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Bike Of The Day: Tony’s Custom I Am Cook 243 BMX Cruiser

Today’s Bike Of The Day is an exclusive look at the I Am Cook 243 BMX Cruiser! This awesome bike was submitted by the owner of I Am Cook, Tony Cook! I actually saw this one in person during the Ironman race at CJBMX and it looked sick!

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A little back story about me.  My name is Tony Cook and I got to grow up in my family’s race car shop Ben Cook Racing. I raced BMX as a teenager and built my first frame as a high school project. A few friends at the track wanted one so I made a handful more. Then I stopped racing to attend college and BMX took a backseat for quite a while.  In 2018 I met a photographer named Michael Weintrob and he asked me about my bike. He said it was dope and I should quit my job and build bikes. So I did!  I was charged up and went all in. The first frame I made was a DJ. I dubbed it the model 33 since I was 33 when I designed/built it and 33 was my family’s race car number. I went to my local track and started racing again and the buzz was real. Now I have a full line of race frame for class and cruiser. There’s also a DJ and park frame option. Business is growing by the day and the frames keep getting better and better.

~Tony Cook/ I Am Cook
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Tony Cook/I Am Cook Bicycles

Parts List:

  • Frame: I Am Cook model 243 custom edition (“Frame is serial  #007 for that model, and who doesn’t like James Bond so some gold was a must.” ~Tony Cook)
  • Fork: I Am Cook 20mm, tapered, steel
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 series
  • Stem: Profile Acoustic
  • Bars: S&M 29er race
  • Grips: Renthal Kevlar lock-on
  • Brake lever: Shimano XT
  • Brake Hose: Shimano BH-90
  • Brake caliper: Shimano XT flat mount
  • Rims: Lyphe Co. Carbon
  • Spokes: DT competition
  • Front Hub: Onyx 20mm
  • Rear Hub: Chris King SS
  • Cog: Chris King
  • Tires: Maxxis DTH 24×1.75
  • Tube: Tubolito
  • Crankset: Shimano DXR MX-71
  • Chainring: Profile
  • Chainring Bolts: FSA
  • Chain: KMC X-1
  • Pedals: TIME special 8
  • Seatpost: Thomson
  • Seat: SDG Bel-Air

Custom frame touches include:
*Permanent internal hydraulic line for rear brake.
*Flat mount caliper
*135mm rear spacing for SS MTB hub
*73mm BB width
*Integrated tapered headtube
*raw to gold fade

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Color9.52
Originality9.76
Parts9.51
Overall Style9.62
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3. Email the photos, parts list, description and links to your website comments directly to sugarcaynecom@gmail.com. If we like your submission, we’ll feature it. Any custom built BMX bike of any size and type are eligible. You can also submit dirt jumpers (Hard Tail Only)

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