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    We the people ... The Cruiser Thread

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

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

    he's what i can share:

    my Motocruiser #1

    <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/sweetheart/M1.jpg">

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

    <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/powerlite/powerlite001.jpg">

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

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    one day i'd like to get a King Sting

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    I'm loving that parkpre

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    Speaking of Cook Bros.

    They have some nice galleries of cruisers.

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

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

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    Click here for pics of mine

    1978-1982 Cook Bros Cruiser Racer Version Frame and fork
    CBR cruiser handlebars 1 of 2 known made
    CBR hubs
    Tange 125 lp headset
    tuf-nek stem
    dia-comp hinged seat clamp
    dia-comp 901 f+r brakes
    dia-comp tech 5 levers
    redline 400 crankset (till I find some silver dogbones to go with my cbr bottombracket)
    shimano original bmx dx pedals
    These parts I had to go modern. I wan to ride this bike not display it
    Primo 22.2 chrome seatpost with integrated guts.
    Campagnolo contax rims
    dt db spokes
    avocet mens o2 ti seat

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

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

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

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

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

    Heres a similar thread:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...hlight=clunker
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    Cook Bros Cruiser

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

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

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    my bad, I didnt see the clunker thread.

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    i'm so jelous!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.cycleidaho.com/download/...TiPaperBoy.jpg

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Great cruisers guys...

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

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

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

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    Cruiser

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

    1952 Schwinn Resto project
    1962 Schwinn

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

    oh, yeah ...

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    Here's a thread with some classic cruisers

    I posted some with classic cruisers restored by a guy I know.
    I've got my own '58 AMF Luxury Liner, but no good pics right now.
    https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.p...light=neveride

    Just a couple from that thread:
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    I lOVE the cruisers

    At my house, this is what you get when you mention a cruiser...

    An old 'pre-war' skip-tooth Schwinn Excelsior. This thing looks pretty rugged. I think it was painted with a brush sometime before 1950
    I plan to keep it just like it is. I've gone through the bearings and hubs 'n such. I had to replace the chain (with NOS) as the side plates were cracked and would break on occassion. I also replaced the tires as they ended up splitting. I recovered the seat myself. Now it is completely ridable and such a blast to cruise down town for a cup of coffee.

    <img src="https://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c374/63woods/Cruisers/Excelsior2.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

    Next, I have this 70's - 80s Schwinn cruiser that I've 'pimped'. It started out looking like this:
    <img src="https://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c374/63woods/Cruisers/Sch_CruiserBF3.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

    I know, some would probably left well enough alone. However, I wanted to pimp 'er out. So, I threw on a springer front end, bigger bars, leather grips, a Brooks springy saddle (the old seat was broken) and replaced the cracked tires with some blackwalls.

    Here's how it looked until last week when I tore it down to send to the powder coater. (The existing paint was a home spray job by the previous owner).

    <img src="https://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c374/63woods/Cruisers/Sch_Cruiser_Aft_4.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

    I'll post a pic again after she comes back from the powder shop. She'll be a dark metal flake green. Should be fun.

    Cheers~
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    Cruisers

    They look like good clunker candidates to me.

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    i dig the excelsior! i wouldn't mind picking that up from you if you ever decided to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubbusrider
    i dig the excelsior! i wouldn't mind picking that up from you if you ever decided to sell.
    What happened to veloculture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwr
    What happened to veloculture?
    whoops. i logged onto the wrong account. it's early for me. thats my excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubbusrider
    whoops. i logged onto the wrong account. it's early for me. thats my excuse.
    there we go. i'm back.

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    Late to the party, but here's my krusty kruzer...




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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclodan
    Late to the party, but here's my krusty kruzer...

    That is a damn cool fork. What the hell is it? Could we get a couple of detail shots?

    Thanks

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    Primitive leading link type fork. Probably began life as something like this. Murray or Wester Flyer X-53 or maybe a Murray Fliteline

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    I'm waaay late on this and reviving a dead thread, as it were.
    Here's my frankenbike coffee cruiser build;

    Project "RatRod;"





    Here's the URL for the write, details of the progress and more pics;

    https://forums.mtbr.com/27-5/proflex-project-ratrod-progress-308628.html

    It's somewhat confusing as to where one would post bikes like this. I've seen cruisers in the 29er and 96er/69er forums. {Where I posted my thread on this bike??!??!?!?!??!?}}

    As you will see in the other thread, I've still some work to do on 'er, but I'll keep those interested up to date.
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    Cruiser?

    How's this for a Cruiser?

    It's a 6 Speeder...

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    This is my complete Cook Bros. Cruiser. It has Cook Frame and Uni-Clamp Forks,Bars,Cook Laid Back Seat Post,Dog Bone Cranks with a Cook Spyder,Bottom Bracket,Cook Pedals and also Hubs. No, it is not an optical illusion, it also uses a 26" front and a 24" rear wheel.

