Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A quick post on current projects.
This design goes way back in bicycle history, but it's the mostly California bloodline of 26" wheeled BMX cruiser class racers - dads needed something to race on BMX race day, and thusly the Cruiser Class was invented, leading to many iconic bikes like the SE Racing OM Flyer, the Cooks Brother's bikes, Powerlites, Torkers, Lagunas, Pandas, King Stings, ect. I personally believe this is where the first true "Mountain Bikes" came from, with the Mert Lawwill Pro Cruiser being, in my opinion, one of the first true Mountain Bikes, then on to the Breezers, and VVA (Victor Vicente of America) bikes and more, all of which had variations on multiple frame tubes - tubes were smaller, and you needed more of them to make a stiff chassis - as for bicycle specific tubing, road bike stuff was all there was to be had..........
Dang - True Temper, Dedacciai, Paragon, Coco-Moto, Everest, Columbus, Nova.........one eclectic frame parts pic. Custom, Yo.
In just that stack: Stan's, Kris Holm, King, Hadley, Phil, White Industries.........
More soon, very soon, like this afternoon, important news about the 10th anniversary of Coconino Cycles, which is on February 7th.