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#1 2013-10-11 12:38pm

ss6r
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1976 Cook Bros. Racing

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1976 Cook Bros. Racing

First Gen nickel frame

I acquired this Cook Bros. Racing frame from a racer at Waterford Oaks BMX track, I was told this frame was given to the owner by the Cook Brothers family and not sold through a shop. 
Cook Bros. Racing nickel frame
Redline Chrome Fork
Redline Microline V-bars
Tuf Neck Pro Model stem
Schwinn Waffle style grips
California Lite Checkered Padset
Shimano Pre Bent Lever
Shimano 88S Caliper
Shimano Dura Ace Cranks
Shimano 40T Chainwheel
HKK Chain
Cook Bros. Spindle
Repro BB Locking Collars
Araya 7C Rims
Shimano MX rear 15t cassette hub
Shimano MX front hub
Carlisle MX 300 Tires
Dia Compe split seat clamp
Tioga braced seat post
Schwinn MX seat






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#2 2013-10-12 5:40am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

The best way I have found was to get the rust off the frame, was to use Oxalic Acid.It is found in deck stripper at Home Depot.  Find a container to mix about 1 cup to 5 gallons of water and submerge the frame.  Let sit for 20-30 min and test w/ a non scratch pad. Rust should just rub off. If not give awhile longer.  Rinse completely and dry then seal the frame.  Stickers should stay in place.  I did a Mongoose expert this way and it turned out great.  Use Mothers and wax it up after you clean it. 

Cheers
James

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#3 2013-10-14 8:26am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

staatsrider11 wrote:

The best way I have found was to get the rust off the frame, was to use Oxalic Acid.It is found in deck stripper at Home Depot.  Find a container to mix about 1 cup to 5 gallons of water and submerge the frame.  Let sit for 20-30 min and test w/ a non scratch pad. Rust should just rub off. If not give awhile longer.  Rinse completely and dry then seal the frame.  Stickers should stay in place.  I did a Mongoose expert this way and it turned out great.  Use Mothers and wax it up after you clean it. 

Cheers
James

Thanks James! I appreciate the info.

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#4 2013-10-14 9:39am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Please don't use an abrasive of any sort. OA, CAP or other methods that just require time are far better.

The best bet on the BB is to track down a CBR kit. I might actually have bearings, will check later.


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#5 2013-10-14 7:50pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

markmc97225 wrote:

Please don't use an abrasive of any sort. OA, CAP or other methods that just require time are far better.

The best bet on the BB is to track down a CBR kit. I might actually have bearings, will check later.

Thanks for the input markmc97225! I have some CAP already to use in a bath. On the BB bearings,  if your looking to sell let me know!

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#6 2013-10-14 10:54pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Well, bearings are easy and frustrating..... Now the spares (only 2) I have are stamped 99R10. That's a bearing size you can find anywhere. Any R10 bearing has same ID/OD/width, the rest is just options, like materials and seal types.

I have a set of the R10's with the snap ring in them (They can't slide inside the BB), and then, I have a set that are supposed to be CBR originals, without the snap rings. Since I don't know what is "spec", I'm not prepared to let the extras go. I thought I had a couple more, but not the case.

But, you have enough info to get bearings that will work with the info here. 70's bearings were Japan stamped, so, you can probably poke around eBay, find what you need.


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#7 2013-10-15 11:15am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Is the #1637? My guess would be '78...The BB is the one you pictured minus the cups, there are a few aftermarket on ebay lately, you would need the bearing also, that press directly into the frame.....I have #274 which Im now confident is a '76. The '76,'77,'78 are pretty much the same frame,(curved brake bridge) and the serial numbers go upwards in increments. The highest number I've come across is the mid 1200's.....Approx late '78-early'79 they changed the brake bridge to the double plate and started serial numbers over.........I cant remember if I used Oxalic Acid to get the rust off my frame, but I will check it later to see if the inner tubes are rust free, (which means I did used it)....Im not a fan of steel wool on nickel or chrome.......If you decide to polish, this is what I did: I CAREFULLY used an air tool with polishing pad on mine, with Mothers polish. However I WOULDNT suggest this, because it is to easy to polish straight through the nickel to the copper.....I would instead, suggest a corded drill with polishing pad attachments, less RPMs/safer.......Mine had thick oxidation everywhere except behind the sticker....4 hours drill+ 4 hours by hand...be sure to wash it off inbetween polishes to check your progress, Claude
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/claudemurphy/cbr5aa_zps0c1373a5.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/claudemurphy/cbr6_zpsc9ccb7b2.jpg

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#8 2013-10-16 8:17am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

markmc97225 wrote:

Well, bearings are easy and frustrating..... Now the spares (only 2) I have are stamped 99R10. That's a bearing size you can find anywhere. Any R10 bearing has same ID/OD/width, the rest is just options, like materials and seal types.

