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#1 2019-04-22 3:21pm

DIPSOMANIAC
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Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

This popped on a local page and i had to have it.
Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser

Not a score by any means but had to have it regardless.
Nothing is for sale.

Looking forward to giving it a good bath and changing nothing but the tires and shortening the chain once i get a 24X1.75 tire on there.
Oh, and changing the Dirt Skirt to a red one i have and finding some appropriate grips.

On to the pics and the story;
So this popped up on a local FB for 2K (CAD), after seeing the pictures i had to have it.

Challenger Racing was a very small company out of Toronto Canada.
Out of respect for the original builder i will not post his name but will be contacting him as the seller gave me his info. He is apparently 83 now bit still holds onto strong roots in the cycling community.

I present to you a Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser
Manufactured in June of 82, second one built with all original parts.

The owner i bought it off has spoken to the original builder and he stated he made the forks but i'm pretty damn sure them are LG forks form 82.
Hubs are Suntour.

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#2 2019-04-22 3:49pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Wow.


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#3 2019-04-22 3:55pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

I don't think you took enough pictures tongue
cool score.


Just because I'm to big to ride it doesn't mean I'm not going to build it or buy it.

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#4 2019-04-22 4:04pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Awesome:cool:

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#5 2019-04-22 4:06pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Cool looking ride

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#6 2019-04-22 4:09pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

cool

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#7 2019-04-22 4:15pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

coolcool


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#8 2019-04-22 4:18pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Woooowwwww!


Edit: $2k was a score if you ask me.


I'm travelling this week....anything purchased will be shipped on ~6/6/20.


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#9 2019-04-22 4:21pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

I knew that would sell quick. 
Very unique with great lines.
Sweetness.


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#10 2019-04-22 4:21pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Cool cruiser. Doesn't seem like they put much thought into the brake bridge placement.


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#11 2019-04-22 4:35pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

That is the coolest 24” cruiser I have ever seen.

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#12 2019-04-22 4:42pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

That thing is so bad ass! big_smile

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#13 2019-04-22 4:58pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Holy crap dude. What a score! yikes


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#14 2019-04-22 5:01pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Wicked


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#15 2019-04-22 5:08pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

that is one bad ass ride !!!! awesome

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#16 2019-04-22 5:21pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Never seen or heard of one but yea that thing is awesome! cool

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#17 2019-04-22 5:36pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

killer find!

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#18 2019-04-22 5:46pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

very cool.   cool


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#19 2019-04-22 5:49pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

What everyone else said.

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#20 2019-04-22 5:56pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Holy crap that's awesome!!!
Congrats Leatherman!


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#21 2019-04-22 5:57pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Nice !


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#22 2019-04-22 6:10pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

Hoopman wrote:

I don't think you took enough pictures tongue
cool score.

I was starting to think this was a Troy thread. lol

Killer bike, I've never seen one.  cool


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#23 2019-04-22 6:29pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

I bet it rides like a 20, the high BB and straight cs make it look modern , Awesome Bike Don!!!


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#24 2019-04-22 6:53pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

That thing is awesome.


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#25 2019-04-22 6:54pm

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Re: Really rare Old school cruiser find "Challenger Racing 5 bar Cruiser"

eric12 wrote:

Hoopman wrote:

I don't think you took enough pictures tongue
cool score.

I was starting to think this was a Troy thread. lol

Killer bike, I've never seen one.  cool

yikes


I'm travelling this week....anything purchased will be shipped on ~6/6/20.


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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