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1981 introduced the 24" cruiser as the 26" models were be phased out due to the Pro's preferring the 24" size wheel. The frame features the classic looptail design but has no headtube gusset and chain tensioners.
It is unclear on how many actually were produced but currently there are only five known to exist.
The rest of the bike is all Cook Bros. Racing parts and the rest era correct.
Gary and Craig Cook were crankin' out innovative US made products and appreciate all they did for BMX!
The funky lookin' bars came out late 1981 by Procraft which features 26" x 5" measurements and a 20" bend allowing any type of brake lever to be used. These never caught on and not seen too often.
Before HUTCH pedals there were Titrons. The Titrons on the cruiser are protypes that are very basic in design which caused the bodies to break and/or crack making these very rare. A complete redesign was done to mold a stronger body which allowed bearings to be inserted giving them a solid/smooth rotation. The cages remained the same until HUTCH had Titron create the bear trap cages and changed the body with the flat HUTCH stamping giving more surface area to grip. HUTCH bling'd out the pedals with chrome to make them so popular.
Frame – Cook Bros. original chrome
Fork – Cook Bros. original chrome
Stem – Cook Bros.
Bars – ProCraft
Grips – NOS Oakley .5 Blue with Black Crud plugs
Brake lever – NOS Dia-compe Pre-bent
Brake cable – NOS Dia-Compe 1981 dated
Caliper – NOS Dia-Compe MX-1000
Brake pads – Mathauser curved finned
Headset – NOS Tange MX-5 with NOS Dirtskirt
Hubs – Cook Bros. 1st generation
Freewheel – NOS Suntour
Spokes – Double butted
Nipples – Brass
Rims – NOS Araya 7x Gold
Front Tire – NOS Mitsuboshi Comp III 24 x 2.125 yellow label
Rear Tire – Mitsuboshi Comp III 24 x 1.75 yellow label
Chain ring – Sugino
Chain – NOS Sedis
Spider – Cook Bros.
Spider bolts - Sugino
Cranks – Cook Bros. 1st generation
Bottom Bracket – Cook Bros. Sealed
Pedals – Titron prototypes
Seat – Cycle Pro Shotgun
Seat post – Cook Bros. straight
Seat post clamp – Cook Bros.
Stickers – Cook Bros. original
Pads – Cook Bros. original vinyl
Valve caps – Alloy
Jeff "JT" Tollefson