F&F's but you've changed my mind with this one. Love it.

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#22 2013-01-18 8:27am

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Re: 2010 Skull Skates Performance 26

thanks for the kind comments

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