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    Klunking

    This video has served as inspiration for a group of us, we will ride K country on Klunkers

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/32425530?portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/32425530">Lars N Bars gets Klunking</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4108505">Transition Bikes</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Bad Ass, proves you don't need FS bikes to rip through trails. Just a simple bike.
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    damn, i need my Schwinn Panther back, when are you guys heading to K?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    you are invited, I'll be sure to let you know!

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    I don't think it's very responsible of Transition to show the dude draining a Ranier, smashing the empty into his spokes and then riding. If they wanted to capture the true essence of Klunking, they should have shown someone lighting up the ganja as well.
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    it's just some dudes riding bikes in the hills

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    Love my Klunk!!
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    Totally righteous. Reminds me of middle school.

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    I think I want one.
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    Where have you been John?

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    Cool video, but then pro riders make riding anything look easy and cool.

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    can't believe they the tire mounted to that trashed rim. cool video

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    That was badass! If I lived in your neck of the woods,I'd be joining you guys.
    Back the late 70's-early 80's thats eactly what all my friends and I taked about, building bigger "old school" bmxers and pretty much do the same thing you guys are doing...we never did.
    I got into mtb'ing in 1982, been riding since in about all disiplines, singlespeed, bmx, xc, DH and road. Im going to have to build up a klunker.

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    i sold mine to pay for marriage bills.. i guess you have to lose some to win some.

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    @ rev106 - Working Sundays this month, unfortunately! Really miss the Challenge!

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    I'd ***** about brakes again, but **** it. ****ing rad and they are way ****ing better riders than myself.

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    i made sure i have front brakes, don't want to get bum raped by you. my next klunker, maybe i'll just keep it to myself..
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Here's mine.
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    [QUOTEHere's mine.[/QUOTE]

    That's cool,what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houndog45 View Post
    [QUOTEHere's mine.
    That's cool,what is it?[/QUOTE]

    It's a damn good time is what it is

    Seriously, I think it's a late 50's Murray. I picked it up for 20 bones @ a garage sale, Stripped it and built it back up like this. It has the original rear wheel plus a couple new spokes, newer Al front rim, knobby tires and alloy risers plus a cheap mtn seat.

    I beat the piss out of this thing and it takes it and smiles. It's not light but thats not the point is it?

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    from today's action:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/6705086733/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge 7, race #3 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6705086733_7b334775e1.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge 7, race #3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/6705086375/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge 7, race #3 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6705086375_fdaa440a08.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge 7, race #3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/6705084979/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge 7, race #3 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6705084979_90df5028b0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge 7, race #3"></a>

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    Simplicity is the essence of beauty!
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    we're ready, Saddle Up!

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Klunkin is the best!

    But dont klunk too hard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    we're ready, Saddle Up!


    This is sooooooo sick! Do you happen to have a picture of you or someone riding it? How does it feel to ride?
    My motorcycle runs on infant blood

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    That's a very nice bike Fish.

    It's my mistake to see A kona A'ha the other day when I am window shopping, now I want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesauvageau View Post
    This is sooooooo sick! Do you happen to have a picture of you or someone riding it? How does it feel to ride?
    thanks! and no, i haven't ridden it yet. still frozen outside. i can't wait to ride it as soon as we thaw out.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackspade View Post
    That's a very nice bike Fish.

    It's my mistake to see A kona A'ha the other day when I am window shopping, now I want one.
    i missed mine a lot. if you can get an a'ha that fits you, grab it. my (used to be) a'ha is 18" and it is the biggest frame ever. stand over clearance and TT length is ridiculous. i wish it was 16".

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.SBC View Post
    Klunkin is the best! But dont klunk too hard!
    'oly crap man, you okay?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Yep, luckily it didn't happen in the air. The previous day we did a local "Quarter Rage" mtb race, and I rode this. Coming across the finish there was a nice little lip to catch a bit of air off of. Well a 40 lb bike comes down pretty hard after being 4 feet in the air and landing flat. I heard a big crack...but after checking everything I thought it was just my cables smacking the bars or something. I rode it to class the next day and the headset was getting loose, so I tightened it. 10 feet later I was holding my handlebars, no longer connected to the bike. The Steerer broke all the way around about halfway. Man, and this was a "good" 1" threaded fork with cantis.
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    I'm pretty hard on forks. I ride my klunkers like they are bmx bikes This was the same bike many moons ago... and after airing out of a 7 foot quarter pipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    we're ready, Saddle Up!

    Nice!!

