You are not logged in.

1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26  RSS Feed

#1 2011-09-27 9:52pm

Thornton
Sunshine Master
From: Portland, OR
Registered: 2010-09-17
Posts: 513
Bikes: 3

1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

http://bmxmuseum.com//image/1_copy277.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/16_copy1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/21_copy5.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/2_copy280.jpg

1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Rare original black anodized Nomura 26" cruiser

2011 Old School 26" Cruiser Bike of the Year winner on wwwbmxsociety.com

Here is my 26” Nomura. It was built on Oct.12,1981 as part of the 4th batch-the
last- built as 26" frames. There was only (45)  26” cruiser frames made and only 17 exist today.  Of the (45) 26” cruiser made, 7 of them where Original Black anodized.
Out of 7 black anodized bikes there is only 3 known exist and mine is one of them. 
In Chandler Arizona during a National championship race, Wade himself, raced my Nomura at least once and was confirmed by Bob Matherly and Wade Nomura. This bike was typically used as a backup factory rider bike.
My bike originally came with the factory rider head badge decal and the ultra rare “rainbow” Nomura decal that went on the seat post tube.  Wade only made one batch of these decals; a majority of the factory riders did not like them so they were never installed! Only three Nomura’s are documented to have these “rainbow” decals on them and mine is 1 of the 3.
Wade and other factory riders including Ernie Ballard raced this cruiser then later Wade sold the frame to a Phoenix bike shop called Bicycle Harbor.  Around 1982 my good friends high school friend purchased this bike from Bicycle Harbor and owned it ever since!  I purchased the bike from him.
Here are the stats of the bike:
FRAME: black anodized Nomura 26”
FORK:Non stamped landing gear (Rechromed)
HEADSET:GOLD Tange 125 and GOLD Dirt Skirt (all NOS before install)
STEM:Black Pro Neck Invert
BARS: Early no knurling SE cruiser bars (Rechromed)
GRIPS:Black Oakley 1’s w/ red crud plugs (NOS before install)
BRAKES:GOLD Dia compe MX1000 with skyway pads and fins Tech 3 lever
CABLE: Terry cable (NOS before install)
CRANKS:180mm Redline single pinch full wrap 401 flights with Hadley Bottom bracket
SPIDER:Phil Wood
CHAIN RING:SUNTOUR 41T (NOS before install)
CHAIN RING BOLTS:Suntour (NOS before install)
CHAIN:Early black DID chain (NOS before install)
PEDALS:Suntour MP-1000 (NOS before install)
FREEWHEEL: Suntour 18T (NOS before install)
SEAT POST CLAMP:Gold Dia Compe hinged (NOS before install)
SEAT POST:Race Inc 13/16 chromoly (NOS before install)
SEAT: Kashimax Super   (First-generation SHOTGUN II seat broke)
RIMS:Black pro class
HUBS:Early Thru bolt Bullseye hubs
TIRES:26 x 1.75 Yellow/green COMP III (NOS before install)
PADS:NOS Cal-lite Johar
SPECIAL THANKS:
I would like to thank Dweezle without him I wouldn’t have had gotten the chance to buy this bike!
More thanks goes to Bob Matherly (Bomat), Matt (chromey) and Tony (blikum) thanks for all your help in helping complete this bike!












My Bike in action below
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ts-volksfab/3-2.jpg




http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif

Offline

 

#2 2011-09-27 10:07pm

kona650
Centurion Member
From: Palo Alto, CA
Registered: 2008-08-17
Posts: 226
Bikes: 5

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Simply amazing!

Offline

 

#3 2011-09-27 10:10pm

shilo
Museum Newbie
Registered: 2010-10-16
Posts: 20
Bikes: 1

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

100% dope

Offline

 

#4 2011-09-27 10:18pm

Thornton
Sunshine Master
From: Portland, OR
Registered: 2010-09-17
Posts: 513
Bikes: 3

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Offline

 

#5 2011-09-27 10:33pm

king stinger
Pro Member
From: Orange County, CA
Registered: 2010-02-17
Posts: 7388
Bikes: 21
For Sale: 26

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Wow great pics on this sweet 26,Awesome!

Offline

 

#6 2011-09-27 11:09pm

norcalshan
Pro MemberPico Sanchez
From: California
Registered: 2010-06-17
Posts: 1395
For Sale: 1

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

WOW !!! Thing of Beauty !!! cool


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

Offline

 

#7 2011-09-27 11:49pm

Stoner71
BMXer 4 Life
From: Armpit of California
Registered: 2010-12-11
Posts: 4175

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Bar none the coolest 26 I have ever seen:) That is a true grail...............


Ummmmm..........Yeah.

Offline

 

#8 2011-09-28 12:00am

pr200
Pro MemberBringin The Thunda From Down Unda
From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2008-06-30
Posts: 1765
Bikes: 6
For Sale: 1

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Thats done it for me.

