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    My latest offer to the cruiser/mtb world. Made from a Genuine Bicycle Products BMX cruiser frame and old mountain bike bits.
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    I have seemed to have lost my source for the bottom bracket change over shafts
    for the old bikes to the newer crank sets , where are you guys getting your shafts???

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    Quote Originally Posted by weebob View Post
    I have seemed to have lost my source for the bottom bracket change over shafts
    for the old bikes to the newer crank sets , where are you guys getting your shafts???
    I've gotten this Truvative one before... I think you can find it cheaper if you search around.

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    Weebob might be thinking of these: Pyramid M x 3 Piece Bottom Bracket Set Conversion Kit: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors.

    I think the truvative option is much better. You can get them for around $18 plus shipping.

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    [QUOTE=Oldfatbaldguy;9502414]Weebob might be thinking of these:


    We used to be able to buy just the shaft, and use our bearings, cups and right and left handed threaded races,guess you have to buy the whole kit now??

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    A couple of my bikes

    These are from the very early eighties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingcloud View Post
    These are from the very early eighties.
    I really like the brown '62 Typhoon.
    Do you still have these bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I really like the brown '62 Typhoon.
    Do you still have these bikes?
    No, these bikes are looooong gone!

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    AMF Texas Ranger - Unknown year... I'm guessing 70'ish...

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    A friend of mine bought it for his sister and asked me get her back running again (the bike).

    Was able to fit in tires, chain, pedals, freewheel, brake pads, cables and housing for about $85. Not exactly a vintage restoration. But, I think it's a nice looking bike.

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    Wow, my Mom and Dad had the his and hers version of the AMF. They looked just like that. We had lots of family bike rides around the neighborhood on those.
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    That bash guard looks trials ready.....
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    1982 SoCal Klunker / Cruiser

    Thanks for taking a moment to check out my bike!

    Finally done!!! This has been by far the slowest build ever in my 25+ years of turning out bikes!

    This is a 5th anniversary special edition 1982 Diamond Back California Klunker; I found it wasted, rusted, and in need of rescuing.

    Once I tore it down and tossed out everything except the frame, fork, original handlebars, original Dia-Compe levers, and original grips it was ready for sandblasting and powder coating. The powder coat color is Wet Black, I really wanted it to shine like it did back on '82. Originally I was sticking to a purist build with only period correct parts but I started to realize that I was very limited on part options from a performance standpoint. That bothered me because I fully intend to use this bike and I want it to perform well on the trail. So, I had to get creative and blend new with old. . . I definitely did not want it to look like any of the garbage from China that I see everywhere today!

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    Diamond Back 5th Anniversary Special Edition California Klunker
    FRAME -- Tange CrMo
    FORK -- Tange CrMo
    HEADSET -- NOS Tioga Bear Trap
    REAR DERAILLEUR -- NOS Shimano 7 speed drop out mount
    HUBS - Shimano Deore DX
    RIMS -- Ritchey Vantage Comp
    TIRES -- 2.1 Kenda Nevagel (unhappy, going to change)
    BRAKES -- Suntour Roller Cam with Tektro center plate mount
    BRAKE LEVERS -- Original stock -- Dia-Compe MotoX
    CRANK -- GT one-piece 180mm
    PEDALS -- Primo magnesium platforms
    SHIFTER - Shimano Deore XT thumb shifter
    HANDLEBAR -- Original stock
    FREEWHEEL - AJ-AM 7 cassette (11-30)
    STEM -- NOS GT BMX 4 bolt
    SEAT POST -- Diamond Back Tange CrMo (Tioga made, Japan) with Odyssey Pozi-Stop
    SEAT - SDG USA "Big Boy"
    GRIPS -- Original stock - A'ME BMX
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    I like the roller cams. maybe thats an optical illusion, but the forks look bent backwards?

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    Eyes playin' tricks!

    Hey Scant,

    Thanks for the reply! The forks are deceiving, I thought the same when I saw that photo for the first time. It almost made me sick after I'd just had the fork powder coated! I went so far as to have the mechanic at my LBS measure the rake and angle to the head tube and thankfully there is nothing bent or out of whack! +2 point for noticing and pointing it out, thanks!

    I love roller cam brakes! I think they are the best looking design and since I was originally trying for a classic Klunker build, I really wanted to make them work. Especially from a performance standpoint, the original lousy side pull BMX caliper setup was never going to work for me. I wanted stopping power but I didn't want to go the drum brake route. The Tektro mounting plate with the brake bosses for roller cams was the best discovery... I was so stoked!!! I think they were $10.00 each and totally saved the day, my roller cams were going to see life again after the pair had been dead in the parts bin for years!

