Cycle Pro Custom Cruiser

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  1. #1 Posted Oct 16, 2016

    I live for the CABE

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    Picked this up yesterday at a yard sale in my neighborhood. I believe it's an '82. Lots of patina. Nice gold ano Sugino snowflake chainring and seat post clamp. Wheels are steel and weigh a ton so I may build an alloy set. Needs new bars (bent) and seat post (also bent !). Missing the head badge, anybody have one ? Should be a fun project.
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  2. #2 Posted Oct 16, 2016

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    Here's a pic of the head badge I need.
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  3. #3 Posted Oct 23, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Stem looks ACS. Any markings?
    Suntour seat clampor knockoff?

    Can't see the pedals. Unions?

    Also. Are the handlebars stamped anywhere? i would hang on to them.

    Cool find.
     
  4. #4 Posted Oct 23, 2016

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    Thanks nycet3.

    The only markings on the stem are "NC" and "Taiwan".

    Seat clamp is unmarked, not SunTour unfortunately.

    Pedals are Union.

    Handlebars aren't stamped anywhere. I would love to use them but they're bent bad enough to peel the chrome. Bummer.

    Should I keep the bars/pedals/OG wheels even though they're pretty trashed ? The wheels are usable but everything is steel. Super heavy. Guess I could use an alternate wheelset.
     
  5. #5 Posted Oct 24, 2016

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    Cycle Pro's were a pretty low-end bike. I wouldn't worry about keeping it original. Make it a cool rider and have fun with it.
     
  6. #6 Posted Oct 27, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I agree with bairdco.
    It's not a high-end old school competition bmx bike. I'd ditch the stuff in question. But if the wheels are serviceable, you could just ride them. Or get a wheel with a Nexus 3 or 5 speed. Be a cool laid back cruiser.
     
  7. #7 Posted Oct 27, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    ...on second thought, I'd clean, true and lube it. Swap out the bars and kerp it as is.
     
  8. #8 Posted Oct 28, 2016

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    Thanks for the info guys. Going to replace the bars, tires and chain and ride it. I paid $10. for it so I think I'm ahead of the game already :D
     
  9. #9 Posted Dec 21, 2016

    On Training Wheels

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    I just spotted one of these in my neighbourhood. I went and looked it over. Thought it was mountain bike, but it ain't.

    The frame was made by Giant of Taiwan. There is a data code on the drive side dropout. The serial number is on the non-driveside dropout.

    The date code format is Gmmyy. You can figure out when the frame was made.