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  1. #201
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    The latest klunker I've been playing with. 1939 Schwinn Admiral with Shimano Nexus hubs front and rear with roller brakes. 7-speed internal gears.
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    Joe that is awesome. I wish gearing could be done without so much clutter on the bars.

    and...are those ti CPQs? What cranks are those?

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    Cool bike Joe,
    Nice mix of old and new.
    What type of cruiser bars are those?
    Still looking for the right set to put on the Champion...
    Enjoy the ride,
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    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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    Good to see you around Joe

    That first photo might qualify as artistic if the reflectors weren't lit up
    I may or may not be laughing at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    Joe that is awesome. I wish gearing could be done without so much clutter on the bars.

    and...are those ti CPQs? What cranks are those?
    Thanks! Yeah -- it looks a little cluttered but I have some hoopty junk up there too -- like the homemade bar mounted bottle holder (for coffee) and the Niterider LED light. I take the pup out for morning and evening rides so that's the reason for the added clutter.

    Those are steel CQP cranks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    Cool bike Joe,
    Nice mix of old and new.
    What type of cruiser bars are those?
    Still looking for the right set to put on the Champion...
    Enjoy the ride,
    T
    Thanks! The bars are some old motorcycle mx bars I picked up off ebay. They're painted and rusty where the paint is flaking. They're super wide though and kinda fun. If I ever replace them, I'll probably look pretty hard at these: http://www.becomefitted.com/SPD/lega...7872858369.jsp

    I wanna ditch that stem someday too -- trade it for something a little more "industrial" looking.


    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    Good to see you around Joe

    That first photo might qualify as artistic if the reflectors weren't lit up
    Bob! Good to see you too!

    Yeah -- the reflection kinda hoses that shot. Maybe I'll pop the reflectors (and ditch a bunch of the junk on the bars) and try that shot again some day.

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    Just finished up my hybrid Bomber!

    See here for the build blog: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61972

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    Frame: 1936-38 Fleet (Schwinn) C-Model

    Fork: 1950's NOS Schwinn Forged w/ 1938 Schwinn Motorbike truss rods (rechromed)

    Headset: NOS Tioga MX-2
    Stem: Astabula 1976
    Handlebar: Answer Alumilite 6061
    Grips: AME Tri grips

    Cranks: TA Pro 5 Vis (60th Anniversary)
    Chain: KMC BMX Z410 Silver
    Bottom Bracket: TruVativ American-to-Euro Conversion kit + Shimano UN-71 68x115
    Pedals: Odyssey Triple Trap (NOS)

    Rims: Ukai 26x2.125 NOS blue anodized
    Hubs: Rear: NOS 1980's Suntour coaster (came laced to the Ukai),
    ..........Front: NOS Shimano 333
    Tires: Cheng Shin C693

    Saddle: Brooks B-72 (1985)
    Seatpost: Custom turned 6061 Anodized
    Seatpost Binder: Campy

    Weight: 33 lb























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    Not new, but improved










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    Here`s one of mine...I bought this to make into a Klunker, but haven`t been able to locate a drum front brake yet...


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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Just finished up my hybrid Bomber!

    See here for the build blog: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61972

    I'll repost some better pics once I get some good afternoon sun.

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    Frame: 1936-38 Fleet (Schwinn) C-Model

    Fork: 1950's NOS Schwinn Forged w/ 1938 Schwinn Motorbike truss rods (rechromed)

    Headset: Tioga MX-2
    Stem: Astabula 1976
    Handlebar: Answer Alumilite 6061
    Grips: AME

    Cranks: TA Pro 5 Vis (60th Anniversary)
    Bottom Bracket: TruVativ American-to-Euro Conversion kit + Shimano UN-71 68x115
    Pedals: Odyssey Triple Trap (NOS)

    Rims: Ukai 26x2.125 NOS blue anodized
    Hubs: Rear: NOS 1980's Suntour coaster, Front: NOS Shimano 333
    Tires: Cheng Shin C693

    Saddle: Brooks B-72 (1985)
    Seatpost: Custom turned 6061 Anodized
    Seatpost Binder: Campy

    Weight: 33 lb










    Of course I like this one a bunch - looks a lot like my '40/41 DX racer. Now you're ready for some DH race action!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    Of course I like this one a bunch - looks a lot like my '40/41 DX racer. Now you're ready for some DH race action!
    Thanks! Honestly, that's high praise from the man with the bike that was my inspiration

    But, I don't think there's any DH action in this bike's future with 36/18 gear ratio and a coaster brake . I'm aiming for Michigan single track with my kids.

    If you have a sec, please update your DX thread with the outcome of your race season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERK26
    Here`s one of mine...I bought this to make into a Klunker, but haven`t been able to locate a drum front brake yet...

    Colson?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Colson?

    It`s a Mead "Crusader"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolcolo
    Nice cruiser! Did you ever figure out what it is?

    Is there a thread where you list the build spec?

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    still don't know who made it...

    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Nice cruiser! Did you ever figure out what it is?