    Thanks again!
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    Not worth a new thread, but...

    I ran into Alan Bonds this morning. He was doing a shakedown ride on his latest build, a klunker with 650B wheels. I'm showing my 29er wheel with his for comparison.

    Original right-hand-only thumbhifter from about 1979.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Not worth a new thread, but...

    I ran into Alan Bonds this morning. He was doing a shakedown ride on his latest build, a klunker with 650B wheels. I'm showing my 29er wheel with his for comparison.

    Original right-hand-only thumbhifter from about 1979.
    Nice pics CK, here's a page we have started for the build - would be great if you could send me copies of those shots you took to add to the site.
    ...strictly downhill...

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    that is thinking outside the box. the reason these guys are the rock stars they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_pop_71 View Post
    The Tektro mounting plate with the brake bosses for roller cams was the best discovery...
    Thanks again!
    That's a pretty cool braking option.

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

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    love that bike!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    That's a pretty cool braking option.
    Thanks Joe!

    I sure thought it was a great find! Beats the heck outta' those old school side pull BMX brakes and gives the option of a Roller Cam brake, a U-brake, or and Odyssey 1st generation Pit Bull brake. All options are certainly a usable option for a trail worthy klunker.

    I have to say this given Tektro/Origin8 product history, if you like what you see, even if you think you might have a need in the future, buy them as soon as possible. They have a bad pay of disco'ing product and that's it... too bad, so sad!

    Anyway, thanks for the good word!

    -D-

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_pop_71 View Post
    I have to say this given Tektro/Origin8 product history, if you like what you see, even if you think you might have a need in the future, buy them as soon as possible. They have a bad pay of disco'ing product and that's it... too bad, so sad!

    -D-
    Too late.

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    DAMN ! ! !

    You're breaking my heart Boy Named SSue... I can't believe that, already?!!! I'd better start combing the various sites to see if anyone has some backstock available. Thanks for the heads up, I had no idea, it hasn't been that long since I ordered the pair I used on my klunker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_pop_71 View Post
    DAMN ! ! !

    You're breaking my heart Boy Named SSue... I can't believe that, already?!!! I'd better start combing the various sites to see if anyone has some backstock available. Thanks for the heads up, I had no idea, it hasn't been that long since I ordered the pair I used on my klunker!
    I just checked about ten sites and struck out myself. Let me know if you find them.

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    Found some!!!

    Good morning Boy named SSue,

    Man, what an ordeal trying to find these! Thankfully I was able to find some, I had to call my old buddy who is a BMX guru. "Oh, just hit up Dan's Comp, they'll have 'em for sure." I did and they do! Here's the link:

    990 Brake Plate at Danscomp

    Best regards,

    -DON-
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Hmm is right. What's going on out back?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
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    Does this count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Hmm is right. What's going on out back?
    Dogs are wanting to go into the house where is 25* warmer
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks View Post
    Dogs are wanting to go into the house where is 25* warmer
    LOL I meant on the bike. Brakes?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    There are some sweet cruisers showcased in this tread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    I picked up a couple NOS Schwinn/Ashtabula stems for my klunkers above. Interestingly, they came with silver bolts instead of black, but the seller threw in some black handlebar clamp bolts he happened to have.

    I think I'll just shoot some paint on the long wedge bolts...

    They say this version is supposed to be stronger than the regular Ashtabula ones because of the gusset.



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    Need to find one of those stems for my ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by propguy View Post
    Need to find one of those stems for my ride!
    Nice! Original paint too?
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    Here's my 29er-ized Dyno Moto Glide cruiser, coaster brake plus front disc.




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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Nice! Original paint too?
    Yes, original Meade Brown & Ivory. Has the original "Louisville Cycle & Supply Co." decal, just no headbadge Will have to get a prewar Excelsior badge one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propguy View Post
    Yes, original Meade Brown & Ivory. Has the original "Louisville Cycle & Supply Co." decal, just no headbadge Will have to get a prewar Excelsior badge one of these days.
    So that's probably an American Flyer -- no?

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    Yes...
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    Trek

    It may not be VRC but it is Classic, Trek Cruiser Classic







    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    It may not be VRC but it is Classic, Trek Cruiser Classic







    That's a fine lookin bicycle right there. I dig it.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Thanks Jeff, the bike is still undergoing few changes. I plan on running front brakes. I am split between Shimano roller brake or SA drum brake. I need some input from few members on which is better.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    This is all i have


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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
    Wald cruiser bars
    Schwinn late 60's headset
    Oury lock-on grips
    Brooks Flyer Special saddle
    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
    Azonic downhill cranks/BB
    Shimano DX new generation pedals
    Aluminum kickstand

    About 38-40 pounds of smoothness.

