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#1 2011-09-29 12:49am

RyanPartridge
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1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

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1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

Found it thrashed, restored it, rode it, broke it, fixed it, rode it more...Frame & Fork are now Sold. 

When I first got the frame from a museum member it was loosely boxed with some sheets n' curtains tosssed in for padding, spray painted white and came with Murray forks with cracked dropouts. After stripping the paint I found dents, a crushed brake bridge, chewed up dropouts, a fluted seatpost broken off about 4" down inside the seat tube and an ovaled headtube. Johnny Severin at True Torch cleaned up the dropouts, headtube, dents and got the seatpost out.

After I finished it, I was riding home from Huntington Beach and broke the seat tube from the BB bunnyhoppin' a curb. True Torch fixed it adding a solid slug to the bottom inch of seat tube. It rode great for many many miles of cruisin' after that! This frame and fork have since been sold.

Parts list...
Frame: 1979 Bassett 26" Star Cruiser
Fork: Bassett 26" R-TOO full chromoly forks
Bars: VDC cruiser bars w/original stickers
Stem: early Tuf Neck "Patent Pending"
Cranks: Takagi 180 with sealed BB
Pedals: KKT Lightning
Spider: gold Sugino alloy
Chainring: Sugino 41
Bolts: Sugino
Chain: KMC
Seat: Vintage Schwinn Mesinger
Seatpost: fluted twisty
Clamp: Tuf Neck
Hoops:NOS Araya 7xHubs: front NOS 1st gen Sunshine sealed/rear fresh 1968 Sachs Torpedo Duomatic 2 speed kickback Spokes: DT Stainless SteelTires: Cheng Shin cruiser
Grips: Ame motocross waffle
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#2 2011-09-29 9:59pm

king stinger
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

It looks great,is that the same powder coat company True Torch uses?

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#3 2011-09-29 10:03pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

king stinger wrote:

It looks great,is that the same powder coat company True Torch uses?

Yeah...Olympic...they've been around forever.

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#4 2011-09-29 10:13pm

king stinger
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

Cool someday i have to get my king sting powdered and built up again.I had a candy blue Basset  26 back in the day,it was a great bike!Your bike reminds me of my Black Laguna i had in high school that was stolen from me,black with gold parts.

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#5 2011-09-29 10:22pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

Those candy blue Star Cruisers are sweet! I've only seen a photo of two and one was a ladies frame.cool

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#6 2011-09-29 11:21pm

shilo
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

THat thing is fresh..!!

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#7 2011-10-10 4:53pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

shilo wrote:

THat thing is fresh..!!

Thanks!

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#8 2011-10-12 1:55pm

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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

sweet-i love the skiis-you snaggged the one ski and bag from true torch didn't you?


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#9 2011-10-12 2:03pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

gunslinger wrote:

sweet-i love the skiis-you snaggged the one ski and bag from true torch didn't you?

Yeah the ski on the right I got from Severin. I was telling him about my other Bassett ski and he showed me his and we worked it out. Bassett made 3 different model waterskis and I have 2 of em, still looking for the third. Vintage waterskis is another hobby of mine.big_smile

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#10 2011-10-13 5:02am

nic968
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

Great looking ride there dude..cool


........26" Comp 3 skinwall 1.75s needed, porkchops will do..
........Kastan 24'' Strut wanted.......Anyone?
........RNC Crank arm also needed..a l/h 180...?

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#11 2011-10-13 7:00am

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

nic968 wrote:

Great looking ride there dude..cool

Thanks!cool

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#12 2011-10-27 9:18am

trktwo
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

wow! really nice ride. love the looptail, straight downtube, and the wat the seatstays come up. very cool design

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#13 2011-10-27 2:32pm

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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

trktwo wrote:

wow! really nice ride. love the looptail, straight downtube, and the wat the seatstays come up. very cool design

Thanks man. Yeah, it's a really cool design. Sort of a unique take on the classic beach cruiser...

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#14 2011-11-18 10:27am

gunslinger
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

black and gold combo is soooo sweet


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#15 2011-11-18 11:11am

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

Thanks man!

I just picked up some NOS gold Araya hoops, still looking for a front hub and waiting on my 2 speed kickback. Can't wait to build up the new wheels and have this thing finished!

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#16 2012-01-11 12:33pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

New photos added.cool

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#17 2012-01-12 7:04am

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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

But now I don't see any ski pics!


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#18 2012-01-12 8:41am

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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

RetroBMX wrote:

But now I don't see any ski pics!

I'll get some new ones up with the Bassett skis and gear bag. I just wanted to get rid of the old pics with the old wheels and seat...

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#19 2012-05-26 10:36pm

emailejunk
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

great set-up, esp. the old school saddle, nice close ups too!

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#20 2012-05-29 10:12am

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

emailejunk wrote:

great set-up, esp. the old school saddle, nice close ups too!

Thanks!

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#21 2013-02-17 10:21pm

gunslinger
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

checking out your bikes again-this one is my fav


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#22 2013-02-18 6:56am

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

gunslinger wrote:

checking out your bikes again-this one is my fav

Thanks Steve. cool

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#23 2013-03-19 12:54pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

I disassembled this bike and sold the frame. It now begins a new history with someone else...

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#24 2014-04-25 10:19pm

king stinger
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

Finally found one in OG candy red,can't wait to get it rolling!

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#25 2014-04-26 6:35am

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett Racing Star Cruiser 26

king stinger wrote:

Finally found one in OG candy red,can't wait to get it rolling!

Nice Jeff! Where'd you uncover it?

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