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#26 2016-09-09 11:52am

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

pretty sure they were expensive, back then too.

but like i said, you'll find a lot of nomura collectors didn't own one until they were in their 30s. many may not have even seen an ad.

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#27 2016-09-09 12:01pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Only time I remember seeing a Nomura way back when was at Nationals or double point events. Don't think any locals had one.
They definitely stood out from the other bikes.


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#28 2016-09-09 12:12pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Texasbmx wrote:

BRICKOS2 wrote:

Rare because only a low number were made?

If they were good, why weren't more made?

How many "cracked"...?

Just curious as to the rarity.

what constitutes good exactly?

they were uber light, a lot of people like the way they look, not many were made, many that were made broke. so now they are rare and collectable, at least to the group of people that are into them. personally, if i ever found one, i would sell it immediately and buy a bike that i actually care about. not into having a bike that might break if i ride it.

I would have thought "good" = dollars for the manufacturer.

Cracking frames would have meant less dollars.

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#29 2016-09-09 12:13pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

BRICKOS2 wrote:

Texasbmx wrote:

BRICKOS2 wrote:

Rare because only a low number were made?

If they were good, why weren't more made?

How many "cracked"...?

Just curious as to the rarity.

what constitutes good exactly?

they were uber light, a lot of people like the way they look, not many were made, many that were made broke. so now they are rare and collectable, at least to the group of people that are into them. personally, if i ever found one, i would sell it immediately and buy a bike that i actually care about. not into having a bike that might break if i ride it.

I would have thought "good" = dollars for the manufacturer.

Cracking frames would have meant less dollars.

the frames were expensive.

all aluminum frames cracked a bunch

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#30 2016-09-09 12:51pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/3408/81nomuraad57d312b2c7.jpg

Sorry. Cant make it any bigger.

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#31 2016-09-09 12:53pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

The correct dates for Nomura Racing Products' operations are
June,1980 thru mid-Dec,1984!

     The first 20" Nomura was sold on June 10,1980 to a local kid in Santa Barbara,
where Wade's first shop was located...the man still owns the bike today! Wade later
re-located his shop to Carpinteria-where he and his wife Roxanne still live today!

     Wade suffered a 'career-ending' injury in Las Vegas in September,1984 and
essentially this brought all official NRP activities to a halt by mid-December,1984!

     Another 'misgiving' that many collectors seem to have is 'when they call a bike
a 1981 Nomura or a 1984 Nomura,etc. Wade himself says there 'were NO specific
year Nomura frames built!' The ONLY way to accurately date a Nomura frame is to
have Wade check his Production Log for a frame's build date!

     One other tidbit...the ONLY frames built after Sept 16,1982-when all 13 26/24s
were built-were 20" alloy frames! The last one done (NR DG 304) was built on
June 7,1984.


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#32 2016-09-09 12:58pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Info per Bob Matherly aka BOMAT. RIP Bob. sad

Nomura frames produced: 525 total
Nomura built frames: 375
20" aluminum frames: 311
24" aluminum frames: 6
26" aluminum frames: 45
26/24 "hybreds" 13
Nomura 20" steel frames: 150
(built by CW Racing for
NOMURA RACING PRODUCTS)

Nomura frames known to exist today: 52
Nomura frames known to be lost: 1 26"
Nomura frames "thought to be lost": 1 20" alum
Nomura frames "known to be rescued": 1 20" alum

Existing frames : 20" aluminum 15
24" aluminum 3
26/24" aluminum 5
26" aluminum 12
20" steel 18

That's it guys...ONLY 10% are CONFIRMED to
exist today! There's GOT to be more of these
legendary frames out there....send in your frame's
serial #...add your frame to the CONFIRMED total!

Thanks...
BOMAT 1

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#33 2016-09-09 1:00pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

These "known to exist" numbers date back to 2007.

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#34 2016-09-09 2:44pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

I personally think they look pretty neat. Maybe slightly ahead of their time?

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#35 2016-09-09 2:54pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Cool info Brian.

I did not know the cro-mo bikes were built by CW.

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#36 2016-09-09 3:00pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

I really liked the look of this bike when you had the graphite tuffs on it.