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    No f'n way! Didn't you have a spacing problem? That is cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosegoosenick


    This is my complete Cook Bros. Cruiser. It has Cook Frame and Uni-Clamp Forks,Bars,Cook Laid Back Seat Post,Dog Bone Cranks with a Cook Spyder,Bottom Bracket,Cook Pedals and also Hubs. No, it is not an optical illusion, it also uses a 26" front and a 24" rear wheel.
    Some cool rides in here!
    Dude! where can I obtain that seatpost?
    G.

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    G,
    those posts are going for anywhere between $150-$300 on evilbay.

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    Nashbar Flashback...


    Joe Breeze...


    Diamondback Voyager III...

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    Old 70's/80's DBS 12-speed race/touring-bike converted to a single speed coaster brake coffee-shop racer. Rides like a dream
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    heres my 59 Columbia. King HS, Ti-Dye front spokes, Bullseye cranks, XC Compe pedals, the best bar bike ever..
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    my rather un-stock giant simple 7
    chromed shivers
    powder coated hayes
    carbon race face post
    7 speed road bike suicide shifter




    1 of 100 skull skates limited edition


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    Well here are my contributions...top is a pre-war Schwinn DX with Monarch (I think) dual spring fork, Sturmey Archer front drum brake and red band two speed kickback. I may bechanging out the two speed for a Sturmey 3-speed w/drum...


    Bottom is a 81 BCA BMX inspired MTB w/26" drum brakes front and rear and 3-speed.
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    raceface turbine crankset just sneaking in there I like the old & new mix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_in_Jersey
    Diamondback Voyager III...
    I missed this first time around. was that a production frame? I like it

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    heres mine. I've been told its around 1955 schwinn fleet. currently still in vancouver, due on UK shores sometime this summer (if we ever have a UK summer?!)


    I acquired it shortly after seeing the "coffee cruiser" thread. really impressed by that build intionally I was going to do the full restore. now I'm going to see what condition its really in, clean it up, maybe fit a few modern parts depending on what, if anything needs replacing. I've been told its still rideable

    curious to see the forks.. they kinda scare me

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    eeeneey (1936 Schwinn C model bomber)



    meeneey (1997 Breezer Iggy)



    mineey (1938 Schwinn with some mods)



    hey MOE (1986 Mongoose AT Pro)

    ...strictly downhill...

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    Very cool Eric, I have seen these on other posts and was inspired to build the DX into a Klunker-esque cruiser...

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    This thread makes me happy, although somewhat envious. It is obvious some are throwing much dough at these old bikes, and that is what I envy. But mostly the lack of pretention and taking of one's self so seriously is what I find wonderfully refreshing.
    You guys f-n rock.
    Beautiful bikes, every one of them.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel
    I'll post a pic again after she comes back from the powder shop.
    For some reason, the system wouldn't let me edit my original post (maybe that function times out over time?) Here's a pic after powder coat.



    Can you see it against the green background?


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    Cruiser? Klunker? Whatever....

    Here the latest creation to emerge from the test lab:



    A 1952 Schwinn frame, with a newer fork (I believe from a "Mad Wagon"), with cantilever posts and truss rods to maintain the 'old school' flavor. There's a Nexus 7-speed rear hub with a roller brake out back.








    I gotta say, this is one of THE most fun bikes I've put together in a while. It's tight, smooth, and a blast to ride. I'm really impressed with the rear wheel.

    It may get a powder coat eventually (that fork is killin' me), and there may be additional changes down the road (tires) -- but I think I'll ride it for awhile like this.

    Cheers~
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    Panda 26"


    MCS 24"


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    Columbia 24"

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    Nice crew Elves! I like that Panda.
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    Its got a custom tail light I made out of an army surplus signal light. super insanely bright.

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    Is that for when you are being pursued, kinda like the oil spill?
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    Don't ask me what the hell this is, it's heavy, steers to left and the grips disappeared the second it started raining, but it's my cruiser....
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    My GT's


    Dynoglide with a few mods.

    Moto pub bike.

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    My cruiser

    A blast to ride!
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    For Sale: 1959 Columbia cruiser w/ Bullseye cranks, King HS, TI spokes and seat

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    Unrestored 1959 Columbia 5 star frame and old cruiser fork, King headset, ACS BMX stem, Club Roost riser bar, custom machined BB adapter for standard threaded BB, Bullseye cranks, Suntour XC Compe pedals, Velomax front wheel, radial with Ti multi colored spokes, 13/16&quot; fluted BMX seatpost, Flite Ti seat, Shimano coaster rear hub with alloy rim, WTB 2.1 knobbies. Lightweight at only 27.5 lbs. Seattube: 19&quot; ctt, Toptube: 23&quot; ctc. This bike is a very fun to ride. $300. Bike is in Portland Or, I will ship with Paypal.
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    to klunk, or not to klunk...
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    Hey Hollister...

    don`t even think about it. I`d weld a hanger on a factory SS before I`d deface that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel
    For some reason, the system wouldn't let me edit my original post (maybe that function times out over time?) Here's a pic after powder coat.



