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I have an early 80's ?Austrailian? Cobra BMX bike imported to the states by Beacon Cycle. I know B.C. imported bikes, especially French road bikes to the states in the 70's-80's, but does anyone know more info about these bmx bikes? The bike has the Cobra Stickers, but a Beacon Cycle head badge. Cobra BMX bikes were made by the Toowoomba Bicycle Company in Austrailia. I'm just trying to verify that Beacon imported these from Austrailia, or if not, then where?
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RE:MISC: Beacon Cycle U.S. - Cobra BMX Austrailia posted by ray on 10/23/2007 at 7:16:17 AM
I do not know but I picked up a sticker pack for one do you have any pics of yours?
RE:MISC: Beacon Cycle U.S. - Cobra BMX Austrailia posted by Scott on 11/4/2007 at 4:07:25 PM
There are hi-rez pictures up on Flickr.
They are under Ol' Skool BMX.
There is a lowrez pic below.
RE:MISC: Beacon Cycle U.S. - Cobra BMX Austrailia posted by paul schwab on 2/23/2008 at 2:29:56 PM
i am also trying to find info on beacon cycle. i recently a sekine road bike as a gift. i believe it was manufactured in the '70s. the bike has the beacon cycle head badge/name on it. any info would be appreciated.
RE:MISC: Beacon Cycle U.S. - Cobra BMX Austrailia posted by Terry McAvoy on 3/5/2008 at 4:27:47 AM
I have a great deal of facts about these bikes as I grew up in the town where they were manufactured and right now have one, except mine has a different gusset.IT is identical to the Diamond Back Centurion the frame.
RE:MISC: Beacon Cycle U.S. - Cobra BMX Austrailia posted by damien on 10/9/2009 at 2:57:50 AM
hey mate i have one of those cobra 80s bmx also. i am trying to find out info about it all i no it was built in queensland australia by a compony in toowoomba i live in victoria australia it was brought for my uncle in the 80s and i heard it was worth a fair bit back then is that true? and how much they worth today?
RE:MISC: Beacon Cycle U.S. - Cobra BMX Austrailia posted by Dean Grace on 12/4/2009 at 10:03:19 PM
The Cobra thats like a Diamond back would be either a Team Cobra or a Pro Cobra.
They where made from Cromo tubing and where good bikes.
The Frames with the round hole in the front gussets came in 2 models, the Cobra and the Cobra 2.
The Cobra was a direct knockoff of Mongoose bikes and was named accordingly it came with a back pedal/coaster brake heavy duty wheel set or Tuff wheel 2 set with coaster brakes Where as the Cobra 2 was a Freewheel model with cable lugs welded on the toptube of the frame.
Cobra also did a Cobra MXIII which was a total Knockoff of a redline MXII.
No idea if they where exported to the states but that was a bit of info for you.
RE:MISC: Beacon Cycle U.S. - Cobra BMX Austrailia posted by John Dale on 12/5/2010 at 3:39:09 PM
I had a 1980 or 1981 Black Cobra BMX bike with gold rims. This bike was very cool looking back in the day. I was in to BMX a little, but when I seen this bike in a shop it was just awesome looking. I have yet to find one anywhere on line with the same gold rims. Does anyone remember this style? I ended up selling the bike for 100.00 4 years after I originally purchased it in 1984.
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