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    Project Cruiser x Duex Preview

    Just thought you all might appreciate a little tease, I am resto-fying a pair of cruisers for my father and I. They are just back from the sandblast here.

    Check for more later on,

    -Pedro
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    Cool. You gonna put some 144 spoke low rider wheels and whitewalls on it?

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    Your parts list?

    Do you have ideas on what parts you're going to use? How about some half moon bars from Cook Brothers (see picture). Maybe a saddle with some metal rivets would like nice (i.e. San Marco Regal or a Brooks)! One piece cranks w/ big platform pedals? Sounds like a fun project!
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    nice

    those look cool, where are the welds on the head tube ?? somewhere on the inside ??

    scott

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    I can't tell you my whole parts list, that would take away some of the suspense Lets just say that the one for my father will have a classic/vintage appeal to it; i.e. period correct parts, big fat smooth tires, chrome, etc.

    Mine, on the other hand, will be a little more modern, a little BMX, a little MTB, a little cruiser, and a lot of fun. Knobbies will definitely be required for trail finesse.

    As fars as the welds go, there aren't any. These are both Murray frames, made in Ohio in the mid 70's as far as I can tell by the serial #'s. They are actually brazed together and have internal gussets at places like the BB and headtube.

    It was a stroke of luck to find two bikes, let alone matching ones. I have been looking for a long time and most everyone has sucked up the men's cruiser frames, leaving a multitude of mixte frames.

    Not a Schwinn, but they have their own character and I especially like the pointy rear dropouts.

    Thanks again, and I'll keep you posted.

    -Pete
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    yep

    welds or not its going to be a phat ride, i dont know where you are at.. but i am in lincoln nebraska and every year they have the tour de fat bike festival and they give away there custom bikes at each one, they kinda look like that frame.... anyways i would really want one just to mess around on.... keep us updated with some pics..

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