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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Forgot to add this to the cruiser thread. Swapped out the aluminum riser bars for these unknown powder coated cruiser bars (CW maybe?). Also pictured is my ever changing Breezer Iggy with recently added CBR cranks.
    Where can I get a set of those landing gear forks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts
    Where can I get a set of those landing gear forks?
    SE Bikes sells the threadless 1 and 1/8 and they are going to start selling 1 inch threaded ones later this year. Otherwise, you gotta watch Ebay and have your wallet ready.
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    Here's one I put together yesterday for my best friend. I'd had this repainted 70's vintage cruiser frame in my garage a couple of years, and wanted it out of the way. It's one I saved from the dumpster at a shop that was going out of business.

    I recycled parts I had hanging around the garage, but opted for a new set of prebuilt Alex cruiser wheels with Nexus 3-speed and alloy rims to save weight (Y303 alloy rims) and add versatility. The tires are from Cheng Shin (CST); they look pretty cool and were dirt cheap (retail ~ $9/ea.). Also picked up a new set of Wald cruiser bars and roving eyeball bell. The grips are kinda bleh... but it's what I had laying around.
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    Beauty!

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    Nirve single-speed coaster brake cruiser... picked it up for $180 from Performance Bike, LOVE IT!
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    By far the most comfortable bike I own. Wish I could've kept the forged fork and the truss rods but the steerer was bent. Oh well, I will find a replacement eventually.





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    here is what i currently have for cruisers:

    madwagon:

    bullseye hubs laced to salsa gordo's
    magura 500 hydro rim brakes
    syncros stem

    63 western auto western flyer (i have the tank and original fork still) it now has a different saddle and bars


    63 sears spaceliner (soon to be for sale)


    old ross i repainted

    yes that is a car horn on the front

    58 schwinn (model unknown)

    i want to build it into a klunker

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    1980cooks bros. ta cranks, atom drum brakes, b-72.

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    cooks now. cunningham hubs, type two fork, ti seat post, b-17, cooks cruiser bars. with 1999 female border collie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    cooks now. cunningham hubs, type two fork, ti seat post, b-17, cooks cruiser bars. with 1999 female border collie.
    I love it!... More pics / detail of "now" version please.

    It's too bad your before/after pics got split up with that repost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    cooks now. cunningham hubs, type two fork, ti seat post, b-17, cooks cruiser bars. with 1999 female border collie.


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    yeah, great bike and dog! Love that old vintage shot and the new version looks to be super cool!

    Let's see more vintage and new pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    cooks now. cunningham hubs, type two fork, ti seat post, b-17, cooks cruiser bars. with 1999 female border collie.
    That is some pretty country.

    Cunningham BMX hubs? You must be a Marin local!

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    Damn, an origional CBR running a type II and Cunningham BMX hubs. Best bike that we've seen in a while.

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    my cook bros now,

    sorry about the split pics. i NEED schoolin'. the hubs are some extras from the '80s. Hi-E hi-lo rear- both hubs have rivets. ceramic sup rims w/dt spokes and alloy nips, pauls rear brake and levers, charlie rollercam up front, chris king headset, willits stem (he made the ti seatpost for a hex tube aluminum Monarch which self destructed), cooks e-cranks w/paragon ti ring and guard. the only original parts are the frame and bb bearing cups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    sorry about the split pics. i NEED schoolin'. the hubs are some extras from the '80s. Hi-E hi-lo rear- both hubs have rivets. ceramic sup rims w/dt spokes and alloy nips, pauls rear brake and levers, charlie rollercam up front, chris king headset, willits stem (he made the ti seatpost for a hex tube aluminum Monarch which self destructed), cooks e-cranks w/paragon ti ring and guard. the only original parts are the frame and bb bearing cups.
    Wholly smokes,
    Designer Cruiser. I give up. Awesome- ride, history, and friends.......
    Thanks for posting. I am curious about the ti seatpost. Always thought it would be fun to order a solid length from Titanium Joe to put on a Klunker. Right when you think you are onto something new, you realize it was done already. Sure would like to see more photo's of your bike.
    Thanks for sharing,
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    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    i bought this bike used, from neil murdoch, in 1980. at 35lbs it was one of the coolest bikes in crested butte. i sold it in '82 for partial downpayment for my cunningham. #7. i was able to buy it back in (maybe) '89. it had been converted to cants with a noname unicrown fork. i HAD to put the type two on it. the only thing i regret is not knowing that i could buy a bmx chris king headset. i had inserts made for a one inch headset, and pressed them in. really no problem. the places i've been, and the things i've seen on this bike, you can only imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    i bought this bike used, from neil murdoch, in 1980. at 35lbs it was one of the coolest bikes in crested butte. i sold it in '82 for partial downpayment for my cunningham. #7. i was able to buy it back in (maybe) '89. it had been converted to cants with a noname unicrown fork. i HAD to put the type two on it. the only thing i regret is not knowing that i could buy a bmx chris king headset. i had inserts made for a one inch headset, and pressed them in. really no problem. the places i've been, and the things i've seen on this bike, you can only imagine.
    Newbs take note (can we get a sticky on this?). This - right here - is why I tune in, folks!

