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#1 2008-06-19 4:34pm

GAry
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1980 Boss 24

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1980 Boss 24

I am excited to have the new Looptail Panda Pro-Am!! I decided to take some family shots to show how close Boss and Panda are. The Looptails are panda, and the others are Boss. Both were made by Carlo Lucia, (I think) and have amazing welds.
ok, info update, I guess the small gussett behind bottom bracket is Panda, and larger one is Boss. So this frame is a rare looptail Boss, and I stil need a pro-am 24" ohh and a 26" too..


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#2 2008-06-19 4:43pm

troy
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Re: 1980 Boss 24

Very nice Gary!!! I always wanted a Panda 24. Did Panda make there own forks??


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#3 2008-06-20 5:33am

shivadread
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Re: 1980 Boss 24

An absolute stunning collection


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#4 2008-06-20 10:39am

phillyc71
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Re: 1980 Boss 24

nice collection of NORCAL BMX history right there!

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#5 2008-06-25 10:51pm

Frank250
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Re: 1980 Boss 24

Sweet Panda Gary!...Wish I Had one! wink


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#6 2009-11-04 12:13am

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Re: 1980 Boss 24

Hey guys, I designed the loop tail as one peice and it was very hard to do and the Elite was longer, check it out. I like to put a little art into my bikes, even screw in crank bearing cups, its the only BMX that has them.[ shocker ]

Beautiful bike Gary, I'm still thinking of making some.

Randell

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#7 2011-01-30 7:32pm

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Re: 1980 Boss 24

Hey Gary His name is CARLO not Carlos he is Italian FYI... Cool bikes

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#8 2014-01-04 11:46pm

TCoop
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Re: 1980 Boss 24

Nice frame collection.

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#9 2014-01-06 7:18pm

Fulthrotle73
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Re: 1980 Boss 24

Awesome


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#10 2014-08-08 8:47am

CruiserGuy
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Re: 1980 Boss 24

Mr. Panda wrote:

Hey guys, I designed the loop tail as one peice and it was very hard to do and the Elite was longer, check it out. I like to put a little art into my bikes, even screw in crank bearing cups, its the only BMX that has them.[ shocker ]

Beautiful bike Gary, I'm still thinking of making some.

Randell

These bike were made by Carlo Lucia.

From what I gather from other posts you gave up Panda in 1975 to your ex wife: "I left Panda to my ex wife in 1975."  http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=5890

Only 3 out of the 70+ Panda bikes on the Museum were from 1975 the rest are newer and your loop design looks completely different than the Carlo bikes, but I can see that Panda did continue with your design ideas for a couple more years after 1975. They were cool old bikes.

It is cool that you started Panda, but I assume you had nothing to do with the later models particularly the Boss/Panda 24/26 models.

Last edited by CruiserGuy (2014-08-08 9:34am)


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