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    We the people ... The Cruiser Thread

    Hi All
    I did a search on cruisers & unless I missed it there doesnt appear to be another thread? (not with all cruisers in 1 place at least?)
    So folks post up pics of your pride & joy cruisers, theres just something cool about them ... pre yeti yetis, yeti sherpas, merlin newsboys, modern day retrotecs, the classic merlin newsboys, cook bros, lets see em folks

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    someone in this forum has a b!tchin Cook Bros Klunker. i'd love to see that again.

    he's what i can share:

    my Motocruiser #1



    this Powerlite was going to be a Klunker but i sold it to a buddy recently



    here is my 24" dual slolom Parkpre raced by Kiyomi Waller



    one day i'd like to get a King Sting


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    I'm loving that parkpre

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    Speaking of Cook Bros.

    They have some nice galleries of cruisers.

    Old cruisers: http://www.cookbros.com/Old-cruiser-gallery.html
    New: http://www.cookbros.com/New-cruiser-gallery.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    it's un-restored and far more mtn bike than cruiser but here is my 1985 Cook.


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    Click here for pics of mine

    1978-1982 Cook Bros Cruiser Racer Version Frame and fork
    CBR cruiser handlebars 1 of 2 known made
    CBR hubs
    Tange 125 lp headset
    tuf-nek stem
    dia-comp hinged seat clamp
    dia-comp 901 f+r brakes
    dia-comp tech 5 levers
    redline 400 crankset (till I find some silver dogbones to go with my cbr bottombracket)
    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.
    Campagnolo contax rims
    dt db spokes
    avocet mens o2 ti seat

    1996 Kona toolongaicantrememberita apu or somthing like that frame,fork,bars,stem
    suntour xc pro gg headset
    kona light beam seatpost
    avener double sprung gel cushy seat
    campy cenatur brake levers
    campy record or cantilerss with euclid cable cariers
    nexus 7sp internal hub db lased to campy contax rim
    nukeproof carbon mini hub db laced to campy contax rim
    avocet city kevlar 1.95 slicks
    oe crank (I have a profile 175 chrome crank to put on but need the euro cups)
    1st get deore xt fat pedals
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    1920`s Colson Flyer clunker.Mine
    Don Mclung
    Black Sheep
    Both from the 29er forum
    This is what I think when you say cruiser.
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    '78 Schwinn Cruiser

    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    Hi All
    I did a search on cruisers & unless I missed it there doesnt appear to be another thread? (not with all cruisers in 1 place at least?)
    So folks post up pics of your pride & joy cruisers, theres just something cool about them ... pre yeti yetis, yeti sherpas, merlin newsboys, modern day retrotecs, the classic merlin newsboys, cook bros, lets see em folks
    My cruiser "evolved" from a 5 speed cruiser to single speed retro MTB that I've raced a couple of times last year. Built mainly with old parts around the garage and scavenging parts of my other bikes, this has become my primary ride over my Blur and Cannondale 1FG. Even though it's lost about 15 lbs from its original form by swapping out practically everything but the frame, it's still heavy and slow but sooo much fun to ride.
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    Here is one from my garage

    If I get around to it I'll try to pull some more out and shoot photos of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1FG rider
    My cruiser "evolved" from a 5 speed cruiser to single speed retro MTB that I've raced a couple of times last year. Built mainly with old parts around the garage and scavenging parts of my other bikes, this has become my primary ride over my Blur and Cannondale 1FG. Even though it's lost about 15 lbs from its original form by swapping out practically everything but the frame, it's still heavy and slow but sooo much fun to ride.
    That looks great, I love it. Would you by chance be interested in selling the old rear wheel? Ive got a project desperately awaiting something like that. PM me if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob M.
    If I get around to it I'll try to pull some more out and shoot photos of them.
    Rob

    Another beauty. I need to get crackin on my cruiser project.

    Heres a similar thread:

    Lets see some "Clunkers".
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    Cook Bros Cruiser

    Yea I really wanted to pull this one off the rack to take some fresh new pics but with all this rain I may have to pull down the canoe instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Yea I really wanted to pull this one off the rack to take some fresh new pics but with all this rain I may have to pull down the canoe instead
    i'm so jelous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    i'm so jelous!
    You want a canoe?

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    my bad, I didnt see the clunker thread.

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    you've all seen mine,but here you go.................


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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    i'm so jelous!

    That's because you havent tried to ride this thing up the hills around here

    I've had this beast for 26 years!!!

    Bought it from the Koski's at the Cove. Now theres a blast from the past

    It had a Stronglight-Galli headset originally, I'll have to post some pictures of that thing.

    It basically used tapered roller bearings back in the 60's I think, I've never seen another one like it.

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    Ooooh, cruisers AND Klunkers, I love it. Particularly enjoy all the "twinbar" variations.
    I'll post my mid 40s cruiser/klunker as soon as I can get some pics.
    Anyone know anything about this ti bike from Howley's recent treasure trove?....

    http://www.cycleidaho.com/download/p...TiPaperBoy.jpg

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Great cruisers guys...

    makes me want to finish my retro cruiser...guess I'm considered a newbie once again after being away from bikes for a number of years;now the bug has caught me again. While I'm saving up my dinero for a new SS 29er (any suggestions?), I've got a '35 Elgin frame that's being powdercoated, and I want to convert into a moutain cruiser. Any suggestion on the build? What forks, headset,crank,wheelset to use? Not top of line stuff,but quality rebuild parts; can't spend all my money. Ebay route? Thanks for the advice, glad I'm back biking again.

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    Hey there CJ, the "Bike Bug" may lie dormant but I don't think it can ever be cured.
    What kind of frame is your Elgin, 26" wheel or 28" (like th Colson pictured in the thread).
    Can you build your own wheels? If so that would allow you to use quality BMX hubs with MTB rims if you wanted to do a modern build "resto-rod" without messing with the rear spacing. Do you plan to go single-speed or geared? Really the interpretation of a cruiser or klunker is wide open as you can see from the variety of stuff in this thread. Just have fun with it and if it makes you smile others will probably dig on it too.

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    You're right cyclodan, it was only dormant! I'm planning on keeping it fairly simple, setup as a singlespeed, but like you suggest, with quality wheels. I've seen some decent cruisers setup with Mavic rims and yep, BMX hubs...thinks that's the way to go. It's the Elgin with 26"s. Never built up wheels before, but would be willing to try...worse comes to worse I could get the parts and have the LBS finish it. Any particular hubs of better quality? Any advice on the front end? Standard forks or rigid chromoly? Can a threadless headset be used with mtb bars instead of quill type/threaded forks? I'm a learning alot with all these threads....it maybe an obsession or addiction now, because I just got another frame to build, a Gamble's Hiawatha in really great shape.Geez, thanks for the input

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    Cruiser

    Here is my MCS Magna Cruise. Sorry about the lighting. This is my wanna be Cook Bros.
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    Here are mine:

    1952 Schwinn Resto project
    1962 Schwinn

    I ride the '62 a ton. The rack on the back is for the one wheeled Burley tandem trailer thing I haul my son on.
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    Schwinn Spitfire 1955, Marzocchi Shocks, V-brakes, 180mm 1-piece BMX cranks, BMX sealed bottom bracket.

    oh, yeah ...

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    Here's a thread with some classic cruisers

    I posted some with classic cruisers restored by a guy I know.
    I've got my own '58 AMF Luxury Liner, but no good pics right now.
    Lots of pic of lots of bikes

    Just a couple from that thread:

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