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    How about one of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    How about one of these?
    That won't work. I was thinking of something like this, but there are several brands and they come in both 3 bolt and 4 bolt configurations. Has anyone used one with Hollowtech cranks?
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    I've used both 3 and 4 bolt but not with Hollowtech. Fixed cup BB's might be any issue because of the increased shell width. I use either Phil or older Race Face square taper BB's for the work around.
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    That won't work. I was thinking of something like this, but there are several brands and they come in both 3 bolt and 4 bolt configurations. Has anyone used one with Hollowtech cranks?
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    I've used both for conversions and they work great but I've never used them with hallowtech cranks however I don't see why that would make any difference.


    As far as the frame breaking...I don't know. My main rigs are all cruiser frames and the only one I've broken was my 52 Schwinn that one broke where the seat stays meet the seat tube and only after I powder coated it, rode it for a year before that w/ no problems. The powder coat process may have had something to do with that, not sure, could have been making the rear end 126mm... My other two rigs are both single speed ones with hand brakes and one coaster that I have beat the crap out of, raced hard etc and they have never given me any grief, components have been wasted many times over. Your call of course just my two cents.

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    Powder coating your frame had nothing to do with your frame breaking. I'm guessing it was spreading your rear triangle that did that frame in.

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    Funny how it happened right after I did the finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    I've used both for conversions and they work great but I've never used them with hallowtech cranks however I don't see why that would make any difference.


    As far as the frame breaking...I don't know. My main rigs are all cruiser frames and the only one I've broken was my 52 Schwinn that one broke where the seat stays meet the seat tube and only after I powder coated it, rode it for a year before that w/ no problems. The powder coat process may have had something to do with that, not sure, could have been making the rear end 126mm... My other two rigs are both single speed ones with hand brakes and one coaster that I have beat the crap out of, raced hard etc and they have never given me any grief, components have been wasted many times over. Your call of course just my two cents.
    I weigh 215 without gear, ride hard and have broken frames before. The reason I thought I'd end up breaking my cruiser frame was the slack head tube angle resulting from the extra 140mm fork length, which increases the stress on the joint between the head tube and down tube.

    That said, it's nice to hear that yours has held up. I'll post some more pics once built up, but here's the frame and head badge .

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    Ok...My son and I built up a klunk with the new fork; then threw it into a Derby pile within a few hours of it's creation for a christening.
    It's in there somewhere, near the bottom.
    Thanks to DK there will be many more happy Bombers out there.
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    i have a set of those koski forks! they sure are sweeeeet!

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    they are beautiful, and i feel very lucky to have mine. the intended bike is 2,000 miles away and waiting. hopefully not for too long.

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    Those new Koski forks are cool, but when I think Koski, I visualize that gradual curve starting high on the blade.
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    King Sting Klunker Survivor

    Here is one I just picked up. King Sting with Schwinn springer fork, Front SA Drum and rear 3 speed SA Drum. Araya 7C rims. Team Schwinn cranks. Tuf neck and bmx bars. Killer survivor Mongoose grips. All I did was swap out the rubber Brooks saddle for a leather one. I hate to break up a survivor but I would love to put bmx forks on this and put the springer on my Schwinn DX.

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    That is killer!
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB View Post
    Here is one I just picked up. King Sting with Schwinn springer fork, Front SA Drum and rear 3 speed SA Drum. Araya 7C rims. Team Schwinn cranks. Tuf neck and bmx bars. Killer survivor Mongoose grips. All I did was swap out the rubber Brooks saddle for a leather one. I hate to break up a survivor but I would love to put bmx forks on this and put the springer on my Schwinn DX.

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    Wife's Nishiki Blazer cruiser I built for her...great for riding downtown or around the neighborhood.






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    I built this, started with a felt "Canvas" and built up the rest.

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    JuThe Cruiser Thread-53-klunker-3-.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-53-klunker.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-53-klunker-1-.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-53-klunker-2-.jpgst got this 53 together, rides nice. The road cranks are a little murderous on my legs though.