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    Nice mix of the old and new!

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    Went for a ride on my cruiser today. I've been riding this frame (my favorite bike) since about 1990 when my previous Schwinn Bomber frame was used-up, bent and annealed beyond recognition.
    To answer the question...
    "If you ride a single speed and nobody sees, is it still cool?"
    The answer would be ...YES! Definitely.
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    This is a cruiser my buddy built around 30 years ago. It is as he built it except the tires were changed some years ago. From time to time i am tempted to break it down to use some of the parts on other projects but have resisted so far.
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    i love the atom brakes!

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    A contribution to my favorite thread. Finally got myself a...Camera. Just had this one redone over the summer with a fresh powder coat to replace the crappy one on it when I bought it. I've actually have had this frame for ten years or so. I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it but I found a cheap wheel set at a swap and decided to get her built up. I chose the color to go with the hubs and built it with a bunch of parts I had around. I only had to buy the bars, wheel set, and chain. I've been enjoying the hell out of it.

    I've talked to Paul about the frame and he knew it immediately. He says it was built around '91 or '92 for a shop rat (his words) who then sold it to the guy who I bought it from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    A contribution to my favorite thread. Finally got myself a...Camera. Just had this one redone over the summer with a fresh powder coat to replace the crappy one on it when I bought it. I've actually have had this frame for ten years or so. I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it but I found a cheap wheel set at a swap and decided to get her built up. I chose the color to go with the hubs and built it with a bunch of parts I had around. I only had to buy the bars, wheel set, and chain. I've been enjoying the hell out of it.

    I've talked to Paul about the frame and he knew it immediately. He says it was built around '91 or '92 for a shop rat (his words) who then sold it to the guy who I bought it from.
    That is a fun lookin bike
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    That is a fun lookin bike
    Thanks, I've been enjoying it a lot. Much better photos here.

    P1010627 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    And yes, I need to fix the cranks, the spider wasn't bolted from the back and rotated.

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    That thing is sweet. Who did the powder coat? What color was it originally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvethirtyone View Post
    That thing is sweet. Who did the powder coat? What color was it originally?
    Thanks. I bought it with a terrible powder coat on it and rode it like that for a bit then put it in storage and more or less forgot about it. If you know old BMWs, think malaga but much less attractive. It was really poorly done, was super uneven with bubbles, very uneven color, one side of the gusset was thick enough that it was almost flush while the other was normal. It had a few bubbles, the BB threads had to be chased and the seat tube needed to be reamed to get a post in.

    I had it redone at Electro Tech Powder Coating in San Marcos, CA. They only charged $85 to strip and coat it. They didn't have much of a selection of colors at that price but I liked this one well enough. I would go back there in a second. I've heard that they do the powder work for cycleart. I'm pretty sure they do the Texas Fireman's Cruisers as well since they are welded across the street.

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    That Trek is so clean. Awesome bike. The RockLobster above isn`t too bad either

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    What a great idea!

    My Dyno has been in the garage for years waiting on the right project. This could very well be it.

    Would you mind sharing some details?

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    Nice build. It would take it over the edge if you got the bars and XTR arms coated the same color!

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    Here's a couple action shots from the last Coaster Brake Challenge. Cruisers are a mainstay in this event.

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    Dang that TrailMate is so rad!!!

    heres my latest cruiser.61 Schwinn Tornado.Rides great

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    Here's a couple of our new ones just got them together.

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    I like the CW bars - sweet builds, both. . .

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    Dang Paul your guy's 3 bars are so nice!Wish I had the funds for one.

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    Sick cruisers! Jealous!

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    +2 on the CW bars.

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    thanks!

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    Here's a picture me with my Typhoon. All-time favorite bike.


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    A last minute Derby/Bomb got called for last weekend. There were a few more old cruisers also but they did make it in this pic,
    and a couple of grease dripping, red hot smoking hubs too.
    Thanks to CP for rallying the guys.
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    Trail-worthier version..



    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    That thing is chunky. Very nice.



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    I like it. Long way to go.
    WANTED: Fisher Paragon, blue/green, Ritchey dropouts.

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    That's awesome!!
    Had a sidewinder, loved it!

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    my new jersey townie.

    out of the parts bin, onto the streets!
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    That's badass!

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    Happy Easter:

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    Good job! Out of the Parts Bin

    Built this for my Sweetheart yesterday to Derby next week. The newest manufactured parts are the jump bike tires.
    Rolls well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiasRoller View Post
    Built this for my Sweetheart yesterday to Derby next week. The newest manufactured parts are the jump bike tires.
    Rolls well.
    Don't change anything on that. Derby? Hmm...
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    My latest cruiser. I have a two speed Sturmey-Archer hub on it that makes light trail use possible. Fun!