    Can you see it against the green background?

    I'm loving that paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    don`t even think about it. I`d weld a hanger on a factory SS before I`d deface that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    to klunk, or not to klunk...
    Bah - it's only a 1933 B10E ... KLUNK IT!
    ...strictly downhill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb49
    Bah - it's only a 1933 B10E ... KLUNK IT!
    you're good
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    schwinn motorbike ?? I can't read the headbadge with the glare. That's a thing of beauty.



    ***edit**** Eric answered my question before i could even ask it. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb
    schwinn motorbike ?? I can't read the headbadge with the glare. That's a thing of beauty.



    ***edit**** Eric answered my question before i could even ask it. : )


    a couple of my personal favorite cruisers, bikes from yesteryear.

    1927 Elgin Motor .... (not sure what i'm going to do with this but i have a tank, wheels and fenders)

    1915 Iver J (amost complete)
    1920 Mead

    and my Koz
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb
    a couple of my personal favorite cruisers, bikes from yesteryear.

    1927 Elgin Motor .... (not sure what i'm going to do with this but i have a tank, wheels and fenders)

    1915 Iver J (amost complete)
    1920 Mead

    and my Koz
    all very cool

    but that Iver is hot!
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    Elgin Moto, Schwinn, Colson,CCM

    1930`s Elgin
    1952 Schwinn Clunker
    1927 Colson clunker
    No name frame
    CCM
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    CCM again

    Sorry, bad pic.
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    here's mine. I believe it's the ultimate bar bike. maybe not because that green draws people out of the hills. velo orange fenders were the xmas present and will beon in time for NYE. Maybe the black peugeot is the best bar bomber it does have a 3-speed!!
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    That LAWWILL KNIGHT is one nice piece.Man I LOVE that bike.What years were those made?
    Here is a pic of my CHAMPION RACING PRODUCTS 26".Champion began using the center bar design around 1975/76 on thier 20" NMX Frames.
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    77 to early 80's

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    One more to add...

    Here's another in the Klunker variety...

    Pre-war Rollfast

    Skip-tooth

    Pretty much the way I received it. Not sure what will happen to this one...
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    I clunkered my Ignaz

    Well, I was really looking for some older Cook Bros forks to give my Breezer Ignaz more of a clunker look, but I found some Tange. What do you think?
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    Lookin good Scotty, nice front hub and pedals too! Get some canti posts brazed on, that would really do the trick. If my Iggy were not so mint I would be fixin' it up too - need to find me a beater
    ...strictly downhill...

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    Thanks. I actually have some clamp on cantis but I didn't want to mark up the frame. I put an old schwinn neck on there as well. I really do not like the Nexus system, mainly because you can't replace the shifter, so this is probably destined to become a single speed. I could go the derailleur route I guess.
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    You can swap with other shifters...as long as they have the Nexus indexing. Looks like a later revo unit on there, they came with the thumb units originally. The roller brake is fun too
    ...strictly downhill...

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    That is the original shifter. Some came with the thumb and some came with the twist. What I wanted to use was an old friction shifter.
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    clamp on canti's

    Do you have any pics of the clamp on canti's? I am thinking about machining some clamps for canti bosses for a clunker project I am working on. Thanks

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    Clamp-on cantilevers would be a bad solution. They make more sense on a flat fork blade than a round one, and they would look strange. Go with one sort or another of brazed on brakes, or a drum for a total klunker look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Clamp-on cantilevers would be a bad solution. They make more sense on a flat fork blade than a round one, and they would look strange. Go with one sort or another of brazed on brakes, or a drum for a total klunker look.
    I agree 100%

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    I guess these are cruisers...

    Mid 60's vintage Columbia trike - hotrodded slightly. And quadracycle, hotrodded a little moreso...
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    Clamp on cantis

    Here is my clunker project with the clamp on cantis. No, I guess they are not era correct, but they do look easy to fabricate and you can remove them and put them on a different bike.
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    Bolt-On Canti Post Pic

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog
    Do you have any pics of the clamp on canti's?

    frog
    Here's a pic I lifted from ebay (I think).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Here is my clunker project with the clamp on cantis. No, I guess they are not era correct, but they do look easy to fabricate and you can remove them and put them on a different bike.
    That is one cool bike but...

    those twist ties are killin' me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel
    That is one cool bike but...

    those twist ties are killin' me
    They are totally adjustable.

    I just haven't got around to finishing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    From the front.
    thats lush

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    Thanks. Now if the snow would melt.
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    Interestead in selling your Nexus?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Thanks. I actually have some clamp on cantis but I didn't want to mark up the frame. I put an old schwinn neck on there as well. I really do not like the Nexus system, mainly because you can't replace the shifter, so this is probably destined to become a single speed. I could go the derailleur route I guess.
    Are you interestead in selling your NEXUS? Let me know.

