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#1 2013-09-30 1:34pm

vinro4416
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From: BayArea * NorCal
Registered: 2010-07-28
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PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

This build was inspired by the BMX love from the East Bay, Northern California;  Panda in Concord, and BOSS in Oakland. 
Thanks to all those who helped me out with just the right parts to capture the feel of how BMX were built in the late 70's and early 80's.
Lots of chrome, no decals on the frame, and just enough ano to make a color pop.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do...

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/vinrobmx/2a1V_COMP_PANDA_zpsbaf9b013.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/vinrobmx/1bV_COMPLO_PANDA_zps28cc10ac.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/vinrobmx/6v_BARSLO_PANDA_zps94afbb6c.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/vinrobmx/4v_FORKSLO_PANDA_zps97727aa7.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/vinrobmx/3_SEATLO_PANDA_zps7df94b78.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/vinrobmx/5v_CRANKSLO_PANDA_zpscdbf7949.jpg



FRAME/FORK : 1980-81 Panda Pro Am, USA made

STEM : BOSS inverted

BARS : BOSS team

GRIPS : Oakley .5

BRAKE LEVERS : Dia-Compe Tech III

BRAKE CALIPERS : Dia-Compe MX1000

SEAT & POST : ACS Stoker

SEAT CLAMP : DC MX two piece

RIMS : 26 x 1.75 ARAYA 7C

HUBS : Sunshine sealed, gen 2

TIRES : San Jung Snake Belly tread

CRANKS : BOSS 180, gen 2

CHAIN RING : Tuf Neck 43

BOTTOM BRACKET : Profile

PEDALS : Shimano DX

CHAIN : HKK

PADS : ZAP pads

Last edited by vinro4416 (2014-05-30 3:39pm)


K I N G   S T I N G  |  C H A M P  2 6   |  P A N D A   2 6  |  G T   2 6  |   L A G U N A   C R U I S E R  |  K O S  K R U I S E R

HUNTING FOR... (Rider survivor condition cool with me, cause parts will be used for riding)Cash and/or Trade for other 26ers or parts
> UKAI SPEEDLINE 26" RED or BLUE
> 26 SQUAREBACK CHAMP og finish preferred
> DX PEDAL single, spindles, dust caps, parts
> FINISH LINE GRIPS gd cond blue, red, black
> SHIMANO 'SAFETY' PADS frame/bar/stem pad

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#2 2013-09-30 1:43pm

Coco
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From: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Super nice.

Last edited by Coco (2013-09-30 2:49pm)

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#3 2013-09-30 1:43pm

unkleyoda
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

cool


Wanted: Black/White pinstriped California Lite pad (only need frame pad)
               Schwinn white coaster brake mags (Redstone)

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#4 2013-09-30 1:51pm

erdalicious
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

nice built, i would go with a real Kashimax or Elina seat smile


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

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#5 2013-09-30 2:31pm

MR.KRASH101
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From: Oakland, CA
Registered: 2010-01-19
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Nice build!


OAKLAND NORCAL BMX,My first bike was a 1977 cyc stromer out of Hank & Franks.Looking for snakebelly tires in 20" & 24"Also on the hunt for Oldskool Boomboxes & 70's,80's skateboards will buy or trade.Cazels & old Krylon too.Stuck in the 80's,will not deal with Kopwithit

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#6 2013-09-30 3:34pm

AZ-01
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

coolScool


TNT fan

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#7 2013-09-30 3:54pm

09mikeydread
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From: San Diego, CA
Registered: 2008-08-01
Posts: 864
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Eeeeeeexcelent dude! 

Great job on that.  DIBS on the frame and fork when ya get bored of it wink


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#8 2013-09-30 4:01pm

ncmalko1
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From: Phoenix via Philly
Registered: 2011-04-30
Posts: 2581
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Man Vinny you build some kick ass cruisers. I like how you did something different then Schwinn this time cause it came out AWESOME. Awesome part list too on a rare bike. I remember as a kid sending out self addressed envelopes and Panda sending me a bunch of decals.