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    @Fish
    I think what I see is Kona Humu 2010 sumthing the name is looong..
    What I see just now the paint is red the price is around 330bucks, but the other day is just like yours blue red with stars I dunno if both the same type.

    That bike is so cool even better compare to website pics. I want it but I am saving for roller trainer.

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    Roller trainers... boooooooooo
    klunkers.....nyayyyyyyyyyyyyy!
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    shredding dirt jumps on a coaster brake! Looks like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.SBC View Post
    Roller trainers... boooooooooo
    klunkers.....nyayyyyyyyyyyyyy!
    ROFL LOL LOL

    My budget is so tight so I can aim the cheaper one LOL
    Don't worry I can still sell my Randall RH100 to get the Kona klunk.

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    Just picked up a 1" threaded rock shox fork to replace my broken one! Yeah scary old forks on klunkers
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65034528@N03/6771565101/" title="IMAG0005 by AProsise, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6771565101_55dee41338.jpg" width="500" height="299" alt="IMAG0005"></a>
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    we're ready, Saddle Up!


    What is this bike ? Very cool.

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    thanks! it is a '07 Trek Cruiser

    2007 Trek Cruiser Classic
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propguy View Post
    Love my Klunk!!
    Holy Crap! That is the bike I am building! Same fork and everything, looks great.

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    Thanks..You'll really like it! Great conversation starter.

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    if you guys and gals need parts for that old schwinn you got, please check me out on facebook. all american, s.f.v. made bike parts. Bicycle parts | Facebook

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/6747792667/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge #7, Race 4 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6747792667_0ea7d2b46e.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge #7, Race 4"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/6750233345/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge #7, Race 4 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6750233345_d50c923090.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge #7, Race 4"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/6747901131/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge #7, Race 4 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6747901131_9cbf31c042.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge #7, Race 4"></a>
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    the cbc race is the ****!!!!!

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    @ Rev106: Now I feel worse about missing CBC #7. Stop rubbing it in!

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    Hahaha I can't help myself, I'm a shameless self-promoter!

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    Makes me wanna go klunking! I have debated different bars for my bike so it handles better.

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    I just remembered my dad has a clunker in the back yard leaning between a pair of pine trees. I don't think it has moved in 8 or 10 years...

    I should grab it.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    These old bikes are cool .

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    My Twinn Tube Tornado , just finished it . But its not done .

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    @ proline69 - Nice! But I'm confused
    ..just finished it. But its not done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propguy View Post
    @ proline69 - Nice! But I'm confused
    I just finished building it, but I still have to find a black Brooks. Also figure out how to mount a rear brake. Then search for drum brakes and get the TA cranks that I bought for it chased with 9/16 threads, get an all aluminum 13/16 post and finally gear it . But for now I'll ride it SS and a suicide front brake.

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    @ Proline69: What fork are you running? After seeing the carnage on pg2 of the straight bladed forks, I'm considering an upgrade.

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    i have bolt on rear v-brake bosses i made for schwinns. they will be ready in a few weeks. 6061 aluminum, made in the san fernando valley. Mr. Tick Bicycle parts | Facebook

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    Running AKUSI forks

    I'll be looking out for the v brake bosses

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    i'll throw them up on the board as soon as i turn off the mill

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    Any of you Klunkerz interested in a Bendix 2 speed kickback coaster brake hub?

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    36 holes?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Yep

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    Great video and pictures! Inspired me to turn my unused cruiser into a Klunker. Not something I would want to ride everyday, Definitely a work in progress. Yes I love my reflectors and chain guard: D




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    Quote Originally Posted by r18k20 View Post
    Great video and pictures! Inspired me to turn my unused cruiser into a Klunker. Not something I would want to ride everyday, Definitely a work in progress. Yes I love my reflectors and chain guard: D
    do it! i actually had a blast riding mine today.

    not really my idea of klunking but it will suffice.

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Klunker Trials via Urbanvelo.org


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    Boink! Clank! KLUNK!

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    let the old klunks take flight!

    get your american made bars from Home Page of find me on facebook. Mr. Tick Bicycle parts | Facebook These are my aluminum version, i offer 4130 as well, please check out my stuff. ONLY BUY AMERICAN!
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    Nice, wherd you ride?

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    Nice! Just did a 30 miler on my coaster brake Monarch. Low buck thrills for sure.

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    Fishcreek wins best Klunker award! Other than that, the rest of them explain to me why I stuck with my BMX bike for so long.

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    @tick one - Nice bars, Tick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tick one View Post
    Nice, wherd you ride?

    Backbone off of Kanan.

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    last schwinn seat clamp left. it will hold that pole tight. Thats what she said. Products
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