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Help ID this bike, is it a CYC?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 by Racer

This bike is decaled as a CYC. It clearly was red over chrome at one point. Something CYC did. However if the CYC decal is original it would then have red paint underneath.

If this is a CYC model, which one? If not what bike is it?

Ames Stormer

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2008 by Racer

I have added a new image to the Ames Stormer section. If anyone has a CYC bike they would like featured or advertisement scans etc please email them to me at racer@themlo.com or just use the comment feature.

Wonder what wheels for your CYC build?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 4, 2008 by Racer

CYC was foremost a distributor. The bike line was kinda a afterthought it seems. If you want to build a CYC correctly, without much thought, just use Shimano parts as they where a huge Shimano distributor. It appears early on they also distributed Motomags. But something must have strained that relationship and they stopped carrying them. This becomes apparent as they point out how the wheels they custom build stack up against the Motomag lol.

CYC Wheelsets

1979 CYC Stormer

Posted in 1979, Uncategorized on May 26, 2008 by Racer

This bike appears to have original Candy Blue paint and decals. The decals are yellow with brown trim (Old SD Padres colors). It is though missing the head tube decals. Not any good scans yet of 1979/80 advertisements that show the bikes well or tests. So it is not clear if the only decal missing is the headtube. This is my own bike so I will try to get some measurements off it and weigh it before building it up. Perhaps others can do the same.

1979 CYC Stormer

Specifications:

Top Tube – 18 1/4″ (measured center of head tube to center of seat tube, along center ridge as viewed from the side, of the top tube)

Back End – 14″-16″ (measured center of bottom bracket to front and then rear of dropout)

Weight – ?

Stormer sticker – 7 1/2″ x 1″

Competition Racing Frame – 9″ x 1/2″

Unknown CYC

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2008 by Racer

Not sure about this bike. It belongs to Sean Miland of Austin, MN. It appears to have the original cranks and sprocket. This sprocket is for certain one CYC carried and was found on bikes they offered. Early on CYC’s also featured box bars like the one on this bike and a single gooseneck as was common on old Stormers.

Unknown CYC Stormer

The site for CYC and old school BMX fans

Posted in Uncategorized, Welcome to the Site on May 15, 2008 by Racer

Welcome to a site dedicated to CYC Distributing. CYC was one of the pioneers of BMX. They pre-date BMX magazines and began advertising in Motorcycle magazines and BMX newspapers by March 1975. They had early success marketing bikes as CYC Stormers using the bikes of other companies as early as 1975. Once again CYC found success and sponsored one of the fastest young racers the sport has ever known. Ronnie “The Animal” Ames began riding for CYC. The Ames Stormer would be a premier junior sized bike. They were alsos a distributor of BMX bikes by many popular companies including Redline, Webco and others.

The continued success saw CYC continue to grow and launch their own bikes. The CYC Stormer was now 100% a CYC. The brand faded away in the early 80’s. The ride CYC took was as wild as any BMX track. This site will try to do the legendary company justice. If you have anything you can contribute please register and log in and submit your pictures and information.

Thanks

Erick Weinstetter