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    Your new bike is looking awesome Paul, congrats on another sweet looking build!

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    Thanks, I'm really enjoying that one.

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    your new frame design is really cool too. I dig the looptail/champion three bar/littlejohn gusset

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    Yeah, it's a mishmash of things, we have a full loop-tail rear end on these. We haven another design in the works that is very different. Thanks again.

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    That one's a beauty! Love them w_i_d_e bars!!

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    38 inches, it won't even fit through a doorway.

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    Super budget build (yeah, the cranks are mismatched, lol), but there's nothing like laying down a long skid with a coaster-braked bike to make you feel liek a kid again.






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    I like the frame in the bottom pic. Is that a frame that you make? it reminds me of a CHAMPION. The bars are sick, too. Get back to me with some prices if possible. Thanks, Ras

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    I know I just joined this site tonight, and I don't know all of the rules, but someone should start a cruiser site. I am a huge fan of the bmx cruiser. I think that if somebody has the time, they should give the devil it's due.

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    Rev106, How much for this frameset? What is the company's name? Please reply ASAP. Thanks, Ras

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    Try sending the vendor a private message instead of multiple posts here.

    Welcome to the forum, lets see your vintage mountain bikes.
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    Genuine Bicycle Products for all the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue78 View Post
    Man, some really nice bikes here!

    Williwoods -- I can't stop looking at that OM Flyer!

    Here's a couple of mine:


    1997 KHS Fleetwood:

    Aluminum frame, 1-1/8" threadless headset, euro BB; chrome SE Landing Gear forks.
    1980's 26" cruiser wheels: Araya 7X in gold, Suzue front hub, Shimano coaster brake rear hub ; Kenda K-52 skinwalls
    SR Sakae 170mm cranks; SR Sakae BMX chain ring
    Snap stem; GT Cruiser bars; brown ODI Rogue grips w gold collars; brown Animal bar ends
    brown SDG Bel-Air RL saddle; Redline laid-back seat post; Hope seat post clamp

    Not finished yet. Might change some things. Probably going to use the original Nexus 7-speed hub with a drum brake front hub.


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    Trail-worthier version..



    This is by far my favourite thread on MTBR, I always come back to drool on the awesome bikes on display. The KHS and Trek are my inspiration for my Cruiser/MTB build. It demonstrates that fat aluminum tubes can look good. I really like the idea of the cruiser look with modern geometry and components. It's been too long since this thread was brought back to the top.

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    The Cruiser Thread-image.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-image.jpgWhile waiting to fix the 29er, I put this together to keep on riding.

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    Just finished up a 37 Schwinn Admiral




    After some dirt time




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    Very cool.

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    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Very cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Very nice.
    Thanks. Wasn't trying to be period correct on anything mostly stuff I had from other builds, just wanted a fun, great looking cruiser. May eventually put a truss fork I have on there after a repaint to match, it needs more offset as the head tube is very slack ~63-64deg.

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    [QUOTE=socal_jack;10588421]Just finished up a 37 Schwinn Admiral

    Sweeeet! Alan Bonds approved I'll bet. I want a "C" model for my next build!

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    Coaster Brake Challenge ready!

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    Just got my buddy's bike together today at the shop. Rides like a dream.






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    Dig the "C" SC_Jack, Made a little progress on mine. Got the steer tube extended on the fork, and the wheels are coming together. Possibly by this winter:

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    Fleetwood updated image link

    97 KHS Fleetwood with minor mods and some paint.

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    My Other KHS. This bike was a prize on the Wheel of Fortune(1 of 2 given at the same time) and Vanna may have sat on it. When I bought it it hadn't been ridden, the brakes cables weren't even connected.

    It remains un-ridden and hangs in my office.
    And no, YOU CAN'T SNIFF THE SEAT!

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    Anybody know where I can get a set of these tensioner bolts? Saw some new ones on ebay the other day and didnt bid, now they're gone
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    Anybody know where I can get a set of these tensioner bolts? Saw some new ones on ebay the other day and didnt bid, now they're gone
    Pre War Rear Axel Bolts Schwinn Elgin Columbia Shelby Murray | eBay

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    Re: The Cruiser Thread

    Ahhh thanks. I knew the title was worded strangely and I couldn't remember what to search for.
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    37 Admiral Klunker in action on a mild step up

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    ^ And no helmet! Why to go! One, "klunker" to the head and it's a done deal. Can you put the klunker in your trust for me, I'll take great care of if.

    Now, this is where he comes back with some lame excuse.

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    It's his choice "dad" thanks for caring though!

