1980 LAGUNA CRUISER

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  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    I can't exactly say that it's really a fresh find for me as it was for fellow member t4man. I suppose you could say that it ended up finding me! :lol:

    Tony picked this bike up from a guy in Paris, Texas (yes, there is a Paris in Texas...Eiffel Tower and all :lol: ). How it got to Texas, who knows, but last week Tony sent me a PM asking if I knew of anyone interested in it because he wanted to sell it. :shock: So, we worked out a deal and now she's mine. :mrgreen: Had to sacrifice my Electra Straight 8 cruiser to obtain the fundage to get it, but I think it was a wise decision in the long run. Not sure I'll run into many more S&S made Laguna's here in the Lonestar State. :wink:

    Anyway, got it home and swapped out a few parts to bring it up to my standards. Picked up an old 70s Brooks B17 Narrow from a cool guy locally off the CL this week for $45 and also added the gold Cycle Pro seat clamp, gold KKT Lightning pedals and ODI Mushroom grips. The next thing I plan to replace are the tires. Going to put some Kenda K80 cruisers on for a little more period correct look.

    The patina and the ride are very cool. Haven't been this excited about a single speed bike in a while. The gearing is a little high, but hey, my leg muscles need the exercise anyway. :lol:

    BTW...the Japanese SR stem and bars were OEM for this bike as well as the ARAYA wheels, Shimano hubs and Three Arrows chainring.

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  2. cman

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    Nice looking bike. I would like to find something nice and simple like that some day.
     
  3. I think ALL of us would like to find something like that. Sweet find Steve!
     
  4. tuga

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    "Not sure I'll run into many more S&S made Laguna's here in the Lonestar State. " You didn't ask the right person :wink:
     
  5. Rat Rod

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    You know...I almost actually put this in parenthesis after that statement...

    (except for Marcos, who will suddenly have ten of them and will pester the crap out of me trying to get my money)

    :lol:
     
  6. tuga

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    So is that really a laguna or an S&S Newport with laguna decals? is it chromoly or mild steel? like this one here:

    http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/sands/13081#.UcTM4pzgwrM

    http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/sands/59942#.UcTT8pzgwrM

    http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/sands/32901#.UcTT95zgwrM

    http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/sands/49277#.UcTT8JzgwrM

    http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/sands/17487#.UcTUOpzgwrM


    All Laguna's I've seen have straight seatstays and chainstays, well the chainstays are boxed before getting to the bottom bracket, also the forks have an "L" cutout in them.
     
  7. Rat Rod

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    Yeah...it's an S&S with Laguna decals.

    It feels fairly lightweight for a cruiser so I'm assuming it's the chromoly version.

    I think member Ryan Partridge did all of the research on it when it was first listed on the site and declared it as such.
     
  8. Rat Rod

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    Also...spoke with Johnny Severin (True Torch) and he said he remembers when he was welding for S&S that they gave him a ton of Laguna parts at one point so they were definitely working together.

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  9. B607

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    Nice unibrow there John. :p Gary
     
  10. junknutz1975

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    That is one KILLER looptail !
    Ride the dookie out of it! :mrgreen:
     
  11. old_skool

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    That's a great looking old cruiser - nice score!
     

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