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1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

#1 2008-02-03 10:25am

wheelieman
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1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

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1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Early CBR cruiser oddball - gone but not forgotten

I got this bike on ebay with a super ugly all-black parts build. I used it primarily as the beer-run bike while I gathered the parts for a new build. But some things about the frame were a little odd. Most notable was the absence of a rear brake bridge. No plate. Nothing. The BB shell wasn't machined the way the BBs and headtubes are on all the other ones I've had. The headtube angle is also quite slack, leaving the fork raked way out. And there's no serial number. So this bike wasn't the prize I'd hoped for, but I set it up with swept back bars, built up some new wheels, threw on a set of Cook cranks and BB, and suddenly "Re-pack" came to life. The wheelies were almost effortless with a sweet spot that was hard to fall out of. I couldn't believe it. Then, just a couple of weeks after I got him set up he was stolen when my studio was burglarized. Keep your eyes out, will ya?


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#2 2008-02-04 6:12am

shivadread
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Love this, becoming super rare nowadays, look after this classic


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#3 2008-08-02 9:20pm

toploader1040w
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

terrible story man. i hope that guy breaks his face riding it!

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#4 2011-09-05 5:44pm

MR.Grimm
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

I'd turn green and go hulk on everyone till i found it haha.. I hope you find it soon, and tell the cops, which i am sure you already have =/


New bikes are nothing compared to the way they were made back in the day....
))Looking for a stock 1985 Ross Piranha crank set message me if you have details, thank you!((

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