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#1 2011-07-23 11:24pm

jdtoldschool
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1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

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1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

<b>I think I'm done!!!!</b> NEW PHOTO updates (12/31/2011)!!!

Back in the day, I was CW everything!! I started racing in 1983 with a complete Race Inc. bike, but it got stolen. (I wish I had that one back!) The owner of the local shop, "BMX Bike and Track" was Mr. Shephard, who's son Justin was on the CW Factory Team, and he got me hooked on CW Racing. I've had everything from the ZXL to the Phaze 1. When I started doing more freestyle then racing, I switched to the California Freestyle. But, this was in 1986 and my year of graduation, so I eventually rode less and less often and the bike went into storage and followed me whenever I moved. Well, the time has come to pull it out and restore it.


I will be keeping the grey and white color scheme, since the original grey finish is still in decent condition.
Will post UPDATE photos in the post from time to time so keep an eye out and let me know any comments.
UPDATE 1 - Bought new white tires; NOS front Spinner pegs, NOS Skyway Freestyle Tuffpads, got new decals for my ACS rotor and Redline Flights, stripped off what was left of the old original decals (except on the seat tube), bought matching white Odyssey rear brake; did a lot of cleaning (still more to do); bought and re-greased bottom bracket bearing. More to come... (after next payday)
UPDATE 2 - Got the brake cables, brakes, and rotor dialed in and installed; handlebars on with new grips. Got my seatpost clamp on, but still need a seatpost and seat.
UPDATE 3 - ALMOST DONE!! Got a temporary seatpost; bought a wonderful Gripper seat from bmxrider; picked up some new handlebar endcaps from HomeDepot; still need chain and pedals.
UPDATE 4 - Juan got me some AWESOME white decals.
FINAL UPDATE! - Switched the Redline Fllights to my ZXL, got some new one pieces with pedals and chain from Porkchop; cleaned the mags (check the Restore section for pics).
Better photos to come soon!


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"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill
"I got a FEVER... and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!" - THE Bruce Dickenson
"Holy CRAP" - Frank Barone
"Do not taunt Happy-Fun Ball"

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#2 2011-07-24 12:21am

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

That's cool man! You don't see them in gray too often. I sure don't anyway. You got some great parts there too. Clean that up and put it together for a pic, i wanna see it!

(Maybe get some tires first too, smile )

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#3 2011-07-24 8:38pm

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

Nice Ride ! I'm lucky like you and my 77 Stroker 2 has followed me since day 1 ! I'm gathering parts for it now ! Love your bike,and refreshing that it's something different ! big_smile Instant Flavor !


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#4 2011-07-31 12:56am

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

Updated the photos on my bike in the museum.... stage 1 complete.

Last edited by jdtoldschool (2011-09-04 2:08pm)


Words to live by:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill
"I got a FEVER... and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!" - THE Bruce Dickenson
"Holy CRAP" - Frank Barone
"Do not taunt Happy-Fun Ball"

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#5 2011-08-07 6:19pm

jdtoldschool
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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

New photo updates!!

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/tuckermcse/CWFreestyle/stage2.jpg

Rethinking the black and white grips; might go with all white, but if I find a black seatpost, there may be enough black accents to make it look ok.

Not going to keep the laid back seatpost. Just on there temporarily. It's slightly bent anyway. All my fat-ass has to do it think about riding it with that on there and it will bend some more. (HAHAHA)

Last edited by jdtoldschool (2011-12-30 11:02pm)


Words to live by:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill
"I got a FEVER... and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!" - THE Bruce Dickenson
"Holy CRAP" - Frank Barone
"Do not taunt Happy-Fun Ball"

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#6 2011-09-04 2:12pm

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

Stage 3 is complete! All I need now is a white chain and white pedals!

Juan is hooking me up with some frame and fork decals and it's gonna be SAAAWEEEEEEEET!

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/tuckermcse/CWFreestyle/side1.jpg

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Words to live by:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill
"I got a FEVER... and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!" - THE Bruce Dickenson
"Holy CRAP" - Frank Barone
"Do not taunt Happy-Fun Ball"

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#7 2011-09-04 2:56pm

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

jdtoldschool wrote:

Stage 3 is complete! All I need now is a white chain and white pedals!

Juan is hooking me up with some frame and fork decals and it's gonna be SAAAWEEEEEEEET!

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h36 … /side1.jpg

looking good cool grayish bikes big_smile


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#8 2011-09-22 2:08am

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

I only need pedals and a chain and the restoration is done!

Juan hooked me up with some great new decals and they are AWESOME!

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/tuckermcse/CWFreestyle/decals2.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/tuckermcse/CWFreestyle/decals3.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/tuckermcse/CWFreestyle/decals4.jpg

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Words to live by:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill
"I got a FEVER... and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!" - THE Bruce Dickenson
"Holy CRAP" - Frank Barone
"Do not taunt Happy-Fun Ball"

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#9 2011-10-05 9:13pm

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

Very sexy... love the grey. Very rare color. smile


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#10 2011-10-19 7:58pm

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

CWCaliFree86 wrote:

Very sexy... love the grey. Very rare color. smile

Thanks a lot! I don't remember seeing any other grey Freestylers. There's a nice grey Pistol Pete in the for sale section that I wish I could afford. Would be sweet to have matching grey CW's; one race and one freestyle.

I've moved the Redline Flights to my ZXL so I'm deciding what kind of crank setup I want. One of my next projects is to try to match the grey and paint a seatpost.


Words to live by:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill
"I got a FEVER... and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!" - THE Bruce Dickenson
"Holy CRAP" - Frank Barone
"Do not taunt Happy-Fun Ball"

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#11 2011-10-20 9:36pm

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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

Yeah, grey is a hard one to track down. Very nice on the build, faved!

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#12 2011-12-30 11:00pm

jdtoldschool
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Re: 1986 CW Racing California FreeStyle

I think I'm DONE!!!

Photos are updated but if it wasn't almost 2am in the morning, I'd get some better photos outside. I've got several photo-shoots in the works for my bikes so these will have to do for now.

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/tuckermcse/CWFreestyle/final2.jpg


Words to live by:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill
"I got a FEVER... and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!" - THE Bruce Dickenson
"Holy CRAP" - Frank Barone
"Do not taunt Happy-Fun Ball"

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