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    Nice...True Bomber style. Schvine fork...And those DX forward facing drop-out frames are the stuff they handle better than the prewars at speed.
    I have been looking for a decent DX for some parts I have...A solid alum. dirt bike bar, Redline double, blk astrabula embossed cranks, 2.125 Ukai's and a Shimano MX hub set.
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    I will trade you mine for one of those new forks you have been peddling.

    White, with canti mounts. I will leave the truss rods and head badge on

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    Quote Originally Posted by goto11 View Post
    That won't work. I was thinking of something like this, but there are several brands and they come in both 3 bolt and 4 bolt configurations. Has anyone used one with Hollowtech cranks?
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    Yes, the Truvativ 3 bolt design works fine with external cups. I run modern XT cranks with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiasRoller View Post
    Nice...True Bomber style. Schvine fork...And those DX forward facing drop-out frames are the stuff they handle better than the prewars at speed.
    I have been looking for a decent DX for some parts I have...A solid alum. dirt bike bar, Redline double, blk astrabula embossed cranks, 2.125 Ukai's and a Shimano MX hub set.
    Cha Mon.
    I agree, the bike rode well in the dirt, It could use a smaller chain ring, 52t is a bit much to be pushing up hill. I like the pressed frames better than the pre-war stuff they are more sturdy, the drop outs on a pre-war frame tend to be on the flimsy side. I don't even need this bike, I had the extra set of drums and wanted to get them into use. I have a 52 straight bar the I love and have rode so much I think I'm on my 3rd or 4th set of tires. My normal mtb's are collecting dust.

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    Nice! What rear d. did you go with?

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    Suntour 7 something or other, I had 37 of them in a box at the shop

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    pro Cruiser's

    Donny's design...
    The red is the frame Donny gave Mert.
    The orange is the first PC proto (or one of).
    The chrome is a Champion BMX... duh.
    The gold is the result...Turn the seat clamp around to steepen the seat angle.
    This is how they stayed.
    Just say'in...they may have sold more with a steeper seat angle.
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    Wow,
    Some very cool stuff!

    I want to take the red one out. State of the art.
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    The Cruiser Thread

    My fun ride MTB with a few bmx parts.


    And my Electra Cruiser

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    Cool little slice of how it came about, don't the pro cruiser have a crazy long wheel base? I have a GL fireoad cruiser and it is just too long to wield in the dirt well..

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    My Champion is the worst handling bike I own. Hats off to those who made it work BITD. Total chick magnet on the boulevard though.
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    Rev - What kind of coaster brake set up are you using there? That bike looks awesome! Rich.

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    I think it's a highstop or kt, the same for the most part. The rims are alloy with 12 gauge spokes, pretty cool!

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    Larkspur Canyon Downhill!



    George Newman AKA "The Mad Bomber" This is the last cruiser he rode up to about 1984. Hanging on the wall is his repack winning frame & front wheel



    George Newman, Repack.... Brakes? Who needs brakes?



    George passing Joe.

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    now thats cool stuff, thanks!

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    Cool stuff.
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    Very cool!

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    Schwinn vs. Colson

    Very nice Mr. S-Trail. OK..OK. What are the angles and BB drop on those Colson thangs?
    Compared to say a Schwinn? I think we know a postwar (forward facing drop-out) Schwinn handles speed better than a prewar, so maybe one of the reasons for George being so freakishly fast was the handling of your more favored Colson's.
    Oh'ya and since you will not let that Lawsuit go maybe I should be looking for a Colson.
    Here is a picture of brother, Shreadyready's, Retrotec-Inglis he won by riding an old Schwinn really fast.
    Hugh...Wins on a Schwinn but has the guy build a Colson. HA HA HA - What?
    What is dat rudimentary brake thing over on the left dair.
    Oh, and that helmut looks like it was purchased at the Salvation Armyz.
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    Shvinn Vs Colson...

