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    26" BMX Cruiser, anyone?

    I've been busy lately, and picked up a ton of new bikes, like an old aluminum Supercaliber, an old Apex, a Mt. Fuji, and that SR Explorer that I thought was interesting (but nobody else did... Anyone? SR Explorer MTB...

    I also just picked up a 24" Kastan cruiser, and this- a S&S 26" BMX Cruiser. It's got a looptail frame, gold ano parts (that are pretty faded), and it's all original, as far as I can tell, except for the seat and tires, which I switched. It's smooth, and super fun to ride. I plan on using it tonight for Bars on Bikes. Here are some photos:


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    Suweeet!!
    "I won't sell these for a penny less than $60.00. I'd rather put 'em back on the shelf and keep 'em! "

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    That's awsome. I love the BMX stuff.

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    Wawaweewa!!!
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    The old BMX stuff is fantastic. Here's a 1979ish OM flyer I built up a few years back using mostly NOS parts.
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    MAN!You guys are killin me
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    Nice.

    Sweet! Here is my 81 GT 26 I am working on. I call it Frankenstien, since it was repaired back in the day, and somebody kept welding mods on it. I cut of some crooked canti posts and some crazy braces in the middle. CBR stem, GT cruiser bars, Son Lite Turbo hubs.
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    BMX guys - diggin the bikes! I am building up an early 80s Fat Chance trials bikes. From the catalog, it seems that the bike was built with a Suntour seat collar.

    Is there a standard size for a BMX/cruiser seat collar?

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    Well, since we're posting our Cruzers, here's my Firemans Texas Cruzer. This is my favorite bike I've ever had.



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    I am going to buy one of those one day(Firemans Cruzer),i will have to get it imported into the UK. I love those bikes .....

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    There should be a gallery for these bikes on MTBR,they are as classic as they come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    BMX guys - diggin the bikes! I am building up an early 80s Fat Chance trials bikes. From the catalog, it seems that the bike was built with a Suntour seat collar.

    Is there a standard size for a BMX/cruiser seat collar?
    Yeah, the standard size. Actually 7/8"
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    Nice bike. Clean restoration.
    Looking to buy Vintage Brodies, Rocky Mountain's and steel Dekerf or Cove hardtails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoginasser
    There should be a gallery for these bikes on MTBR,they are as classic as they come!
    There are galleries for them on BMX sites.

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    The original single speeds. I definately have one of those on my wish list, I just havent got to it yet.

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    My Champion 26"

    My Powerlite 3 bar 26".

    My 26" S&S Cruiser.

    One of my 3 Mongoose Kos Kruisers. The other 2 are being re-worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosegoosenick
    My 26" S&S Cruiser.

    Nice bikes man! I'd love to know more about the S&S cruisers... I never new they even existed until I picked this one up the the thrift store ($13 bucks, yee haw). Our down tubes are different, I wonder what models they are, or year. Here are more photos of mine... and I might have to throw up my A'Ha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Man
    The old BMX stuff is fantastic. Here's a 1979ish OM flyer I built up a few years back using mostly NOS parts.
    You have to love the Ye Olde OMs. Looks great.

    I have my old 80's Mongoose in the survivor category now.
    Still in good condition but needs clean up.

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    I really hope I don't get into 26" BMX/Cruisers...those bikes are looking ace.
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    Ooh so nice!

    Wow, looking at these bikes always reminds me as a kid in the late 70's and 80's thumbing through BMX Action Magazine and going down to the LBS wishing for one of those bikes. Lots of nice bikes here! Though it does make me feel old now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff
    ..... Here are more photos of mine... and I might have to throw up my A'Ha.....
    Yeah! Yeah! Post pics of your A'Ha!

    I wonder why my close up pics look so out of focus. Yours are so crystal clear. What's your secret to such precision close up pics on bikes?
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    Vintage BMX.Com

    Love that looptail OM Flyer.

    I've been spending waaay too much time lately over atVintageBMX.Com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Yeah, the standard size. Actually 7/8"
    Is 7/8" the seat post size or the seat tube size? Should the collar be a 1" to fit a 1" seat tube or does the collar size reflect the seat post size? There always seems to be different methods to sizing collars - like quill type stems seem to be both 7/8" (actual size of quill) and 1" (size of steerer tube).

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    26" BMX Cruiser, anyone?

    There seems to be 2 similar threads going on Cruisers....Enjoy...





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    26" BMX Cruiser, anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by D_Man
    The old BMX stuff is fantastic. Here's a 1979ish OM flyer I built up a few years back using mostly NOS parts.
    That's Rad!
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    Heres the french take on this subject.

    Sunn bmix absoloutley great bike for cruising on.

    Totally upgraded from standard.

    Full shimano DX bmx groupset.

    Kona 3 piece cranks

    and a few other assorted goodies.

    iain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Dave
    Love that looptail OM Flyer.

    I've been spending waaay too much time lately over atVintageBMX.Com
    Try osbmx.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by GinSonic
    Yeah! Yeah! Post pics of your A'Ha!

    I wonder why my close up pics look so out of focus. Yours are so crystal clear. What's your secret to such precision close up pics on bikes?
    G.

