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    Wow,
    Some very cool stuff!

    I want to take the red one out. State of the art.
    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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    The Cruiser Thread

    My fun ride MTB with a few bmx parts.


    And my Electra Cruiser

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    Cool little slice of how it came about, don't the pro cruiser have a crazy long wheel base? I have a GL fireoad cruiser and it is just too long to wield in the dirt well..

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    My Champion is the worst handling bike I own. Hats off to those who made it work BITD. Total chick magnet on the boulevard though.
    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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    The Cruiser Thread-jansa2.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-jansa2-3-.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-jansa2-2-.jpg

    Latest from the lab for a customer.

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    Rev - What kind of coaster brake set up are you using there? That bike looks awesome! Rich.

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    I think it's a highstop or kt, the same for the most part. The rims are alloy with 12 gauge spokes, pretty cool!

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    Larkspur Canyon Downhill!



    George Newman AKA "The Mad Bomber" This is the last cruiser he rode up to about 1984. Hanging on the wall is his repack winning frame & front wheel



    George Newman, Repack.... Brakes? Who needs brakes?



    George passing Joe.

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    now thats cool stuff, thanks!

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    Cool stuff.
    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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    Very cool!

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    Schwinn vs. Colson

    Very nice Mr. S-Trail. OK..OK. What are the angles and BB drop on those Colson thangs?
    Compared to say a Schwinn? I think we know a postwar (forward facing drop-out) Schwinn handles speed better than a prewar, so maybe one of the reasons for George being so freakishly fast was the handling of your more favored Colson's.
    Oh'ya and since you will not let that Lawsuit go maybe I should be looking for a Colson.
    Here is a picture of brother, Shreadyready's, Retrotec-Inglis he won by riding an old Schwinn really fast.
    Hugh...Wins on a Schwinn but has the guy build a Colson. HA HA HA - What?
    What is dat rudimentary brake thing over on the left dair.
    Oh, and that helmut looks like it was purchased at the Salvation Armyz.
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    Shvinn Vs Colson...

    Quote Originally Posted by PiasRoller View Post
    Very nice Mr. S-Trail. OK..OK. What are the angles and BB drop on those Colson thangs?
    Compared to say a Schwinn? I think we know a postwar (forward facing drop-out) Schwinn handles speed better than a prewar, so maybe one of the reasons for George being so freakishly fast was the handling of your more favored Colson's.
    Oh'ya and since you will not let that Lawsuit go maybe I should be looking for a Colson.
    Here is a picture of brother, Shreadyready's, Retrotec-Inglis he won by riding an old Schwinn really fast.
    Hugh...Wins on a Schwinn but has the guy build a Colson. HA HA HA - What?
    What is dat rudimentary brake thing over on the left dair.
    Oh, and that helmut looks like it was purchased at the Salvation Armyz.
    You vant-n-z anglz ya? Dependenz on vat forken-z you choose ya

    I used to think of the post war Schwinn as the poor boys Colson... well before the inter-web anyhow! Pretty easy to find now.

    Freddy's rig is loosely based on a late 30's Iver Johnson
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    Oh... I went over to Donny's tonight and traded my fork in on a canti delete! and I'm putting them on my King Sting.

    Fret Not! Those Lawsuits have like 65 degree head angles! Can you say wheel flop. They probably get real stable at like... 90mph!

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    The Cruiser Thread

    Here's a lil number I've been working on all winter. More of a retro/modern bike. 60's metal flake, Brooks leather, and some other blingy parts. The best part is the crank. It's an old Shimano from my 1990 GT Karakoram, the first mtb that was bought for me when I was 16. Cheers!






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    Getting around to this rust bucket, told myself I'd strip the 50+ junkers in my yard first so now I have a 3 foot pile of parts to contend with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    Here's a lil number I've been working on all winter. More of a retro/modern bike. 60's metal flake, Brooks leather, and some other blingy parts. The best part is the crank. It's an old Shimano from my 1990 GT Karakoram, the first mtb that was bought for me when I was 16. Cheers!






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    It's like a 70"s van but on a bike. Sweet!!!

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    Well instead of eating and drinking like most people on the 4th, I took the extra day off to get some much needed TIG welding practice in. I saw a double down tube Champion on Ebay and it went for 1800 bucks, not that I couldn't afford the money but the sense that I was indeed a rube would not leave my mind easily, so I decided to make my own. I used my I.F. single speed frame to get the angles, so it's a very quick steering bike, perhaps too much for the street. I made a jig and wrote everything down so I could reproduce it or tweak it if need be. I survived going up and down my street so far, we'll see.

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    Very cool thread! I love the curvey cruiser conversions. Finding one in a 22" frame isn't going to happen without serious capital outlay, but I could still work with a neighborhood cruiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Well instead of eating and drinking like most people on the 4th, I took the extra day off to get some much needed TIG welding practice in. I saw a double down tube Champion on Ebay and it went for 1800 bucks, not that I couldn't afford the money but the sense that I was indeed a rube would not leave my mind easily, so I decided to make my own. I used my I.F. single speed frame to get the angles, so it's a very quick steering bike, perhaps too much for the street. I made a jig and wrote everything down so I could reproduce it or tweak it if need be. I survived going up and down my street so far, we'll see.

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    I totally dig the concept!
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    Here's my entry. Not as nice as many here. KHS Fleetwood, I'm told it was from the first year run, one of 200 made. AL frame, debadged, King headset, Specialized cranks & Nexus 7 speed.
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    2012 Specialized Camber Comp 29er
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    Schwinn 20" Fastback 5 speed stick shift

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    My favorite cruiser on this thread. I went by my local Trek dealer hoping they had a Classic in stock. None, Trek is out of the cruiser business.
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    My cruiser.

    87' Mongoose ATB

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    Another, my 30+ year old Nishiki Pacific, all original except for the tires (and baby seat). Steel frame must weigh 35 lbs. Perfect for the OCNJ boardwalk.
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    KHS Fleetwood
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    Cruising around the Oregon coast I stopped to take this picture only to have bike fall over and bend the hanger, ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Cruising around the Oregon coast I stopped to take this picture only to have bike fall over and bend the hanger, ouch!
    Haha...I feel you're pain...can't tell you how many times I've been lining up a photo only to sense just a bit of movement...jump to catch bike, and beat my knees on the landing to save a scuffed pedal and grip end.



    Cruiser looks sweet, and riding area looks fun.



    Steve

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