    Quote Originally Posted by PiasRoller View Post
    Very nice Mr. S-Trail. OK..OK. What are the angles and BB drop on those Colson thangs?
    Compared to say a Schwinn? I think we know a postwar (forward facing drop-out) Schwinn handles speed better than a prewar, so maybe one of the reasons for George being so freakishly fast was the handling of your more favored Colson's.
    Oh'ya and since you will not let that Lawsuit go maybe I should be looking for a Colson.
    Here is a picture of brother, Shreadyready's, Retrotec-Inglis he won by riding an old Schwinn really fast.
    Hugh...Wins on a Schwinn but has the guy build a Colson. HA HA HA - What?
    What is dat rudimentary brake thing over on the left dair.
    Oh, and that helmut looks like it was purchased at the Salvation Armyz.
    You vant-n-z anglz ya? Dependenz on vat forken-z you choose ya

    I used to think of the post war Schwinn as the poor boys Colson... well before the inter-web anyhow! Pretty easy to find now.

    Freddy's rig is loosely based on a late 30's Iver Johnson
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    Oh... I went over to Donny's tonight and traded my fork in on a canti delete! and I'm putting them on my King Sting.

    Fret Not! Those Lawsuits have like 65 degree head angles! Can you say wheel flop. They probably get real stable at like... 90mph!

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    The Cruiser Thread

    Here's a lil number I've been working on all winter. More of a retro/modern bike. 60's metal flake, Brooks leather, and some other blingy parts. The best part is the crank. It's an old Shimano from my 1990 GT Karakoram, the first mtb that was bought for me when I was 16. Cheers!






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    Getting around to this rust bucket, told myself I'd strip the 50+ junkers in my yard first so now I have a 3 foot pile of parts to contend with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    Here's a lil number I've been working on all winter. More of a retro/modern bike. 60's metal flake, Brooks leather, and some other blingy parts. The best part is the crank. It's an old Shimano from my 1990 GT Karakoram, the first mtb that was bought for me when I was 16. Cheers!






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    It's like a 70"s van but on a bike. Sweet!!!

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    Well instead of eating and drinking like most people on the 4th, I took the extra day off to get some much needed TIG welding practice in. I saw a double down tube Champion on Ebay and it went for 1800 bucks, not that I couldn't afford the money but the sense that I was indeed a rube would not leave my mind easily, so I decided to make my own. I used my I.F. single speed frame to get the angles, so it's a very quick steering bike, perhaps too much for the street. I made a jig and wrote everything down so I could reproduce it or tweak it if need be. I survived going up and down my street so far, we'll see.

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    Very cool thread! I love the curvey cruiser conversions. Finding one in a 22" frame isn't going to happen without serious capital outlay, but I could still work with a neighborhood cruiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Well instead of eating and drinking like most people on the 4th, I took the extra day off to get some much needed TIG welding practice in. I saw a double down tube Champion on Ebay and it went for 1800 bucks, not that I couldn't afford the money but the sense that I was indeed a rube would not leave my mind easily, so I decided to make my own. I used my I.F. single speed frame to get the angles, so it's a very quick steering bike, perhaps too much for the street. I made a jig and wrote everything down so I could reproduce it or tweak it if need be. I survived going up and down my street so far, we'll see.

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    Here's my entry. Not as nice as many here. KHS Fleetwood, I'm told it was from the first year run, one of 200 made. AL frame, debadged, King headset, Specialized cranks & Nexus 7 speed.
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    My favorite cruiser on this thread. I went by my local Trek dealer hoping they had a Classic in stock. None, Trek is out of the cruiser business.
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    My cruiser.

    87' Mongoose ATB

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    Another, my 30+ year old Nishiki Pacific, all original except for the tires (and baby seat). Steel frame must weigh 35 lbs. Perfect for the OCNJ boardwalk.
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    Cruising around the Oregon coast I stopped to take this picture only to have bike fall over and bend the hanger, ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Cruising around the Oregon coast I stopped to take this picture only to have bike fall over and bend the hanger, ouch!
    Haha...I feel you're pain...can't tell you how many times I've been lining up a photo only to sense just a bit of movement...jump to catch bike, and beat my knees on the landing to save a scuffed pedal and grip end.



