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    Cruiser #1 Complete...

    I will give a full parts list and ride report when my father's bike is done, but these are for you who have waited so patiently....

    (I apologize for the poor pic quality, but I couldn't wait until tomorrow to post this baby)
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    Nice, very very nice. That is exactly what I have in mind for my next project. Again, very nice.
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    okay i'll bite. nice cruzer!

    shouldn't it come with balloon tires or semi slicks instead of knobby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weather
    shouldn't it come with balloon tires or semi slicks instead of knobby?
    Agreed! Where's the 3.0 Gazzi semi-slicks?

    Sweet ride, though...makes me wanna build a cruiser....
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    Sorry, had to ask. What type of brake or you running on the front?, very interesting, never seen one like that.

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    groovy! (nm)

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    A BMX one...

    Its an Odyssey A-Brake for BMX bikes. They are pretty cool, basically a v-brake that works with canti or v levers. The kicker is the infinitely adjustable spring tension, rather hard to describe, but very cool none the less.

    I have it on there because i got it NIB for $4 at a garage sale. Can't beat that Thats the second most expensive part I have into that bike, not including things I already had.

    Thanks for all the positive comments, she'll be hitting the dirt on Saturday for a gentle test-run. I am thinking mostly flat since it is currently sporting a 44-18 gear ratio.

    Go gettem,

    Pedro
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    Very Nice bike....

    Nice work building it up. Do you have any ideas for a head tube badge? Or just leave it blank.

    The next best thing to riding bikes is building them, then the next best thing is looking at them, then the next best thing is looking for a new project.... then the next best thing is.....Well you get the idea by now.....

    Congrats, looks like a first class coffee getter or donut shop runner.... donuts.... yum...

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    rage

    Now, paint it pink and jump that biatch!

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    Hey P, that is just too cool man! I love it and frankly, I like the knobbies for those times you just have to have a little fix of dirt. Beside, it adds to its eccenticity. Way to go brother.
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    That came out looking GREAT. Nice work. Very clean.

    Tell me about the crankset/ring.

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    Crank

    Its a Poverty (House brand of Dan's Comp) "2-piece" one-piece crank for BMX bikes. Essentially it is the rough BMX interpretation of the new XTR crank. The spindle is secured to the drive side, then the left side attaches via a tapered spline. Forged Cro-mo, weighs about as much as my fixie, and its chrome plated . Oh, and available up to 180mm also.

    The ring is the original chainring from the Murray in its previous life, but you could use any 1 or 3 piece crank chainrings with it.

    I ended up getting a set for my dad and I because they were the only 1-piece-ish cranks out there that accept 9/16" pedals, and I wanted to use my Azonics.

    Here's the one for my dad with a Schwinn ring.

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    Aaahh, very simple and clean. Nice paint job. Also like the pattern on that chainring. I'm working a similar project (waiting for my frame to arrive fr/the builder).

    Looks really good!!! Nice work!

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