I have a set of the R10's with the snap ring in them (They can't slide inside the BB), and then, I have a set that are supposed to be CBR originals, without the snap rings. Since I don't know what is "spec", I'm not prepared to let the extras go. I thought I had a couple more, but not the case.

But, you have enough info to get bearings that will work with the info here. 70's bearings were Japan stamped, so, you can probably poke around eBay, find what you need.

Thanks markmc97225! Great info!

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#9 2013-10-16 8:21am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

masterstint wrote:

Is the #1637? My guess would be '78...The BB is the one you pictured minus the cups, there are a few aftermarket on ebay lately, you would need the bearing also, that press directly into the frame.....I have #274 which Im now confident is a '76. The '76,'77,'78 are pretty much the same frame,(curved brake bridge) and the serial numbers go upwards in increments. The highest number I've come across is the mid 1200's.....Approx late '78-early'79 they changed the brake bridge to the double plate and started serial numbers over.........I cant remember if I used Oxalic Acid to get the rust off my frame, but I will check it later to see if the inner tubes are rust free, (which means I did used it)....Im not a fan of steel wool on nickel or chrome.......If you decide to polish, this is what I did: I CAREFULLY used an air tool with polishing pad on mine, with Mothers polish. However I WOULDNT suggest this, because it is to easy to polish straight through the nickel to the copper.....I would instead, suggest a corded drill with polishing pad attachments, less RPMs/safer.......Mine had thick oxidation everywhere except behind the sticker....4 hours drill+ 4 hours by hand...be sure to wash it off inbetween polishes to check your progress, Claude
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253 … 1373a5.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253 … ccb7b2.jpg

Thanks for the info Claude, this info is a great deal of help, and the serial # is stamped 1037
Your frame turned out beautiful!

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#10 2013-10-16 8:37am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Nice big_smile


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#11 2013-10-16 9:35am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

alainmagana wrote:

Nice big_smile

Thanks my fellow 44t brother!

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#12 2013-10-16 10:10am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

ss6r wrote:

alainmagana wrote:

Nice big_smile

Thanks my fellow 44t brother!

As that why you snagged that redline fork hmm I have a 84 with a euro BB if you remember in the garage. I can check out the bearings but I think they answered your questions. They are just press in, in mine. If you need any help drop a text or call brother wink
And yeah just a OA bath bro. No wool!

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#13 2013-10-16 12:16pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

alainmagana wrote:

ss6r wrote:

alainmagana wrote:

Nice big_smile

Thanks my fellow 44t brother!

As that why you snagged that redline fork hmm I have a 84 with a euro BB if you remember in the garage. I can check out the bearings but I think they answered your questions. They are just press in, in mine. If you need any help drop a text or call brother wink
And yeah just a OA bath bro. No wool!

Yes sir....I grabbed the RL fork for the CBR. Thanks Al for the help, It is greatly appreciated. I will hit you up if I run into trouble figuring things out on it

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#14 2013-10-16 12:18pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Thanks again to all of you for your knowledge and direction! smile

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#15 2013-10-16 3:37pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

markmc97225 thanks you were right on...I found some R10 type bearings with 5/8" inner bore and the O.D. looks like it will work.

CBR Bottom Bracket I.D. in Inches

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h355/ss6r/null_zps7a41beb4.jpg

CBR Bottom bracket I.D. in MM

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h355/ss6r/null_zps1dcc7d19.jpg

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#16 2013-10-19 9:11am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Nice and snug:
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#17 2013-10-23 2:31pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Yes sir! Bearings showed up and they are going to press in nicely

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#18 2014-04-24 11:12am

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Sweet Bike!big_smile

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#19 2014-04-24 4:10pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

Radlineracer wrote:

Sweet Bike!big_smile

Thanks Radlineracer!

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#20 2014-07-13 8:33pm

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Re: 1976 Cook Bros. Racing

big_smile


I NEED: 1986-88 Chrome ELF Pro Frame/Fork
I NEED: 24" Blue UKAI Speedline hoop or wheel--single or pair
I NEED: White Vinyl REDLINE Top Tube Pad--old, snap style in very good condition

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