    Cruiser looks sweet, and riding area looks fun.



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    good thing it is made of steel and you can always bend it back 100X, well not really.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Are 20"ers allowed? My 45 yo Fastback
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    Cool cruiser!

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    Be still my heart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastplace29er View Post
    My favorite cruiser on this thread. I went by my local Trek dealer hoping they had a Classic in stock. None, Trek is out of the cruiser business.
    They bought Electra so are back in. It's only a matter of time before they eff that up like they did all of the other brands they purchased over the years. Trek is like the General Motors of the bike industry.

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    Wow! That's one of the most beautiful hubs i've ever seen! and as to that chainstay clamp,,,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    Here's a lil number I've been working on all winter. More of a retro/modern bike. 60's metal flake, Brooks leather, and some other blingy parts. The best part is the crank. It's an old Shimano from my 1990 GT Karakoram, the first mtb that was bought for me when I was 16. Cheers!






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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    Wow! That's one of the most beautiful hubs i've ever seen! and as to that chainstay clamp,,,,,,,,,,
    I lost/gained an hour to his genius today... Just when I think the canary in my coal mine is about to go, in comes someone like Odom with the oxygen to keep me drilling down.

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    An action shot for a change. Riding with a chest cold was so fun!

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    Great picture. Not as cool as that flavor saver though.
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    Did a Repack the other day...

    Some sweet rides new and old.
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    Great turnout.
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    A fine gathering! Sweet!

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    Here's my replacement rig for my old 64 that got nicked from the back of my truck . 1979 Schwinn cruiser frame with laying around bits so it's a nice budget build. Enjoy.

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    This is a Koski Bro-Bomber...It was in the pile. They roll on 650b wheels very well.
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    IS that a new frame or an old one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    IS that a new frame or an old one?
    new

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    That looks like the early one they made a few of way back in the day, I saw a pic of James Mcclean's bike he showed me, that's sweet! Any info on pricing and availability?

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    In the mix, something that's been cooking up for a while now...

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    Nice!!

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    Here's a complete one.

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    Cam's Roller-Coaster Brake Special

    Test Run of Cam's 29er Cruiser!
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    Saw on Ebay...Very inexpensive....and WAY cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Trail View Post
    Test Run of Cam's 29er Cruiser!
    That looked like fun. Those moments of gravity acceleration - when he just gapped the camera - were especially cool.

    Who can speak to the lines? Repack Rider?

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    96 Kona A'Ha

    I just finished this 96 Kona A'Ha, what a fun bike. I picked the frame up on ebay and had it powder coated at Groody Brothers.
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    Pretty damn cool but that gold was too.
    Quote Originally Posted by kobanna View Post
    I just finished this 96 Kona A'Ha, what a fun bike. I picked the frame up on ebay and had it powder coated at Groody Brothers.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Made this on turkey day for some much needed TIG practice. Rides sweet!

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    Here is a few pics of my Cook Bros. 3 bar.










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    Very nice

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    Kobanna, nice bike, I'm trying to buy a new kona like that. Having a hard time finding one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kobanna View Post
    I just finished this 96 Kona A'Ha, what a fun bike. I picked the frame up on ebay and had it powder coated at Groody Brothers.
    Very clean build. I like that your remove all the braze-ons and bosses. Just looking at it brings back memories of riding my BMX bike as a kid. The coaster brake rules.

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    they re-made the bike with 29 wheels I think, right?

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    , 29" wheels and disc brakes. Hopefully I'll have one by March.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I just bolted my cruiser together this past weekend and thought I'd toss it into this thread.

    I started with a Craigslist-sourced 2009 35th-anniversary Redline MX-24. Nice bike but the colors were awful.



