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#1 2011-09-28 11:50am

RyanPartridge
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1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Finally got my Bassett cruiser together!

I built this bike to be an everyday rider/replace my old Schwinn beach cruiser, so it's not a "show bike". When I first got the frame from a member here it was loosely boxed with some sheets or curtains tosssed in for "padding", spray painted white and came with Murray forks with cracked dropouts. After stripping the paint I found dents, a crushed brake bridge, chewed up dropouts and a fluted seatpost broken off about 4" down the seat tube and an ovaled headtube.big_smile Johnny True Torch cleaned up the dropouts, headtube, dents and got the seatpost out. He did an amazing job making this frame like new again and ready for powdercoat.

I found an OG Bassett 26" fork(thanks Ken!) and an OG headtube sticker(thanks Greyboy!) and pieced the rest of the parts together. I've got an old Tech 3 lever and some Dia Comp 1000(porkys) I may throw on temporarily. Future plans are to give the wheels some TLC. I want to re anodize the rims and lace em to a two speed kick back Torpedo hub I've got on the way. Enjoy!

Parts list...

Frame: 1979 Bassett 26" Star Cruiser
Fork: Bassett 26" forks
Bars: VDC cruiser bars w/original stickers
Stem: Tuf Neck
Cranks: Takagi 180 with sealed BB
Pedals: KKT Lightning
Spider: gold Sugino alloy
Chainring: Sugino 41
Bolts: Sugino
Chain: KMC
Seat: NOS Viscount Troxel(thanks Jeff Haney)
Seatpost: gold fluted twisty
Clamp: Tuf Neck
Wheels: Ukai 26x2.125, SR sealed hubs
Tires: Cheng Shin
Grips: Ame waffle

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#2 2011-09-28 11:50am

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Here's the cruiser with my NOS 1978 Bassett waterskis and bag.

They made three different model skis, I have two. Dig it!cool


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#3 2011-09-28 11:57am

FLA ASSASSIN
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

very very cool!

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#4 2011-09-28 12:02pm

Skwerly
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From: Yucaipa, CA
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

WOW, that bike is awesome!  Nice, nice work.


Looking for GT Performer forks - maybe.  Lemme know what you have!

V-bars, knobby tires, and chain guards - Oh, yeah!  big_smile

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#5 2011-09-28 1:38pm

Leroy Rochester
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From: Huntington Beach, CA
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Very nice! I'm really digging it!


Better to be shot out of a cannon than squeezed out of a tube.

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#6 2011-09-28 2:30pm

FerretCon
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

EPIC build, EPIC ads. A real blast from the past, thanks for sharing!big_smile

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#7 2011-09-28 2:47pm

erdalicious
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

they look good! smile


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#8 2011-09-28 3:25pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Thanks fellas! big_smile

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#9 2011-09-28 3:31pm

matt thomas
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

thats pretty slick ryan!


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#10 2011-09-28 3:33pm

erichevy
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Nice 26!


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#11 2011-09-28 3:55pm

AmonAmarth
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From: Australia
Registered: 2011-08-24
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

To read about the abuse of this piece of history and the love to bring her back to life. Brilliant, well done.


Looking for other Aussies on here, who are into 24's especially

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#12 2011-09-28 5:34pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Thanks! Just needed some TLC and the right parts that's all...

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#13 2011-09-28 6:02pm

OLDSKOOLPK
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Looks sinister!    Great looking bike!


I BUY ANYTHING OLD SCHOOL SE RACING! Framesets, stickers, bars, padsets, jerseys, helmets and etc! 
Always looking for NOS or MINT USED 20 inch Yellow Label Comp II and 3 tires in black and 20 inch Cycle Pro Snake belly tires in black with or without skinwall! 
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#14 2011-09-28 6:25pm

Mr. Willie
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Totally Bitch'in


"BUYER BEWARE" Member "wnnapla" is a deceptive seller

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#15 2011-09-28 6:32pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

willie0127 wrote:

Totally Bitch'in

It wouldn't have turned out nearly as bitchin' had you not come through with the right forks! I would've ended up stripping chrome off some Tanges and powdercoating em black or something, and wouldn't have been right. Even Johnny said, "Dude, I can't believe you found 26" Bassett forks."

Thanks again man! cool

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#16 2011-09-28 6:42pm

Thornton
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Nice Job I love it!

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#17 2011-09-29 7:19am

RyanPartridge
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#18 2011-09-29 8:22am

BMXROB
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Re: 1979 Bassett 26 cruiser FINISHED!!!

Dope!

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