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#1 2019-01-01 7:19pm

dublsmuv
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1976 Bear Corporation

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1976 Bear Corporation

Mistaken Identity

      I bought what was advertised as a 76 A&A. And it looks identical to one. . Once I received the frame. I checked out the serial number and it was not typical A&A format. I also noticed holes in the head tube for a badge. I was fairly confident something was wrong. Especially since I grew up a few miles from the A&A shop and a bunch of friends had them in the mid 70s While there is provision for the coaster brake bracket. It is missing. Also the gussets and brake bridge are only welded on one side of the frame . I talked to a member on here and his has the missing welds. I also saw a pic of another frame that has them. One hunch is that it was an incomplete frame. The search for a head badge came up dry. I decided to build it anyway.  The frame is a 76 Bear corp. 76 Redline steel forks, the less expensive budget ones, that are fairly rare now. Ashtabula stamped cranks and stem. HTI Rat Trap pedals. Mongoose bars, Tuff Wheels I rims, Mesinger seat on a fluted post. Hunte Wild Hex grips. These were fairly popular at the local bike shops where I lived in the 70s.


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#2 2019-01-01 7:41pm

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Re: 1976 Bear Corporation

cool ride. Some rich kid had a bike set up just like that. His parents owned a auto supply my dad would go to. They sold some BMX stuff there. That 70's look was killer.

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#3 2019-01-02 7:58am

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Re: 1976 Bear Corporation

cool


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#4 2019-01-03 9:57am

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Re: 1976 Bear Corporation

cool


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#5 2019-01-03 10:08am

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Re: 1976 Bear Corporation

So simple smile

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#6 2019-01-03 6:03pm

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Re: 1976 Bear Corporation

Sweet build, love the color.

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#7 2019-01-03 6:20pm

dublsmuv
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Re: 1976 Bear Corporation

I appreciate the comments. And if anyone has more information about these frames. I would like to know it. It does seem that they were a part of odyssey. But that's the extent of what I found.

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#8 2019-01-06 1:12pm

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Re: 1976 Bear Corporation

This bike is bad ass!


Ride It Don't Hide It!!!

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