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#26 2011-11-21 10:26am

09mikeydread
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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

SICK

Straight up dude big_smile


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#27 2011-11-21 2:16pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

lucky to own a nomura yikes


Build it, Ride it and Break it. That what it was made for.

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#28 2012-01-26 2:50am

digilante
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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

that is a really nice bike - the thought of owning anything that is nearly one of a kind - or 3 of a kind in this case - is really cool. regarding the magazine photo of ernie ballard, are those bottema forks on the bike in the photo? they look to be something like that or redline maybe. on a side note, what was/is the purpose of that fork design with the fork legs extending so far past the dropouts?

anyway that really is one of the finest bikes i have ever seen

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#29 2012-01-26 6:44am

Thornton
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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

digilante wrote:

that is a really nice bike - the thought of owning anything that is nearly one of a kind - or 3 of a kind in this case - is really cool. regarding the magazine photo of ernie ballard, are those bottema forks on the bike in the photo? they look to be something like that or redline maybe. on a side note, what was/is the purpose of that fork design with the fork legs extending so far past the dropouts?

anyway that really is one of the finest bikes i have ever seen

yeah those forks that were one it in the magazine are Bottema forks.  I think the design of the fork leg  to extend past was to give it a motocross look?

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#30 2012-02-07 2:47pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Big Thanks to Shannon Gillette and gOrk for allowing me to search through the ABA photo archives.  I found My Nomura in action!


for all you NON BELIEVERS that this is my actual bike.

my bike had this HUGE NOMURA downtube decal that nobody knew anything about that was 13" long  Nobody has ever seen it.  The story was Wade was out of downtube decals and had this one made up.

here is a picture sun fade of the HUGE decal on downtube

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ts-volksfab/nomura_dt.jpg

Here a picture of my bike with the HUGE NOMURA downtube decal.  Also notice the seat post that only 3 documented factory bikes had the "Rainbow" decals on them, and mine was one of them!

this was Las Vegas 1982

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ts-volksfab/March1982-Nomura.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ts-volksfab/nomurablownup.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ts-volksfab/March1982-379-Nomura.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ts-volksfab/March1982-Nomura-n-Kos.jpg



Also a shot of my bike in Superbmx when Ernie Ballard was riding it at UBR nationals.
also notice the seat post tube decal.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ts-volksfab/SuperBMX72.jpg


I am stoked to find such great photos of my Nomura in action!

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#31 2013-05-22 10:01pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

cool


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#32 2013-05-22 10:07pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Sweet


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#33 2013-10-31 8:44pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Awesome history! Sweet ass cruiser!!


Always looking for Cook Bros. parts or 26" f/f.
Will not sell to bennyt4130!!

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#34 2014-02-01 3:25pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Beautiful looking build, and great color scheme I might add. Just the right amount of gold. Perfect balance.
well done


LOOKING FOR........   And or Trade items  very clean, mint condition
-Profile seat post decal
-Black Kuwahara Lightening bolt stem pad        -National Pro / Pro Neck handle bars, 28" wide
-Silver Kuwahara Lightening bolt stem pad        -Black set and Blue set of O wing grips
                   
 

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#35 2014-06-04 3:00pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Nice bike  what is the geometry on this frame

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#36 2014-08-22 9:24am

Oogiejones
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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Hands down the best looking 26" BMX I have ever seen, this must ride like a dream.  You did a fantastic job on this build.


Current Race Bike

2013 Ssquared V1 Pro XXL

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#37 2014-11-27 11:46pm

buffmaster
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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Sick as F**K

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#38 2014-12-02 11:13am

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Speechless

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#39 2014-12-22 5:20pm

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Great build. Nice attrition to detail. super clean bike.

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#40 2015-12-12 2:25am

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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Nice bike an great photos cool

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#41 2016-01-23 8:30pm

pkripper68bmx
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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

What a great bike coolcoolcool
Back again. big_smile

Last edited by pkripper68bmx (2016-01-23 8:31pm)

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#42 2017-06-24 4:17am

RadicalNick
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Re: 1981 Nomura Racing Cruiser 26

Off the chain! yikesyikes


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