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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


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#2 2012-08-16 10:08am

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

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

The 2nd ad says "New 1980 catalog" so maybe 1979 for the first one?

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

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Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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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


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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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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Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#5 2012-08-16 10:13am

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Campion 1981...fully loaded.cool

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


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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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


Looking for anything... JMC. Frame pad, or complete set of OG Black Trackmaster pads
[img]http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/Motohead372/ScreenShot2014-10-01at14256PM_zps5f3ab3d3.png[/img]

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#7 2012-08-16 10:31am

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

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!


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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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.


K i n g   S t i n g   |   C h a m p i o n  2 6    |   P a n d a   2 6   |  G T   2 6   |    L a g u n a   C r u i s e r

HUNTING FOR... (Rider survivor condition cool with me, cause parts will be used for riding)
> UKAI SPEEDLINE 26" hoops or wheel set in RED or BLUE
> 26 X 1.95 GUM WALL TIRES, safe riders.
> KKT Magnesium pedals : 1/2 or 9/16
> 26 FORK : King Sting, KOS, TRX, Powerlite, Champion, etc

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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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Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#11 2012-08-16 2:31pm

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

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

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


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#12 2012-08-16 2:35pm

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

Hey KickBackCycles,

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


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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

Hell yeah! The original East Coast beach cruiser!coolbig_smile


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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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


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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#17 2012-08-17 7:52am

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Axel10 wrote: "this whole place is rigged"

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#18 2012-08-17 8:26am

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Love that Newport. cool


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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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


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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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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#21 2012-08-17 8:45am

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

Hell yeah! Keep em coming!

big_smile


Wanted: black Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 crank, Mint Suntour 42 chainring in blue, Cook Bros original fork & flag decals

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

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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