CONGRATS ON THE SUPER BUILD!


Let's go Philadelpha Eagles!

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#9 2013-09-30 5:25pm

Oaktown Massive
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

That is a siiick ride!  I especially like how you're shiny-siding your rims the natural way - the only way in my opinion.


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#10 2013-09-30 6:18pm

vinro4416
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Thanks for the stoke brothers. Still dialing in the ride. 

The seat angle is not quite right with the ACS Stoker. I'll be switching it out for a seat with guts so I can get the right angle. I like the feel of Viscount MX seats, and look of dtailed lines and texture of the Shotgun II. What plastic racing seat do you like best?


K I N G   S T I N G  |  C H A M P  2 6   |  P A N D A   2 6  |  G T   2 6  |   L A G U N A   C R U I S E R  |  K O S  K R U I S E R

HUNTING FOR... (Rider survivor condition cool with me, cause parts will be used for riding)Cash and/or Trade for other 26ers or parts
> UKAI SPEEDLINE 26" RED or BLUE
> 26 SQUAREBACK CHAMP og finish preferred
> DX PEDAL single, spindles, dust caps, parts
> FINISH LINE GRIPS gd cond blue, red, black
> SHIMANO 'SAFETY' PADS frame/bar/stem pad

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#11 2013-09-30 6:53pm

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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Right on, bro...grats on this sweet whip. Hope to roll with ya at some point.

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#12 2013-09-30 6:59pm

king stinger
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Looks great,love Chrome and red bikes,Viscount MX or Kashimax MX are my fav plastic seats,Nice 26!cool

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#13 2013-09-30 7:13pm

rosie25
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

coolcoolcool


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members-IvanFidelis, TerrenceBerg, similarion, ford1981, DIAMONDMAN2017, or Omdae EVER. BEWARE.

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#14 2013-09-30 7:29pm

Gto19
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From: Monterey, CA
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Sweet ride .big_smile

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#15 2013-09-30 7:30pm

82's
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

cool ride.

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#16 2013-09-30 8:49pm

LIVE TO RIDE
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Dude that is one badass mofo right there!!!!!!    cool


Momma Says "bikes Are The Devil !!"

NEVER TURN DOWN A CHANCE TO LIVE

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#17 2013-09-30 8:59pm

caleb_k31
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From: Milwaukee, WI
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

awesome bike. glad I could help!


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST 619-bmx, Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

All the hub/hoop measuring info you will need along with spoke calculation info http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 9#p5435389

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#18 2013-09-30 9:05pm

Huntin4BMX
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From: Yorba Linda, CA
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Posts: 966
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Looks badass bro!! Now cruise it on down here for a Strandie ride!!

Dig the Sunshine hubs, too. Fav of mine for sure! big_smile


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

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#19 2013-09-30 9:11pm

deftones
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

love it

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#20 2013-09-30 9:22pm

Drtbikfam
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From: San Lorenzo. CA
Registered: 2011-04-15
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Sweet panda

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#21 2013-09-30 9:35pm

Fulthrotle73
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From: Chelsea, Mi. via Concord, Ca.
Registered: 2009-02-12
Posts: 3874
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

That is awesome. cool


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#22 2013-09-30 9:42pm

Motohead372
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From: The 509- WA
Registered: 2011-03-21
Posts: 2501

Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Looks sick- nice build!

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#23 2013-09-30 9:51pm

se666
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Registered: 2009-11-28
Posts: 3624
Bikes: 75

Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Very nice I should put mine and yours together for a pair!


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#24 2013-09-30 11:33pm

80sgenbmxer
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From: Tracy, CA
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Posts: 2064
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Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

Beautiful build! Just the right amount of color over a shiny chrome frame! You sure capture the oldschool nostalgia cool


Kik 80sgenbmxer

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#25 2013-10-07 9:03pm

silverz
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From: Palo Alto, CA
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Posts: 671

Re: PANDA PRO AM 26 : BAY AREA BMX

chrome is too shiney....big_smile

super nice bike. dig those forks. I need a set for my pro am


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