    I blew it apart and had the frame and fork stripped and powder coated locally. This color combo, while being iconic for old-school Redline bikes, is a tribute to my Pro-Line. I made custom pads by using inkjet fabric transfers on a new set of blank Flite pads.

    Here it is along with some of the cast off components.











    Think I'll hit the local BMX track with it when it opens in the spring.
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    Very nice looking bike, good job.

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    That's awesome.

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    looking good!

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    Shaketown ride after hanging in my garage for 15+ yrs.
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    Needs to be some dirt under those tires!

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    Got this old cyclepro back into shape...

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    Just some thing I threw together from my parts bin .


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    Proline69, What year is your bike? I am curious what fork you used? I like the looks of it.

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    Not sure of the yr of the bike , it's a Schwinn Heavy Duti and the fork is just a new cheap Sunlite 1" fork .

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by proline69 View Post
    Just some thing I threw together from my parts bin .

    Oooh! I spy some Flight cranks there. I was just shopping for some on the Web earlier to put on my MX-24. I just built a custom set of Weinmann wheels wrapped in Comp IIIs a couple weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Got this old cyclepro back into shape...

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    Nice rehab work there! Your checkered forks remind me of when I painted red checkers on the rear triangle of my Pro-Line in the mid-80s. Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80Pro-Line View Post
    Oooh! I spy some Flight cranks there. I was just shopping for some on the Web earlier to put on my MX-24. I just built a custom set of Weinmann wheels wrapped in Comp IIIs a couple weeks ago.

    Good eye there , yep I had those Flights so I thought I'd slap them on , also an inverted Profile stem and Elf bars and Suntour post clamp .

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    Watch out for those sunlite forks, in our group we call them "The death fork". About 50% of them fail pretty bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Watch out for those sunlite forks, in our group we call them "The death fork". About 50% of them fail pretty bad...

    Didn't really know that , thanks for the info . I don't do any stunts or wheelies so I should be ok . I do have an older Akusi fork but didn't wasn't to cut the steer tube since it's about 7-8" long .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80Pro-Line View Post
    Nice rehab work there! Your checkered forks remind me of when I painted red checkers on the rear triangle of my Pro-Line in the mid-80s. Love it!
    Thanks, kept the whole thing under 40 bucks using what was laying around.

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    Some of my friends got really messed up from those things, they bend out so just keep your eye on them. I know a guy who has some 4130 forks....wink wink.

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    I just got my Kona Humuhumu, very nice riding bike. The only problem is, one gear just isn't enough. What would be the best way to add some gears to this bike? Thanks for your help with this, Dave.

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    A two speed kick back hub would leave you sans cables, otherwise a 3-8 speed internal geared hub would do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Watch out for those sunlite forks, in our group we call them "The death fork". About 50% of them fail pretty bad...
    A bit of threadjack, but then again, many people reading this thread will have a frame with no fork....

    What readily available fork could you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twister1969 View Post
    I just got my Kona Humuhumu, very nice riding bike. The only problem is, one gear just isn't enough. What would be the best way to add some gears to this bike? Thanks for your help with this, Dave.
    One gear is enough

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    What's your gear combo? What type of terrain would you like to ride? Try SS for awhile. Hang out in the SS forum. Go out and hammer it.
    Quote Originally Posted by twister1969 View Post
    I just got my Kona Humuhumu, very nice riding bike. The only problem is, one gear just isn't enough. What would be the best way to add some gears to this bike? Thanks for your help with this, Dave.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Would I be able to keep the disc brake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twister1969 View Post
    Would I be able to keep the disc brake?
    Probably. Some Shimano Alfine internal geared hubs are disk brake compatible.

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    Sturmey archer is worth looking into, not sure if they make a disc brake two speed though.

    Something else..

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    Propguy, thanks for the info. Rev106, nice looking bike.

