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    Sorry its not complete, but I have been working a lot of hours. JC Higgins Flightliner, circa 1961-1963. The frame was painted purple when I bought it and the rat trap fork was really brittle.The Cruiser Thread-flt-liner-wheels.jpg
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    One of my pals built up one of the frames I did.

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    getting ready for the coaster brake challenge.
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    Have fun Bros.!

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    Here's my Carver project. What a blast this thing is.



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    Before and after. 24" Flightliner cruiser, circa 1961. I could not pedal the 24" bike comfortably without raising the seat to unsightly heights, even with a lay back seat post. I decided to finish it off as a banana seat bike. 20" front and 24" rear.The Cruiser Thread-my-sears-spyder.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-spy-jun-1.jpg
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    Let's wake this thing up!

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    Here's a pic of Duck Norris from a recent ride, back when Canada still had sun
    The revolution starts now
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    And tear the walls around you down
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    ^^Classic beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiThundrrr View Post
    ^^Classic beauty!
    That is too nice to klunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btl68 View Post
    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.
    So many photos lost to photosuckit...

    I'll put the LaSalle photo back up and post up another build.

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    Twilight nicely hides the rust and dents on the old Flightliner.
    I added a Sachs drum brake on the front.
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    Some updates. I had a sturmey archer two speed on the cook cruiser and it is such a poor functioning hub, the brake was terrifying to use even on flat surfaces. I put about 4-600 miles on the hub and after our last fire road cruise it was kaput. I had three broken Bendix manual two-speed hubs which I got one working. Say the crazy prices for oem snifter and cable on ebay so I made my own. Shifts good...brakes are not so good though.

    The second bike I built up for our for our road cruise in a klunker style with a truss fork, 10 speed drive train and drum brakes, it was cool, you could ride it all day long but you could not really get rad on it. It was hard to input the bike to my riding style and the brakes were bad too, not to mention 37 feet of blue cables flapping about smile so I stripped it down and put a regular bmx fork on it and a coaster brake and wolla! It was a whole new bike, very fun to ride. Enjoy.

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    You know I love them, Rev, but I'll keep telling you. Love those bikes!
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    Me too!

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    This has been posted before, but itís changed a lot since then. I machined the seatpost, bottom bracket adapter, rear brake mounts, headset spacer, & handlebar shim. Awaiting a front wheel being built with a Velo Orange rim and White Industries/RockShox 3 bolt disc hub. Iíve got a 3 bolt to 6 bolt adapter drawn up and programmed ready to machine on the CNC once I can get back to the shop. First dirt ride this morning was a blast!





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    The Cruiser Thread

    My brother in law has stage 4 cancer and gave me his cruiser. At first I thought Iíd never ride it, then I started riding around the neighborhood a little bit. That worked itís way up to 20 mile cruises around town with the wife.

    One day we pedaled past the local mountain bike park and it brought back memories of my days as a semi-serious recreational mountain bike racer back in the early 90ís.

    One thing let to another and next thing you know I bought a Specialized Fuse and have been riding the trails almost every day since.

    The cruiser was my gateway drug.




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    Quote Originally Posted by celswick View Post
    My brother in law has stage 4 cancer and gave me his cruiser. At first I thought Iíd never ride it, then I started riding around the neighborhood a little bit. That worked itís way up to 20 mile cruises around town with the wife.

    One day we pedaled past the local mountain bike park and it brought back memories of my days as a semi-serious recreational mountain bike racer back in the early 90ís.

    One thing let to another and next thing you know I bought a Specialized Fuse and have been riding the trails almost every day since.

    The cruiser was my gateway drug.



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    I love it! We probably all have our own ďgateway drugĒ bike story. I know I do! Iíd love to see your cruiser, and post up your Fuse in the 29+/27.5+ forum if you havenít already!


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