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#1 2008-08-11 8:08am

ndtchris
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1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

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1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

BMX TREASURE

This bike had one original owner (untill me) and he got this bike when he was 14 years old. The serial number is NRC DG 005. I picked up the bike in Sacramento CA, as an almost complete bike. It had an old suntour neck, Campagnalo cranks with a titanium spindle and sealed BB, a weinmann brake set up and I believe old A&A bars. I am currently in the process of searching for parts to build this bike how I want it. The wheels to the bike are still in the attic from which he pulled the bike out of at an old house he used to live in so some where the old wheels still exist in someones attic! With a special thanks to "Bomat" Bob, he has given me a little history about this frame and I qoute,"It was built in the first batch of 12 frames on November 8,1980. Frames also built in this batch were Wade's first(of 2) personal racer, NOMURA 1-whereabouts unknown-and TUNI 1,the frame ridden by NRP's first PRO rider Turnell Henry-also NOT located yet!"


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#2 2008-08-11 1:46pm

PiZ_N8
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

WOW...incredible bike and history.  Please post more pics as the build progresses.

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#3 2008-08-23 6:56pm

lightwj
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

this looks like J. Silva's old cruiser frame.

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#4 2008-08-25 1:04am

momo_torker
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Yea, please keep us updated on the build. Would love to see pics as it gos along. big_smile


Seriously considering a torker/redline midlife crisis project ^_^

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#5 2008-10-05 9:53pm

ndtchris
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

MAN!  I cannot sell this frame!  This frame has the best geometry its like a mini cruiser but only a big boy bike!  The other OS Cruisers have funky tall seat stays like road bikes.  This baby is low and long like a JMC or Free Agent.  So far I have Red & gold Bullseye Hubs, with Red and gold ano'd spokes and first Gen. Bullseye cranks freshly powdered in bright orange, funky I know, but a bit different it will be.  I also have a set of mint Hutch pedals and cages that I bought of a BMX Badd Ass and hall of famer Cindy Davis.   The pedals are outside a bit of the era but they look so bad ass mounted on the Bullseye's because the pedal boss is the same diameter as the pedal spindal.  I was going to go with Redline's or Profile's but those cranks are far heavier and I already had the Bullseye's so I figured I would save money, time and wieght and be a little unique.  I am trying to get a UNI pro Hammer head seat to keep this sucker light and  I have always liked UNI's anyway.  So far this project has been a nightmare but I will not give up!  I need new cups for my Bullseye BB as well.


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#6 2008-10-15 1:43pm

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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

lightwj wrote:

this looks like J. Silva's old cruiser frame.

cool   Bill...

               Don't know if this frame belonged to Jeff Silva or not,
          but he did win 1 of the 6 National #1 Cruiser plates that
          the Nomura Team won in 1981!

               Jeff was from Northern California-as you know-and he
          won the 11&Under Cruiser #1 plate while riding for NRP!

               If this is Jeff's old frame,the info that Chris got was
          incorrect,as he said the original owner had gotten it when
          he was older than 11! Been a long time now...maybe the
          ages that people remember 'have faded a bit?'

               In any case,NRC DG 005 is the 'lowest numbered'
          26" Nomura Cruiser that I've found so far!

               Don't ever sell it Chris...it's a RARE piece of
          BMX History...to say the least! GREAT BIKES!


26" Cruisers...outdated,outmoded...but still cool!

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#7 2009-05-13 2:34pm

lightwj
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Jeff moved to Sacramento around the time he turned 13, like most of us on the Nomura team, who did not own a Cruiser, we borrowed someone else's (I usually ended up on Joe Discipulo's) I remember Jeff getting a Criuser around the time he moved to Sac.

Regardless of who owned it before, hold on to it it is a real treasure of a bicycle. I still have my 20" and would love to get any of the 3 Cruiser versions.