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    Stock Red Menace for starters. Re-laced rims and re-shod them with bullseye hubs. White industries Freewheel out back. Redline Flight cranks, welgo pedals, Porkchop chain ring and v-brake bolt-on canti-bosses. Evil Ed stem and Crooks seat post clamp, SE racing seat, Oury grips. Stay Rad!
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    I had never heard of Red Menace before, so I googled and found this thread.
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    If you ride hard on it, please let us know how it holds up.

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    Same cool stuff and clergy.
    Ya...they need to come up to do the Biketoberfest Repack ride with us! www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrK0oOQ9PLg

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat tire trader View Post
    I had never heard of Red Menace before, so I googled and found this thread.
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    If you ride hard on it, please let us know how it holds up.
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    Here's me railing it with a chest cold in cbc 10. Yes, they hold up to being ridden hard for sure.

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    Just picked this up. '83 Cycle Pro Custom 5.

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    I should go pick up the single speed one too.
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    Here's the latest from the lab.
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    got a batch back from the anodizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Stock Red Menace for starters. Re-laced rims and re-shod them with bullseye hubs. White industries Freewheel out back. Redline Flight cranks, welgo pedals, Porkchop chain ring and v-brake bolt-on canti-bosses. Evil Ed stem and Crooks seat post clamp, SE racing seat, Oury grips. Stay Rad!
    awesome

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    Can anyone identify this cruiser frame? It came into our shop (non-profit bike recycler) as a donation. I don't think it's actually a GT, despite the decals. There are no other markings on the frame.

    It had some silly parts, which I replaced with other silly parts. The rear hub is a Spot Brand, and there's a scrap of a Bianchi sticker on the headtube that could just be stuck on for flair.

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    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Breezer Ignaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Can anyone identify this cruiser frame? It came into our shop (non-profit bike recycler) as a donation. I don't think it's actually a GT, despite the decals. There are no other markings on the frame.

    It had some silly parts, which I replaced with other silly parts. The rear hub is a Spot Brand, and there's a scrap of a Bianchi sticker on the headtube that could just be stuck on for flair.

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    Looks like a Bianchi SASS with BMX risers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peter.thedrake View Post
    Looks like a Bianchi SASS with BMX risers.
    Yep, that's it - thanks! You should have seen the before pics. It had tiny little messenger style risers that would have not been out of place on a toddlers bike. We try to turn bikes around with what's on hand in the parts bins, so the makeover was not quite as in-depth as I'd like.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    So cool.

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    Definitely, still kicking myself for not getting the one at the shop BITD.
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    The Cruiser Thread



    just bought off CL for really good price on Ti cruiser old school newsboy type frame

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    Please help with ID

    I went to look at an old Cannondale, which turned out to be garbage, but saw this sitting in a pile of frames, I dig the looks and thought it might be a fun project so I picked it up $60. Maybe it's obvious but I don't know much about these old cruisers so I'm trying to figure out what it is.

    It has a Morrow skip tooth hub that dates to 1939, which may or may not be original. It's stamped E.P.D. on the bottom, but I think that might just be from the local police department.

    The seat binder bolt is stamped "AS" and it has a Mesinger saddle, which again may or may not be original. No other markings as far as I can tell.

    Any info/ideas appreciated. Thanks!
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    The Cruiser Thread-de-oso-7-.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-bacon-3-.jpglooks a lot like my monarch.

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    Columbia. That's my guess.
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    The AS bolt is Arnold Schwinn. The bike isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    looks a lot like my monarch.
    Cool bike! They do share a lot of similarities but the dropouts appear to be slightly different. Your wheel slides directly back while mine goes up then back. Also, there's an arc on the inside corner of my dropout.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    The bike is difinately not a Schwinn, but the AS on the seat binder stands for "Arnold Schwinn"
    I don't know what it is, but it's pretty cool

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    Yeah there are so many out there that look very close to one another for sure. Well we all know it's a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Well we all know it's a bike.
    Couldn't ask for a better answer than that!

