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    Hi Pick- My name is Don, I read a thread about Flightliners. Did you ever find that tank? There...

    Hi Pick- My name is Don, I read a thread about Flightliners. Did you ever find that tank? There is one locally on Craigslist, it is missing the tank. I'd be interested in your tank if it's available. Please let me know when you have a free moment. Best regards, -DON-
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    1982 Diamond Back California Klunker

    Thanks for the question... Yes, the Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB) roller cam brakes that Charlie Kelly, an aeronautical engineer from Berkeley, CA and founding partner at WTB, designed work amazingly well. The original WTB brakes sell for a small fortune now but Suntour did license the brakes...
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    1982 Diamond Back California Klunker

    Thanks sleepy! I'm pretty happy with how the build came together, there was a bit of a struggle to not deck it out with early D.B. parts, but from a functioning standpoint (and a financial too) it simply didn't make for a good rider that would be trail worthy. I wish there was more info out...
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    1982 Diamond Back California Klunker

    Thanks man, I appreciate the kind word! Coming up in SoCal in the 70's, it was BMX central with races and tracks all around... it was the best! My good friend's older brother won the bike along with the first place trophy after he won a 3 day bracketed event in Long Beach. It took a long time...
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    1982 Diamond Back California Klunker

    This is what it looked like after I got it home and got started... it was a long way from these images to the final build!
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    1982 Diamond Back California Klunker

    Finally done!!! This has been by far the slowest build ever in my 25+ years of turning out bikes! This is a 5th anniversary special edition 1982 Diamond Back California Klunker; I found it wasted, rusted, and in need of rescuing. Once I tore it down and tossed out everything except the frame...
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    SHOW US YOUR KLUNKERZ

    Price is only a detail when you want something, like a skewed perspective... $300.00 for a limited run Brooks saddle is nothing... look at the guy who drops $10,000.00 on a carbon ride from Taiwan and can't ride for sh*t! I wanted one of those saddles, then "reason" got me second guessing, and...
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    SHOW US YOUR KLUNKERZ

    ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** Hey Straightbar Jay- Great bike man, super clean! I love seeing your bike behind the lowered microbus with the "TOES TO THE NOSE" sticker! I gotta ask, as I would have killed for one of those VANS edition Brooks...
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    SHOW US YOUR KLUNKERZ

    (sold)
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    Hey from Leo-Land, USA

    Thanks for the welcome! I've enjoyed this site for quite some time but I'm just getting started on my first klunker, so I figured I'd share the build with this good group of bike enthusiasts! Great avatar! Growing up for me, it was all about Big Daddy Roth! I have loved Rat Fink for as long as...
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    SHOW US YOUR KLUNKERZ

    (sold)
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    Hey from Leo-Land, USA

    Hey all- Glad to finally have a reason to post instead of trolling around the gallery and (occasionally) the forum! I was born and raised in Fullerton, CA... the two biggest things to come out of this town are Fender Guitars (R.I.P Leo, Fender Guitars, G&L Guitars) and Social Distortion (R.I.P...