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1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

#1 2014-04-06 9:12am

redcar
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1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

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1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Smooth riding Cook three bar turned Klunker

Finally have a finished Cook three bar of my own! 
I don't have the back story on this frame set, just know I love it!  The Cook has to be my favorite of all the three bar cruisers out there and overall, just an all around cool bike.  Was extremely impressed with how smooth it was to ride even on it's maiden voyage.  Made me wish I hadn't taken so long to finish putting it together.  (Thanks locort for nagging me to finish it!)
I picked up this frame set off eBay a couple of years back.  It sat for some time before assembling.  Partly because I move at a snails pace, and partly because I wanted the right parts.  Most of the parts were easy to find with a little searching, but the fork on the other hand... This particular frame has what appears to be OG cantilever brake bosses, and while it came with a canti boss mountain bike fork from the correct era, I wanted to source an OG Cook fork that also had cantilever brake bosses.  Didn't realize at the time, but this isn't something that pops up too often.  At one point, I even bought a normal Cook 26" fork to have modified, but couldn't bring myself to do it.  Patience paid off, as the right fork finally popped up.  (About had a heart attack when the listing popped up...)  As far as the rest of the braze-ons go, I'm pretty sure they are not OG, but least the cable stops seem to be era correct.   I can say that while I personally wouldn't have modified an OG frame like this, I'm definitely not removing any of the modifications.  This bike fits me to a tee as it sits.  Can honestly say this one is a keeper! 
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* Frame: 1982 Cook Bros 26" Three Bar Cruiser w/ OG cantilever bosses
* Fork: Cook Bros 26" w/ OG cantilever bosses
* Bars: Mr Tick (raw finish)
* Stem: Cook Bros Slant Stem
* Seat Clamp: Cook Bros
* Cranks: Cook Bros (Steel w/Cook Spider)
* Bottom Bracket: Cook Bros
* Chain ring: PPP 42t
* Pedals: NOS KKT Rat Trap
* Seat Post: SR Laprade
* Seat: Brooks  (Thanks Greg!)
* Headset: NOS Hatta MX 100
* Hubs: Phil High Flange (70s era road hubs sent to Phil Wood to be rebuilt and converted to allen bolt axles)
* Rims: Ukai 26 x 2.125 7c style
* Tires: Kenda Cruiser
* Brakes: Paul Stoplights Cantilever (Drilled Style)
* Brake Shoes: Mathauser (finned)
* Brake Levers: Magura (Early Motocross Levers w/Hoods)
* Grips: Oury Lockons
* Shifters: NOS Deore XT Deerhead
* Rear Derailleur: NOS Huret Duopar
* Front Derailleur: Huret
* Freewheel: NOS Suntour New Winner
* Chain: SRAM
* Cables: Jagwire


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#2 2014-04-06 11:06am

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Great looking cruiser! Love the color combo...

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#3 2014-04-06 12:41pm

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Chris...it is finally done!  The is an excellent example of the earliest mountain bikes out here in northern cali during the late 70s early 80s.  I'm glad you kept frame as you found it.  The mods are all period.  Your Cook is a cool mixture of old bmx and old mtb history.  Everything is in line, hubs, cranks, seat, etc.  Great build!

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#4 2014-04-07 7:03am

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Awesome Chris!

I love the red touches, high flange Phil hubs, all of it!

That's a go anywhere, do anything Cook Cruiser Explorer! cool

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#5 2014-04-07 4:22pm

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

locort wrote:

Chris...it is finally done!  The is an excellent example of the earliest mountain bikes out here in northern cali during the late 70s early 80s.  I'm glad you kept frame as you found it.  The mods are all period.  Your Cook is a cool mixture of old bmx and old mtb history.  Everything is in line, hubs, cranks, seat, etc.  Great build!

Thanks Greg!  Means a lot!  And thanks for keeping after me to get it done.  A lot of time passed from purchase to completion but extremely happy with the final product.  (And that seat was a nice final touch.  big_smile  )


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#6 2014-04-07 4:24pm

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

RyanPartridge wrote:

Awesome Chris!

I love the red touches, high flange Phil hubs, all of it!

That's a go anywhere, do anything Cook Cruiser Explorer! cool

Thanks for the kind words Ryan!  You've hit on some of my favorite things.  And thanks for the help on identifying the model year.  Always enjoy talking Cook stuff with you, and checking out the pics of cool cruisers that you post up.


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#7 2014-04-07 10:12pm

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

That's a thing of beauty!!  I'm speechless!tonguebig_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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#8 2014-04-08 7:49pm

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Bmxbooger wrote:

That's a thing of beauty!!  I'm speechless!tonguebig_smile

Thanks!  big_smile


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#9 2014-04-24 10:51pm

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

Love it,glad you got it done,sweet stem,if that is my old stem it found a good home! cool

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#10 2014-04-26 6:39am

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Re: 1982 Cook Bros. Racing Cruiser 26

king stinger wrote:

Love it,glad you got it done,sweet stem,if that is my old stem it found a good home! cool

Thanks!  Took a while didn't it?  The stem on there now is one I picked up from another member a while back.  Your stem was much nicer but has since been passed along to another member.  (Guessing it's on a primo build now and likely on one of the bikes posted in the Cook category...)


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