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#1 2012-04-25 12:09am

Thornton
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From: Portland, OR
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1980 DG Vulcan 26

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1980 DG Vulcan 26

Team issued Vulcan cruiser

On this build I decided to do something different than the typical Yellow DG that you see built up.  Most of the time guys will build them with blue rims, blue chain ring, pedals etc.  I wanted to make it different from the norm.
On this build I went a bit "Anal" for year of parts.  Most of my builds I use the typical 2 year rule. If the part is around the 2 year mark, I will use it (with some exceptions)
For this build I based all parts with a 1 year + or - around the frame, 1980.
so all the parts are either from 1979,1980 or 1981 
Here is the parts breakdown
FRAME/FORK......................DG 26" Vulcan  (1980)
HEADSET.............................Tange MX3  (Ad in 1980 BMX action)
HEADSET LOCK..................Blue Suntour  (Ad in 1981 BMX action)
STEM...................................Tuf Neck patent pending  (Ads seen in 79 BMX action)
BARS...................................Early no knurling GT cruiser bars (Available 1981)
GRIPS..................................Black Oakley 2's (Ads in 80 and 81 BMX action)
BRAKE LEVER.....................Dia Compe straight (1981 stamped)
BRAKE CABLE.....................Yellow Terry cable with black boot (Ad in 1980 BMX action)
BRAKE CALIPER.................Dia compe MX1000  (1981 stamped)
BRAKE PADS.....................Skyway padswith blue fins (Ad in 1981 BMX Plus)
SEAT...................................Elina Super pro  (1980 stamped)
SEAT POST.........................Early no stamp GT post (nos pior to install) (Available 1981)
SEAT CLAMP......................Dia compe 2 pc  (ad in 1980 BMX action)
RIMS..................................26 x 1.75 Araya 7X (nos prior to build) (introduced 1980 per Araya website)
HUBS..............................Shimano Dura Ace (nos prior to build) ("E" stamped = 1980)
TIRES..............................26 X 1.75 Yellow label COMP III  (introduced 1981)
CRANKS..........................Shimano Dura Ace 175mm with One Key  ("D" Stamped = 1979)
CHAIN RING....................Shimano 39T 3/32"  ("F" Stamped = 1981)

BOTTOM BRACKET............VDC sealed   (Ad found 1980 BMX action)
PEDALS............................Demco Futura 9/16 with RARE Ti spindles (original finish) (1979/1980)
CHAIN.............................Sedis Sport 3/32" (racers started using sedisport around 1980)

PADS...............................Original DG snap pads

















The Bike Gallery in Portland was one of the largest DG dealers.  I acquired the frame while I lived in AZ and I recently moved back to Portland, Oregon. The DG fits wonderfully back at home.
The Inspiration for the number I used on the number plate came from this photo, the guy in the middle is racing a 26" DG vulcan, silver wheels so I went with his number.



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#2 2012-04-25 12:31am

racethis
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From: Orange County, CA
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

LOVE IT!!! SOMEDAY I WILL HAVE ONE!!!big_smile

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#3 2012-04-25 12:45am

martimagico
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From: Cent Valley CA
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

I love it!! I need one of these too!!


I was born on crest of wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep.

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#4 2012-04-25 1:14am

Motohead372
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From: The 509- WA
Registered: 2011-03-21
Posts: 2501

Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

Nice work Thornton- looks insane! big_smile

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#5 2012-04-25 5:16am

erdalicious
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

coolcool


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#6 2012-04-25 5:36pm

Rmw4388
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Registered: 2012-01-17
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

Awesome bike dude nice job with dating all the parts by year dude I'll have my cannondale up on the site soon just wanna Finnish it first

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#7 2012-04-28 10:15pm

king stinger
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From: Orange County, CA
Registered: 2010-02-17
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

Nice,a local from OC  was there main cruiser rider bitd,Kevin Harlow,your camera is amazing,nice pics!

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#8 2012-05-10 5:45pm

poolboy1
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From: CA
Registered: 2009-10-14
Posts: 504
Bikes: 13

Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

WOW!!!! You the man!


Wanted-- Anything JMC let me see what you got--Cash waiting

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#9 2013-02-23 3:21pm

Joerocks7
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From: Orlando, Florida
Registered: 2013-02-21
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

Rad DG! Looks Great!

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#10 2013-09-04 10:03am

4130
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Registered: 2009-09-12
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

DOOD!

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#11 2014-09-28 8:44pm

hairpinking
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Registered: 2012-09-30
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

Great build!

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#12 2014-09-28 9:05pm

DG_ROB
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From: El Cajon ca
Registered: 2013-03-20
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Re: 1980 DG Vulcan 26

GRAIL ,,,nice bro ,real nice


DG dg dG Dg,long live DG

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