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#1 2011-01-19 9:08pm

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1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

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1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Rare California Blvd Team Model Frame....

I've heard about CW's Stunt Vessel models for years but they rarely pop up. The only real indicator to what they are is the SV pre-fix stamped before the serial # on the right, rear dropout. When I got the chance to get this one, I jumped on it right away. The Stunt Vessel bikes were conceived by Harold McGruther (McGoo) and Ceppie Maes in 1985 while at CW Racing. Here is a link to a great interview with McGoo on BMX Freestyler's website that explains it's orgins.   http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bm … mcgoo.html   He even states in the interview that these never went into production. From what I've been told, these models were only used by actual team members.

I've seen maybe 5 or 6 Stunt Vessel's ever. All were based on the California Freestylers or the Blvd's but finish wise, very few ever looked alike. I've seen one that was yellow with black '85 Cali Freestyle stickers and welded on standers. A few in black and one in white with pink '86 Cali FS stickers like Ceppies. And I've recently seen a chrome model with a completely different sticker design than any other CW frame. That one along with mine were the only two that did not have rear stander bosses welded on to the dropout for the screw in pegs or stander loops welded onto the frame itself like the '85 models.

The Hutch stem on this needed some serious help when I got it. Here is a thread involving the restoration process. http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=278689

The parts list on this is........

CW  Frame, Fork, Bars, Seat Post and 1.90 Kenda Made Freestyle Tires
Hutch Western H Stem
Ukai Shiny Side Rims w/ Araya Hubs
Dia Compe MX 900 Calipers, Front Cable & Tech 77 Levers
Peregrine 1st Gen 180 Crankset
Anlun Bottom Bracket
Peregrine Elina Seat
Peregrine Seat Clamp
A'ME Grips
Hatta MX II Headset
Odyssey 1st Gen Gyro & Rear Cable
Shimano DX Pedals
KMC Chain



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#2 2011-01-19 9:43pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

WOW!!! I've seen this bike in person, and if it was not snowing the day he brought it to my shop he would have been chasing me out the door!!! It made me want to go FREESTYLIN'!!!!!! Lee this is one of the coolest RARE bikes I have seen. You have got to let me ride it some time.big_smile


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#3 2011-01-19 9:52pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

That definitely is a bad CW!! cool Instant fave.

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#4 2011-01-19 9:59pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

yikesyikesyikes  That thing is nice.......

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#5 2011-01-20 8:52am

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Nice!!!!big_smile


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#6 2011-01-20 8:58am

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Lee, this is soooo sick and your parts selection is top notch.  What a build bro, a super rare bike.  I'm so glad you got this and did it justice.  Thanks for all the sneek peeks throughout the process.  wink


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#7 2011-01-20 9:01am

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

supper cool build!


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#8 2011-01-20 1:11pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Very nice....always liked the frame platforms on this model

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#9 2011-01-20 7:03pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Truly awesome!yikes

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#10 2011-01-20 8:47pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

I really like the decals on this CW. Ive only seen it in the catalog Until now!!  big_smile

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#11 2011-01-21 10:54am

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Well, if you would like a picture of it, it is one of the bikes that made it into the bmxmuseum calendar..
http://bmxmuseum.com/shop/miscellaneous/339/ I agree, pretty cool bike, and some great shots too.


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#12 2011-01-21 11:56am

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Thanks a lot guys. It was a fun bike to work on. So many different ways to go with it. I really wanted to make better use of the lt. blue dots on the frame but I ran out of time.

The calender looks great Gary. There were a lot of killer bikes in that and I felt lucky to even place in it.

A lot of people helped with this too. Noob, H-Boost, fastkevman, CBA, Juan, Dakota and more. Daygogt96 threw a lot of different idea's my way which helped a bunch too. Oscar has been one of the coolest guys I've met here and I have nothing but respect for him and the bikes he builds. cool

And Mike, we'll get this out for the spring rides coming up this year. Maybe we can knock the shine off of it. lol

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#13 2011-01-21 12:41pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Cb Lee wrote:

Thanks a lot guys. It was a fun bike to work on. So many different ways to go with it. I really wanted to make better use of the lt. blue dots on the frame but I ran out of time.

The calender looks great Gary. There were a lot of killer bikes in that and I felt lucky to even place in it.

A lot of people helped with this too. Noob, H-Boost, fastkevman, CBA, Juan, Dakota and more. Daygogt96 threw a lot of different idea's my way which helped a bunch too. Oscar has been one of the coolest guys I've met here and I have nothing but respect for him and the bikes he builds. cool

And Mike, we'll get this out for the spring rides coming up this year. Maybe we can knock the shine off of it. lol

Really appreciate it Lee but I'm only trying to keep up with you and your builds, lol.  I'm coming over for the Spring rides!  Oh, and I'm bringing an empty bike box to pack this up in.  lollol

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#14 2011-05-18 7:07am

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

amazing. haven't seen one in a very long time. great job!


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#15 2011-05-18 7:17pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

CW junkie wrote:

amazing. haven't seen one in a very long time. great job!

Thank you for the kind words. I've upgraded a few things to it lately. big_smile I need to get some new pic's happening.

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#16 2011-05-18 7:23pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Pictures don't do this bike justice. It's incredible!


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#17 2011-05-18 7:27pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Hey thanks Jake. I'm telling ya......you need to ride it sometime. The headtube angle is not as steep as the Cali's I have and not nearly as choppered as the old racers. It's all together different.

In fact.....the next pic's I post will be of you riding it. wink lol How's that??

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#18 2011-05-18 7:57pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Stop bumping this thread! I LOVE this bike and get more jealous everytime I come back here!  mad  OK, jealous rant over...for now....lol


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#19 2011-05-19 2:46pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Cb Lee wrote:

Hey thanks Jake. I'm telling ya......you need to ride it sometime. The headtube angle is not as steep as the Cali's I have and not nearly as choppered as the old racers. It's all together different.

In fact.....the next pic's I post will be of you riding it. wink lol How's that??

Ha! You got it lee lol I'll shame them by doing some peewee Herman "freestyle"! How's that sound?lollollol


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#20 2012-09-20 2:43pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

Just fell in love with this bike:cool:

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#21 2012-09-22 5:34pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

How do you guys find these rare bikes like this??Its crazy.Great lookin bike!!


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#22 2015-03-27 2:37pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

You just have to keep looking and always be ready to pounce!


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#23 2015-05-15 6:36pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

man your build on this one turned out awesome!


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#24 2016-10-14 1:27pm

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Re: 1987 CW Racing California BLVD Freestyler Stunt Vessel

The work on the stem is awesome(I weld so I understand). Killer bike too. What condition was the bike in? Hopefully better than the stem.

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