    A Cooks Bros. cruiser formerly owned by Murdoch/Bannister, customized up the ying-yang with - amongst a bunch of cool stuff - Cunningham modified hubs /roller-cam and a Potts fork... Did OHO build the wheels?

    What will it cost me to get in your will?

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    charlie welded the fork. i built the wheels. the first wheel i ever laced was the rear wheel on my #7. again, dt spokes, alloy nips a starahl rims. the stem is ti tubing, with a(n) SR head milled to press in.

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    den haag - word's can't express...so wow!

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    Cool. More pics please?
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    i love this thread! i've found a second home. the old rear loading schwinns are KNOCKING ME OUT!

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    1939 Dx

    Finished the build today. Very happy with the results
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    Frame: 1939 Schwinn DX "Schwinn Ace", S/N: B21178
    Fork: NOS 1981 Tange TX-1200
    Headset: NOS Tange MX-2
    Stem: Ashtabula (1978)
    Handlebar: 90's BMX cruiser Answer Alumilite 7075
    Grips: Ritchey True Grips (contemporary)
    Brake Levers: NOS/NIB 1987 Dia Compe AD 290 4-finger levers in grey
    Chain: KMC BMX Z-chain in silver
    Cranks: 175mm TA ProVis 5 anniversary edition with retro stickers
    Chainring: TA 30T
    Bottom Bracket: Tange 68x122.5 with TruVativ bottom bracket adapter (both contemporary)
    Pedals: NOS MKS BMX-7
    Rims: Araya 7C 26x1.75. NOS silver, stripped and re-anodized red
    Hubs: Sturmey Archer X-RD8(W) rear; X-FD front
    Tires: Cheng Shin C693 26x2.125
    Saddle: Brooks B-72 w/ chrome rails
    Seatpost: Custom turned solid 6061, clear anodized
    Seatpost Binder: Campy

    Weight: 38 lbs of klunker fun

    Build saga here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=81547

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    That's a purdy piece right there. The repaint is tasty, and the details match the bits very well.

    What are you using for the front brake torque arm clamp? I like the way it seems to fit the fork diameter, and is mechanically solid; I need one for my DX's TX-1200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    That's a purdy piece right there. The repaint is tasty, and the details match the bits very well.

    What are you using for the front brake torque arm clamp? I like the way it seems to fit the fork diameter, and is mechanically solid; I need one for my DX's TX-1200.
    Thank you sir. Your bike was the inspiration for both of mine.

    It's a MX 1" hinged BMX seatpost clamp (pretty cheap on ebay). I made a spacer out of some stainless tubing and used a longer bolt. I also ground down the OD of a stainless lock washer to drop in the counterbore on the clamp -- the bottom of that bore was chamfered and I wanted to firm up the spot where the tube sits. I obviously also had to drill a hole in the arm on the brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Finished the build today and managed to grab a few shots before the rain started again -- better pics to follow.
    Wow. Nice work!

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    i hope my next bike looks as good as yours. i even love the zipties. the rearloading schwinns are knocking me out!

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    Step one.

    Bosses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Thank you sir. Your bike was the inspiration for both of mine.

