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    My Fifty-Three

    It doesn't look like that anymore.



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    Here's my KHS converted to singlespeed, also have a Mongoose Zuma converted to fixed but no pics yet.


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    why did i sell this?

    oh yeah, because i'm an idiot.....
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    what frame and forks and hubs please?
    veeerrrry nice!
    oh, and neck please.

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    poor scan...

    Quote Originally Posted by elvez
    what frame and forks and hubs please?
    veeerrrry nice!
    oh, and neck please.
    . ..of an old print. schwinn king sting. probably purchased new as a frameset. it was a total basketcase from a yard sale in a crappy neighborhood..... had a cook bb conversion, sugino stem was there, built up some used araya 7x's with a red & a blue nos suzue hub we still had in the shop several years ago. had mark nobilette braze on rear cantis. it was a fun bike.

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    Two past, two present:

    The daily beater. This is what I lock up at work all day, or what I ride in the rain and salty winter roads:

    The nicer beater. This is for decent weather. I'm going to have canti studs brazed on later this winter and make it a cyclocross singlespeed:

    1967 Schwinn Racer. It's not mine anymore, but I took the 26" wheels off and replaced them with Salsa Delgado rims, Schwinn XS 4x4 BMX hubs, 185mm crmo BMX crank, Snafu pedals, and an old Campy headset. I had the color matched and pinstriped fenders, but they weren't on in this pic for some reason. I wish I still had this bike

    1983-4 Mongoose Pro Class. I wish I still had this one as well. I sold it to someone from VintageBMX.com because I knew they'd take care of it and display it better than I could. I'd take it out of a closet once a year maybe to dust it off and ride it. It deserved better.

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    very cool :] here are some then an now pics of my Clunker,
    pics are from April 1984 in Fullerton Ca.


    and today in Prescott AZ.


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    There are some great bikes in this thread. Here are my cruisers, past and present. I've posted some of these before, but figured I'd consolidate them all here.

    Here's my skiptooth 52 Schwinn. Seems to be a popular year- there's a few more '52s in this thread.
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    This is what I call my Bendix cruiser. It's just a Taiwainese-made cruiser frame, nothing special, but I liked the fact it had a water bottle mount. I built some wheels for it, Bendix 2-speed kick back hub in the rear, and threw on some Odyssey cranks and a Moon chainring. And then covered it in band stickers from when I was in school and working at the college radio station.
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    1961 Schwinn Traveler. Sold this last year.
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    S&S 26" BMX Cruiser.
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    Kona A'Ha. Sold this one, but just bought another one
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    I love those dia-compe brake levers!

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    the green lantern lol

    this one will be going to the chop shop for a nice 10" stretch
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    Schwinn Varisity

    Here is my finished winter project, to be used to haul that cup of coffee and myself to the bike shop on Saturday mornings to shoot the breeze with the guys:

    It began as a Schwinn Varsity. the frame dates to October '69. All parts are original except for NOS spokes that I rebuilt the wheels with and NOS Weinmann brake levers and new cables and housings.

    I bead blasted the frame, ground off all cable guides except the rear brake. hand sanded , polished and clear coated.

    the tires are club roost cross terra 27 x 1 3/8

    Cup and holder is by soma fabrications

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    I can't believe I haven't posted my rat up. I bought the original Monark Silver King 24" cruiser for $120 shipped from PA, and the cheap MTB I robbed parts from for $15 I think. They sat around and were ridden for a while, I ended up running the MTB into the ground (trials till the big ring had no teeth, the tire rubbed the frame and it didn't shift) and I just never rode the Monark, because it couldn't handle off road duty with the stock springer and road tires. I basically just stripped the monark and built it back up with the MTB components, some BMX parts and misc stuff laying around the shop. Only thing I had to do fab wise was shorten the (threaded) steerer on the forks (cut, sleeve, braze back together since I don't have a die that big) and grind a little on the rivets on the back of the emblem to make that fit.

    It's not exactly the most modern handling machine, and it doesn't stop worth a damn with only a bad front brake (bare steel just doesn't grip a pad, I might end up wire wheeling them or finding another bike to rob off of), but on a nice flowy trail, I've never had more fun.
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    keepin it on the low low

    my bike I love the most that sits on show in the lounge
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    Dang. I lov me sum velvet. What no subs?

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    ODALE vato! That a firme ride ese!

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    mucho grande
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    mucho caliante
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    Dang. I lov me sum velvet. What no subs?
    no subs but want to turn into trike or 4wheeler,but here in N.Z it cost around $350 for just the chassie and nada else,my bike would be around a $1000 as new,I scored it for 4 $300
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    Saw this bike today and I had my camera with me, so I took a few pictures.

