The Cruiser Thread

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  • 12-08-2012
    jeff
    Hmm is right. What's going on out back?
  • 12-08-2012
    scooterendo
  • 12-09-2012
    banks
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    Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Hmm is right. What's going on out back?

    Dogs are wanting to go into the house where is 25* warmer
  • 12-09-2012
    jeff
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    Originally Posted by banks View Post
    Dogs are wanting to go into the house where is 25* warmer

    LOL I meant on the bike. Brakes?
  • 12-12-2012
    Will69
    There are some sweet cruisers showcased in this tread!
  • 01-04-2013
    J_Westy
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    I picked up a couple NOS Schwinn/Ashtabula stems for my klunkers above. Interestingly, they came with silver bolts instead of black, but the seller threw in some black handlebar clamp bolts he happened to have.

    I think I'll just shoot some paint on the long wedge bolts...

    They say this version is supposed to be stronger than the regular Ashtabula ones because of the gusset.

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psb452bfd0.jpg

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps9d3e5ff9.jpg
  • 01-05-2013
    propguy
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    Need to find one of those stems for my ride!
  • 01-05-2013
    J_Westy
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    Originally Posted by propguy View Post
    Need to find one of those stems for my ride!

    Nice! Original paint too?
  • 01-05-2013
    socal_jack
    Here's my 29er-ized Dyno Moto Glide cruiser, coaster brake plus front disc.

    http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/z...o/56db43ca.png

    http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/z...o/93901381.jpg
  • 01-05-2013
    propguy
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    Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Nice! Original paint too?

    Yes, original Meade Brown & Ivory. Has the original "Louisville Cycle & Supply Co." decal, just no headbadge :( Will have to get a prewar Excelsior badge one of these days.
  • 01-05-2013
    J_Westy
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    Originally Posted by propguy View Post
    Yes, original Meade Brown & Ivory. Has the original "Louisville Cycle & Supply Co." decal, just no headbadge :( Will have to get a prewar Excelsior badge one of these days.

    So that's probably an American Flyer -- no?

    http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/y...d/DSCN2024.jpg
  • 01-05-2013
    propguy
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    Yes...
  • 01-11-2013
    fishcreek
    Trek
  • 01-11-2013
    tductape
  • 01-12-2013
    jeff
    That's a fine lookin bicycle right there. I dig it.
  • 01-15-2013
    fishcreek
    Thanks Jeff, the bike is still undergoing few changes. I plan on running front brakes. I am split between Shimano roller brake or SA drum brake. I need some input from few members on which is better.
  • 01-15-2013
    proline69
  • 01-15-2013
    btl68
    http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/p...psb3a77a00.jpg

    My La Salle-badged Schwinn with a Shimano Nexus 7-speed coaster-brake hub.



    Schwinn La Salle-badged frame/truss rod fork. Frame modded with cable guides TIG welded under bottom tube.
    Schwinn late-60's stem
    Wald cruiser bars
    Schwinn late 60's headset
    Oury lock-on grips
    Brooks Flyer Special saddle
    Modded Schwinn late 70-s seat post
    Repop Schwinn Westwind tires
    Shimano Nexus 7-speed internal gear hub, coaster brake and trigger shift
    Aluminum singlewall rims, painted to match the frameset colors
    Tied/soldered spokes
    Azonic downhill cranks/BB
    Shimano DX new generation pedals
    Aluminum kickstand

    About 38-40 pounds of smoothness.
  • 01-16-2013
    propguy
    Nice mix of the old and new!
  • 01-19-2013
    PiasRoller
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    Went for a ride on my cruiser today. I've been riding this frame (my favorite bike) since about 1990 when my previous Schwinn Bomber frame was used-up, bent and annealed beyond recognition.
    To answer the question...
    "If you ride a single speed and nobody sees, is it still cool?"
    The answer would be ...YES! Definitely.
  • 01-20-2013
    schwinnderella
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    This is a cruiser my buddy built around 30 years ago. It is as he built it except the tires were changed some years ago. From time to time i am tempted to break it down to use some of the parts on other projects but have resisted so far.
    <a href="http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user/toowheels2000/media/trailmatebig_zpsbba3f8cf.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/toowheels2000/trailmatebig_zpsbba3f8cf.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo trailmatebig_zpsbba3f8cf.jpg"/></a>
  • 01-21-2013
    den haag
    i love the atom brakes!
  • 01-30-2013
    Boy named SSue
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    A contribution to my favorite thread. Finally got myself a...Camera. Just had this one redone over the summer with a fresh powder coat to replace the crappy one on it when I bought it. I've actually have had this frame for ten years or so. I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it but I found a cheap wheel set at a swap and decided to get her built up. I chose the color to go with the hubs and built it with a bunch of parts I had around. I only had to buy the bars, wheel set, and chain. I've been enjoying the hell out of it.

    I've talked to Paul about the frame and he knew it immediately. He says it was built around '91 or '92 for a shop rat (his words) who then sold it to the guy who I bought it from.
  • 01-30-2013
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    A contribution to my favorite thread. Finally got myself a...Camera. Just had this one redone over the summer with a fresh powder coat to replace the crappy one on it when I bought it. I've actually have had this frame for ten years or so. I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it but I found a cheap wheel set at a swap and decided to get her built up. I chose the color to go with the hubs and built it with a bunch of parts I had around. I only had to buy the bars, wheel set, and chain. I've been enjoying the hell out of it.

    I've talked to Paul about the frame and he knew it immediately. He says it was built around '91 or '92 for a shop rat (his words) who then sold it to the guy who I bought it from.

    That is a fun lookin bike
  • 01-30-2013
    Boy named SSue
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    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    That is a fun lookin bike

    Thanks, I've been enjoying it a lot. Much better photos here.

    P1010627 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    And yes, I need to fix the cranks, the spider wasn't bolted from the back and rotated.