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    ^ And no helmet! Why to go! One, "klunker" to the head and it's a done deal. Can you put the klunker in your trust for me, I'll take great care of if.

    Now, this is where he comes back with some lame excuse.
    Go **** yourself!

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    Look at all the pics of GF, C. Kelly, A. Bonds and all those guys "back in the day"

    BMX'ers sometimes wore goofy equestrian or football helmets then, sometimes not.

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    Re: The Cruiser Thread

    Got this on ebay for a klunker project. Now that I have it put together &amp; got to ride it I think Ill leave it alone for awhile. It may be the coolest thing I've ever owned.

    Somwhere around 1940 Sun Racer. Rear wheel is not original. Shame 'cause I love the patina on the white front wheel.



    Here's a brighter picture

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    beautiful! i hope you find a smaller ring.

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    I know! That thing is like a manhole cover lol
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    Nice. Gonna keep the skiptooth?

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    Wow- that Sun Racer is great! That looks like a blast to ride.

    Here is an old S&S Newport I picked up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee View Post
    Wow- that Sun Racer is great! That looks like a blast to ride.

    Here is an old S&S Newport I picked up.

    Very cool! Never seen an S&S with canti-mounts before.

    The fork looks like a 7/8" Bassett or Cal Cruiser, definitely not an S&S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Nice. Gonna keep the skiptooth?
    Only until I klunkerize it. That front ring is steel and nearly 1/4" thick. Really makes you appreciate modern alloys!

    I weighed the rear wheel and tire. Nearly 9 lbs. By comparison my 29er Flow wheel with a 2.4 Specialized Purgatory is less than 4 lbs.
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    Re: The Cruiser Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee View Post
    Wow- that Sun Racer is great! That looks like a blast to ride.

    Here is an old S&S Newport I picked up.

    Great looking bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanPartridge View Post
    Very cool! Never seen an S&S with canti-mounts before.

    The fork looks like a 7/8" Bassett or Cal Cruiser, definitely not an S&S.
    Thanks, Don Cook out of Crested Butte built the bike up around 1980 and he welded on the der hanger so I guess it's likely he welded on the brake bosses as well. I appreciate the info on the fork, I wasn't sure what it was. It has odd boss placements on the lower inside of both legs.




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    while this bike was built and inspired by don cook, all the wheelsmithing, brazing and such at the time was being done by mike rust. he's the guy who inspired all of us C.B.ers in the early eighties. in many ways still ahead of his time. R.I.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    while this bike was built and inspired by don cook, all the wheelsmithing, brazing and such at the time was being done by mike rust. he's the guy who inspired all of us C.B.ers in the early eighties. in many ways still ahead of his time. R.I.P.
    Thanks for that, it's a great name to know and I've found some good information. Don said he thought that either Steve or him did the work, did Mike work with them often from what you know?

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    Here's the latest version of my '64 Typhoon

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    absolutely. mike was very enthusiastic and gave his time and talent fairly freely. his money job was wrenching for neil murdoch at bicycles etc. but only for a couple of years. he moved into a shop in salida with don mclung and produced "the shorty", which was the first elevated chainstay bike i know of, and a line of custom highwheelers.

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    i met don first in summer of 1981. he had the only gary littlejohn chrom-mo frame i've ever seen. sturmey archer drums with a freewheel rear. beautiful bike. where is it?

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    The gary chro-mo frames are sick, only had my paws on one once.

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    Bonds Bombers

    My buddy and I went for a Bomb last night on two Allen Bonds, Hybrids, as he calls them.
    He was the first guy to actually build pretty "Klunkers/Mountainbikes/All Terrain Bikes/Bombers" with meticulously painted frames and polished parts.

    He is building more....If interested check his site and contact him.
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    Klunking is fun, and addictive! I keep wanting to build another one like I need another bike. I think most of the guys on here are the DIY types and the build is half the fun!

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    Yes. You NEED another one!!

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    Finished my modern Klunker build. Used parts bin and new grips.
    Aluminum Trek Calypso is now the "Beach Bruiser"
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    That's cool. How's it ride?

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    Took it on rocky gravel downhill road, sandy trail and sweeping fast singletrack with sandy spots and I'm afraid I really like it! The slack headtube lets you barrel through obstacles and makes steep stuff less sketchy while the slack seat tube angle places you closer to the rear axle so on 26" wheels the rear feels tucked and can get through the turns. Only one real ride though and the chain is old so was skipping like crazy. I was "racing" a little local fun trail with some guys so I didn't have time to "dial in" the bike.

    Way too fun! highly recommended, but I dont have much storage space for it! I end up wanting to keep everything I build anyhow but this has all the parts to go back to a clean cruiser so it may have to go. Not before I have some more fun on it though.

