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I really should take some better shots, but:
Mine's a late-era Chicago Schwinn cantilever with the factory tubular forks, and all the brackets for mounting fenders/racks left intact. Paint is Rust-O-Leum Antique Ivory and Blue Hammertone finish with a few touches of Aged Bronze.
Wheels are old Sun hard-anno hoops drilled out to accept the oversized nipples required by .120" Ti spokes. Front hub is ACS and the rear is an early '80s Shimano MX - both are large-flange.
Seat is a Schwinn roadie/BMX unit, and one-piece cro-mo cranks sport a bronze-anodized alloy 34T chainwheel and SR Beartrap pedals. That stem is an early MTB ACS unit, while the bars are 1979 Honda. A Miller High Life bottle opener graces the headtube, the Chicago screws used to mount it having the same center-spacing as the Schwinn headbadge.
Not pictured is the new aluminum seatpost, made from 1/4" wall 1" tubing that I turned down on the ends to fit the 13/16" size for the frame and the 7/8" dia. needed for the seat clamp.
Dave "Gowjobs" McGowan
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Godpigeon Build Thread: http://undergroundvelo.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=bikebuilds&action=display&thread=481
this will be a handy thread here are mine.......
inspired by the exploits of the famous klunker riders in articles like this....
......i had to have one of my own. of course my schwinn deluxe cruiser was hopelessly outdated by the stumpjumper and marin county mountainbikes- but they were still at least $800 at the time. i paid the princely sum of $188 at 'the outdoorsman' where i would later buy my first 'real' mountain bike from a not-yet-famous ned overend! here's my old roommate riding it outside durango @1982.
i had this middleweight for about 20 years before i gave most of it to a friend.....
.....after i became a pre-war junkie. 1938 'admiral' badged schwinn. i don't have any recent pics but right now it has a sugino bmx crank with a big 'ol skip tooth chainring, more authentic looking tires, and a morrow rear hub.
the 'krusty klunker', this old rollfast turned into a surprisingly nice rider.
this was a project to create a lighter klunker. 40/41 dx 'excelsior' badged, with it's cromo fork, mafac cantis, and other little changes it came in just under 30 pounds with a spare tube.
another nice rider, i like the morrow hub and the little details that are different on this 1942 'b.f. goodrich' branded schwinn.
'the beaver', my klunker based rrb build-off bike. another pre-war schwinn frame and a tange fork used for this one. the best aligned pre-war frame i've had, sadly it's pitted worse than a pro-activ model's 'before' picture....
i still have this 'planes and trains' schwinn waiting for inspiration....
to paraphrase steve mcqueen in 'on any sunday', klunker people are good people. joe breeze sent me this in a reply to a fork question i emailed him a while ago. pretty cool!
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Heres one I built for my Brotherin law a while ago out of an old ? cant remember Frame[url][/url]And then here's the Klunker build bike I entered built from an old Raleigh cruiser[url][/url]
What would Jesus ride???
Here's my klunker, 1958 Columbia Newsboy special. I've been riding this bike since I was 12 or so when my dad pulled it from a dumpster and fixed it up. I've got all the original fenders, chainguard, etc for this thing, but it's way more fun as a Klunker. I beat the heck out of it every weekend, and right now it's in need of a full rebuild. Rides great though! I'll take a more gallery worthy photo this weekend while out riding. I've got an Atom drum brake ready to be laced into the front wheel, and I've got my eyes out for another fork.
Give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig around.
It's almost as much fun to look at all these great old frames as it is see the finished product!
Some good stuff here!
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Ham & Eggs: A day's work for a chicken, a life-altering experience for a pig.
Too cool! Is that a date on it?
My dad's a T.V. repairman...he's got an AWESOME set of tools. I can fix it.
Been riding it on the local trails, made a few changes but overall a solid rider. Passed a lot of guys on $$$$ bikes on this 50 pound pig. Plan to ride it for a few months to work all the bugs out and then paint it.
More pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17534977@N ... 763914213/
A bicycle is like a toothbrush, you should have one and use it often.