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#1 2008-11-24 12:11pm

duckm750
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1985 Cycle Craft

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1985 Cycle Craft

Gone, never to be seen again sad

This is a sad tale.  I traded my best friend a Kawasaki KX80 for this bike BITD.  It was set up really nice by a local bike shop (Spokes) in PA where I grew up.  I loved riding/racing this bike.  Only change I made was putting some Bonzai aluminum bars on it.  Years later I sold it to buy a cruiser, and move to the west coast with the understanding that if the purchaser (my friend at the time) ever sold it, he would call me first.  Years go by, the guy goes to move to the west coast, tells me he wants me to have the bike back.  In the mean time I see "Joe Kid on a Stingray"  and I try to get a hold of him to buy it, but to no avail.  A month after I've called him numerous times, he emails me and tells me he just sold it on ebay to a guy in the UK. : (  I've been rebuilding bikes ever since, trying to achieve that same feeling I had the first time I rode this Cyclecraft.  -Rant



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#2 2008-12-05 8:43pm

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

Sleek lookin' racer.  Looks like it means serious business.

Spokes area boy, eh?  You're not too far from me.  I raced out in Poplar neck back in the early 80's in Reading.  Have we raced against each other?

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#3 2008-12-05 9:41pm

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

Woah!  Poplar Neck, off of rt.724, NICE!  Didn't think anybody remembered that place... Sad that they turned it into a dump.  Remember Kutztown Rad track?  I was racing a pit bike in the early 80's then started 20" inch in 86.  You probably raced my brother though.  I grew up in Reading then moved to the west coast about 8 years ago.


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#4 2008-12-06 6:37am

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

Kutztown RAD Track was the shizznit.  I do remember that one.  Not sure what is left anymore.  Poplar Neck was plowed down so long ago and I know Kutztown was let go for a while.  I remember in the late 80's sneaking in and messing around over jumps when it was already under distress and there were weeds, etc. growing everywhere.  Not sure if it was ever brought back or not.  There used to be a track in Royersford too if I remember correctly.

We still have Lebanon and Pottstown.  Pottstown is a very nice track.  Now that I am back in after over 22 years I was thinking of getting in shape and doing the old man class in Pottstown next season.

Small world.  Nice to meet a fellow racer from back in the day.

I raced 14-15 class around 83 and 84.

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#5 2009-09-21 12:08pm

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

OLDSCHOOL in the house! Man I rode in the king frost parade for spokes back in the day.And i did the PN raceway.I used to love that lady that would take picts near the doubles right befor the big burn Back then i rode a blue and grey CC i traded TERRY PERVAkEASE for my red and yellow elf Shouts to marsmann,

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#6 2010-09-29 11:38am

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

sick bike you should rebuild it


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#7 2012-06-03 5:02am

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

Love that bike, sorry to hear you couldn't get it back. Have to bite the bullet & start to find parts to build another one. Good luck.
ps, put a post up on Rad, chances are someone on there has it.

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#8 2012-12-15 4:20am

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

Really sorry to hear about your bike man, however I live in the UK and if I were to get my hands on it will send it back your way smile


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#9 2013-02-10 7:44pm

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

lived in reading my whole life ...........still here..........sweet bike shame its gone.......kinda lost my hutch the same way without ebay...was in jersey

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#10 2013-02-15 9:19pm

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

hoodybandit wrote:

lived in reading my whole life ...........still here..........sweet bike shame its gone.......kinda lost my hutch the same way without ebay...was in jersey

Sorry about your Hutch Hoody.  Did you go to Reading High?   

Thanks y'all!  I finally got another chrome Cycle Craft FF..... Now I just gotta source parts and build it ; ]


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#11 2013-02-16 6:39pm

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

duckm750 wrote:

hoodybandit wrote:

lived in reading my whole life ...........still here..........sweet bike shame its gone.......kinda lost my hutch the same way without ebay...was in jersey

Sorry about your Hutch Hoody.  Did you go to Reading High?   

Thanks y'all!  I finally got another chrome Cycle Craft FF..... Now I just gotta source parts and build it ; ]

yes i did....... but i didnt graduate got booted in 95

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#12 2014-05-31 8:34am

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Re: 1985 Cycle Craft

That was one purpose-built racer!  Love it.  God speed on rebuilding another one.  cool


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