    It's a MX 1" hinged BMX seatpost clamp (pretty cheap on ebay). I made a spacer out of some stainless tubing and used a longer bolt. I also ground down the OD of a stainless lock washer to drop in the counterbore on the clamp -- the bottom of that bore was chamfered and I wanted to firm up the spot where the tube sits. I obviously also had to drill a hole in the arm on the brake.

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    That is a killer idea. Never liked the small amount of play you get with the standard clamps. I think you got lucky getting it cheap though. Cheapest one I have seen is 50 bucks.
    Here is my next project, a 41 Elgin.

    Today was just too nice to avoid the beach.

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    My coaster brake "clunker". A conversation starter AND a blast to ride!

    Eagle Rider frame - 1970's (?)
    1970 Bendix Hub
    Regida Big Bull BMX rims
    Specialized S Works tires
    GT chromolly crank
    36/20 gearing
    Tange fork
    Pro Taper handlebar
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    Anyone heard of Crown Cycle Co.? They have a really cool bike called Hell on Wheels. I am looking for someone that owns one. Any opinions??

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    I won a raffle at our local short track series a couple of weeks ago and went home with this 2010 New Belgium cruiser, complete with beetle kill pine front rack that holds a case of Fat Tire.

    This old Schwinn was purchased from the original owner at a garage sale over 25 years ago. Nice ride like this, but many of the klunkers here are tempting me to take on a similar project.

    A friend picked up this GT craigslist find a couple of weeks ago. Uses it to pull the kid trailer.
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    more shots (hopefully) of my cooks. " width="549">" width="549">" width="549">" width="549">" width="549">

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    more shots (hopefully) of my cooks. " width="549">" width="549">" width="549">" width="549">" width="549">
    Can't see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Can't see them.
    Same here and I very much want to. Coolest bike in one of my favorite threads.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N00/4975420763/" title="1952 Schwinn Klunker by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/4975420763_2616c9a24c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="1952 Schwinn Klunker" /></a>


    1952 Schwinn klunker. 26 ukai rims with an atom rear drum and Worksman front drum. Motorcross bars, dia compe brakes etc. Ritchey tires.

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    78' Cooks Brothers
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    really nice. what brake levers? state of the art for 1980!

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    really nice. what brake levers? state of the art for 1980!

    Thanks- I look forward to seeing more photos of your CB cruiser...that is a gem! The levers are just old motorcycle levers. The bike actually spent a lot of it's time in Crested Butte from what I was told. The Cooks lived most of it's life in Durango.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee
    78' Cooks Brothers
    79' Koski
    Great bike.
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    Thanks- It's been a fun one to ride!

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    I must say that would be my ultimate klunker right there. Very nice. What kind of cranks are on that CB? Did you put those on later?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    I must say that would be my ultimate klunker right there. Very nice. What kind of cranks are on that CB? Did you put those on later?

    I'm not sure about the cranks. Kind of a cool story behind the bike...the guy I purchased it from was going to school in 1981 in Durango, CO and he said he went into a shop to buy a Ritchey MTB. When he got in the shop he realized he didn't have the money for a Ritchey but the owner or an employee said he would sell him this CB which he set up in 78' as an MTB for a good deal. I was told it was only ridden for a couple of years before he bought his Ritchey so it hasn't seen a ton of use. The only thing I changed on it were the tires and he said everything was original from when he got it in 81'? Here are a few more photos....

    http://socketsetcycles.blogspot.com/...uiser-314.html

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    A work in progress...

    Currently working on the wheelset...


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    Cool pics and cool story too. I wasn't into mountain bikes back then, just bmx, and I think that is why I like the CBRs so much. They are a bit of a crossover for me. I am redoing my Kos into a mountain bike to satisfy my need for a klunker with bmx roots.
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    Kos Transformed

    Here is my Kos transformed into a mountain bike. Now I have all my bases covered.
    CBR Stem
    Cooks cranks
    Suntour Cyclone II rear derailleur
    Arai rear drum
    Araya 7C rims
    Kos SS bars and SS seatpost
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    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>

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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>
    SWEET!! I want the bike and the A-100 in the back ground!

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    I don't know if you're qualified to handle that much metal flake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Currently working on the wheelset...

    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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