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    1988 American Breezer

    Picked this up a little while back in Marin from the original owner's family. The original owner ordered this bike from his LBS in Mill Valley back in the day. When he took delivery of the bike he was disappointed with the original American Breezer decals. He much preferred the Breezer lll decals set. Well being friends of Joe Breeze had it's privileges, Joe swapped them out. This is a 1988 serial #B9299 and has a full XT build.
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    Man that is clean!!! I'm slowly working on #B9239 but I doubt it will look as good as yours in the end.

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    What a beauty!

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    Hey Shawn,

    I know this has been a pretty long project for you. You did great. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see it in person.

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    Additional Pics

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    simple clean and neat.

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    Diggin the alternate decal choice!
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Same here. Real classy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Diggin the alternate decal choice!
    I really struggled if I should go with the original decals, but for this bike they are original. Plus, I went to JB's and he had an American Breezer with Type lll decals; figured if it was good enough for him it's good enough for me.

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    Great job Shawn, wouldn't change a thing.

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    Dont mess with it
    Those decals look cool on there....


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    Great job Shawn, looks super!
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Link to the Nov '87 Bicycling magazine review of the American Breezer:
    American Breezer review
    thanks again to the Mombat archive.

    Beautiful bike Shawn, your patience certainly paid off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Man that is clean!!! I'm slowly working on #B9239 but I doubt it will look as good as yours in the end.
    Thanks! Do you have any pics of your June 1988 American Breezer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Diggin the alternate decal choice!
    Hey Holli - Check the headset of choice for that 87 review....

    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    Link to the Nov '87 Bicycling magazine review of the American Breezer:
    American Breezer review
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    Nice work SW. That ended up being a longer resto process than you anticipated I think. Came out ace though! We need to get you posting bigger pictures though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Nice work SW. That ended up being a longer resto process than you anticipated I think. Came out ace though! We need to get you posting bigger pictures though.
    Those Koski's, well you felt my pain.
    When we do our 87 v.s 88 Shootout you can post the pics

    BTW, got a Hite-Rite coming courtesy of the man himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Hey Holli - Check the headset of choice for that 87 review....
    I stand corrected

    Still looks odd to me though
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Those Koski's, well you felt my pain.
    When we do our 87 v.s 88 Shootout you can post the pics

    BTW, got a Hite-Rite coming courtesy of the man himself.
    The 87 will be faster because it has DA and 600 parts on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    The 87 will be faster because it has DA and 600 parts on it.
    You cheater

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    Ride Report

    Well this was my first ride on the American Breezer. There was no learning curve at all. The bike is amazingly stable, owe that to Joe Breeze's design. It is very nimble, chalk that up to the Koski Dura-Trac.
    Since I ride steel exclusively I was a little nervous about an aluminum framed bike, but I really didn't notice a huge difference. Yes, it was a little stiffer and I was off the saddle a little more, but it wasn't like riding a jackhammer like I feared. This bike is garage floor worthy, no hooks for it

    Oh, and the original XT build worked flawlessly.

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    Lets ride soon.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Skeggs, good place for a shake down ride. I think the aluminum frame and steel fork combo is a smart one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Lets ride soon.
    Wish we could! I'm not going to bring up K word, because I've flaked so far.

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