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    Although late models by comparison, here's our crusiers:


    Mine, 2001 Electra Flying Sue with a Brooks leather mud flap, Cat Eye lights, aftermarket saddle with chrome halo, analog speedo, red dice valve caps, and bell.




    The Wife's 2007 Manhattan Pink, modded with a Nexus 3spd. w/white cable casing, Brooks leather mud flap, white skull and cross bone valve caps, and bell.





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    Nike Pics

    Is that your antique store? Those are nice pics, they have sort of a country feel. Nice bikes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    Is that your antique store? Those are nice pics, they have sort of a country feel. Nice bikes too.

    No I'm sorry they're not, we live in the 2nd oldest town in Texas (Bastrop), this is the historic downtown district, occasionally we'll load up the cruisers and haul them out there for a nice little cruise through the historic nieghbourhood and downtown area and along the river walk (Colorado river).

    So this time out I figured I take along the camera and see if I could get some semi retro looking pics, and some others along with them, although the others are some love bird kinda pics

    The 2nd pic is a little antique shop with a 3spd Schwinn parked in the shrubs, and a no name cruiser (green/white one) on the porch, the other shop with the bike hanging, is also a no name bike with steel saddle baskets attached to it.

    We love our bikes, and love the old school cruisers, currently I have accumulated a Raleigh 3spd Sport, that's getting ready for restoration, not really what I prefer, but hey, it's nice to keep the history alive



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    I think you achieved what you were going after. I used to have some "garden art" bikes in my yard, but my neighbor, who restores fat tire bikes, kept taking them.
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    Here is one of the many incarnations of my Damondback Voyager.


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    My Fifty-Three

    It doesn't look like that anymore.



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    Here's my KHS converted to singlespeed, also have a Mongoose Zuma converted to fixed but no pics yet.


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    why did i sell this?

    oh yeah, because i'm an idiot.....
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    what frame and forks and hubs please?
    veeerrrry nice!
    oh, and neck please.

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    poor scan...

    Quote Originally Posted by elvez
    what frame and forks and hubs please?
    veeerrrry nice!
    oh, and neck please.
    . ..of an old print. schwinn king sting. probably purchased new as a frameset. it was a total basketcase from a yard sale in a crappy neighborhood..... had a cook bb conversion, sugino stem was there, built up some used araya 7x's with a red & a blue nos suzue hub we still had in the shop several years ago. had mark nobilette braze on rear cantis. it was a fun bike.

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    Two past, two present:

    The daily beater. This is what I lock up at work all day, or what I ride in the rain and salty winter roads:

    The nicer beater. This is for decent weather. I'm going to have canti studs brazed on later this winter and make it a cyclocross singlespeed:

    1967 Schwinn Racer. It's not mine anymore, but I took the 26" wheels off and replaced them with Salsa Delgado rims, Schwinn XS 4x4 BMX hubs, 185mm crmo BMX crank, Snafu pedals, and an old Campy headset. I had the color matched and pinstriped fenders, but they weren't on in this pic for some reason. I wish I still had this bike

    1983-4 Mongoose Pro Class. I wish I still had this one as well. I sold it to someone from VintageBMX.com because I knew they'd take care of it and display it better than I could. I'd take it out of a closet once a year maybe to dust it off and ride it. It deserved better.

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    very cool :] here are some then an now pics of my Clunker,
    pics are from April 1984 in Fullerton Ca.


    and today in Prescott AZ.


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    There are some great bikes in this thread. Here are my cruisers, past and present. I've posted some of these before, but figured I'd consolidate them all here.

    Here's my skiptooth 52 Schwinn. Seems to be a popular year- there's a few more '52s in this thread.
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    This is what I call my Bendix cruiser. It's just a Taiwainese-made cruiser frame, nothing special, but I liked the fact it had a water bottle mount. I built some wheels for it, Bendix 2-speed kick back hub in the rear, and threw on some Odyssey cranks and a Moon chainring. And then covered it in band stickers from when I was in school and working at the college radio station.
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    1961 Schwinn Traveler. Sold this last year.
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    S&S 26" BMX Cruiser.
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    Kona A'Ha. Sold this one, but just bought another one
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    I love those dia-compe brake levers!

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    the green lantern lol

    this one will be going to the chop shop for a nice 10" stretch
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    Schwinn Varisity

    Here is my finished winter project, to be used to haul that cup of coffee and myself to the bike shop on Saturday mornings to shoot the breeze with the guys:

    It began as a Schwinn Varsity. the frame dates to October '69. All parts are original except for NOS spokes that I rebuilt the wheels with and NOS Weinmann brake levers and new cables and housings.

