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Custom Built Cycles (CBC) twin tube road bike 1980

Postby Macclesfield » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 pm

I recently picked up a Custom Built Cycles (CBC) twin tube road bike from a garage sale. It's a 1980 model. I've fixed it up a little the first picture is how it looked originally. I've searched everywhere and I can't find one like it, can anyone help with information about it? Thanks

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by BNA » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:05 pm

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Re: Custom Built Cycles (CBC) twin tube road bike 1980

Postby cray- » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:05 pm

"Custom Built" in name & decals only I'm afraid. Looks like a pretty run of the mill, mass produced mixte to me. Back in the '80s many bike shops would buy generic bikes made here in Aus or Asia and put shop decals or generic decals onto them. Nothing special about this that I can see, probably more suited to the Retro forum than Dragsters/Lowriders/Cruisers. Quite a few examples in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=37077

It's cleaned up alright, ride it and enjoy it or fob it off to some hipster kid for as much as you can get for it.
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Re: Custom Built Cycles (CBC) twin tube road bike 1980

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:53 pm

+1 -cray said it well.

It's no delicate, precious orchid... but still a serviceable, presentable and rideable example. You've done it well by cleaning it up.

You soon learn that anything with a sticker that exclaims "Custom Built" is anything but that. It's a bit like putting racing stripes on a Hyundai. It'll still do the job, but it's no more special.
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Re: Custom Built Cycles (CBC) twin tube road bike 1980

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:08 pm

cray- wrote:It's cleaned up alright, ride it and enjoy it or fob it off to some hipster kid for as much as you can get for it.


Looks like he took your advice.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CBC-Custom-B ... 15d&_uhb=1

$50 would be more realistic.
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Re: Custom Built Cycles (CBC) twin tube road bike 1980

Postby Macclesfield » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Hi thanks for the info, I had it on eBay before I read these. I new it wasn't custom built but I thought it would be worth a bit because the twin tubing.
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