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#8 2009-07-09 9:25am

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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

NICE MACHINE!!!!
looks stunning


1st  bmx= used 77' Ashtabula...sold to buy "HAULER"
2nd bmx= new  85' SE RACING Toby Henderson "HAULER"...stolen
3rd  bmx= new  85' SE RACING "PK RIPPER"...sold when turned 16

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#9 2010-04-03 9:58pm

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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

really nice 26" bigger head tube than most.so shiney I can't see.

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#10 2010-04-04 3:42am

coasty
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

WoW !!! Beautiful bike so far.


70's bmx is where it's at.

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#11 2010-08-16 5:19pm

63v-dub
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

I hate you, just kidding, no wait, yes I do! Lucky MoFo! Sweet bike.


Addiction? what Addiction? I'm not Addicted! Damn i keep buying  parts.             
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#12 2010-08-16 5:30pm

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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

This frame is 'long since' gone! Sold by the guy that said
'he couldn't sell it after all!'

      Now in the collection of Martin Pimental of Hong Kong!
Marty also has 2 20" Nomuras...a GREAT-looking Polished one,
and an 'absolutely stunning' Candy Red steel one!


26" Cruisers...outdated,outmoded...but still cool!

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#13 2010-09-05 2:46am

MSMXII
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

BOMAT wrote:

This frame is 'long since' gone! Sold by the guy that said
'he couldn't sell it after all!'

      Now in the collection of Martin Pimental of Hong Kong!
Marty also has 2 20" Nomuras...a GREAT-looking Polished one,
and an 'absolutely stunning' Candy Red steel one!

I guess the $$$ did the talking and the F/F did the walking wink


Eff off..if you don't like my "KIDS BIKE" tongue
Until next time...Keep One Foot in the Gutter...And One Fist in the Gold

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#14 2010-09-05 10:38am

BOMAT
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Another 26" frame on Ebay right now   $2200+ so far...


26" Cruisers...outdated,outmoded...but still cool!

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#15 2011-01-02 8:11pm

GT/TINY
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW MUCH HE MUST HAVE SOLD THIS BIKE FOR I MEAN PERSONALLY I COULDNT HAVE PARTED WITH IT DUE TO ITS RARITY AND THE HISTORY BEHIND IT BUT MONEY IS TIGHT THESE DAYS AND MAYBE HE HAD TO SACRIFICE IT FOR THE COMMON GOOD,I ON THE OTHER HAND WOULD HAVE HAD TO HAVE THEM PRY IT OUT OF MY DEAD HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL. FUG IT I GUESS!!!!!!!!!!!


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WWCD= WHAT WOULD CRU DO

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#16 2011-06-08 7:10pm

Elvis
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

FN SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!big_smile


Current Projects;
Burley Duet tandem
Some sort of 26r. Cant decide on which frame/fork to use
BS Bike Racing Randonneur

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#17 2012-07-01 11:58pm

GRRRUVY
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

My friend here in Las Vegas owns serial # NRC DG 006. It is red, complete, and still has its original unstamped Landing Gear forks. The color has faded to a pink and the decals are a little rough. He wants to have it re-anodized and replace the decals, but only by a top notch plater. The decals will probably be the difficult part to find. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#18 2012-07-02 12:42am

Scraplord
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

GRRRUVY wrote:

My friend here in Las Vegas owns serial # NRC DG 006. It is red, complete, and still has its original unstamped Landing Gear forks. The color has faded to a pink and the decals are a little rough. He wants to have it re-anodized and replace the decals, but only by a top notch plater. The decals will probably be the difficult part to find. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tell him not to restore it!! It`s worth more in it`s original state.


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

  "Have you ever noticed that other people`s stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?" - George Carlin

WANT TO BUY BLACK 26" CYCLE PRO SNAKEBELLY SKINWALL OR FIRST GEN SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER TIRES!!

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#19 2016-03-07 2:09am

pkripper68bmx
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Re: 1980 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Very Nice coolcool

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