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#1 2010-03-08 7:54am

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1982 Champion 26

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1982 Champion 26

I just scored this Frame and Fork the other day from one of my LBS.

SOLD   I found this at one of my LBS and was stoked when they guy said it was for sale. I have always loved the Champion frame design and now to find a 26" this is a dream build for me. I will post more as the build proceeds along, hopefully quickly!


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#2 2010-03-08 9:13pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

Can anyone help with the year on this? I put 1982 just because I had to choose a year!

Thanks

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#3 2010-03-08 9:31pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

I can't help with the year, but man what a nice basis for build! yikes  I imagine you've done quite a few "mental builds" with various components and color schemes.  I'll look forward to your progress. wink


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#4 2010-03-08 9:37pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

Yeah I have done a ton of mental builds, plus I even took the rims off my OM Flyer and tried that but the front axle was too big for the forks unfortunately.

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#6 2010-08-18 11:04pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

Hey, here is my 24, its all I got photographed so far.... It will be together this weekend, hopefully... Pictures will follow....
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/Aarons71dodge/Champion24/1.jpg You can see the dark cancer spots near the head tube, and bottom bracket. This frame has been in a tank, stripping for 2 weeks... Its getting a new finish tommorrow morning.... And will return to me, for a dose of Cooks bros,Redline, Sugino, Philwood, Araya7x, etc.....I can not wait!

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#7 2010-08-19 8:10pm

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Can't wait to see the 24 built!

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#8 2010-08-19 8:28pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

I guarantee your frame is between 1980, and 1982, for sure... LOL......


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#9 2010-08-19 11:55pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

ELF_24CRUISER_LOVER wrote:

I guarantee your frame is between 1980, and 1982, for sure... LOL......

Thanks, that is kind of what I figured.

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#10 2010-08-21 11:21pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

So, heres early shots of almost finished Champion 24.......
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/Aarons71dodge/Champion24/DSC04851.jpg


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#11 2010-08-22 8:43am

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

That looks good! I like that a lot, I want to see more photos.

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#12 2010-08-22 9:52am

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

send me your email address....


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#13 2010-08-22 8:49pm

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ELF_24 wrote:

send me your email address....

Sent a PM with email address!

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#14 2010-08-30 9:21pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

Sweet Champion! look at the serial numbers looks like a 1980 82 Champion,Thats when Champion and Redline merged.

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#15 2010-08-31 8:37am

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

NORCAL BOYZ wrote:

Sweet Champion! look at the serial numbers looks like a 1980 82 Champion,Thats when Champion and Redline merged.

So here is the serial number "Champion 10976" does that mean anything?
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt258/townslo/26%20Champion/photo-3-1.jpg

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#16 2010-09-22 7:50pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

Hey dude, have you made any upgrades to your 26 Champion yet? I would  swap out the front sprocket for an older brand name one.
I found MCS sells a good aluminum sprocket, Its  new but it  feels more like oldschool. Just my opinion. Or theres Sugino, or SR, and a few other Japanese brands that are period correct. But your bike is bad,  and these bikes are even badder when parts match up time-wise...Good luck with it. I am looking for a 26 incher now. I have 20 and 24, so why not a 26?.


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#17 2010-09-22 9:55pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

ELF_24 wrote:

Hey dude, have you made any upgrades to your 26 Champion yet? I would  swap out the front sprocket for an older brand name one.
I found MCS sells a good aluminum sprocket, Its  new but it  feels more like oldschool. Just my opinion. Or theres Sugino, or SR, and a few other Japanese brands that are period correct. But your bike is bad,  and these bikes are even badder when parts match up time-wise...Good luck with it. I am looking for a 26 incher now. I have 20 and 24, so why not a 26?.

Hey what's going on?
I put the original rear MX1000's back on it and now I have to get some new wheels for it, since I was switching them between the Champion and my OM Flyer and I just sold the Flyer. I have bought some hubs and now need some rims to lace up. I don't think I will change to much more on it cause it is a rider and since the parts will actually get used I don't see the point in spending twice or three times the original amount on something that gets ridden as much I ride and will wear the part out and just have to replace at a crazy price again, but I always do say "never say never" so I might do something in the future cause I do like change. cool

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#18 2010-09-24 6:48am

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

Sweet. I have to get me one, one day tongue


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#19 2010-12-11 2:20am

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Hey, I heard you may have sold this 26 Champ? Is that true?


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#20 2010-12-11 11:41am

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

I sold it to a guy up in Vancouver. As I rode it more and then rode my 24" Cruiser I was liking the 24 and the Champion was just sitting there collecting dust. I figured I would sell it and buy the CW TFL I used to have and never gotten rid of, then build it the way I wanted to. I will build the CW over the winter and take my time with it.

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#21 2010-12-11 4:12pm

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Dang, I wish I had known, I been looking for a 26...... Good luck with yer CW......


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#22 2011-02-06 12:41pm

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Re: 1982 Champion 26

cool....


It is what it is

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