    Is there a thread where you list the build spec?
    Araya rims on sturmey archer drum hubs
    Sugino cranks
    SR pedals
    Knight C-dub bars
    comp III copies
    Suntour seatpost clamp
    generic chrome seat post and forks
    SR stem

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    clyde with spins, bonty satellite bars are comfy, ancient magura hydro rear brake gives tons of power, k-rad rear/ edge front tires give it a bit of versatility and ease of pedalling with mild compromise in the traction department.

    gonna miss her.
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    Love this thread! Here's my 1976 Western Flyer pub bike.

    "I don't suffer from insanity!I rather enjoy it."

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer

    Yes they are.......

    in case folks arent into clicking the link here are the pics of my entry.......currently in the lead for BOTY (bike of the year) in the 26" cruiser class but quickly getting the squeeze from the Cooks cruiser which is an incredible build btw.


    here is the write up:

    1980/1981 SE Racing "531 Reynolds" OM FLYER (unable to verify exact year)

    These 531 frames started production in late 1980, I am leaning towards it being a 1981 model though. (600 or so produced before switching to 4130)

    I Acquired the frame and fork in 2008

    Been working on this build since then, I think I am finally happy with it. I think I have gone through 7 or 8 versions of this build before settling on the way it sits today. Components changed, color combos changed etc. etc...

    I built it period correct for 1981

    Please overlook 3 details of the build

    1. I have already replaced the SE bubble font seattube decal that says 4130 on it with one that I cut off the 4130 portion, since this is a 531 frame.

    2. I have a temporary black lever sleeve on the team products lever, to be swapped once I get the smooth rubber one I need in black.

    3. White industries freewheel - this is my daily rider so I had to run the best.

    All parts are original finish except for the frame and fork and cranks.

    all stickers are vintage except for the toptube decal the headtube decal the rim decals and the team products decal

    Bars are suspected to be reproduction, sold to me as originals


    Frame - SE 531 OM Flyer serial number 000364 repaired by SAL no tubes replaced
    Fork - SE Landing gear
    Stem - Square corner Tuf Neck (pat Pending)
    Headset - NOS Tange MX-5 with NOS Dirt Skirt and NOS Suntour headlock
    Bars - SE Powerwing cruiser bars (more than likely repro)
    Grips - NOS Oakley 1's with crud plugs
    Wheels - NOS Ukai 2.125 rims laced 4 cross to Sealed Sunshine hubs (laced BITD)
    Freewheel - White Industries 17 T
    Tires - NOS Panaracer 2.125
    Rear Brake Caliper - NOS Dia-Compe MX 1000
    Brake Lever - NOS Team Products
    Brake Pads - NOS Kool Stop finned
    Cranks - Profile 2nd gen cranks (These are vintage not repro)
    Bottom Bracket - Profile current gen BB with repro bolts
    Chain Ring - NOS Shimano 39 T
    Chain - NOS Izumi
    Pedals - NOS KKT LMX magnesium
    Seat - NOS Cinelli Unicanitor padded
    Seat Post - SE
    Seat Post Clamp - NOS Diacompe
    Pads - SE Vinyl Rad Pads
    Brake cable - Vintage ribbed tandem housing and cable


    I just cant stand not thanking a few people here that contributed

    Sexnbmx (Scot) , Blikum (Tony),Carbizguy (Lionel), CW (Calvin), "G" (Georg) and of course Sal.

    and all the guys that contributed knowledge too many to list you know who you are.



    and of course the pics:


























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    I can appreciate the amount of work that most have gone into sourcing all of that!

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    Thanks Scant

    It has been my obsession for over 1.5 years......

    You guys may have noticed that I dont hang around here much anymore.....its because I have been spending all my time and $$$ on BMX cruisers.

    This Build took alot of patience and hunting and yes ultimately $$.

    But I poured my soul into it.

    I sold all my MTB's and put Half that money from the sales into this bike. the other half went to paying bills etc....

    I am not sure what I will do next.....im sure I will catch the bug to build something up again.....just have to save up some $$.

    I am kinda liking the idea of building up a 24" cruiser next. NOt sure which one but am partial to Floval flyers, Race incs and Redline PL-24's


    BTW if anyone knows where I can find a vintage headtube decal for my OM Flyer please let me know. I have been looking for 6 months at least and sofar nada.

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    Been doing a little resto/update on my old bomber:


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    From a late afternoon cruise along SF bay on my '39 DX Excelsior "office bike". Yep - had to work on CE. Bor-RING!

    http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...Everest006.jpg

    http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...Everest001.jpg

    http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...Everest002.jpg
    Wanted:

    Potts, Potts, Potts

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    From a late afternoon cruise along SF bay on my '39 DX Excelsior "office bike".
    Great office bike!

    Are those the original Ukai/Morrow wheels from your 40/41? Look great!

    Also, pretty manly chainring up front for SF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Great office bike!

    Are those the original Ukai/Morrow wheels from your 40/41? Look great!

    Also, pretty manly chainring up front for SF!

    Good eye! They are the same NOS Morrow/Suzue/Ukai wheels I built originally for the '40/41 DX klunker. Of course, one DH race on those convinced me of the need for better brakes. Like - duh!

    And that 67 g.i. set up is just fine on the flat (east) side of the bay.
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    Potts, Potts, Potts

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    wow, thats a sick OM....nicely done!

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