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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    my homemade cruier.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/4941332843/" title="Atomic Flyer handmade BMX cruiser by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4941332843_e00d79792e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Atomic Flyer handmade BMX cruiser" /></a>
    How about a closeup of those rear dropouts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    How about a closeup of those rear dropouts?

    They're Surly dropouts.


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    Ivory and Dove Gray

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    That's looking really nice. Can you tell me the color (I'm color-blind)? It sort of looks like the Desert Turquoise (YETI) color with creme accents that I was considering for one of my clunkers.

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    Certainly, They are acrylic enamels and the colors are ivory and Dove Gray. I ordered them from TCP Global here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    They're Surly dropouts.


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    Wow, when you said homemade you meant homemade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Wow, when you said homemade you meant homemade.
    Well, what did you think I meant? Me and my friend made two frames, includng making the jigs it took us about 40 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    Well, what did you think I meant? Me and my friend made two frames, includng making the jigs it took us about 40 hours.
    I don't know, but nice job. I made a tandem once, I wish I took pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    I don't know, but nice job. I made a tandem once, I wish I took pics.
    I guess some people's idea of homemade is they painted it and put all the parts on.

    some more pics:


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    for some real time wasting:

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    Here's my Gary Littlejohn Fireroad cruiser. Bendix 2 speed rear hub, sugino stem and cranks. Rode it my local trails, good going up the coaster was not ok for some of the more steep and technical decents, did get a lot of looks though. Rode great on the fireroads.

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    Prewar Manton & Smith Frame

    i don't know what i'll end up doing with this, but i like how the joints look similar to modern tig welds........








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    prewar schwinn- 'the beaver'

    while i'm posting, what the heck- here's a klunker inspired cruiser i don't think i've posted here before.....



















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    Cool. Are those rods really wooden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357
    i don't know what i'll end up doing with this, but i like how the joints look similar to modern tig welds........







    Looks more like a mig, perhaps it was re-welded some time in it's life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    Looks more like a mig, perhaps it was re-welded some time in it's life?

    nah, all manton & smiths are like this, i think i was told they were brazed w/bronze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357
    nah, all manton & smiths are like this, i think i was told they were brazed w/bronze.

    If that were the case the sandblasting would have showed the brass color in the welds, so it looks like it's all steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    Looks more like a mig, perhaps it was re-welded some time in it's life?
    That is interesting. I'm with Paul. I don't recall seeing a frame from this era that wasn't brazed. But then My N is relatively small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    That is interesting. I'm with Paul. I don't recall seeing a frame from this era that wasn't brazed. But then My N is relatively small.

    while i don't claim to know what was used, after googling a little welding history it seems unlikely mig or tig would have been used at that time.

    if you follow this link you'll see that rather than being a one-off reweld the frame is just another example of what was the standard method of a little known manufacturer.

    http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthr...e-fix-progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357
    while i don't claim to know what was used, after googling a little welding history it seems unlikely mig or tig would have been used at that time.

    if you follow this link you'll see that rather than being a one-off reweld the frame is just another example of what was the standard method of a little known manufacturer.

    http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthr...e-fix-progress

    Pretty cool and a bit unique. Perhaps the difference between a small builder and a large homogenized factory? I'm used to seeing joints like this on these old motobikes.


    PS. What do the dropouts and seat cluster look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357
    while i don't claim to know what was used, after googling a little welding history it seems unlikely mig or tig would have been used at that time.

    if you follow this link you'll see that rather than being a one-off reweld the frame is just another example of what was the standard method of a little known manufacturer.

    http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthr...e-fix-progress
    Did not mean it was done so when new, but as a repair. After looking at that thread it could have been arc welded from the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Pretty cool and a bit unique. Perhaps the difference between a small builder and a large homogenized factory? I'm used to seeing joints like this on these old motobikes. What do the dropouts and seat cluster look like?
    maybe the difference between an unprofitable and a profitable factory... i don't have many more shots of this one. here's the st/tt junction. the dropouts are joined with the same type of welds, basically just one vertical row.




    i'm used to seeing brazed joints on prewar bikes as well. generally that 'capillary' kind of brazing, or on schwinns a brazed joint slathered in lead with a wooden spatula afterwards to give the appearance of a fillet. out of curiosity i called mark nobilette and quizzed him. he said the m&s style is often called 'gas welding'. the welds are indeed steel, but done in the pre-mig/tig days with a torch- each bead is essentially a little steel fillet. not well suited to framebuilding, it is very time consuming and requires a lot of heat (a LOT of heat, he reiterated!) since the steel melts at a higher temperature than brass, etc.- nearly the same as the tubing......now i half understand one more useless thing about funky old bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Cool. Are those rods really wooden?

    yeah, my attempt at steam bending was an utter failure so i plugged them into some stainless tubing from ace hardware at the top and some electrical connectors at the bottom. then i went off a couple curbs just to make sure..... btw, sorry about the ridiculously long stem bolt in the previous pics. i gotta trim that.....








