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1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

#1 2013-04-30 5:58pm

RyanPartridge
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1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

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1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Original factory finish Austin Cruzer. Second owner.

This bike was originally owned by Justin B., an ex employee of the Austin Cruzer Shop in the 1980's. According to the owner of Austin Cruzer, Lynn Carter, chrome Cook cruisers were not stocked in the shop, they were special order only. This bike is 1 of 2 factory gusseted Austin Cook frames that were chrome plated, the other still resides in Austin. I received my frame from the original owner and built it like you see it. By far the most fun riding cruzer I own and definitely my favorite.

All finish, hardware & decals are original.

Parts:

* CBR Austin Special frame
* CBR fork, Uni-Clamp stem & headset
* CBR Longhorn cruiser bars uncut
* Takagi Cr-Mo 180x24 w/sealed BB
* KKT LMX Magnesium pedals
* Suntour 41 chainring
* Sedis 4L Special chain
* Araya 7x hoops
* Phil 1st gen front hub
* Sachs Automatic 2 speed coaster hub
* Brooks B72 saddle date stamped 1974
* Suntour seat clamp
* Cheng Shin Snake Bellies

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#2 2013-04-30 6:02pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

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#3 2013-04-30 6:04pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

nice gotta love the original theadless stem


I need beaners!!!!!!

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#4 2013-04-30 6:14pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

I envy this bike. When I sat on it and peddled it I dribbled a little in my pants. lol tongue This is a grail for sure. Keep me in mind if you ever decide to part with it.

Thanks for cruising with us on it. Here's some more pics of you having fun on it.

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#5 2013-04-30 7:05pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Dude way nice!!!!

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#6 2013-04-30 7:39pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

SWEET:cool:


if you see a turtle sitten on a fencepost,,someone put it there !

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#7 2013-04-30 7:43pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Nice mag KKT pedals Ryan....cool


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#8 2013-04-30 8:16pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Awesome 3-bar...I really dig the extra gusset.

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#9 2013-05-01 3:49am

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

holy shiiiiit!!! big_smile
radest ting i've seen in a while tongue


F**K KHE!

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#10 2013-05-01 10:13am

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Man... that's living. Nothing better then living by the beach and cruising around on a Cook Bros cruiser. Awesome bike!


Let's go Philadelpha Eagles!

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#11 2013-05-01 10:51am

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

HOLY CRAPOLA!!  What a BEAUT!big_smile


Always looking for Cook Bros. stuff, vintage SE stuff,  MCS 6 bolt Super stems,  and Race Inc. Leading Edge/Cycle Pro/BMX innovations 20" forks.  All NOS or in very nice condition.

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#12 2013-05-01 12:10pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Nice rig man!!!cool

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#13 2013-05-01 12:32pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Is that sachs hub the kickback version ?and if so how do you like it ?

Sweet ride

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#14 2013-05-01 1:11pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Gto19 wrote:

Is that sachs hub the kickback version ?and if so how do you like it ?

Sweet ride

No, the kickback version is the Duomatic. I do have one of those I ran on my Bassett for quite a while. This is the Automatic which shifts gears by centrifugal force around 10 mph.

Both have their pros & cons.

If anyone has a 36h Automatic they'd like to trade for a 36h Duomatic let me know!smile

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#15 2013-05-01 1:18pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Cool man

So it sounds like you like the auto over the kickback

Thanks

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#16 2013-05-01 5:22pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Ooh YaaaaaaaaaH!!!!!!


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

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#17 2013-05-01 11:41pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Glad ya'll dig this cruiser.

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#18 2013-05-02 2:20pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Man, what a BA machine!!!


Cool, a new bike.  Wait a minute.......where am I going to hide this one.  She's going to catch me...

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#19 2013-05-02 8:25pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

what a beauty, little gusset is awesome !!!!


Looking for anything Gary Littlejohn, Especially 26" forks, and 26" Laguna Forks.

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#20 2013-05-02 9:52pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Killer bike,Nice build and great find on the frame and fork.

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#21 2013-05-02 9:56pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Love it;), really nice!


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#22 2013-05-03 9:03am

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Thanks for the compliments fellas!

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#23 2013-05-16 10:16am

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

smile

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#24 2013-06-14 8:24am

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

Thanks to Sean(TXBONE) for snapping these photos at the show a few weeks back.

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#25 2013-06-19 9:29pm

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Re: 1983 Cook Bros. Racing Austin Cruiser 26

This Cook Bros is stunning. Period. You did a great job on putting this one together Ryan!

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I really, really, need to stop smokin so much BMX!

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