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#26 2009-12-24 9:55am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

come on,,,,ideas....need to know who made it so I can submit to museum:rolleyes:

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#27 2009-12-24 10:42am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

Im seeing the tape on the shaft of the stem.Is it a 1 1/8 headset? If so maybe its a little newer than I was thinking.My Kona is a 3 bar frame thats built retrowith the looptail,but its a hybrid commuter/thrasher type bike like the Swobo.


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#28 2009-12-24 4:08pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

This one is definiately older....80s vintage.

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#29 2009-12-24 11:13pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

Is it 1 1/8th?


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#30 2009-12-25 5:08pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

Did you try to track down the guy that worked at that bike shop in Santa Cruz?

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#31 2009-12-25 6:32pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

I was the one that pointed out Panda made a cruiser bike with a champion strut bar and linked you to a picture of it.
But it had a single top tube.
But as I said then Panda used to make twin top tube bikes also, um from memory the Ultimate or something.
So perhaps this was a single run. Contact the owner of Panda he is on here.

I also think it may be a early MTB. Perhaps they just didnt need derailers in the early fire road type races. Santa Cruz was one of the birth places of Mountain Biking I think.

Im dying to know to be honest. I emailed a MTB guy but got no reply yet. I also did a Google search but only found your threads lol.

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#32 2009-12-26 7:32pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

sweet ride diggin' the 3 speed.

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#33 2009-12-31 9:24am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

Im seeing the tape on the shaft of the stem.Is it a 1 1/8 headset? If so maybe its a little newer than I was thinking.My Kona is a 3 bar frame thats built retrowith the looptail,but its a hybrid commuter/thrasher type bike like the Swobo.

It is a  1" BMX size head tube on those. if it was built to be a mtb I think they would have used a regular 1" head tube. and they are for sure not a modern built frame. Every time this gets bumped to the top there is a better chance someone will know who made these.

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#34 2009-12-31 12:24pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

would be cool if I could confirm that Panda made it. Thx.

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#35 2009-12-31 9:38pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

perry can clear this up for you big_smile or not sad

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=187651

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#36 2010-01-01 7:40am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

keggerz wrote:

perry can clear this up for you big_smile or not sad

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=187651

I'm thinking "or not." Some similarities but a lot of differences like the drop outs and brake bridge are different.

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#37 2010-01-01 8:18am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

well, i cant help you then. smile


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#38 2010-01-01 8:25am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

It does resemble a Panda Elite, but I've never seen a 26" Elite.


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#39 2010-01-02 8:13am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

gaijin wrote:

It does resemble a Panda Elite, but I've never seen a 26" Elite.

I saw the 20 inch Elite, which is similar. Couldn't find a 26 inch though....

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#40 2010-01-04 12:21pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

I thought I saw one of these labeled as an early Champion?  I swear it was labeled on this very site.


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#41 2010-01-05 7:21am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

superpink wrote:

I thought I saw one of these labeled as an early Champion?  I swear it was labeled on this very site.

If you can post up that link or any background documention about that...that'd be great!

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#42 2010-01-05 10:24am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

It has the champion third bar look but the rest of the fabrication doesnt look like champion to me. The stays penatrate through the bb shell on the champions. These just but up with small vent holes. The larger diameter tubing size makes me think they where built closer to 1980 not a real early bike. Also there is a member on here that seems to know a lot about champion bikes and the company that probably would have called it by now. I think the brake bridge will help in guessing at id.

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#43 2010-01-05 3:09pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

oldschoolcolo wrote:

superpink wrote:

I thought I saw one of these labeled as an early Champion?  I swear it was labeled on this very site.

If you can post up that link or any background documention about that...that'd be great!

Duh.......nevermind. roll  I found the post but, apparently...........IT'S YOUR BIKE!  I could have sworn it had some identification.  Oh well, I'm turning 40 this week and apparently, my memory IS starting to go! lol

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=181724

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#44 2010-01-09 4:23pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

no worries....mystery remains. but someone has to know!!

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#45 2010-01-10 7:48am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

Here's what mine looks like now after a rebuild and repaint.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/mojo99/P1010143.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/mojo99/P1010145.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/mojo99/P1010151.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/mojo99/P1010150.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/mojo99/P1010149.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/mojo99/P1010146.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/mojo99/P1010144.jpg
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#46 2010-01-28 1:37pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

suicyco wrote:

very cool at least we know they are out there what about the decal on the red frame is that place still in business??

Looks like some one stuck a schwinn bagdge.


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#47 2010-01-28 6:40pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

MR.KRASH101 wrote:

suicyco wrote:

very cool at least we know they are out there what about the decal on the red frame is that place still in business??

Looks like some one stuck a schwinn bagdge.

I used to have Redline sticker on it.

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#48 2010-02-12 12:12am

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

I worked and raced for the Dutchman in the 80s and was the bmx team captain and never saw one of those bikes at the Portola store and or the Mission street store, and they were very cool people to work and race for they had good mechanics too anybody that says different is full of Shit!.The owner died years ago of cancer. They were one of Norcals oringinal bmx teams actually The Flying Dutchman is what they were oringinally called in the late 70s Frank Post,John King,Joe Lamarache rode for them when they were kids and those dudes were fast as hell!

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#49 2010-02-12 6:32pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

This bike is not a Panda or a Champion this was not Carlo's work. I never saw these bikes at The Dutchman when i worked for them,they carried Peugeot, Gitane cycle, Mongoose, Ross,and other brands i got my first real bmx bike from them in 1977 at the Portola shop.

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#50 2010-02-12 7:53pm

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Re: Time to post the 26 inch cruiser again...who made it?

I am familiar with the Flying Dutchman they used to advertise in the magazines BITD. I also dont think this bike is old school. I get the feeling its late 80s or 90s. Someone perhaps trying to make a MTB dual slalom bike in the late 90s or early 2000's. Perhaps it was from the Dutchman shop long after you quit the sport.

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