    I bead blasted the frame, ground off all cable guides except the rear brake. hand sanded , polished and clear coated.

    the tires are club roost cross terra 27 x 1 3/8

    Cup and holder is by soma fabrications

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    I can't believe I haven't posted my rat up. I bought the original Monark Silver King 24" cruiser for $120 shipped from PA, and the cheap MTB I robbed parts from for $15 I think. They sat around and were ridden for a while, I ended up running the MTB into the ground (trials till the big ring had no teeth, the tire rubbed the frame and it didn't shift) and I just never rode the Monark, because it couldn't handle off road duty with the stock springer and road tires. I basically just stripped the monark and built it back up with the MTB components, some BMX parts and misc stuff laying around the shop. Only thing I had to do fab wise was shorten the (threaded) steerer on the forks (cut, sleeve, braze back together since I don't have a die that big) and grind a little on the rivets on the back of the emblem to make that fit.

    It's not exactly the most modern handling machine, and it doesn't stop worth a damn with only a bad front brake (bare steel just doesn't grip a pad, I might end up wire wheeling them or finding another bike to rob off of), but on a nice flowy trail, I've never had more fun.
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    keepin it on the low low

    my bike I love the most that sits on show in the lounge
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    Dang. I lov me sum velvet. What no subs?

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    ODALE vato! That a firme ride ese!

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    mucho grande
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    mucho caliante
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    Dang. I lov me sum velvet. What no subs?
    no subs but want to turn into trike or 4wheeler,but here in N.Z it cost around $350 for just the chassie and nada else,my bike would be around a $1000 as new,I scored it for 4 $300
    Okay,okay,so how do I put it back together,and where did this spring come from

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    Saw this bike today and I had my camera with me, so I took a few pictures.

    The frame is not old, it's a repro and it says "Zap" on it which is not the former MBA columnist but the electric bike company. Looks to me like it was once a one-speed, since the derailleur hanger is a bolt-on. Shifter is a GripShift.
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    posted previously somewhere else; my '70 schwinn typhoon. random:

    frame blasted, shaved chainguard mounts & kickstand & powder coated
    mountain cycles suspender fork
    profile bmx stem & seatpost clamp
    nos pro-neck bmx cruiser bar - polished
    nos brooks b5n cut down to swallowesque profile
    jad bmx cranks (hollow cranks arms, ti spindle - neat stuff)
    crupi pedals (new. i wanted hutch pedals until i found out how much they were selling for these days)
    ancient morrow coaster hub - rechromed
    bullseye front hub
    doublewide rims - stripped & polished

    really fun bike. bit of a mash-up in terms of eras & genres, but i think it works.





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    very nice but I think the forks are a bit chunky for the whole bike,a bit too british beef for me but they are very nice forks,overall I would have no hezitation adding that cruiser to the shed
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    Here is another one of mine
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...79#post4126579
    Notice the pedals
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    Thats one Slik Bike!
    Quote Originally Posted by xy9ine
    posted previously somewhere else; my '70 schwinn typhoon. random:

    frame blasted, shaved chainguard mounts & kickstand & powder coated
    mountain cycles suspender fork
    profile bmx stem & seatpost clamp
    nos pro-neck bmx cruiser bar - polished
    nos brooks b5n cut down to swallowesque profile
    jad bmx cranks (hollow cranks arms, ti spindle - neat stuff)
    crupi pedals (new. i wanted hutch pedals until i found out how much they were selling for these days)
    ancient morrow coaster hub - rechromed
    bullseye front hub
    doublewide rims - stripped & polished

    really fun bike. bit of a mash-up in terms of eras & genres, but i think it works.





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    Finally finished my cruiser

    Been working on this through the winter, and it's finally rideable

    80's Schwinn Cruiser complete bike saved from the garbage
    original fork
    Rear wheel is original 114mm spaced coaster brake(stopping sucks)
    Front is a cheap spare from the garage
    Machined solid aluminum seatpost
    Machined bottom bracket adapter (both made in the shop where I teach)
    original stem
    Diamondback bars
    original headset
    Brooks B-17 saddle
    Truvativ cranks Ritchey chainring and UN-51 bottom bracket from the parts bin
    Kenda K-Rad 2.3 tires
    original grips (to be replaced asap...ouch!)
    pedals stolen from my wifes bike (until I can buy some decent platforms)

    Still looking for a set of drum brake wheels so I can actually stop!
    I am also still toying with the bars, need to ride these a bit to see how I like them (used to riding bars with lots more sweep!)

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    My cruisers, old and news

    New:
    2007 Knight Bike Co. Retro Redline Squareback

    2008 SE OM Flyer


    Old:
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    Hutch XL24 from the 80s.

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    that red bmx is mint,I would cruze on that any day
    Okay,okay,so how do I put it back together,and where did this spring come from

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    Picked up another King Sting Today This One is Nicey

    I was stoked about this one. Got it today from the owner of a schwinn shop back in the 70s and 80s that is selling his shop and whole collection. He put this King Sting together back in the day and never rode it. Sturmey Archer drums front and rear, SE Racing Landing Gear forks, red arayas.
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    Specialized Globe with F/R drum brakes.
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    Got some cruisers to add to this thread. First one is a '61 Schwinn that I built up for a friend.