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    Well those are the first handmade truss rods I have ever seen. Cool.
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    cook bros in the backyard

    you asked for more. i hope to provide this.
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    den haag, is that a Cunningham fork?
    just wondering :]
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    cook bros in the backyard

    cunninghham fork, hubs and front brake. ti seatpost w/SR post head and b-17 brooks, cooks cruiser bars from jack himself,willits stem, chris king BB, pauls levers and rear brake, e cranks, suntour pedals w/ toe flips. and a king cage.

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    spotted at China Camp yesterday morning....'39 DX hybrid with AB paint, Atom hubs laced to Ukais, Suntour mechs and shifters, TA triple, Tange TX1200, Magura levers
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    spotted at China Camp yesterday morning....'39 DX hybrid with AB paint, Atom hubs laced to Ukais, Suntour mechs and shifters, TA triple, Tange TX1200, Magura levers

    no denim OR flannel??!! wtf???


    just kidding- VERY cool bike

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    Always nice when the frame is not the most valuable/desirable part of a Cook Bros cruiser.
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    My Latest Klunker Build

    Used the paint templates off of Ebay. Had some problems but I think it looks good from a distance. Went with Sugino 1 piece cranks and sealed BB.
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    Problems?
    It looks sweet from here?
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    I scratched the paint trying to peel off the templates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    I scratched the paint trying to peel off the templates.
    Ouch!

    Again....Looks good from where I'm standing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Used the paint templates off of Ebay. Had some problems but I think it looks good from a distance. Went with Sugino 1 piece cranks and sealed BB.

    looks good, gonna hit the trails with it or just cruise?

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    Found this Western Flyer frame in a collapsed barn. Built it into a commuter bike for NYC back in the 80s. Hence the narrow bars for tight traffic and the portage strap for walkups.

    Sorry about the fuzz. Took it with my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    looks good, gonna hit the trails with it or just cruise?
    Probably just cruise with the current gear ratio but I will probably throw on a 5 speed rear and a derailleur in the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modifier
    Found this Western Flyer frame in a collapsed barn. Built it into a commuter bike for NYC back in the 80s. Hence the narrow bars for tight traffic and the portage strap for walkups.

    Sorry about the fuzz. Took it with my phone.
    That thing looks bullet proof with those lugs. Probably make a nice klunker.
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    Here's a looptail for some cruisers we're working on:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5209783124/" title="Looptail BMX rearend by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5209783124_ed68c17090.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Looptail BMX rearend" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5209782974/" title="Looptail BMX rearend by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5209782974_a94dbb3cf7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Looptail BMX rearend" /></a>

    Here's a mock up w/o the looptail...we're working on a few out of 4130...more details later...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5219983390/" title="Article 1 BMX Cruiser Construction by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5219983390_52852e68b4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Article 1 BMX Cruiser Construction" /></a>

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    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
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    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
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    About 38-40 pounds of smoothness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    Here's a looptail for some cruisers we're working on:

    Love it. It looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btl68
    My La Salle-badged Schwinn with a Shimano Nexus 7-speed coaster-brake hub.
    Looks fun! Specs please!

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    This is my 82 MCS Magna Cruise as it sits right now.Ive got polished Proclass wheels with new blue mylar tape that are going on in a couple week


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    52 Schwinn

    Built in 07. Sold to my best bud last year. It's now turning heads up in Steamboat and is used as his daily commuter. That thing carved turns like a GS ski. I miss it but I have a few more in the works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Looks fun! Specs please!
    Specs now in original post...
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    Finally finished this Beast.

    Not a mountain bike I know, but definitely a cruiser (although it is built with 700c velocity blunts).



    Cheers!

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    TIMMY that bike is really *****en!

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    looks good!