    The frame is not old, it's a repro and it says "Zap" on it which is not the former MBA columnist but the electric bike company. Looks to me like it was once a one-speed, since the derailleur hanger is a bolt-on. Shifter is a GripShift.
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    posted previously somewhere else; my '70 schwinn typhoon. random:

    frame blasted, shaved chainguard mounts & kickstand & powder coated
    mountain cycles suspender fork
    profile bmx stem & seatpost clamp
    nos pro-neck bmx cruiser bar - polished
    nos brooks b5n cut down to swallowesque profile
    jad bmx cranks (hollow cranks arms, ti spindle - neat stuff)
    crupi pedals (new. i wanted hutch pedals until i found out how much they were selling for these days)
    ancient morrow coaster hub - rechromed
    bullseye front hub
    doublewide rims - stripped & polished

    really fun bike. bit of a mash-up in terms of eras & genres, but i think it works.





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    very nice but I think the forks are a bit chunky for the whole bike,a bit too british beef for me but they are very nice forks,overall I would have no hezitation adding that cruiser to the shed
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    Here is another one of mine
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    Notice the pedals
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    Thats one Slik Bike!
    Quote Originally Posted by xy9ine
    posted previously somewhere else; my '70 schwinn typhoon. random:

    frame blasted, shaved chainguard mounts & kickstand & powder coated
    mountain cycles suspender fork
    profile bmx stem & seatpost clamp
    nos pro-neck bmx cruiser bar - polished
    nos brooks b5n cut down to swallowesque profile
    jad bmx cranks (hollow cranks arms, ti spindle - neat stuff)
    crupi pedals (new. i wanted hutch pedals until i found out how much they were selling for these days)
    ancient morrow coaster hub - rechromed
    bullseye front hub
    doublewide rims - stripped & polished

    really fun bike. bit of a mash-up in terms of eras & genres, but i think it works.





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    Finally finished my cruiser

    Been working on this through the winter, and it's finally rideable

    80's Schwinn Cruiser complete bike saved from the garbage
    original fork
    Rear wheel is original 114mm spaced coaster brake(stopping sucks)
    Front is a cheap spare from the garage
    Machined solid aluminum seatpost
    Machined bottom bracket adapter (both made in the shop where I teach)
    original stem
    Diamondback bars
    original headset
    Brooks B-17 saddle
    Truvativ cranks Ritchey chainring and UN-51 bottom bracket from the parts bin
    Kenda K-Rad 2.3 tires
    original grips (to be replaced asap...ouch!)
    pedals stolen from my wifes bike (until I can buy some decent platforms)

    Still looking for a set of drum brake wheels so I can actually stop!
    I am also still toying with the bars, need to ride these a bit to see how I like them (used to riding bars with lots more sweep!)

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    My cruisers, old and news

    New:
    2007 Knight Bike Co. Retro Redline Squareback

    2008 SE OM Flyer


    Old:
    Unknown 26 inch BMX frame w champion bar and double top tube


    Hutch XL24 from the 80s.

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    that red bmx is mint,I would cruze on that any day
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    Picked up another King Sting Today This One is Nicey

    I was stoked about this one. Got it today from the owner of a schwinn shop back in the 70s and 80s that is selling his shop and whole collection. He put this King Sting together back in the day and never rode it. Sturmey Archer drums front and rear, SE Racing Landing Gear forks, red arayas.
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    Specialized Globe with F/R drum brakes.
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    Got some cruisers to add to this thread. First one is a '61 Schwinn that I built up for a friend.

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    And this is a 1941 Schwinn DX. Definitely a keeper.

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    Thats a way cool way to place the dropout adjuster bolts,never seen that way done before
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    That '41 DX just screams klunker, you ought to send that over to Alan Bonds and have him do it up right. Very nice.

    I'd be happy to take it off your hands if you decide to part with it!

    frog

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    '97 A'ha Cruiser

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIPLE R
    Thats a way cool way to place the dropout adjuster bolts,never seen that way done before
    It is also the way to tell a pre-war Schwinn from a post-war one.

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    Cruiser 5

    Gotta keep the cruiser thread going. Got this as a frame and fork and added the bars, stem, wheels and seat. Just gotta do something about the pedals.
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    nice,my repo cruiser looks similar to yours,still havent got round to stetchin out the rear,I like clean lines so i gona run the gear cable into the top of the downtube thru the BB into the chainstay and out near the back,dont need a back brake,cos I doing it in flat black rat rod style wid ol skool pin stripes,should come out o.k,imagine yours wid about an 8-10inch stretch from the back wheel and the seatpost welded neer where the bracke bosses are and then I will remove the seattube all together so it will be void in the frame,yeeeaaaar monster garage style
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    One I've been messing with.

