'57 Schwinn "Krunk Junk" New shoes

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  1. chattymatty

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    4 Klunks, but we did 'em different in SoCal. Mine will blur some lines a little...
     
  2. I am beginning to consider the possibility of creating a new breed of bike all together with this build. It will mix cruiser, klunker, and oldschool MX styles all seemlessly into one genre called krunk.

    So here's to getting krunk! I will be removing the derailleur and running single speed like a cruiser but with knobby tires like a klunker and running a different handlebar if I like how they look otherwise I will stay with the Bmx ones on it now. Lots of ideas are brewing. Now to find time to do it.
     
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  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Sounds cool!

    Luke.
     
  4. Well I tried the bars I had in mind which are a low rise bar from a mountain bike and they have a cool motocross look to them but they don't look right on this bike and they don't fit the stem so I am sticking with the bars I have on it but they are getting stripped down to bare metal to match the bike. Should look good when I'm done getting all the white off of them. I think I am going to stick with bare metal and black as a color scheme.
     
  5. I had a little bit of time today between doing everything so I got to work on "Krunk". I got the bars sanded and they look great! Also dropped the derailleur and shifter and shortened the chain to make it a single speed using 3rd gear.

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    Still some character marks but they look good.
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    Also added a little hand painted detail to the seat clamp.
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  6. I didn't like the look of the gold brake and lever so I looked through my crate-o-brakes in the van and found this aluminum one that matches the frame better only problem was the mounting post was too short so I took the gold caliper apart and swapped the brake arms and spring from the aluminum one onto the gold one's post and presto! We got a brake!

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    Also found these oldschool Diacompe caps in my secret stash so I figured I'd dress it up a bit.
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    Added these Diacompe brake levers from my old Diamondback mountain bike
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    Matches the frame pretty close. Also found some better brake pads.
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    Those bars are cool! Nice bit of interest added to the bike with them, the square cornered tube brace is nice.

    Luke.
     
  8. I liked that too, also these bars give it a comfortable stance and with the Schwinn cushion grips it feels like a Cadillac. I'm hoping to get time to do a test ride between everything else going on.
     
  9. chattymatty

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    Diggin' the nice flat crossbar. Could be cool with some creative decaling... alternate colors of schWINn playing on the old Win with Schwinn ads. As in take a white downtube decal and overlay WIN in red or whatever.
     
  10. Oh I got something planned for that. Something special.
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  11. Bicycle808

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    Ha. That sounds like some of my builds.... probably most of'm. I'd say the best name would be "krunx", so we get the "x" from BMX, plus the klunker/cruiser aspects of the name and components as well....

    Seems like I'm forever building some cruiser frame with some BMX and mountain bits....
     
  12. I like that! But I can't give away all my secrets just yet I'll just hint that before it's over it will be called "Krunk Junk" or some variation of that. Think Patina.
     
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    Sounds great. I really like your build so far. I have a INB frame that I'm working on (probably will become the main project after BO9), where's I intend to run a ghetto freecoaster with a chainstay-mounted u-brake... I'm a bit jealous, seeing how simple your brake scheme is up front.... what do you intend to do with the back?
     
  14. The rear has no place to mount a brake only a fender. So I will run with no rear brake or kick it old-school and jam my foot in the rear tire and slide it like a drift car. Like this but with the foot locked in the wheel. Besides with the long brake levers the front should provide adequate braking force.

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    I gotta say, I love having rear brakes.... especially on trails. Even the bro in the pic has a coaster....plus a full face helmet. :grin: Maybe run a drum or a cb out back?
     
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  17. Thanks Deorman, what is that just an L bracket? Does it bend under braking force?
     
  18. I don't have any drum brake wheels and the rear wheel has thicker spokes so the one coaster hub I have left wouldn't work. Besides I want to eventually use the gears just not for the build off. Kinda thinking of making a disk brake hanger off the frame for the back.
     
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    It's domestic carbon steel, it took my avatar and a vice to put the bend in it. Doesn't move. "Molly-bend-um" junk would probably move unless it were thicker.
     
  20. Sweet, I might try that.
     

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