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1981 Boss Team 26

#1 2011-07-18 12:45am

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1981 Boss Team 26

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1981 Boss Team 26

This is a 1981 1st gen 26" Boss loop tail cruiser. The frame is exactly like a Panda with the exception of a drilled brake bridge (Factory Boss Team Model).

My first built of 2013. I just finished a rebuild of this bike and thought I would share it with you guys.

Parts breakdown:Frame: Chrome, 26" Boss 1st gen loop tail cruiser (factory team model)Fork: Chrome, 26" Boss cruiserBars: Chrome, 1st gen Boss cruiserStem: Silver, 1st gen Boss pro stem (rare)Headset: Black, Hatta MX-100Saddle: Black, Cinelli leather paddedSeat clamp: Silver, Boss brass knuckle (rare)Rims: Black, Ukai Speed line 26x1.75Hubs: Black, early BullseyeFreewheel: Balck, Suntour 17tChain ring: Black, Tuf Neck 43tSpider: Silver, 1st gen BossCranks: Chrome, 1st gen Boss 180mmBottom Bracket: Silver, BossPedals: Black, Shimano SXTires: Black, Yellow lable comp 3s fat/skinnyGrips: Black, AME WaffleBrakes: Black, Dia Compe MX-1000 w/Shimano DX lever
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#2 2011-07-18 7:32am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

That is a super fine build. So clean. Nice work!

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#3 2011-07-19 12:30am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Real cool 26 built up super nice,i really like it!

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#4 2011-07-19 5:10am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Way cool cruiser. Congrats. I bet it rides as nice as it looks too! Thx for posting.

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#5 2011-07-24 3:46pm

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Shawn...congrats, awesome build!  The quality is at the top.

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#6 2011-07-25 8:52pm

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Nice build Shawn it is sweet, someday i will build mine.

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#7 2011-07-28 11:13pm

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

love it! so the bridge makes  it a boss huh?

drilled bridge = team issue according to my buddy.


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#8 2011-08-09 10:58am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

This brake bridge was only on Boss frames made special for a friend or a Factory Boss rider, Carlo Lucia designed and welded these frames and Panda bought the design from him and put there red Pro Am decals on them.

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#9 2011-08-09 11:08am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

NORCAL BOYZ wrote:

This brake bridge was only on Boss frames made special for a friend or a Factory Boss rider, Carlo Lucia designed and welded these frames and Panda bought the design from him and put there red Pro Am decals on them.

they bought the frames or the design? im thinking they bought the frames fabbed by carlos.
or did carlos actually work for panda?

the panda pro am was pre boss though correct?

can anyone decode the serials on these?

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#10 2011-08-16 12:20am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

great to see a nice piece of BMX history / the low boy 26 looptails are so sweet  -  nice ride!


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#11 2011-08-22 9:07am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Panda bought this design from Carlo but welded them as well, yes he did work for Panda.

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#12 2012-04-16 10:43pm

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

OMG!  Gorgious bike! smile

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#13 2013-02-25 5:09am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Your boss was killer the first time around and its even more killer now !
Love the black parts..Sweeet

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#14 2013-02-25 7:00am

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Another level..cool


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#15 2013-02-25 5:59pm

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Has to be one of the nicest cruiser on the site , love those cranks .


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#16 2013-02-26 8:04pm

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That's 1 beautiful bike Route 66.

So-cal boyz, every time I read 1 of yo comments, u always seem to mention yours.

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#17 2015-09-22 10:08pm

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Re: 1981 Boss Team 26

Le me know if you ever want to sell it

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