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    My late 90s Mongoose Zuma. I tried to make a stick shifter for it.


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    The Cruiser Thread-069.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-072.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-077.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-079.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-078.jpgJust (mostly) finished my 1962 Schwinn cruiser, thought some would like to see.
    I added, what I believe to be a 1940's Western Flyer springer fork, Hurricane Zeke cranks with a Spot chain ring, Hurricane H45ss seat post, old Magura motorcycle brake levers, Mavic Crossride wheels and Avid BB5 disc brakes. I had to make custom bolt on disc brake rear dropouts and a mount for my WF springer fork.

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    Looks awesome! Do you have a shot of the disc brake mount? I want to rig up something similar, but I'm short on ideas.

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    I added, what I believe to be a 1940's Western Flyer springer fork, Hurricane Zeke cranks with a Spot chain ring, Hurricane H45ss seat post, old Magura motorcycle brake levers, Mavic Crossride wheels and Avid BB5 disc brakes. I had to make custom bolt on disc brake rear dropouts and a mount for my WF springer fork.
    So very wrong and at the same time, so very right! Love it! I'm bringing my Excelsior project back to the mountain to hopefully finish over the winter. Tandem disc brake on the rear, Bendix drum up front. Gonna be nice!
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    Kind of a "neo-retro" thing. I made bolt on disc/ derailluer dropouts so I can return the frame to its original state if need be, but I'm loving it how it sits now.

    Anyway Vic, I guess your back up north again, who like to see your Excelsior project, I'm slowing working on my klunker also, need some idea's and need some parts ie; 2 spd Bendix rear hub with coaster brake and a front drum brake. I'm using Joe Breeze' s klunker as my build model.

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    end of the line for this one, just last month.
    Mine since 1985, Que Lastima...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez View Post
    end of the line for this one, just last month.
    Mine since 1985, Que Lastima...
    Bummer! Lawwill?
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    Sizzler, what disc mount on which bike are you looking for?

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    Yep, Panda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Sizzler, what disc mount on which bike are you looking for?
    I would like to see the mount you did to work with the suspension fork on that rad one you posted in post 534.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    I would like to see the mount you did to work with the suspension fork on that rad one you posted in post 534.
    And I would like to see the rear brake mount on that bike.

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    Keep posted sizzles and Boy named Sue, I'll take close up pics this weekend and post them on this thread.

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    Here is the pictures of my custom disc dropouts I made for my cruiser. I didn't want to compromise the frame by welding on braze on's , so I carved them out of aluminum plate and bolted them on. I put a bolt in the dropout so it would limit the amount of adjustment and make it easier for the disc brake to line up correctly, also made a dropout with a derailleur mount, in which I put a steel insert in for the threads. I also spread the rear end to 135mm spacing. I was going for the "home made" look, which I think I accomplished.

    On the fork, I put the mount on the outside of the existing fork link.
    The bike is awesome, a lot of old and a little new. So far everything works perfectly.
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    Quote...." Klunking is fun, and addictive! I keep wanting to build another one like I need another bike. I think most of the guys on here are the DIY types and the build is half the fun!"

    A New Koski Klunk Fork for your Cruiser?

    Get this...there will be a small batch of Koski forks made. These will be made in a similar style to Donny's original design he had Cook Bros. make back in the day for the Bombing community. These were used by everyone, including JB and GF, on there bikes because it was essentially the first ATB fork.

    These new forks will be done with a 1" machined steer, for all you forkless Klunkers out there, that will increase in diameter where the 'Uni-crown' blades will be welded.
    There are other cool twists to this Bomber fork, such as new style drop-outs and different brake type mount options.

    The size of the first run on the the DK 'Bro-line Fork' will depend on the demand.

    Interested? Let us know ASAP.

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    What are the good brands of cruisers to get? I mean is an old Schwinn considered a good one...I really would love to go through a really cool one and build it nice. What are the brands with the really sweet chrome tube ends? I like the schwinn lines.

    Maybe a little lower. Fat tires. Flat black powdercoat. SS. Big curvy frame.
    but with updated carbon parts post stem bars Nice brooks saddle. Kinda restomod cruiser. old school motorcycle bucket stlye headlight.

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    Picked up this partially Klunked Trailmate today. It'll be my fall project. Will post after pictures once I'm done. I'm thinking bullmoose bars will give it a better forward geometry for trail riding. Don't know if I'll do single or multispeed but plan on going freewheel and front/back brakes

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    The Cruiser Thread

    anyone own a raleigh retroglide? thinking of using the frame and throwing a mix of modern and retro mtb parts to build a retrotec styled mtb

    anyone know what the headtube size, bb size, opinions on the geometry of frame

    i am leaning toward the raleigh cuz of the vbrake rear mount bossess, alu frame (assuming)

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    Here's my 1983 Fuji "Cruiser". The squishiest ride I have.

