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#1 2010-03-15 7:11am

route66
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1981 Champion Tandem 26

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1981 Champion Tandem 26

I love Old School 26" BMX cruisers. I picked this bike up as a complete. I changed out the front bars, stem, and the tires. Added some grips and gave her a tune up. All original, Hope you like it.

* Traded *


All parts are original finish.


Parts breakdown:
Frame: Chrome, 26" Champion 3 Bar Tandem Cruiser
Fork: Chrome, 26" Champion cruiser
Bars: Chrome, Unknown Old School Motocross in front, Wald cruiser in back
Stem: Blue, Tuf Neck (tiger stamp)
Headset: Chrome, Tioga Beartrap
Saddles: Black, Original Beach Cruiser
Seat posts: Chrome, Champion front, ELF Zip rear
Seat post Clamps: Blue, Tuf Neck
Rims: Blue, Araya 7X 26x1.75
Hubs: Blue, Sunshine
Rear cog: Suntour VX 5 speed cassette
Derailleur: Shimano 5 speed
Shifter: Suntour VX 5 speed
Chain rings: Blue, Suntour 44t,48t, Blue PPP 44t
Cranks: Blue, Suntour VX 175
Pedals: Blue, Shimano SX
Tires: Blue, Chin Shin Comp 3s 26x2.125
Grips: Blue, AME Rounds
Brakes: Shimano canti w/Dia Compe levers


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#2 2010-03-15 12:00pm

OG4130
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

if i'm not mistaken, those pics were taken at santa barbara on a sunday.... one of my spots is the santa barbara shell fish co. at the end of the pier....big_smile anyways sweet tandem mane!! maybe i'll catch you there.. it's hard to miss a tandem!!lol


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#3 2010-03-15 12:15pm

route66
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Haha, your right on. I live in Santa Barbara and took the bike out for it's first voyage, yesterday was Sunday the 14th March. I bet you could tell from the vendor stands in the back ground. I will look for you too, sometimes I am riding my Bassett cruiser.

OG4130 wrote:

if i'm not mistaken, those pics were taken at santa barbara on a sunday.... one of my spots is the santa barbara shell fish co. at the end of the pier....big_smile anyways sweet tandem mane!! maybe i'll catch you there.. it's hard to miss a tandem!!lol

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#4 2010-03-15 12:19pm

OG4130
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

route66 wrote:

Haha, your right on. I live in Santa Barbara and took the bike out for it's first voyage yesterday Sunday the 14th. I will look for you too, sometimes I am on my Bassett too.

OG4130 wrote:

if i'm not mistaken, those pics were taken at santa barbara on a sunday.... one of my spots is the santa barbara shell fish co. at the end of the pier....big_smile anyways sweet tandem mane!! maybe i'll catch you there.. it's hard to miss a tandem!!lol

lollol cool, sometimes i'm there walking my BASSET hound....lollol again sweet rides!!


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#5 2010-03-15 12:23pm

bmxkid
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Great looking Champion survivor cool
I really like these 26" BMX tandems

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#6 2010-03-15 12:39pm

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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Very nice!


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#7 2010-03-15 1:09pm

phillyc71
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Cali love right there. that thing is BAD ASS!

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#8 2010-03-15 1:23pm

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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

OUTSTANDING!!!!


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#9 2010-03-15 1:49pm

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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

more pics plz!


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#10 2010-03-15 2:42pm

moose1
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

That is beyond KOOL cool


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#11 2010-03-16 8:13am

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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Man that bike is super cool.There was one floatin around CL for a while.But thats the only other one Id ever seen.Canoe is supposed to bring a hack out to the Subway ride,maybe bring this out for some doubles down hill action!!Haha!!


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#13 2010-03-16 11:53am

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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Yeah, I am bringing my 24" Champion back on the road...whotta inspiration seeing this bad boy...way to troll for chicks...don't let your wife catch you! lol

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#14 2010-03-16 12:54pm

oldschoolpainfool
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Radical Tandem. The blue and chrome combo looks real good.I bet popping wheelies is tough .


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#15 2011-08-04 9:09pm

norcalshan
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

SWEET !!! Would roll this in a second...cool


I really have BMX bikes....I swear....

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#16 2011-10-04 9:05pm

jayk
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Thats a first for me...Never seen another, Absolutely amazing.  Well done.

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#17 2011-10-04 10:24pm

alainmagana
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Smoking big_smile


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#18 2014-12-11 8:57am

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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

I want to see a double back flip on this bad boy

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#19 2014-12-27 8:47am

getwheels
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Vbiker wrote:

I want to see a double back flip on this bad boy

that would a bit of velocity . . . still outstanding piece to any collection.  Glad you take it out for a ride.cool


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#20 2015-01-24 7:19pm

Crankinstein
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

If you both gotta get there, this is the best way to do it! Ughh, miss that Cali weather!

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#21 2015-02-10 3:52pm

evolvo13
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Re: 1981 Champion Tandem 26

Well [blinks], I learned about something new today!  Super rad!


BMX racer (1985-2001), now an avid MTB and cyclocross racer... maybe still a BMX'er!  I enjoy restoring and rebuilding vintage BMX and MTBs.  Steel is real!

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