    Wheelbase: 77.25 in
    Seat Height: 24 in
    Fork Length: 35 in
    Rear Tire: 26x2.4
    Front Tire: 24x2.125

    Will be getting a Sturmey-Archer rear hub (going to make a motorcycle style jockey shift to control it), new front fork with CNC clamps and stem, disc brakes, etc.

    Freakin' thing works your abs like mad.



    I use it to cruise the neighborhood with the kids.

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    You read my mind wid the jockey shift
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    Here is my Australian Cattle Dog sitting with my 2000 Rockhopper FSR and 1950 Schwinn B-6.

    Except for the tires, the Schwinn is pretty much the way it was when I bought it. It came with the original rack and rear fender, and I'd like to find a front fender for it.

    Now that I've put Maxxis Hookworm tires on the Rockhopper, it makes a superb cruiser. Every day I use it to walk (and run) my dog, and she loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biss-ness
    Thats one Slik Bike!
    thanks man. decided to change it up a bit; it's going to have some fixie / cross dna injected in it's next iteration.

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    Sorry if this has already been covered but this is a big thread.

    How comfortable of a bike does a cruiser make? I have lusted after a Texas Firemans Cruzer for years and next year I might actually be able to purchase one as a secondary "play" bike. But I want something that will be comfortable on extended rides (4+ hours) around town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters


    Here is my Australian Cattle Dog sitting with my 2000 Rockhopper FSR and 1950 Schwinn B-6.

    Except for the tires, the Schwinn is pretty much the way it was when I bought it. It came with the original rack and rear fender, and I'd like to find a front fender for it.

    Now that I've put Maxxis Hookworm tires on the Rockhopper, it makes a superb cruiser. Every day I use it to walk (and run) my dog, and she loves it.

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    I'm really getting into the Schwinn and the dog. The Spec is way too spaceship looking for me.

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    Reconditioned Mongoose Zuma. I added the f/r drum brakes and 7 spd dropout derailleur (a la klunker). I can't wait to replace the flimsy suspension seatpost.
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    Here is my 26" BMX. It is an unknown frame and fork. It is like none other I have ever seen. Everybody I ask about is stumped to is origins as well.





    Chainstay and dropouts are like none other.



    Frame was too tall to fit all the way in the chroming tank.



    Tuff Neck stem.



    Wolber double wall rims with specialized sealed bearing hubs. Radial front.



    The bars are too tall so I have some bars off of a 1972 Husky dirtbike to swap out. I have the yellow front tire but swapped it out to ride some dirt trails.

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    Cool.
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    Here are updated photos of a couple I posted early in this thread.

    I stopped pulling the kid trailer with the one, so was able to remove the rack and fender. I also found that it was the only good use for the Continental Vertical Pros I had laying around. I originally built it in 1986 with Shimano BMX cranks, a Cyclepro fork, Tioga BMX seat post camp, and Diamond Back BMX stem. Has a mid 80's Shimano coaster brake rear wheel and an early 90's Deore DX front on an Araya CV-7 rim.

    After 20 years, I finally got around to rattle can painting the red and white one last summer. Had to hand paint the Indian heads. Bike is mostly original and it is time for a re-build of the New Departure rear hub, as it barely stops..
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    Here are mine: 1950 Schwinn w/Morrow rr hub and local provenance; 1954 Schwinn girls' step-through that I picked up/rebuilt for a friend, 1980 Schwinn Heavy Duti (a basement find - FREE), and 1981 Schwinn Cruiser with modern running gear. The blue, green, and yellow bikes are 100% original, except for the basket and tires on the Heavy Duti, and tires on the blue bike.
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    I have no clue what it is, but it's fun!


    And my cruiser project a 1946(I believe) Schwinn B6

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    There are a ton of great bikes on here, thanks for sharing everyone!

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    Here's mine, a 1969 Humber Sports. 3-speed. Lots of fun!

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    Added a few things to my '41 DX, and took some new photos. I changed the seat out for a Brooks, found an original headbadge, and found a replacement decal for the downtube. Next up is a rear hub overhaul, but other than that, I love riding this bike.

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    Sweet Build... Love the prewar Schwinn

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    1952 Schwinn Spitfire


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    1949 Schwinn DX, Restored
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    1940/41 DX "LaSalle" retro DH race bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamf777
    Here is my 26" BMX. It is an unknown frame and fork. It is like none other I have ever seen. Everybody I ask about is stumped to is origins as well.





    Chainstay and dropouts are like none other.



