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1976 R&R CR-1 build - back to the roots of BMX
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post Jun 7 2012, 02:28 PM
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Now I love the very early BMX's the weird shapes, sizes, and styles but this is probably my favourite Vintage Racer.

So I have been after this frame for about 5 years now, it has just been nagging me that I didn't have it and couldn't find one.


This is an original finish 1976 R&R CR-1 the frame was in pretty bad shape when I got it with loads of surface rust etc, but I have cleaned it up with the help of varying stages of glass polishers rouge. It of course still has some blemishes but for 36 year old chrome it is in pretty good shape now. But it has taken me about 2 weeks of meticulous work.

The forks are Matthews girder forks with the original Matthews hardware. The forks were damaged but have been tig welded and painted (not powdered) in matt black.

The front hub is an incredibly rare Addicks item and the rear is a bendix coaster, both laced to chrome Schurmann rims.

The cranks are TA Specialites Cyclotourist with TA chainring and chainring bolts, I used to use TA cranks bitd on my 1st race bike and wanted to use them again.

It even has R&R stamped seat guts.

All of the parts are the original condition or NOS, nothing has been polished to a mirror shine (thank fook eh?), just cleaned and buffed.



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Frame: R&R CR-1
Forks: Matthews Girder
Headset: Wald
Bars: Honda MX Bars
Grips: Hunt Wilde
Cranks: TA Cyclotourist
Chainring: TA Cyclotourist 44t
Chainring Bolts: TA Cyclotourist
Pedals: Wagner Rat Trap
Chain: DID
Seat: San Marco Leather
Seat Guts: R&R
Seat Post: Fluted Aluminium
Seat Clamp: Cinelli
Rims: Schurmann
Hubs: Addicks front / Bendix coaster rear
Tyres: Cheng Shin Knobbly
Plate: Hunt Wilde


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post Jun 7 2012, 03:49 PM
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Wow, did that just pop some old brain cells back to life ! I think Ronnie Ames used to ride a bike like that at WSA before he had a replica frame. Nice !
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post Jun 7 2012, 08:43 PM
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Super nice!
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post Jun 8 2012, 06:30 AM
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Amazing!!! That's all I can think of to say.
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post Jun 12 2012, 12:06 PM
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Absolutely amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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post Jun 13 2012, 12:43 AM
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Stunning build Sean (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)

Really looking forward to seeing that at MK this year
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post Jun 13 2012, 09:55 AM
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Sweet! I dreamed of getting a Matthews girder fork for my Sears Spyder but wound up with Ashtabulas instead. Those prismatic numbers on a black plate really take me back. Thanks for the trip back in a time machine.
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post Jun 13 2012, 09:15 PM
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Nice.

Very "professionally" done.

I can see you have much respect for the hobby ...

Hats off to you mate !!!

That is one sweet build right there !!!

Never ever run across an R&R in 10 years of collecting.

Regards ...

Rob E.
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post Jun 14 2012, 11:46 PM
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Never have heard of the hoops or the Addicks front hub. Looks great. LOVE TA Cranks.
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post Jun 18 2012, 10:57 AM
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Insane, very bad azz!
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