At the end of the day, be sure to build it for you bro, nobody else matters. cool


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#37 2016-09-09 5:49pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Thanks for all the information Brian cool


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#38 2016-09-09 5:53pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

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#39 2016-09-09 5:58pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Can't wait to see this completed   big_smile


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#40 2016-09-09 6:38pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Haro7 wrote:

Can't wait to see this completed   big_smile

Thanks Mate cool


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#41 2016-09-09 6:39pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

numismatist wrote:

nomuras have to be the ugliest racing frames ever made. dont understand the love they get.

Different strokes for different folks.  I think they're one of the coolest looking frames ever made!  Basically a JMC made out of aluminum with that crazy huge downtube.  No other bike looks like them.  They just scream "race bike".


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#42 2016-09-09 6:40pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

pkripper68bmx wrote:

Haro7 wrote:

Can't wait to see this completed   big_smile

Thanks Mate cool

MR S&M wrote:

I really liked the look of this bike when you had the graphite tuffs on it.

At the end of the day, be sure to build it for you bro, nobody else matters. cool

It did look good with the Graphite Tuffs too.
Thanks Bro .cool


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#43 2016-09-09 7:08pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

why does everyone jump on this guy...every single time, and every post!!   

I check out his threads just to see some cool parts, and to see all the haters and bashers come out of the woodwork

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#44 2016-09-09 7:22pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

This WILL look sweet.  Do like the black speedlines suggestion cool


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#45 2016-09-10 2:07am

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

coollolroll


Don't quote "facts" unless you have info to back it up. Assumption starts with those three letters for a reason....

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#46 2016-09-10 7:18am

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

jokerman13922 wrote:

Big_SUR_13 wrote:

jokerman13922 wrote:


Spend a bunch of money

If you can't afford one just keep your mouth shut.. Bad ass frame definitely not ugly. One Nomura frame is worth more than your entire collection. Hater;)

lol
Not hating at all my opinion is just like yours, IT DOES NOT MEAN SHIT

Your Definitely hating, I didn't see/read anything positive from that comment, which makes it a hating ass comment. With a name like joker I was expecting some funny stuff, the homie joker from my hood really earned that name. Maybe you should be "Hater-man" seems more fitting for you. All your previous comments on other threads are just as weak.


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#47 2016-09-10 7:28am

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Big_SUR_13 wrote:

jokerman13922 wrote:

Big_SUR_13 wrote:


If you can't afford one just keep your mouth shut.. Bad ass frame definitely not ugly. One Nomura frame is worth more than your entire collection. Hater;)

lol
Not hating at all my opinion is just like yours, IT DOES NOT MEAN SHIT

Your Definitely hating, I didn't see/read anything positive from that comment, which makes it a hating ass comment. With a name like joker I was expecting some funny stuff, the homie joker from my hood really earned that name. Maybe you should be "Hater-man" seems more fitting for you. All your previous comments on other threads are just as weak.

Wasn't trying to be positive nor funny! So I'm glad you can read, and again it's just my opinion.


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#48 2016-09-10 8:01am

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

Big_SUR_13 wrote:

jokerman13922 wrote:

Big_SUR_13 wrote:


If you can't afford one just keep your mouth shut.. Bad ass frame definitely not ugly. One Nomura frame is worth more than your entire collection. Hater;)

lol
Not hating at all my opinion is just like yours, IT DOES NOT MEAN SHIT

Your Definitely hating, I didn't see/read anything positive from that comment, which makes it a hating ass comment. With a name like joker I was expecting some funny stuff, the homie joker from my hood really earned that name. Maybe you should be "Hater-man" seems more fitting for you. All your previous comments on other threads are just as weak.

Don't mind jokerman, he is always on his menstrual cycle!

Which leads me to ask, where are all of your bikes Big Sur?


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#49 2016-09-10 8:26am

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

yikes


Build it, Ride it and Break it. That what it was made for.

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#50 2016-09-10 6:16pm

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Re: 1983 Nomura Face Lift In Progress

steck wrote:

why does everyone jump on this guy...every single time, and every post!!   

I check out his threads just to see some cool parts, and to see all the haters and bashers come out of the woodwork

Thank you cool

Thetrooper wrote:

This WILL look sweet.  Do like the black speedlines suggestion cool

Thanks cool

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