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#1 2012-08-16 10:07am

RyanPartridge
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26" Cal Custom Cruisers and Strandies...ONLY!

I figure this site needs a thread dedicated to 26" Cal Customs/Beach Strandies!

I know there's some bitchin' bikes already submitted here but lets post em!

Bikes, ads, old photos, history...lets have it!cool

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#2 2012-08-16 10:08am

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Old Cook Bros Cruiser ad with a Strand photo...

Ads from the Fall of 1979.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/cruiser_ad.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/CBRCruisersm.jpg

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#3 2012-08-16 10:09am

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Laguna...1981. cool

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/LagunaCatalog.jpg

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#4 2012-08-16 10:10am

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Some badass cruisers! 1980.

White walls on a Powerlight!?!big_smile

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/sdfg.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/Cruisers1980F2sm.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/Cruisers1980F3.jpg

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#5 2012-08-16 10:13am

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Champion...fully loaded custom.cool

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/super_bmx_3_81_06.jpg

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#6 2012-08-16 10:22am

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Re: 26" Cal Custom Cruisers and Strandies...ONLY!

RyanPartridge wrote:

Some badass cruisers!

White walls on a Powerlight!?!big_smile

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/sdfg.jpg

That S&S Bigfoot is SICK big_smile

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#7 2012-08-16 10:31am

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Motohead372 wrote:

RyanPartridge wrote:

Some badass cruisers!

White walls on a Powerlight!?!big_smile

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/sdfg.jpg

That S&S Bigfoot is SICK big_smile

Heck yeah! cool

I dig the Big Foot/Works Replica cruisers!

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#8 2012-08-16 10:45am

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Re: 26" Cal Custom Cruisers and Strandies...ONLY!

I'll post my 79 Laguna beach cruiser soon.  Also, anyone with leads on old school alloy non crossbar cruiser bars please let me know.
Looking forward to seeing cruiser pics on this thread.


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HUNTING FOR... (Rider survivor condition cool with me, cause parts will be used for riding)Cash and/or Trade for other 26ers or parts
> UKAI SPEEDLINE 26" RED or BLUE
> 26 SQUAREBACK CHAMP og finish preferred
> DX PEDAL single, spindles, dust caps, parts
> FINISH LINE GRIPS gd cond blue, red, black
> SHIMANO 'SAFETY' PADS frame/bar/stem pad

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#9 2012-08-16 10:59am

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Re: 26" Cal Custom Cruisers and Strandies...ONLY!

Here's a bike I'm working on, this is the before pic.
[img]http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee425/KickBackCycles/SchwinnCaliforniaCruiser.jpg[/img]

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#10 2012-08-16 1:28pm

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KickBackCycles wrote:

Here's a bike I'm working on, this is the before pic.
[url][IMG]http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee425/KickBackCycles/SchwinnCaliforniaCruiser.jpg[/url][/url]

Nice colors! I had a blue Schwinn I always wanted to do blue/gold but I sold it...

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#11 2012-08-16 2:31pm

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From that other thread...Breithaupt on an Emory cruiser!big_smile

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/OM_Emory_cruiser_78.jpg

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#12 2012-08-16 2:35pm

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Hey KickBackCycles,

Post up your red Emory...that thing rules! cool

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#13 2012-08-16 4:44pm

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Re: 26" Cal Custom Cruisers and Strandies...ONLY!

RyanPartridge wrote:

Hey KickBackCycles,

Post up your red Emory...that thing rules! cool

Here you go. My 1979 Super de Luxe.
Not quite Bmx'ed out like Breithaupt's but more of an authentic beach cruiser style.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee425/KickBackCycles/IMG_0302.jpg
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee425/KickBackCycles/IMG_0300.jpg
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee425/KickBackCycles/IMG_0301.jpg

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#14 2012-08-16 9:55pm

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Hell yeah! The original East Coast beach cruiser!coolbig_smile

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#15 2012-08-17 12:37am

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Re: 26" Cal Custom Cruisers and Strandies...ONLY!

That red Emory is sweeeet

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#16 2012-08-17 7:43am

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Earliest S&S ad I've found. May 1980...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/May1980-1.jpg

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#17 2012-08-17 7:52am

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I leave my bikes in the rain.

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#18 2012-08-17 8:26am

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Love that Newport. cool

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#19 2012-08-17 8:31am

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My 1979 Bassett with a 1968 Sachs Duomatic 2-speed kickback hub. Built with some used and NOS parts.


http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/bassett_racing/51457
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/CIMG0043.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Gobotts/CIMG0049.jpg

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#20 2012-08-17 8:42am

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Re: 26" Cal Custom Cruisers and Strandies...ONLY!

1980 schwinn.
http://bmxsociety.com/uploads/1244352774/gallery_134_101_201168.jpg

1952 Schwinn DX in beach trim.
http://bmxsociety.com/uploads/1238584102/gallery_134_101_67075.jpg


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Oil your Ashtabula!! http://www.bmxsociety.com/interviews/As … ociety.pdf

And Kanye west is a douche.

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#21 2012-08-17 8:45am

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Hell yeah! Keep em coming!

big_smile

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#22 2012-08-17 1:23pm

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This is a worksman frame. . I built the wheels a couple of years ago thinking i would build something like this. I found this frame at a swap meet. 
True torch custom built the forks for me and it has a true torch stem. I put new brake shoes in the atom hubs. And cheng shin snake bellys.
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy205/mikejmc/DSC09694-Copy.jpg
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy205/mikejmc/DSC09674.jpg
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy205/mikejmc/DSC09692-Copy.jpg
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy205/mikejmc/DSC09693-Copy-Copy.jpg
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy205/mikejmc/DSC09695-Copy.jpg

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#23 2012-08-17 2:28pm

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My 1980 Cooks Brothers Cruiser  ...[img]http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u393/davidfigueroa49/IMAG0535.jpg/img]

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#24 2012-08-17 2:30pm

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My 1978 Bassett Star Cruiser .  [imghttp://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u393/davidfigueroa49/IMAG0467.jpg[/img]

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#25 2012-08-17 2:47pm

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