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    And this is a 1941 Schwinn DX. Definitely a keeper.

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    Thats a way cool way to place the dropout adjuster bolts,never seen that way done before
    Okay,okay,so how do I put it back together,and where did this spring come from

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    That '41 DX just screams klunker, you ought to send that over to Alan Bonds and have him do it up right. Very nice.

    I'd be happy to take it off your hands if you decide to part with it!

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    '97 A'ha Cruiser

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIPLE R
    Thats a way cool way to place the dropout adjuster bolts,never seen that way done before
    It is also the way to tell a pre-war Schwinn from a post-war one.

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    Cruiser 5

    Gotta keep the cruiser thread going. Got this as a frame and fork and added the bars, stem, wheels and seat. Just gotta do something about the pedals.
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    nice,my repo cruiser looks similar to yours,still havent got round to stetchin out the rear,I like clean lines so i gona run the gear cable into the top of the downtube thru the BB into the chainstay and out near the back,dont need a back brake,cos I doing it in flat black rat rod style wid ol skool pin stripes,should come out o.k,imagine yours wid about an 8-10inch stretch from the back wheel and the seatpost welded neer where the bracke bosses are and then I will remove the seattube all together so it will be void in the frame,yeeeaaaar monster garage style
    Okay,okay,so how do I put it back together,and where did this spring come from

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    One I've been messing with.

    Wheelbase: 77.25 in
    Seat Height: 24 in
    Fork Length: 35 in
    Rear Tire: 26x2.4
    Front Tire: 24x2.125

    Will be getting a Sturmey-Archer rear hub (going to make a motorcycle style jockey shift to control it), new front fork with CNC clamps and stem, disc brakes, etc.

    Freakin' thing works your abs like mad.



    I use it to cruise the neighborhood with the kids.

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    You read my mind wid the jockey shift
    Okay,okay,so how do I put it back together,and where did this spring come from

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    Here is my Australian Cattle Dog sitting with my 2000 Rockhopper FSR and 1950 Schwinn B-6.

    Except for the tires, the Schwinn is pretty much the way it was when I bought it. It came with the original rack and rear fender, and I'd like to find a front fender for it.

    Now that I've put Maxxis Hookworm tires on the Rockhopper, it makes a superb cruiser. Every day I use it to walk (and run) my dog, and she loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biss-ness
    Thats one Slik Bike!
    thanks man. decided to change it up a bit; it's going to have some fixie / cross dna injected in it's next iteration.

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    Sorry if this has already been covered but this is a big thread.

    How comfortable of a bike does a cruiser make? I have lusted after a Texas Firemans Cruzer for years and next year I might actually be able to purchase one as a secondary "play" bike. But I want something that will be comfortable on extended rides (4+ hours) around town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters


    Here is my Australian Cattle Dog sitting with my 2000 Rockhopper FSR and 1950 Schwinn B-6.

    Except for the tires, the Schwinn is pretty much the way it was when I bought it. It came with the original rack and rear fender, and I'd like to find a front fender for it.

    Now that I've put Maxxis Hookworm tires on the Rockhopper, it makes a superb cruiser. Every day I use it to walk (and run) my dog, and she loves it.

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    I'm really getting into the Schwinn and the dog. The Spec is way too spaceship looking for me.

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    Reconditioned Mongoose Zuma. I added the f/r drum brakes and 7 spd dropout derailleur (a la klunker). I can't wait to replace the flimsy suspension seatpost.
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    Here is my 26" BMX. It is an unknown frame and fork. It is like none other I have ever seen. Everybody I ask about is stumped to is origins as well.





    Chainstay and dropouts are like none other.



    Frame was too tall to fit all the way in the chroming tank.



    Tuff Neck stem.



    Wolber double wall rims with specialized sealed bearing hubs. Radial front.



    The bars are too tall so I have some bars off of a 1972 Husky dirtbike to swap out. I have the yellow front tire but swapped it out to ride some dirt trails.

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    Here are updated photos of a couple I posted early in this thread.

    I stopped pulling the kid trailer with the one, so was able to remove the rack and fender. I also found that it was the only good use for the Continental Vertical Pros I had laying around. I originally built it in 1986 with Shimano BMX cranks, a Cyclepro fork, Tioga BMX seat post camp, and Diamond Back BMX stem. Has a mid 80's Shimano coaster brake rear wheel and an early 90's Deore DX front on an Araya CV-7 rim.

    After 20 years, I finally got around to rattle can painting the red and white one last summer. Had to hand paint the Indian heads. Bike is mostly original and it is time for a re-build of the New Departure rear hub, as it barely stops..
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    Here are mine: 1950 Schwinn w/Morrow rr hub and local provenance; 1954 Schwinn girls' step-through that I picked up/rebuilt for a friend, 1980 Schwinn Heavy Duti (a basement find - FREE), and 1981 Schwinn Cruiser with modern running gear. The blue, green, and yellow bikes are 100% original, except for the basket and tires on the Heavy Duti, and tires on the blue bike.
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    I have no clue what it is, but it's fun!


