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Help me identify my Cooks Bros

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I acquired this Cooks Bros from my buddy in San Diego. He thinks it was a birthday gift around 1980,1981.  That’s all the info we have. Can you guys help me figure out what model it is?  Lastly, the training wheels pictured were added by his brother to help his nephew learn to ride....uncle didn’t realize what was in the garage

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So helpful thank you. I think this is the crossbrace they are referring to (photo). So it must be an 81...especially if he got it for his bday. 

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Your bike has no cross brace. The seat stay tubes have the brake bridge. Yours has no cross brace behind the bottom bracket shell so it makes yours a late 1980. Like stated elsewhere, that isnt a serial number.

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That’s a very nice find/save. It’s amazing how bikes like this still pop up, especially here in SoCal where old bmx stuff is hunted pretty hard. 

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There is no way it’s late 1980. He graduated high school in 1988. He started driving a car in 1985 and the bike stopped being ridden around 1984.  It has to be somewhere between 1978-1983.  Please help. 

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33 minutes ago, YoBrad said:

There is no way it’s late 1980. He graduated high school in 1988. He started driving a car in 1985 and the bike stopped being ridden around 1984.  It has to be somewhere between 1978-1983.  Please help. 

doesn't " late 1980" fall between 78-83 ?

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Oops. As you can tell, I’m clueless. I thought you meant late 1980’s. I think late 1980 is exactly the number. Thank you for putting up with my ignorance. 

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All good. The screen shot of the info from Masterstint is pretty much the gospel. He is the foremost expert on all things CBR.

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“Cook” Bros.  

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I’m truly an idiot. Thank you for correcting me. I’ve always heard Cooks when people say it. 

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those CBR traning wheels are real hens teeth lol

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On 7/31/2020 at 8:33 AM, YoBrad said:

I’m truly an idiot. Thank you for correcting me. I’ve always heard Cooks when people say it. 

there is a later version of the company that is "cooks" bros

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