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nonamecruiser

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Picked this one up from rockymountainhigh a while back. Ted and his brother both raced it. This frame was definitely not pampered, they rode the shit out of it(as they should of). Bike needed some welding around seat mast and bottom bracket. Took it down to Joe Buffardi and he did a great job. Had a old weld on down tube, I decided to just leave it alone. Anyone have another decal for it? Bike rides great. I really like the way it turned out.

1979 Robinson F/F Cebe Blue Stem Mongoose seat clamp San Marco Saddle, Mafac brake with Mathauser pads, other parts are easy to spot.

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Looking great Robert!
Keep them coming.
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I love me some loops...killer scoot!

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Super sweet. Looks "all business". I love it.
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That looks great. Captures 1979 perfectly I think. I never owned a Robby, but I certainly have a desire to now.

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Great build Robert. Love the blue hoops

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nonamecruiser

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All business, thats what i was thinking. Can anyone ID the bars? I'll take some better pics of the bars.

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Man that's a cool bike. Nice job.
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Looking great Robert!
Keep them coming.

I have a couple in the pipeline
My sons 82 PK and my Schwinn Stingray, both almost done.

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That looks mean!!! Nice build man. :ThumbsUp:

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You don't often see to many of these beauty'sPosted Image

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That's pretty cool.

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Pre-1980 Robinsons rarely get talked about around here. For one, there are not a lot of them out there. R-gusset Robinsons and later seem to be the popular models, but I feel the earlier ones are far better looking bikes. The graphics are super clean, as is the frame design (which has much in common with CBR frames). You dont see a lot of these early forks either. Your bikes looks incredible...nice work!
Here is my 1979 Robinson:

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I have a 1978 frame and fork as well, which is in the build queue. The top tube has a lot of pitting from rust, so it will have to be re-painted. The forks are really nice, but bent forward a couple degrees. I am looking for someone who can bend them back without harming the finish.
I can connnect you with a sticker source if you still need one.

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Finally some Robinson coming out of the wood work. Nice bike alfa. I just acquired #008 1978 Robinson.

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Nice bike!

One detail that is worth noting is the brake set up.

That is more than likely a stock set up. The pro frames (Bob Woods,Scott Clark) of that era 79-80 had that undermount centerpull brake set up as stock.

If the brake set up was done by the former owner (and that is also possible) I consider it what any self respecting Robinson fan/rider would have done to mimic his favorite pro.

Chuck Robinson was a fan of quality something he learned prior at Webco and DG.

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Thanks for the complements guys.

66alfa_gtv, You don't see alot of round hole Robinsons, I seen your Red one(beautiful bike)a while back and was on the hunt for one. Is red the original color?
Send me your contact info on the decals, thanks

Joe, #008, wow, I did'nt know that. That is super cool.

Curt, the center pull brakes were used by Ted and his brother, The hole was there, so it was a no brainer.

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I will get you that info on the stickers (I need to find my contact).
My '79 was originally red (frame + forks). There was no way to save it due to rust and pealing, but there was enough paint to get an accurate match.
I say paint, but I believe these were powder coated originally. This frame never had a serial number. It appears my '78 doesn't have a # either.

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No serial on mine. Do you why there are so little round holes?

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hell yea....that thing is dope! Posted Image


(props to joe too, looks like he did a great job.)




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