Congrats bud cool

B


Just put a deposit down on a brand new Porsche and mentioned it on Facebook. I said, "I can't wait for the new 911 to arrive!" Next thing I know 4,000 f**king Muslims have added me as a friend!

Offline

 

#9 2011-09-28 5:20am

oh five
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-09-04
Posts: 63
Bikes: 7

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Killer ride dude. I wish my black Nomura looked that good but i just cant bring myself to strip and re anno the frame.
Well done.
Mick

Offline

 

#10 2011-09-28 5:46am

itsdug
Pro MemberMike Hunt
From: Nashville
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 17444
Bikes: 5
For Sale: 8
Website

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Quite possibly the coolest bike in the museum.


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Offline

 

#11 2011-09-28 6:36am

63v-dub
Pro MemberHi my name is Chris, and I am a Bike-a-holic
From: San Diego
Registered: 2010-07-03
Posts: 3987
Bikes: 31

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

my grail  big_smile


Addiction? what Addiction? I'm not Addicted! Damn i keep buying  parts.             
[img]http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/orjr101/bw-sanD-faction.gif[/img]

Offline

 

#12 2011-09-28 11:09am

erdalicious
Pro MemberPsycho Silence
From: b e l g i u m
Registered: 2008-12-25
Posts: 14809
Bikes: 37

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

very nice colorcombo! and instant fave!!!!! coolcoolcool x 100


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

Offline

 

#13 2011-09-28 12:22pm

Lefred
Pro Member
From: France
Registered: 2010-09-20
Posts: 676
Bikes: 1

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

yikescool


Sorry for my approximate language.

Offline

 

#14 2011-09-28 4:40pm

mistercat
Pro Member
From: miami. Fl
Registered: 2007-11-30
Posts: 89
Bikes: 25

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

WOW That thing is F_cken Dirty!!!! You're one lucky S.O.B.

Offline

 

#15 2011-09-28 6:25pm

cappy227
Museum Addict
From: Long Island, NY
Registered: 2008-09-01
Posts: 2765
Bikes: 24
Website

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

I "instantly" clicked this as a "fav," but it may flat-out be my favorite bike in the whole museum. It's amazing. Period.

WELL DONE SIR!


"I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa."

Offline

 

#16 2011-09-28 6:43pm

Thornton
Sunshine Master
From: Portland, OR
Registered: 2010-09-17
Posts: 513
Bikes: 3

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

cappy227 wrote:

I "instantly" clicked this as a "fav," but it may flat-out be my favorite bike in the whole museum. It's amazing. Period.

WELL DONE SIR!

Thank you very much!

Offline

 

#17 2011-09-28 6:51pm

FLA ASSASSIN
Centurion Member
From: Florida
Registered: 2007-10-03
Posts: 238
Bikes: 5

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

cool

Offline

 

#18 2011-09-29 5:59pm

gtkel
Banned
From: Ridgeway, CO 6900ft
Registered: 2009-11-12
Posts: 350
Bikes: 4
Website

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

itsdug wrote:

Quite possibly the coolest bike in the museum.

+1000........:cool:Absolutly stuning:D

Offline

 

#19 2011-09-30 10:04pm

martimagico
Pro MemberOzone Method Man
From: Cent Valley CA
Registered: 2008-06-19
Posts: 2090
Bikes: 15
For Sale: 8

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

AMAZING!!! i love it!!


I was born on crest of wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep.

Offline

 

#20 2011-10-01 3:56pm

Thornton
Sunshine Master
From: Portland, OR
Registered: 2010-09-17
Posts: 513
Bikes: 3

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Thanks Guys

Offline

 

#21 2011-10-02 12:56am

adlrmsb
Member
Registered: 2010-05-18
Posts: 29

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Sharp looking bike

Offline

 

#22 2011-10-03 8:15am

skinsfan
Pro Member
From: Folsom, CA
Registered: 2008-11-13
Posts: 820
Bikes: 7
For Sale: 9

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Awesome looking cruiser!!! Instant fav!!! big_smile

Offline

 

#23 2011-10-17 7:02pm

hutchgirl
Museum Addict
From: Minnesota
Registered: 2011-03-10
Posts: 1399
Bikes: 3

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Just seeing all the favorites is a compliment in its self. Beautiful build. Like a work of art. cool


*** H U T C H ***

Offline

 

#24 2011-10-18 8:16am

Thornton
Sunshine Master
From: Portland, OR
Registered: 2010-09-17
Posts: 513
Bikes: 3

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

hutchgirl wrote:

Just seeing all the favorites is a compliment in its self. Beautiful build. Like a work of art. cool

Thank you!

yes it turned out better than I expected

Offline

 

#25 2011-11-13 7:10pm

gt350
Pro Member
From: Western Michigan
Registered: 2008-08-30
Posts: 343
Bikes: 43
For Sale: 5

Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Great build, they don't get any better than this.  All I can say is WOW!!!


Always looking for Slingshots

Offline

 

Board footer

View Cart →