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    1981 Pro Cruiser

One of the bikes that bridged the gap between BMX bikes and mountain bikes.  The frame design was based on frame that Don Koski fabricated from electrical conduit and a Schwinn Varsity frame.  Mert Lawwill had Terry Knight of Oakland build the frames.  The bikes sold for about $500 new and were made from 1978 though 1982 (approximate run of 600 bikes).  Many of the parts were upgraded on this bike in the couple of years after the bike was made.

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Frame steel
Fork Lawwill BMX style
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya 26x1.75 alloy
Hubs Phil Wood
Spokes DT Stainless steel laced 4 cross
Tires Schwinn Cruiser 26 x 2.125" blue
Pedals MP120 Surefoot II
Crank SR Apex with 28/42 rings
Chain Regina
Rear Cogs Suntour 5 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Cooks Bros. Racing 3 piece conversion style
Front Derailleur Suntour Vx
Rear Derailleur Huret Duo Par
Shifters Suntour Mighty rear Shimano EM front
Handlebars CW BMX made in USA
Stem Tuf- Neck
Headset steel
Brake set Dia Compe MX (blue)
Brake levers motorcycle style
Saddle Avocet Touring W1
Seat Post steel with cool Suntour quick release
Colors Blue
Size 18.5"
Serial #   8  I  3 1 6
 

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