    I'm selling my A'Ha, unfortunately, so I don't think I can post pics. And the secret to close up photos is the macro button on my Canon- I think most modern digital cameras have that feature.

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    Pay the $2 to list in in the classifieds, then post the pics. I will have to try that macro button.
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    2008 O.M. Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    There seems to be 2 similar threads going on Cruisers....Enjoy...
    Niiiice O.M. Flyer there, Fatmike

    Rumours on the Vintage BMX forum suggest the 2008 O.M. Flyer (possible release late summer 07) is going to have a strong retro look:

    Looptail (Yay!);
    Candy red;
    Gold anodized rims etc.

    Sounds lovely. I have a feeling my '95 Humu might have some competition as the "pub bike" of choice.

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    That would follow suit with the PK Ripper Looptail and the Looptail Quadangle that they just released.
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    26" BMX Cruiser, anyone?

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    Niiiice O.M. Flyer there, Fatmike

    Rumours on the Vintage BMX forum suggest the 2008 O.M. Flyer (possible release late summer 07) is going to have a strong retro look:

    Looptail (Yay!);
    Candy red;
    Gold anodized rims etc.

    Sounds lovely. I have a feeling my '95 Humu might have some competition as the "pub bike" of choice.
    Thanks for the compliment...The "new" SE Racing is doing some cool things by bringing back current modern day versions of some retro BMX classic bikes, it would be awesome if more MTB companies could (or would) do the same with some of our favorite Retro Classic MTB Bikes!!
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    Those retro SE Racing looptails

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    That would follow suit with the PK Ripper Looptail and the Looptail Quadangle that they just released.
    Yeah. Posting over on Vintage BMX, Todd Lyons of SE racing stated that the 2008 line-up was going to be killer... but wasn't giving any info on what any future "retro" projects might look like.

    Except for the 08 O.M. Flyer, which will (allegedly) lose the rear mech hanger, gear cable guides and longer suspension-corrected Landing Gear fork that the 07 version had. Back to a simpler, single-speed only cruiser setup.

    I expect it will also have updates like threadless headset and V-brake mounts. Not sure if it will have old-school race geometry or not.

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    now with added pic.

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    Here is my ex-AHa... sold it on ebay about a month ago. Definitely going to miss it, but I have a ton of bikes, and three cruisers already. I felt bad about this just hanging at the bike shop, so I let it go. But I saved the photos! Just like I do with my ex-girlfriends! Wait, I didn't mean to type that.

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    My 26" Panda



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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Man
    The old BMX stuff is fantastic.
    Those dropouts look familiar. I think the bike I raced as a kid was a BMX. I never knew that was the brand, even though it said it on the headtube, I figured it was just a generic sticker about the sport.

    Any info on this brand? What years were they in production?

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    Hey Bushpig, Please show us some images of your fat chance trials bike please, where can I get info and pictures? I found an image of an 85 spec sheet on one but can't find anything else. Thanks Scott

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    Here is an NOS frame I have, 85 I think


    And a complete bike with Cook Bros fork and DK bar/stem


    Pardon the junk pics.

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    Even a "moron" can see how cool those are, didn't know you had them. Thanx for sharing.

    Are you safe from Irene? Be careful back there..


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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    Here is an NOS frame I have, 85 I think


    And a complete bike with Cook Bros fork and DK bar/stem


    Pardon the junk pics.

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    From where I sit, Irene is just a lot of rain and closed restaurants and shops. The lower lying areas have more concerns. Still, to be safe, I have all my bikes elevated!

    These are neat bikes. Note that they don't have provision for rear brakes. They are designed to work witha rear drum.

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    BP, cool stuff....did the black frame come from Skye in LaJolla?


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    Hey Bushpig, THANKS for the pictures, Those are so sweet, Damn I want one of these bikes, Where can I get more info and pictures pertaining to them, So tell me about this rear brake setup, a sturmey -archer drum brake? Need more pictures and info on these sweet bikes, Someone please help!! Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    Here is an NOS frame I have, 85 I think


    And a complete bike with Cook Bros fork and DK bar/stem


    Pardon the junk pics.
    Somewhat among the same lines, I had track ends put on an old Team Comp to make a Fat Cruiser.
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    Hey mainlyfats, Looks nice, clean and simple, I've got two raleigh edge's that I'm converting into single speeds, Clean and simple like bikes were meant to be. Scott

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    I love those old BMX cruisers. Age wise, I missed the whole BMX scene. Seeing these bikes just makes me want another bike to put in my already full garage.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    yip I should do a winter tear down/powder coat and polish on my king sting,

    I had a 24 inch kids mountain bike show up in my garage with a trashed fork,

    That got me thinking about building a single speed woods bike with a 26 front & a 24 rear
    Then i wanted disc brakes, now i am thinking about building up one of these:
    BLOODLINE ARCHETYPE BMX 24" BLACK FRAME AND FORK | eBay

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    My retro Hunter's had a few changes since it last made an appearance in the Cruiser Thread. Love this bike so much.
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    One of ours...

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    I miss the cruiser thread. Hasn't made a good appearance in a while......

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