    And my cruiser project a 1946(I believe) Schwinn B6

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    There are a ton of great bikes on here, thanks for sharing everyone!

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    Here's mine, a 1969 Humber Sports. 3-speed. Lots of fun!

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    Added a few things to my '41 DX, and took some new photos. I changed the seat out for a Brooks, found an original headbadge, and found a replacement decal for the downtube. Next up is a rear hub overhaul, but other than that, I love riding this bike.

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    Sweet Build... Love the prewar Schwinn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waypops
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    If you say so.

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    1952 Schwinn Spitfire


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    1949 Schwinn DX, Restored
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    1940/41 DX "LaSalle" retro DH race bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamf777
    Here is my 26" BMX. It is an unknown frame and fork. It is like none other I have ever seen. Everybody I ask about is stumped to is origins as well.





    Chainstay and dropouts are like none other.



    Frame was too tall to fit all the way in the chroming tank.



    Tuff Neck stem.



    Wolber double wall rims with specialized sealed bearing hubs. Radial front.



    The bars are too tall so I have some bars off of a 1972 Husky dirtbike to swap out. I have the yellow front tire but swapped it out to ride some dirt trails.
    I am pretty sure this is an MCS.
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    Original CB Cruiser!

    Here's a pic of my CB Cruiser. All original with CBR fr hub, bars, Team Schwinn cranks, Diacompe fr brake, Schwinn saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammetal
    Here's a pic of my CB Cruiser. All original with CBR fr hub, bars, Team Schwinn cranks, Diacompe fr brake, Schwinn saddle.
    Oh damn!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    I have a new favorite Cooks Cruiser. Aw heck, I think I have a new favorite cruiser....
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    That is hot.
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    Here's a few more pics of the CB Cruiser
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammetal
    Here's a pic of my CB Cruiser. All original with CBR fr hub, bars, Team Schwinn cranks, Diacompe fr brake, Schwinn saddle.
    Absolutely love it but it needs a Brooks saddle badly. That Schwinn ain't cutting it.

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    These things are getting to be like Cunninghams. Everybody's got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamf777

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    I am pretty sure this is an MCS.
    A similar MCS to the one above popped up on CL locally (gone now).



    Then what looks like the same frame popped up on the bay from the area too. Not sure they are the same or not... two quad forks in the same week would be quite a coincidence though!





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    Yeah, But...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    Absolutely love it but it needs a Brooks saddle badly. That Schwinn ain't cutting it.
    This is a 25 yr old bike with the exact kit supplied when my dad bought it. Why change because it's cool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    all very cool

    but that Iver is hot!

    Hah! Blast from the past.. that Iver used to be mine!

    Looking good RedBarn....

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    Here's a current project

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    This thread just keeps getting better.

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    Heres my Schwinn, roughly '35-'38. Awaiting better bars and a headbadge but getting some use around the local trails. Are there any more Klunkers in the UK?



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    Update on build specs. Getting closer to finished.
    1982 Cook Bros Cruiser Frame and fork
    CBR cruiser handlebars
    CBR hubs laced to Ukai Aeros with Ritchey Logic spokes
    Hatta Kongo headset
    CBR stem
    Helix CBR style seat clamp (real ones are getting 350$ and up
    dia-compe 901 front
    dia-compe tech 5 lever
    CBR crankset
    CBR bottom bracket)
    shimano original bmx dx pedals
    These parts I had to go modern. I wan to ride this bike not display it
    Primo 22.2 chrome seatpost with integrated guts.
    Selle Italia comfort seat
    Avocet 1.95 kevlar belted slicks

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    To finish I'd like to get an vintage aluminum post and some Shimano Tourney bmx brake/s. It would be nice to have a real seat clamp but the cost is way too out of my league. Then again I said that about the ugly CBR stem. Before I got it. Still the most used bike I own. Use it as a sleigh for when my dog takes me for a run and to pull the kid to school in the trailer. Great bike. The bars are so comfortable.

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    Awesome CBR cruiser!! Although I would push those bars forward a bit. It just looks goofy that way, although im sure its comfy.