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    That one is a beauty.

    Is that the same rusted looking hulk of a bike that you posted further up? If so, you got skills.
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    i like this one very much. is that a willits in the background?

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    It's a Don bike.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    even better! do you live in salida? i know there are more 28" survivors there than any other place i know of. a mclung is the last bike on my NEED list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    That one is a beauty.

    Is that the same rusted looking hulk of a bike that you posted further up? If so, you got skills.

    Yeah, It's the same bike. Unfortunately, they're not so much skills as an awful lot of patience. This was the first time I'd ever attempted a two-tone paint scheme and I chose a frame that was solid but pretty pitted. There was a lot of trial and error involved.

    Thanks again!

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    Nope. It's a Tony bike. You won't see gears (hey, I'm old) or disc brakes on a Don. The bike in the back is my Pereira Roaring 29er. Once I completed the Hawthorne, I couldn't resist getting the two of them together for an extended family photo.



    As for living in Salida. No, but I am a Colorado native. ...or at least I was. After 9 years in San Diego, I believe that status has been revoked. ;0

    Thanks again for the kind words.

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    A 47 Schwinn DX I built for my sister's college transport.



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    DX Hybrid

    After looking at this for a couple of weeks, I decided to go all the way hybrid. Gonna put at least a double on the front as well as soon as I can locate my front derailleur which is laying around here somewhere. After looking at some more pics, I am going to reroute my rear shifter cable along the top tube as well.
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    That's looking good. The single up front is so clean though.....
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    That's looking good. The single up front is so clean though.....
    Thanks. I guess there was a period where they were running a single up front and a derailleur in the back but it probably wasn't a stripped down TA type. I found my derailleur but can't find the mounting bracket and now I can't find the correct spacers for the second ring. Man, I gotta clean up my parts bins.
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    I hate to pollute the beauties in this thread...but I spied an old Jamis Boss on campus today:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    Here's a looptail for some cruisers we're working on:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5209783124/" title="Looptail BMX rearend by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5209783124_ed68c17090.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Looptail BMX rearend" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5209782974/" title="Looptail BMX rearend by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5209782974_a94dbb3cf7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Looptail BMX rearend" /></a>

    Here's a mock up w/o the looptail...we're working on a few out of 4130...more details later...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5219983390/" title="Article 1 BMX Cruiser Construction by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5219983390_52852e68b4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Article 1 BMX Cruiser Construction" /></a>
    Here's some pics of our test mules:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5276316794/" title="Article One BMX cruiser frame in the raw by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5276316794_4964baa162.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Article One BMX cruiser frame in the raw" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5275708985/" title="Article One BMX cruiser frame in the raw by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5162/5275708985_857ee90502.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Article One BMX cruiser frame in the raw" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/5268084618/" title="Article One Prototype frame by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5268084618_92b609b164.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Article One Prototype frame" /></a>

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    Very cool. Any more info on details and options? (price, euro bottom bracket, head size, weight...)
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    looks alot like a gary little john.

    very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    Very cool. Any more info on details and options? (price, euro bottom bracket, head size, weight...)
    for now we're doing american bb, we could do one with a euro...the head tube is standard 1 1/8 threadless. these are made from some thick stuff so we're going to do our production run with lighter tubing, we're guessing around 7 pounds.

    going to be 4-500 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    for now we're doing american bb, we could do one with a euro...the head tube is standard 1 1/8 threadless. these are made from some thick stuff so we're going to do our production run with lighter tubing, we're guessing around 7 pounds.

    going to be 4-500 bucks.
    That's pretty cool.

    Keep us posted. I am interested in one.
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    will do...

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    This thread rules! Going strong on year 5! I wish some of these pics were here when I was still shooting the film. I would have hunted some of you down so I could use your pictures. That Cooks from Murdock kills me. So much history in one bike! I was just getting ready to dump a bunch of my old bikes and parts, but now I'm having second thoughts. My wife's not having second thoughts, but I am. It's very inspiring to see what you guys (and gals?) have put together. Ride on! Keep this thread going...

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    Here's some pics of one of our test mules, we should have our production frames done by the end of Feb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    Here's some pics of one of our test mules, we should have our production frames done by the end of Feb.
    Endless frame style. The Rev, Cooks, Prewar C.......

