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I've been wanting a 24" BMX cruiser for a couple years now, but I'm cheap. I have been holding onto a set of alloy 24" wheels for this project and looking for a 24" mountain bike frame to turn into a BMX, but the right bike hasn't come around... till now!
My brother-in-law called me after the swap meet in Richmond, VA last Sunday and said he picked up a frame for me. He described it and I knew this was the bike. It's an early '90s GT Bullet kid's 24" mountain bike in chrome.
He gave $10 for what you see in the photo. Before I ever saw it (had to drive an hour yesterday to pick it up) I had already bought parts from Porkchop to start the transformation to faux-BMX.
Decals are shot. Bike will get on OA bath.
Forgot to mention, I already have a NOS 24" chrome BMX fork (don't remember brand) to go on this.
Decisions: 1 piece or 3 piece crank? CW style bars or other? Grips? Straight or layback post?
Already have: Purple ano canti brakes, purple ano stem, purple ano spoke nipples, purple ano valve caps, new Diamond Back tires.
More purple needed: Seat post binder bolt (forgot to order from Porkchop the other day) small brake parts, brake lever.
Found some 3 piece cranks, now I can start looking for 9/16" purple anodized pedals.
They are shiny, but I just sprayed cold water on them and they fogged up. Had to use stripper to remove blue and pink paint.
Found my forks:
BB bearings cleaned up good, I also polished the crank arms.
Frame is in the house now. I'm watching Top Gear and cleaning chrome and polishing.
Did a little mock-up tonight, still working on wheels. Not sure about bars, those are just some I had in the shop, but with the black seat I might be digging this:
It is explained here viewtopic.php?f=56&t=59336
They shut it for lack of interest, it was awful quiet. It's not much louder over here!
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i love the idea of building a 24inch bmx out of a mountain bike frame!
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Thanks, I looked for a long time for the perfect frame, I just couldn't afford a 24" BMX bike, so this frame for $10 fit the bill. I can deal with the drop outs, most people won't even notice and hey, they're still adjustable.
On hold for build off. Porkchop sold their last purple seat post binder and I missed it.
Lacing wheels right now with purple spoke nipples.
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