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1996 S&M Challenger 24

#1 2008-09-18 9:24am

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1996 S&M Challenger 24

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1996 S&M Challenger 24

A confortable cruiser...

This is a rare CHALLENGER cruiser in chrome. S&M grips, bar, stem and frame. GT fork, profile crank and sprocket, HUTCH pedals. RL flight hubset and weinmann ZACZAC rims. It's not a dragster, but very smooth and cool to ride. Beautifull welding too.
 


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#2 2008-09-18 9:52am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Gorgeous bike.  I love Challengers.  This is however, either a 95 or 96.  The threadless headset wasn't an option until 95 (standard on 96), and they changed the frame design for 97.  Unfortunately there isn't any way to tell exactly which year, but it's definitely one of those 2.


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#3 2008-09-18 10:40am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Unbelievably good-looking cruiser!! VERY nice build! Way to go bro!!!


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#4 2008-09-18 12:18pm

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Curious, what's the serial number on the frame?

Is it threadless front end or is it 1" that's been converted to 1 1/8?

I've been trying to ID this other cruiser that looks very similar to this one.

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#5 2008-09-18 11:38pm

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Thank you!! The only number is "S&M 25" on the rear drop out. So I think it was welded in 1996, not in 94. 1'1/8 headset, 7/8 seatpost, and thin rear drop out.

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#6 2008-09-19 12:38am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Does it have a tubular cable guide welded to the seatpost just under the seatpost clamp?

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#7 2008-09-19 12:45am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Exact! It have a tubular guide welded just under the seatpost clamp.

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#8 2008-09-19 6:18am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Real nice!


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#9 2008-09-19 11:05am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

I don't think there are many of these cruisers around. You can see they were trying to make a 24 inch Challenger with the wishbone seatstays like the previous 20" were known for. It's the only S&M that ever tried that tubular cable guide(like on the Cardboard Lords frame).

Your cruiser is most likely a 1996. It's also the cruiser that replaced the Widowmaker(93/94). In the 96 catalog(out in 95)there is a mention of a Challenger Pro Cruiser(no photos). I believe this is what became the International Cruiser.

Thanks for posting your bike here at the museum! I'm stoked to see another one, and I'm fascinated by these frames. If it wasn't for that serial number stamp it might be the only S&M frame that isn't easily identified as an S&M.

This bike belongs to a cat named Sidney.

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#10 2008-09-19 11:27am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Check this out. And look closely. big_smile

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/sandm/118/1

Nevermind that confusing photo Gary added of a S&M Dirtbike dropout serial number.

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#11 2008-09-19 11:31am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Hey Ryan, Good call on the confusing # shot.
I replaced it with one of the man, Chris Moeller!


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#12 2008-11-25 7:04am

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

this thing is gorgeous.... VEry nice bike///


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#13 2009-05-01 7:24pm

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Did you all know that Boss was welding those frames for awhile? I have the Challenger bars on my cruiser had them about 5 years now they are awesome! nice cruiser

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#14 2009-06-15 8:24pm

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

I thought this might be a restickered International at first.  Nice bike either way!

I think Gary and I (and a very limited few others) are the only ones that know the glory of the International Challenger cruiser.......  I just wish I had some better pics to post than the ONE i have in the museum!

My International DEFINITELY had the tubular cable guide as well.........


Looking for S&M International Challenger Cruiser frame!!  (Yeah, I wish!!)

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#15 2009-06-15 8:26pm

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

My Cardboardlords Liberator did not have it though........ are you sure about that Ryan???


Looking for S&M International Challenger Cruiser frame!!  (Yeah, I wish!!)

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#16 2009-09-03 12:20pm

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Re: 1996 S&M Challenger 24

Good looking bike. Not sure about the chainless thing. Probably makes it really easy to pedal though.

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