    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    I hate to pollute the beauties in this thread...but I spied an old Jamis Boss on campus today:

    nothin' wrong with diamond frames-

    put together this shop bike from an old schwinn sierra frame and some spare parts.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357
    nothin' wrong with diamond frames-

    put together this shop bike from an old schwinn sierra frame and some spare parts.....



    Cool Dave. I like those bars. What are they?
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    kinda look like those Felt Cruiser bars ??

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    yep, they're the felts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    Here's some pics of one of our test mules, we should have our production frames done by the end of Feb.
    I think your frame looks great.

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    Heres the bike I got my @$$ handed to me on at the most recent Coaster Brake Challenge







    This bike is wayyyyyyy too much fun. I will definitely be shooting for at least last place at the next race!

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    Winter in Colorado, got the bug going and have two projects waiting in the garage. A pre-war Monarch and 60's schwinn.

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    My 2010 Soulville SS

    Not really a mountain bike, but defintely a cruiser!
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    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    81 King Sing

    My current cruiser.




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    I don't know if anyone has posted this. The Larkspur Canyon Gang's own Robert Stewart's Repack bike. Wicked. Thanks to Robert and Alan Bonds for sharing...
    http://www.clunkers.net/roberts/robs.html

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    I have been working on another beach bike.

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    The ultimate A, master of the polishing wheel. Polished on polished. Accented by a beefy set of Kenda's....
    Looks like a lot of work. Pretty, but I bet a lot of work.
    No hiding on that bike......
    Looks good,
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterendo
    I don't know if anyone has posted this. The Larkspur Canyon Gang's own Robert Stewart's Repack bike. Wicked. Thanks to Robert and Alan Bonds for sharing...
    http://www.clunkers.net/roberts/robs.html
    Or Ian's (Rob's brother) bike

    http://www.clunkers.net/ians/ians.html


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    Just picked this up for the tires...After hefting it up on the roof rack there is absolutely no doubt....This is a cruiser......and aluminum wheels were a huge improvement in the progression of mtb's...

    1978 Schwinn Klunker 5;

    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    A heavy bike is a great trainer.

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    Kona Humuhumu-Nukunuku-Apua'a

    You can say that again...




    Had a chance to pick this up over the winter. Always thought they were kinda cool.


    Here's the bike when I first got it, a little sad and neglected...





    Built up some nicer wheels, removed the brake bosses on the fork (if it looks like a klunker then by god it's going to have a drum brake!), and swapped out a few parts here and there to suit my tastes...











    I was stoked when I found out MKS was producing these pedals again...




    Pretty fun little rider.

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    Surly, what size is your Humu? I have a 16" which i realized too late is too small for me, an 18" would be perfect

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    Humuuuuuu

    Nice Kona!


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    Some more pics of our frames










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    Got this a couple of days ago...

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    53 pounds of "Superb"!
    Wanted: Ritchey built Frame/Fork 85 or earlier.

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    Did a little coaster brake action in Morro bay. Very well groomed trail. Good times.

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    did you use the tools after you road?

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    oops

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    Never seen another of these... Seems stout, but does anyone have experience?

    Anyone have a source for thread on coaster cogs, or are they the same tpi and size as standard track?

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    That is a swedish hub and Huskvarna is the name of the town where it was made. "Ekerhål" means "number of spoke holes"
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    Quote Originally Posted by erol/frost View Post
    That is a swedish hub and Huskvarna is the name of the town where it was made. "Ekerhål" means "number of spoke holes"
    Thanks. The Husqvarna and Sweden part I know - I'm a fan of their motorcycles and we have a Husqvarna sewing-machine - but the bicycle-part aspect is new to me. I've seen dozens of coaster models in my day, but never a Husky.

    I'm guessing 50's or early 60's from the packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biss-ness View Post
    did you use the tools after you road?
    The trail was in the best shape I've ever seen, so no.

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    Here's a few more cruisers...





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    Some are the same as track cogs and some are not. Cool hub though.

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    New Belgium Brewery short track race last night.
    The bike turns 50 next month.
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    new cruiser

    Free frame and forks.
    Just please don't call it Stryper
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    Just picked this up. 1953 Schwinn Panther. Already took it for a spin- it's smooooth.

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    Yah Mon, "Jammin`" BRC Style....
    Wanted: Ritchey built Frame/Fork 85 or earlier.

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    Wow, there's lots of stuff to drool over in here!

    I have a 1980 Schwinn Typhoon that still sees lots of action!

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