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    Progress pic.
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    Very nice. Here are some pics of a Columbia. It is the 80's repop of the classic five-star. The old Columbia I had had similar features but not the cross mounted kick stand. The seat collar on both sucked and I can see why there's a Schwinn one on there instead. I'll probably keep an eye out for one to replace the original.



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    Did you try posting pics on the CABE? That's more likely to yield a result.

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    Nice! Would like to see that rear v-brake mount.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    is that a negative rise stem to help negate the headtube angle?

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    I was looking at this frame too but wanted the double tubing that runs the middle like a proper old school cruiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    Nice! Would like to see that rear v-brake mount.
    fishcreek here you go. These mounts are normally used on BMX.
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    The bar in the middle of the frame works great as a handle when huffing up steep inclines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsy971 View Post
    is that a negative rise stem to help negate the headtube angle?
    It is, and for my preferred riding position.

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    Just got this from old time racer Aaron Cox, a modded Schwinn.

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    Suntour stem? That bike is cool.
    Technology dragass

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    Redline Brute stem

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    keep the cruiser thread alive....

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    1983 Cycle Pro 5 Cruiser

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    my nieghbor has these just rotting away. worth doing a cruiser build? he has maybe 4 more similar bikes. I know the front one is a Goodrich bike.
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    That's a no brainer man, it's never too late to shred! Build!

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    Finished putting this together tonight. For commuting and bar hoping. Simple and fun!




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    looking good!!

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    Installed Mr. Tick Bars, Dia Compe brakes and double goose neck. Rides smooth as a cruiser should.

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    Made this for the next Coaster Brake Challenge from two very large road bikes.

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    Garage sale find. Actually my father picked this up from a friend of his who was going to put it on the garage sale but I told him I'd take it. It's a one owner 1946 Schwinn. The guy saved up during the war to buy a bike for his paper route and as soon as they became available again this is what he got. This thing is completely original including the tires and tubes which are still soft, hold air, and ride great. The patina is perfect to me. Just a bit of fading and some chippy paint here and there. Although a klunker build would be fun, I won't be touching this one.

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    WoW! That's a great one.

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    not as beautiful as the 'proper' ones, but i love it:

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    Some cool scoots. Here's my effort, a 94 Specialized Rockhopper that's a work in progress.
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    Just posting an old frame I built up for cruising.
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    Nice, a KOS cruiser? Looking good.

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    [QUOTE=rev106;12760495]Nice, a KOS cruiser? Looking good.[/QUOTE
    Don't know.I picked it up without wheels.Its a 26 inch.I probably change out the bars.

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    This frame was handled by Emory in the late 70s early 80s. No one is quite sure who truly produced the frame. I had it chromed.

    Some of the parts in the build are:

    Sun MTX rims.
    DT Swiss Spokes
    2-speed Sturmey Archer kickback rear hub with matching front hub.
    base of stem is from a vintage Huffy. Clamps are True Torch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rhubarb View Post
    not as beautiful as the 'proper' ones, but i love it:

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    Yo, Johnny...what are those handlebars and where can I get a set?
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    I just picked the cheapest MX handlebars from the german ebay page: KR Universal Lenker motocross 810 mm x 180 mm Dirt Bike,Pit Bike, ATV, Handlebar | eBay
    I think they ship worldwide.
    I love these bars and their weight gives good balance to the heavy rear hub...
    Klunk on!

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    Picked up a basic Schwinn Cruiser from Craigslist wanting to build into a MTB runner. Bought some awesome bullhorns for it at a local swapmeet - just to find out about the whole 21.1mm quill stem vs. 22.2. Don't want to get an adapter, so back to the swapmeet, but with a set of calipers.

    Also looking at getting a chainguide for the front so I don't drop the chain!

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    most likely 22.2 if that is a tubular fork I spy there.... looks to be a later non-Chicago era Schwinn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    most likely 22.2 if that is a tubular fork I spy there.... looks to be a later non-Chicago era Schwinn?
    Yeah, the stem it came with is 21.15 and the bullhorns I bought are 22.2. I WISH it was the other way around and I could shim it. Will have to check for serial# when I get home to figure out it's origin.

