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1981 Cook Bros. Racing 16

1981 Cook Bros. Racing 16

1 of 6 ever made

1981 was the rage for pit bikes and the Cook Bros. came out with six masterpieces and currently only four known to exist.  This is the original finish with everything Cook Bros. except I decided to put my Cook Bros. cranks on the cruiser so with a little ingenuity I got a Cook Bros. spindle and 170mm Redline non-pinch flight cranks to bind to make a sweet combo!


The wheels are laced with 28 hole Cook Bros. hubs which I'm assuming only six sets were produced.  The pit bars are Cook Bros. rounding out the pit bike variations.


This bike was 1st place for the Pit bike category at the 2009 Rockford Vintage gathering.


Click the 2nd image for more shots.


Hope you enjoy another historical ride.



Frame - Cook Bros. pit, original finish
Fork - Cook Bros. pit, original finish
Stem - Cook Bros. slantline, NOS
Bars - Cook Bros. pit, original finish
Grips - Oakley .5, NOS
Headset - Hatta alloy, NOS
Rims - Araya 7x, NOS
Hubs - Cook Bros. 28 hole, rare
Front Tire - Cheng Shin 16 x 2.125
Rear Tire - Cheng Shin 16 x 2.125
Caliper - Shimano Tourney, NOS
Brake Lever - Team Products, NOS
Brake pads - Mathauser finned
Chain - Sedis, NOS
Chain ring - Shimano 42 teeth
Cranks - Redline flight non-pinch 170mm
Spider - Phil Wood, NOS
Bottom Bracket - Cook Bros.
Pedals - Suntour with magnesium bodies, NOS
Seat - Cycle Pro Shotgun
Seat post - Cook Bros. laidback
Seat post clamp - Cook Bros.
Pad set - Cook Bros. generation II
Number plate - Cook Bros.

Submitted by JT

  • Pit Bike
  • Company: Cook Bros. Racing
  • Model: 16
  • Wheel Size: 16"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details 1 of six ever produced with super rare 28 hole CBR hubs and Pit bars.