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    Thanks. I always though they looked goofy like that in pics too. Thought maybe they wer mounted wrong or something. But when you mount them in this position they are in the proper positioning for your wrists. This is the way they were designed to be positioned as per Billy Mac (<designed the cruiser bits). Its position is not as agressive as the CBR mountain bars that were on there before or the Santa Ana GT 26" bars they replaced but in riding them and curb jumping them they feel perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Williwoods
    Awesome CBR cruiser!! Although I would push those bars forward a bit. It just looks goofy that way, although im sure its comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar
    Thanks. I always though they looked goofy like that in pics too. Thought maybe they wer mounted wrong or something. But when you mount them in this position they are in the proper positioning for your wrists. This is the way they were designed to be positioned as per Billy Mac (<designed the cruiser bits). Its position is not as agressive as the CBR mountain bars that were on there before or the Santa Ana GT 26" bars they replaced but in riding them and curb jumping them they feel perfect.
    Thats interesting, I had a pair of those bars and just mounted them the same as any bmx cruiser bars, inline with headtube.........it did make my wrists bend outward with the bars swept up and out like that. I never would have guessed mounting them like that. But if your source is billy mac then I gues thats that.

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    looking for inexpensive suggestions on this one (21.1mm steerer):




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    Rick made this for NAHMBS a few years ago. I ride it a lot.
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    I love it! Any more pictures of the fork Crown? Rear Brakes are a nice touch too. Looks a lot like a Lawwill Pro Cruiser. Cool form!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    I love it! Any more pictures of the fork Crown? Rear Brakes are a nice touch too. Looks a lot like a Lawwill Pro Cruiser. Cool form!
    You can see it a little better here - he calls it a Super Crown.

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    Nice! I like it. I was curious about that additional bridge under the segmented crown. Very unique. That's got to be one of the coolest builds I've seen yet.

    Thanks for the additional pics!

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    Here is my Rat Rod Cruiser soon to be all original Airflow. I have been collecting parts for this frame for years and have everything but the tank. I have a source for that now.




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    Here's my Schwinn - Coaster brake only, because that's what the rules call for (see https://atomiccycles.com/coaster.html)



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    boy, I'd sure do something about that non-driveside axle nut ....doesn't look too secure to me.
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    That's gen-U-wine pah-TI-nuh raht thar. Yup. Yessiree bob! Nah - I grabbed that one out of the old nuts-n-bolts can because I was out of SAE. It'll get a new one when I go over to the bike shop to replace a sheared 11g nipple.

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    I wouldn't think that you would be afraid of a little rust.

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    I found this tread after I Googled Klunkerz
    This is a 2000 Schwinn Cruiser Four I sold to a freind 6 years ago. After not seeing him in 6 years he came in to my shop three weeks ago. He wanted to know if I wanted it. I said sure! He pulled it out and it was in rough shape. After five hourss of steel wool, metal polish and frame restorer she looks better.
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    My 1999 Dyno Kruiser Mooneyes
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    My Electra Boney Finger with a 60's Schwinn in my backyard
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    Just built up this rider so I figured I would post it since somebody revived the cruiser thread. Powerlite 3 bar 24.
    Redline cranks
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    One more...

    Not a mountain bike but a cruiser non-the-less. I found this rusting away in a neighbor's yard where it had been left abandoned for the past decade. It took a bit of work but I was able to reuse many of the original parts including the wheelset, stem and fender (although I bobbed it). I replaced the crankset with an old school Takagi BMX crankset from the early 80's and a repro monarch springer fork from Crossbow Cycles. Overall she came out great and rides better than I ever expected given her original condition.

    The link to the build sequence is here



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    Timmy, nice work, I like the look of that

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    Thanks!

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    Nice job Timmy and Scotty,

    I could sure use a few of those Powerlite parts on the Champion build.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Back at you!

    Your Schwinn has really taken shape. I like your parts choice, from the drum brakes, to the three speed huband and my personal favorite, those old campy BMX cranks.

    I actually have a question for you regarding those cranks. I have a set of similar cranks that I've been saving for a special project. My understanding is that these were made for a BB spindle with a track taper. I was just curious what BB you chose for your build?

    Thanks in Advance,

    Tim
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    It was an ISO BB in I believe a 122 width. I did all this wonderful figuring per guidelines on one of Sheldons pages and came up with a 113 width needed. Had my friend who has a bikeshop order one for me. Of course when we put the BB in it was too narrow and he had to dig around and find something wide enough. In my research, believe the only difference between the Campy Pista and the Campy BMX cranks was that the BMX came in the annodized colors (Red/Blue/Gold I think).
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    Made some changes to the 1936 C - excuse the crappy cell pics.



    NOS shorty Magura with moto cable.



    "SCHWINN" stamped Ashtabula stem.



    Skull Skates cruiser bars and some beefier WTB rubbers.



    The rest is the way it's been rockin the last few years (original paint, original Morrow hub, original chain ring, mid 1950s Sturmey BF front drum, Rigida 2.125 rims, 70s B-72, Campy QR, Odyssey crank, AME grips, VP pedals)

    ...strictly downhill...

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    I like the skull skates bars!
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    This is a bike I had built over the summer....RETRO HYBRID KLUNKER!








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    EDITE: sorry, wrong placement of post

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    that frame looks kinda similar to mine.....mine's a "FMSA BEST CYCLE"....is yours a Schwinn? Yours is cooler.



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