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    A little something built up for the 37 C. I was tempted to remove the blue, but thought twice because I want the final project to look the part with equal patina everywhere. The color is growing on me, kinda. I have way too many bikes with drum brakes:



    Should be done any year now.

    The fork steer tube has been extended, the wheels are done, running out of excuses:

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

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    New Koski Klunk Fork!

    These are now in limited production...
    Most will have Paragon Machine Works cantilever boss' with removable posts but some will be without for drum brakes.
    These will have long 1" steer tubes (7/8" - 22.2 I.D.) to fit Schwinns and early 26" BMX frames.
    They will come in either black or white powder coat with the Koski at the front of the DP in a contrasting color.

    *The modeled image has a hole near the top of the DP. This will not be there.

    Handmade in Nor-Cal.
    PM me to get on the list.
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    Very nice Koski fork! If it rides as well as the Koski I had on my '89 MB-1, this will be sweet.

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    Cruiser/Klunker

    Here's a klunker given to me by a coworker's husband who used to ride it down Mt. Tam in the seventies. It was a total rust bucket (or should I say, had a nice patina?), but what turned me onto it was the Morrow coaster brake.
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    It was ridable, but had many broken spokes, the steel rims were, uh, steel, and the truss fork had obviously been bent and re-straightened.
    I had the rear wheel rebuilt around the Morrow coaster brake hub with Sun Rhyno Lite rims, which resemble the aluminum box rims of the 80's, and used a similar-diameter White Industries front hub with a matching rim (in hindsight, I should have built it with my Phil Wood front hub with 1/4" allen bolts...). A Chris King BMX headset and Bontrager fork rounded out the package.
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    The huge chainring up front was useless on uphills and the flat bars were jarring on downhills. So I searched ebay for a smaller inch-pitch chainring and went back to the original cruiser bars. The picture below is its current state (the one in front ).
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    You may ask what the bracket on the handlebars is for. That's for the basket when I take it down to the market, so I suppose that qualifies it as both a klunker and a cruiser. I'm quite fond of the patina .

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    Correction: The last picture above is not its current state. I replaced the bent chro-moly seatpost with a solid aluminum rod.
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    Here's some latest pics of customer bikes. We have An article One done up in gray and black with a two speed kickback hub, a Article Three, and a Two in nickle with red bits. Keep cruizin'!
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    Thanks for all the great posts. My family patiently endured me spending the day after Thanksgiving doing almost nothing but clicking through all 23 pages of this forum. Now I have some inspiration for my next klunker build.

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    Dunno if this fits here.
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    Nice! Did you make that frame yourself?

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    I wish. It was brazed by Steve Garro at Coconino Cycles.

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    Here's another I have in the stable although it has XTR M900 parts now.
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    way too much travel for my interpretation of "cruiser". not even retro, just sayin' nice build. looks like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    way too much travel for my interpretation of "cruiser". not even retro, just sayin' nice build. looks like fun
    Thanks. Its not even close to retro, except for the brake bosses. It's my race bike and sports geo and riding characteristics to match. Still, it's a great all day rig built simple with ease of maintenance in mind for travel to remote corners of the globe.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    The Cruiser Thread-db2402.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-db2401.jpg

    Still need to do the finish work, these were 20" Diamond Back BMX bikes made into 24" cruisers. Did a couple 26" ones a while back. Using the project to practice my TIG welding, I have a ways to go

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    I absolutely love this bike. Great look.

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    I just got on the build list for 2015. Pretty stoked to work with Steve.
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    I wish. It was brazed by Steve Garro at Coconino Cycles.

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    Here's another I have in the stable although it has XTR M900 parts now.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
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    Fun project indeed. What about BB heights? Geo? Handling?
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    Still need to do the finish work, these were 20" Diamond Back BMX bikes made into 24" cruisers. Did a couple 26" ones a while back. Using the project to practice my TIG welding, I have a ways to go
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    bb heights are good, how they ride? I got them pretty close to a gt 24 I have so they should be ok, both are different though. total franken-build. Not for me anyways. Ride on.

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    Hey Brian, I remember when this bike was on CL.....Aaron
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    Cruiser thread huh, I guess this is a big part of where I fit in here.

    I have built quite a few cruisers over the last 5 years, and I still own most of these. I'll just share some of the photo's, as there are more bikes, so enjoy these for now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Here's some latest pics of customer bikes. We have An article One done up in gray and black with a two speed kickback hub, a Article Three, and a Two in nickle with red bits. Keep cruizin'!
    Hey, what is this? Panda tribute? True torch?