    Frame was too tall to fit all the way in the chroming tank.



    Tuff Neck stem.



    Wolber double wall rims with specialized sealed bearing hubs. Radial front.



    The bars are too tall so I have some bars off of a 1972 Husky dirtbike to swap out. I have the yellow front tire but swapped it out to ride some dirt trails.
    I am pretty sure this is an MCS.
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    Original CB Cruiser!

    Here's a pic of my CB Cruiser. All original with CBR fr hub, bars, Team Schwinn cranks, Diacompe fr brake, Schwinn saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammetal
    Here's a pic of my CB Cruiser. All original with CBR fr hub, bars, Team Schwinn cranks, Diacompe fr brake, Schwinn saddle.
    Oh damn!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    I have a new favorite Cooks Cruiser. Aw heck, I think I have a new favorite cruiser....
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    That is hot.
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    Here's a few more pics of the CB Cruiser
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammetal
    Here's a pic of my CB Cruiser. All original with CBR fr hub, bars, Team Schwinn cranks, Diacompe fr brake, Schwinn saddle.
    Absolutely love it but it needs a Brooks saddle badly. That Schwinn ain't cutting it.

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    These things are getting to be like Cunninghams. Everybody's got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamf777

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    I am pretty sure this is an MCS.
    A similar MCS to the one above popped up on CL locally (gone now).



    Then what looks like the same frame popped up on the bay from the area too. Not sure they are the same or not... two quad forks in the same week would be quite a coincidence though!





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    Yeah, But...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    Absolutely love it but it needs a Brooks saddle badly. That Schwinn ain't cutting it.
    This is a 25 yr old bike with the exact kit supplied when my dad bought it. Why change because it's cool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    all very cool

    but that Iver is hot!

    Hah! Blast from the past.. that Iver used to be mine!

    Looking good RedBarn....

    -Schmitty-

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    Here's a current project

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    This thread just keeps getting better.

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    Heres my Schwinn, roughly '35-'38. Awaiting better bars and a headbadge but getting some use around the local trails. Are there any more Klunkers in the UK?



    Last edited by Dr S; 05-19-2009 at 12:21 AM.

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    Update on build specs. Getting closer to finished.
    1982 Cook Bros Cruiser Frame and fork
    CBR cruiser handlebars
    CBR hubs laced to Ukai Aeros with Ritchey Logic spokes
    Hatta Kongo headset
    CBR stem
    Helix CBR style seat clamp (real ones are getting 350$ and up
    dia-compe 901 front
    dia-compe tech 5 lever
    CBR crankset
    CBR bottom bracket)
    shimano original bmx dx pedals
    These parts I had to go modern. I wan to ride this bike not display it
    Primo 22.2 chrome seatpost with integrated guts.
    Selle Italia comfort seat
    Avocet 1.95 kevlar belted slicks

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    To finish I'd like to get an vintage aluminum post and some Shimano Tourney bmx brake/s. It would be nice to have a real seat clamp but the cost is way too out of my league. Then again I said that about the ugly CBR stem. Before I got it. Still the most used bike I own. Use it as a sleigh for when my dog takes me for a run and to pull the kid to school in the trailer. Great bike. The bars are so comfortable.

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    Awesome CBR cruiser!! Although I would push those bars forward a bit. It just looks goofy that way, although im sure its comfy.

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    Thanks. I always though they looked goofy like that in pics too. Thought maybe they wer mounted wrong or something. But when you mount them in this position they are in the proper positioning for your wrists. This is the way they were designed to be positioned as per Billy Mac (<designed the cruiser bits). Its position is not as agressive as the CBR mountain bars that were on there before or the Santa Ana GT 26" bars they replaced but in riding them and curb jumping them they feel perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Williwoods
    Awesome CBR cruiser!! Although I would push those bars forward a bit. It just looks goofy that way, although im sure its comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    Thanks. I always though they looked goofy like that in pics too. Thought maybe they wer mounted wrong or something. But when you mount them in this position they are in the proper positioning for your wrists. This is the way they were designed to be positioned as per Billy Mac (<designed the cruiser bits). Its position is not as agressive as the CBR mountain bars that were on there before or the Santa Ana GT 26" bars they replaced but in riding them and curb jumping them they feel perfect.
    Thats interesting, I had a pair of those bars and just mounted them the same as any bmx cruiser bars, inline with headtube.........it did make my wrists bend outward with the bars swept up and out like that. I never would have guessed mounting them like that. But if your source is billy mac then I gues thats that.

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    looking for inexpensive suggestions on this one (21.1mm steerer):




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    My Hunter

    Rick made this for NAHMBS a few years ago. I ride it a lot.

