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Beautiful build!

Thank you Dan, I had it at the OS show, but I do not think it was seen by many.

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Sick bike. That thing is dialed.

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wow, killer bike!

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hey man. this is an awesome topic. I own a 24 champion cruiser and love it. would someone be able to decode my serial numbers

 they are as stamped        012771

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 thanks  love this site

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any chance of anyone deciphering my serial numbers? as listed in the previous post?

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any chance of anyone deciphering my serial numbers? as listed in the previous post?

Can you post some photos of your bike?

 

From the number, it sounds like you have an 82/83 Champion 24. There's no "decoding" the serial number from just the number, but I've been collecting Champion cruiser frame numbers and I've noticed a pattern...

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Ryan, I will post pics but have to get help. I don't know how to. I am interested in talking with you about those numbers though. I'm interested in the pattern you've found. How do I get ahold of you?

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Cycle24-7 is the Man Thanks to Aaron, I have my dream bike. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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Hey, your welcome. Glad I could make your Schwerma dream a reality. Here are my complete Champions, just before I cut the 20" loose from the herd...

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It was my last photo-op so I took advantage.. I had 5 Champions....

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Route66 that cruiser is a true thing of beauty! Are the stem and other pieces aside from the frame and fork original finish too?? If so this is truly one of the most sweet OG full baller status cruisers I have ever seen.

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Ok, so i have managed to snag my second Champion. This time it is a '78 Squareback frame with undrilled Redline forks.

 

The f+f's have completed many miles in it's travels, travelling from USA to Australia, then Australia to the UK.

 

This is how i have built it up...

 

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Steve :-)

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...and this is my third Champion purchased from Cycle 24-7, a 1980 Champion 24 Cruiser. Finished it today... :biggrin:

 

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Steve :biggrin:

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Another Champion has been found, all it needs is a Honda XR350 motor..It would make a sick Dualsport thumper project, ay?

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There are alot of bad ass motorcycles out there from the 70's using Champion, Redline, and Trackmaster frames. These are the birth of BMX frame tech. Very cool!

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Making frames for the fastest motorcycle racers in the world , was easy peasy bmx frames for these guys! Love that stuff. Love flat track also!

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1979 Champion 26" Cruiser - all original survivor found in the basement of a bike shop just how she sits here:

 

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Out of all the bikes I sold off when I broke up my collection, this is the one I truely miss.

 

Here is how it looked before I cleaned it up.

 

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heres my champ's

BITCHIN!

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I think I forgot this part of the Champion history, I don't think this was shown yet, in here, so here it is. Funny, how this is the final destination for the Champion brand...

 

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Champion framed Yamaha DT 250 flat tracker

 

DSC01818.JPG This race bike was intergral in the early phases of frame construction, which led way to our Chromo bmx bikes of the mid 70's.. And on...

 

For the last year I was watching this bike, for sale, and got the owner to trade me one of my other bikes for it.  This was one of the first bikes Doug Schwerma made, and its full of S.F. bay area history.

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From the A&A quick change hub to the Champion frame, it has Nocal written all over it. Its a thing of beauty.01414_hkqu1usTKLH_1200x900.jpg

 

Champion frame, custom race "Works"suspension and shocks, This bike is a show bike and a "race bike"

 

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Quick change rear end every nut and bolt has been customized. It's a true beauty,

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. custom paint work which celebrates the true performance of Yamaha in flat track racing,

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It's still competitive in the vintage class at Lodi or CFT at the Chowchilla barn burner or fast Friday nights in Auburn, Ca......

 

I never thought Id own one of Dougs first bikes!!! He had picked the DT motor over a YZ motor then cause the DT had more bottom end and midrange, and this could be one of his very first bikes. If only they didnt paint over the Nickel frame!!! Its still amazing, and so light weight!

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Crickets.....chirp chirp?

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