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    Darn... thread killer?

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    I dig the Pro Cruiser!
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    And the double downtube Champion.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Yeah,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Lawwill Pro Cruiser, frame was a copy of the 1976 Schwerma Champion 20" BMX frame. I collect Champions, which was the motivation to get this one, and this one is even more rare!

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    No Pro Cruiser yet, but I have a Champion.

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

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    Both your bikes are killer!

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    I have a Love/Hate relationship with both those bikes.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    1987 Murray Monterey

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    a friend came across this but I have no idea what it is. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    I have a Love/Hate relationship with both those bikes.
    I like that.. Drama!
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I like that.. Drama!
    I love the DX because it is pretty to look at, but every time I admire it, I see the modern bits where I cut corners.

    I love the Champion because it is unique and rare, but every time I look at it, I realize I have dropped more money on it to get it right than any other bike in my collection. Far from my favorite bike in the garage, I could have pooled that money and got one heck of an Annapurna.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsy971 View Post
    anyone own a raleigh retroglide? thinking of using the frame and throwing a mix of modern and retro mtb parts to build a retrotec styled mtb

    anyone know what the headtube size, bb size, opinions on the geometry of frame

    i am leaning toward the raleigh cuz of the vbrake rear mount bossess, alu frame (assuming)
    The 7 speed version had a derailleur hanger and threaded BB if I remember. That should make it easier to work with.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Big Ripper Sighting!

    Saw this beauty while out & about in Portland Oregon today!


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    Klunk fork.

    DK003
    More available.
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    Retro not vintage

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    Kirby Klunker

    Ran into this gentleman on the way to work. His klunker caught my eye so I had to pay it a compliment. We chatted a bit and it turns out he is a vintage Kirby vacuum cleaner restorer. He found the frame in a backyard somewhere and he painstakingly treated the rust, clear coated the frame and added parts... I love the pointed rear drop out and the matching point in the chain guard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tclar4 View Post
    " it turns out he is a vintage Kirby vacuum cleaner restorer.
    Fact: There is always someone out there with a stranger hobby than yours. Thank you for reminding me of that.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Good god, Aaron, total overload, thread killer. You may have seen the Fuji Cruiser on CL when I listed it for a moment? I think I got it off eBay unless I've totally forgotten...
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    They are ready...if interested pm me.

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    PM me if you would like one.
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    Chinese Ti Newsboy/Cruiser frame??

    I know this has been touched on before on MTBR but I am looking to see if there are any specifics if anyone bought one of these merlin newsboy clones and how their overall experience was and how the bike looks fully built. Its about $860 delivered from CN to US not taken into account possible customs duties and fees.
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    IMHO the frame looks very very promising for those 99.9% of us who won't or can't shell out $5k+ for a original merlin nor can afford Black Sheep or Retrotec.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez View Post
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    Nice HD , i had the opportunity to scoop one up in Houston this winter but i let it go .

    Nice cruiser thread .

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    Bigboy Cruiser.

    A 29er...Cam has been talking about building these for a while.
    Now he has done did it. I got to ride it a bit...It rides well and slides!

    To check out Cam's stuff do;
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    Damn you!

    I DON'T need any more bikes. I don't NEED any more bikes. I don't need ANY more bikes. I don't need any MORE bikes....

    Quote Originally Posted by PiasRoller View Post
    A 29er...Cam has been talking about building these for a while.
    Now he has done did it. I got to ride it a bit...It rides well and slides!

    To check out Cam's stuff do;
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    I have an extra set of 175 XT Hollowtech cranks I want to put on my cruiser and am looking for a good source for a BMX/one-piece to English threaded standard bottom bracket adapter. There are many available, but in past experience, some are total crap. Anyone have something they recommend?

    I also bought the BMX to 1-1/8" headset adapter mentioned on these forums, so I'll be putting a modern suspension fork on it also. I know the HTA will be super-slack, but the current 160 one-piece cranks are prone to pedal-scrape with a rigid fork, so some extra BB height - and extra torque from longer cranks - will be welcome. It will likely be single-speed Morrow coaster brake in the rear with a mechanical disc and Fox Float 140 up front.

    I know I'll probably break the frame where the headtube meets the downtube, but that's why I have more than one bike ... and I may reinforce it with some more fillet brazing to prevent this. I could braze it myself, but would rather pay a pro to do it. I have two pre-war frames for this project and would like to strip, reinforce and re-paint one of them. Does anyone know someone in the SF Bay Area who does this kind of work?

    Any tips are welcome. I will post pics of the final project.

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