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    I love it! Any more pictures of the fork Crown? Rear Brakes are a nice touch too. Looks a lot like a Lawwill Pro Cruiser. Cool form!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    I love it! Any more pictures of the fork Crown? Rear Brakes are a nice touch too. Looks a lot like a Lawwill Pro Cruiser. Cool form!
    You can see it a little better here - he calls it a Super Crown.

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    Nice! I like it. I was curious about that additional bridge under the segmented crown. Very unique. That's got to be one of the coolest builds I've seen yet.

    Thanks for the additional pics!

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    Here is my Rat Rod Cruiser soon to be all original Airflow. I have been collecting parts for this frame for years and have everything but the tank. I have a source for that now.




    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Here's my Schwinn - Coaster brake only, because that's what the rules call for (see http://atomiccycles.com/coaster.html)



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    boy, I'd sure do something about that non-driveside axle nut ....doesn't look too secure to me.

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    That's gen-U-wine pah-TI-nuh raht thar. Yup. Yessiree bob! Nah - I grabbed that one out of the old nuts-n-bolts can because I was out of SAE. It'll get a new one when I go over to the bike shop to replace a sheared 11g nipple.

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    Stan,
    I wouldn't think that you would be afraid of a little rust.

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    I found this tread after I Googled Klunkerz
    This is a 2000 Schwinn Cruiser Four I sold to a freind 6 years ago. After not seeing him in 6 years he came in to my shop three weeks ago. He wanted to know if I wanted it. I said sure! He pulled it out and it was in rough shape. After five hourss of steel wool, metal polish and frame restorer she looks better.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33936975@N00/3960952672/" title="Schwinn Cruiser 4 05 by normbilt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2573/3960952672_f60bfca7be_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Schwinn Cruiser 4 05" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33936975@N00/3960952800/" title="Schwinn Cruiser 4 02 by normbilt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/3960952800_177e311fa4_b.jpg" width="1024" height="975" alt="Schwinn Cruiser 4 02" /></a>

    My 1999 Dyno Kruiser Mooneyes
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    My Electra Boney Finger with a 60's Schwinn in my backyard
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    Just built up this rider so I figured I would post it since somebody revived the cruiser thread. Powerlite 3 bar 24.
    Redline cranks
    Ukai speedline wheels
    Pro Neck
    Powerbend bars

    And my man cave I am working on.
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    One more...

    Not a mountain bike but a cruiser non-the-less. I found this rusting away in a neighbor's yard where it had been left abandoned for the past decade. It took a bit of work but I was able to reuse many of the original parts including the wheelset, stem and fender (although I bobbed it). I replaced the crankset with an old school Takagi BMX crankset from the early 80's and a repro monarch springer fork from Crossbow Cycles. Overall she came out great and rides better than I ever expected given her original condition.

    The link to the build sequence is here



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    Timmy, nice work, I like the look of that

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    Thanks!

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    Nice job Timmy and Scotty,

    I could sure use a few of those Powerlite parts on the Champion build.
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    Back at you!

    Your Schwinn has really taken shape. I like your parts choice, from the drum brakes, to the three speed huband and my personal favorite, those old campy BMX cranks.

    I actually have a question for you regarding those cranks. I have a set of similar cranks that I've been saving for a special project. My understanding is that these were made for a BB spindle with a track taper. I was just curious what BB you chose for your build?

    Thanks in Advance,

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    It was an ISO BB in I believe a 122 width. I did all this wonderful figuring per guidelines on one of Sheldons pages and came up with a 113 width needed. Had my friend who has a bikeshop order one for me. Of course when we put the BB in it was too narrow and he had to dig around and find something wide enough. In my research, believe the only difference between the Campy Pista and the Campy BMX cranks was that the BMX came in the annodized colors (Red/Blue/Gold I think).
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    Made some changes to the 1936 C - excuse the crappy cell pics.



    NOS shorty Magura with moto cable.



    "SCHWINN" stamped Ashtabula stem.



    Skull Skates cruiser bars and some beefier WTB rubbers.



    The rest is the way it's been rockin the last few years (original paint, original Morrow hub, original chain ring, mid 1950s Sturmey BF front drum, Rigida 2.125 rims, 70s B-72, Campy QR, Odyssey crank, AME grips, VP pedals)

    ...strictly downhill...

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    I like the skull skates bars!
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    This is a bike I had built over the summer....RETRO HYBRID KLUNKER!








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    EDITE: sorry, wrong placement of post

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    that frame looks kinda similar to mine.....mine's a "FMSA BEST CYCLE"....is yours a Schwinn? Yours is cooler.



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