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    Project Cruiser x Duex Preview Part Two

    Here is another little tease of the cruiser projects. My personal bike is nearing completion, just waiting on a few crucial components from Dan's Comp.

    The first three are mine and the fourth pic is my father's frame in the "paint booth" after primer.

    Hope to be completed by the weekend, check back for more!
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    Schwing!

    I'm way down with the flat black. Ultra bad.

    Can hardly wait to see photos of Phase III.

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    Nice ride...

    Are you running fixed? Or coaster brake? Or neither?

    And what are those brakes - very sweet looking.

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    i refuse to click into any of your further posts until it says something like "completed cruisers" in the title.

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    Haha

    Well, there may be a few more posts before the "Final" post. The worst part is waiting, hands down.

    I am running a coaster brake on the rear for the time being, but I have considered building up a fixed rear wheel from a front disc as this bike has 110mm spacing.

    The brake on the front is an Odyssey A-brake for BMX bikes. They are pretty cool, infinitely adjustable, and I got mine for $4 at a garage sale, NIB.

    Dad finally decided on a color for his bike, resulting in it getting a healthy coating of Chrysler B-5 blue to match his '71 Coronet drag car.
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    My Golly!!!! ... stop teasing already. Post a pic of the completed bike!

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    Where are those frames from? Some old vintage stock?

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    Good job!

    The color on your Dad's bike turned out very nice!
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    Just some good finds...

    I have been looking for a men's cruiser frame for a long time, in order to restore it for my dad. It is great to see him get excited about bicycles when we discuss cruisers, and hopefully coax him into cycling as a hobby (What better way than with a classic SS).

    I found his frame as a complete bike at a junk shop for 20 bucks, was able to salvage some of the parts. I got my frame, which happens to be the exact same make and model, on the side of the road. It was totally trashed as far as components go and the fork was broken.

    A little sandblast was all they needed to acheive their current glory. The tubing is such a heavy gauge that they didn't have any serious rust problems, although mine has some pitting from a life of abuse. The pic shows them before, when i had tried to sand off the paint and rust. About an hour of that later I gave up and decided the blast was better.

    Thanks for the paint compliments, it was hard to do. Automotive metal flake is an extremely volatile and picky substance to work with.

    Here's some before pics:
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