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    Picked this up yesterday. First klunker. Going to build my next one. So much fun to cruise around on! 1960 schwinn frame




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    nice!

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    And now
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    starting to build this frame up. removed the fork in picture and installed a mountain specific rigid fork from exotic carbon.
    I think the "correct" fork length for the frame is about 425mm or 42.5cm. From the manufacturer, the BB should be about 12 inches.
    When I installed my new exotic carbon 425mm fork with wheels, the bike seemed a little "stretched" out. Realistically the frame may be a tad too big for me but not by much.
    Although the top tube length is pretty spot on for my size, the TT is curved so I don't have as much stand over.
    I would like to swap the the 425mm fork and get a rigid 390mm fork or a 405mm.
    My question is if this will make a huge difference in riding or greatly disturb my bikes integrity. I am only using this for long road rides and general goofing around.

    By the way the bike is a cruiser type Merlin Newsboy frame imported as a custom and sold by Spicer bicycles. It was bought used and I really just eyeballed it that it would fit me. When I put the frame up against my '95 Trek 8700 bike the frame seemed comparable in size.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry no pictures right now

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    I don't think it will matter much. I have a lot of bikes and when I roll out on one I have not ridden in a while it feels weird, however by the time I get to the end of my street it feel normal. So one can get used to just about anything is what I'm getting at.

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    Old 1983 Jamis I found in the trash at work and restored.








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    Yeti Cruiser

    Anybody owns one of the Yeti Zephyr or knows where one is located?
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    My Firemans Texas Cruzer. Fun bike

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    Been working on a redline squareback 26" clone. Got it all apart now so I can nickle plate it. Enjoy.
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    Here is my 2001 Panther as it stands today.

    For the last few years it's been my Downtown LA have fun bike with occasional off road ventures.

    Thinking about switching to an 1X11 drivetrain as I'm doing a lot more camping.

    Need to locate a derailleur hanger first.



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    There is a kind of hanger that will slide over the dropout and be held in place by the axel, allowing you to use a higher end thread in type. I've seen them come with sunrace derailleurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    There is a kind of hanger that will slide over the dropout and be held in place by the axel, allowing you to use a higher end thread in type. I've seen them come with sunrace derailleurs.


    As a back up I would be interested. Can you provide a link or picture?

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    I have some at work, but don't know if they come by themselves. You'll have to do some homework on that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcdesigns View Post
    As a back up I would be interested. Can you provide a link or picture?
    Your LBS should have them in abundance (at least we do), they come with cheap derailleurs, you could get one and bolt a 'proper' one on it. DMR also makes chain tensioners where you can mount derailleurs.

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    Klunker bliss

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    I'm hoping to pick this up from a local buddy once we figure out a fair value. 1994 i believe with tange ultimate ultralight tubing, redline single pinch cranks and crupi pedals/hubs.

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    Crap...just found this thread....

    Almost traded my white Cooks last week for a Primer... what was I thinking..?

    I do have 2 of them.... the Blue one I got new in '84.. the White one a bit later. Really my first MTB... road tons of trails before "hyper glide"

    "Gears are for queers".....

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    Anyone know if someone sold LED retro bullet style lighting that has a handlebar mount for front or a seat/seatpost mount for the rear. Searching ebay and amazon and rat rod bike shops, and the only vintage style LED lights are fender mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsy971 View Post
    Anyone know if someone sold LED retro bullet style lighting that has a handlebar mount for front or a seat/seatpost mount for the rear. Searching ebay and amazon and rat rod bike shops, and the only vintage style LED lights are fender mounted.
    Seems like you could fab up a bracket for this:

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    latest from the lab...

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    Going to have my Stolen Zeke frame and fork powder coated in yellow. Should be cool with the orange rims and such, and it will remind me of my first Mongoose frame from way back around 1980.

    Oh-and changing the gearing. I don't enough the current 25/11.
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