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#1 2011-02-09 7:28pm

suzu400
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1981 DG 26

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1981 DG 26

RARE 26 DG LOOPTAIL CRUISER

This was the biggest trade I have done so far. The National Pro trade was close. I traded my Profile 24 Cruiser frame and fork, Profile padset, Thruster Vanishing Point frame and a few small misc. items. I wanted this bad! When it arrived the previous owner had stripped it down to look for damage and the original Candy red paint was showing. The forks were worhless so I had a set of mid 80's GT forks to use until I find a set of DG forks for it(ya right!). I sent the f/f and first gen non knurled GT Cruiser bars to Chip at C4Labs. He has powdered 4 other bikes for me and does a fantastic job. He called me to tell me he has matched the original color. He has never seen a DG 26 Looptail Cruiser. The DG arrived about a week later and I couldn't wait to start building it up. Once again Chip did a fantastic job. I actually found a set of DG forks. Parts are as follows:1981 DG 26 Cruiser frame, first gen GT Cruiser bars, AME grips, rare inverted Pro neck, NOS Tange MX-3 headset, NOS red Tange headset lock, NOS red SST dirtskirt, NOS black Elina lightning bolt seat, NOS Race Inc seatpost, NOS gold Dia Compe hinged seatpost clamp, NOS chrome Dia Compe MX 1000 rear brake with Dia Compe Tech III lever, NOS chrome Dia Compe cable clamps, Profile 3rd gen 181 cranks with Profile spider and red anodised Sugino 39 tooth chainring, Suntour XC II pedals, gold Araya 7x hoops with original gold anodized hubs, The tires are IRC Racer X1. I used one of the extra spoke nipples for a cable end, works great! I have been searching for DG gusset stickers but this style is very hard to find. I may have it painted with DG yellow paint to match the seat tube stickers. This is the only DG 26" Looptail Cruiser in the Museum!


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Always looking for Cook Bros. parts or 26" f/f.
Will not sell to bennyt4130!!

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#2 2011-02-09 7:57pm

emulate
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Re: 1981 DG 26

wow! smile


It is what it is

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#3 2011-02-10 7:26pm

skinsfan
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From: Folsom, CA
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Thats a sick looking cruiser!! big_smile

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#4 2011-02-12 9:59am

Dollar Dave
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From: South Florida
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Nice Bike,Very Rare.  I raced that Time Period, and don't remember DG Cruiser either.


Magazine Cover Total BMX November 1981. South Park,Pittsburgh,Pa. NBL War of the Stars Pro Class.

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#5 2011-02-15 8:20pm

seansoclean
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Re: 1981 DG 26

One of my faves on the Museum. Very, Very Nice.


It is better to sting with the truth than to comfort with a lie.

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#6 2011-03-01 7:44pm

transportationfascination
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Re: 1981 DG 26

stunning.

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#7 2011-05-19 8:32pm

route66
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Re: 1981 DG 26

I love it ...

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#8 2011-07-03 4:44am

redcar
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Re: 1981 DG 26

This bike has some definite cool factor to it!   smile  Your bikes are always top notch.


Sharks are like dogs, they only bite when you touch their private parts.

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#9 2011-07-06 8:35pm

Ghastly
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Cool ride.


"you're gonna need a bigger boat"

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#10 2011-10-03 5:33pm

Thornton
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From: Portland, OR
Registered: 2010-09-17
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Re: 1981 DG 26

I want this!

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#11 2011-10-10 12:48am

vinro4416
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From: BayArea * NorCal
Registered: 2010-07-28
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Stellar!


K I N G   S T I N G  |  C H A M P  2 6   |  P A N D A   2 6  |  G T   2 6  |   L A G U N A   C R U I S E R  |  K O S  K R U I S E R

HUNTING FOR... (Rider survivor condition cool with me, cause parts will be used for riding)Cash and/or Trade for other 26ers or parts
> UKAI SPEEDLINE 26" RED or BLUE
> 26 SQUAREBACK CHAMP og finish preferred
> DX PEDAL single, spindles, dust caps, parts
> FINISH LINE GRIPS gd cond blue, red, black
> SHIMANO 'SAFETY' PADS frame/bar/stem pad

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#12 2011-10-10 2:46am

FriendlyOne
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From: Inland Empire, CA
Registered: 2011-02-24
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Sweet and super clean even the wheels set... All your cruisers look nice not just this one. A collection that needs to be showed...


"A flock of geese fly 71% further than one flying alone..."

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#13 2012-03-21 8:32pm

jdub808
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From: San Diego Ca!
Registered: 2012-03-21
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Very sweet ride!! New member to the museum. I just bought this one from a good friend in my neighborhood. The only thing worth keeping is obviously the frame but its a 26" I think exactly the same as yours!

I am breaking it down and will post the updates.

Ride on!


Ride on!!

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#14 2012-07-20 2:18pm

novabmx
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Best 26 i'be ever seen

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#15 2014-10-21 10:25am

CruiserGuy
Pro MemberRust, dirt, dents and scratches are not patina…
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Unreal!! I also love the color choices. coolcoolcoolcoolcool


WANTED: 80s HUTCH GRIPS & RARE 80s HUTCH USA ITEMS, AEROSPEEDS 1st/2nd gen Pads etc. Nice Yellow Label or Blue/Green Label Comp II or III Tires 20/24 Black.

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#16 2017-12-26 9:22pm

capt.shred
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Re: 1981 DG 26

Schwing!!!

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