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1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

#1 2013-10-17 4:56pm

CycloneFrank
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1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

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1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Barn fresh goodness - last saw the light of day in 1986 - rare early Cook brought back from the dead to ride another day 

This is my Barn Fresh 1979 Cook Bros. Racing 26" Cruiser - I literally was looking for a front tubular fork in a friends barn in the sticks & Found the Cook frame still attached to it - Rolled out to the barn in 1986 with three four colors of bad paint & flash rust all over goodness that I embraced - I went though the bearings with fresh grease & new tubes & vintage tires - trued the wheels - new brake pads & down on the 2nd Stand Cruiser ride in Long Beach October 5th 2013 -- Maiden voyaged & she rode like a dream - a keeper for sure
* Cooks Frame & Fork
* Dura Ace Pat Pending Headset
* Dura Ace Pat Pending Hubs
* Dura Ace 6 speed Pat Pending rear derailleur w/ adapter that fits into the frames drop outs w/o any mods to frame
* Gold anno Araya 7X rims with flaking black powder coated spokes
* Gold anno Tourney rear brake with Vans brake pads that I added along with the Van Sole Shoe patterned grips
* Gold anno pat. pending Tuff Neck stem
* Gold anno Laguna Pro Alloy bars with the curved cross brace
* Gold anno early BMX style Shimano 600 3 piece crankset & chainring
* Gold anno KKT Lightning pedals
* Brooks B72 seat
* Early Shimano brake lever w/ raw cable housing clamped on with Shimano frame clamps & cable guides   


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#2 2013-10-17 5:07pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

INSTANT FAV...
PUT ME 1ST ON THE LIST IF YOU DECIDE TO SHARE

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#3 2013-10-17 6:25pm

wheelieman
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Holy moley! What a find!

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#4 2013-10-17 7:46pm

Muppy's BMX
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Great bike! Every BMX collectors dream, a true barn find.


Still a million bucks shy of being a millionaire.

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#5 2013-10-17 8:24pm

Sr505
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Awesome


Wanted: CBR seat clamp. Cook Bros. longhorn bars. CBR 1st gen silver front hub. CBR 26” 3 bar in OG paint.

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#6 2013-10-18 8:08am

CycloneFrank
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Thanks guys .. I left it the way I found it since it's the only "barn fresh" Cooks I have heard of & who else would ride it the way it sits - well besides me ... I have crusty old Schwinn's & other 1930's - 50's Balloon Bicycles I enjoy riding the same way all year round in SoCal along the beach on any given weekend - Ride Vintage - Frank


The CYCLONE COASTER Sunday Ride - The FIRST Sunday EVERY MONTH - Rain or Shine - Since 2006
NEXT RIDE  - September 3rd 2017
RIDE THEME - The Sears September Ride - any bike sold by Sears Roebuck & Co.- Elgin, Higgins, Chief and Free Spirit
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#7 2013-10-18 8:31pm

skiles
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

hell ya. ride it! too cool!


i'm on the skyway to hell!

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#8 2013-10-19 12:37am

downbylawberlin
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

nice ride! cool


F**K KHE!

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#9 2013-10-19 12:58pm

nic968
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

What a score...Keep it ratty, it looks great.


........Kastan 24'' Strut wanted.......Anyone?
........RNC Crank arm also needed..a l/h 180...?

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#10 2013-10-21 10:33am

locort
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

I love it.  That is the best patina on Cook I have ever seen...yes embrace it.  It is real.  Great Find.

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#11 2013-11-01 1:26pm

RyanPartridge
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

I love this cruiser. cool

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#12 2013-11-01 3:49pm

Jim Crow
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Best bike on this forum ...




Reminds me of throwing 150 news papers before school .


I dont collect them . I ride them .

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