I tore down the Hanter this weekend pretty tuff bike for an 80's girl's beach cruiser, it had MX brakes front and rear a nice 80's BMX stem, 26" BMX forks, Shimano rear derailleur & guard, and heavy duty 5 speed wheels. I Found some cool brake levers in the parts box to replace the ones on the beast, while the hydraulic brakes would probably work great I hate messing with them. Had some really cool bar ends that I have wanted to use in a project for a while too.
WOW ! I don't even know where to begin Got the Girvin off the beast and mocked up on the elite took a while to find the right cup and bearings to make it fit the steer tube is very small on this frame .I had to flip the rear brake underneath where it would normally sit because it was not really built this type of brake, swapped the axle out for a quick release on the front, mounted the rear derailleur and guard. Also got the tires on the Hanter wheels and went parts hunting through my parts pile some friends parts and acouple of shops will post up what I found later.
I found some great parts today for my build found a great dog leg crank in my own parts found a nice new black and red seat, Bulldog BMX rear brake, some cool looking red brake arms for the front, a couple different kick stands,and really cool Crmo pedals at a friends . When I went to the bike shop down the road to get a red chain I found a really cool anodized red SE sprocket and finally ordered a spring for the Girvin fork from NuLife cycles in Colorado and some red cable housing for the brakes and gear shifter from ebay. I can't wait to get them on the bike trying to get it all mocked up so I can tear it down and paint this weekend.
I got every thing as mocked up as I could today and tore it all back down the media blaster said if I get the frame to him early in the morning I can pick it up in the afternoon. Time to polish parts and start working out the paint scheme .
I'm getting into the final stages of assembly . Got to give a special thanks to my buddy Rob for letting me dig through his vintage BMX stash and helping me put together a set of brakes to work with this bike being a vintage cruiser kind of guy coaster brakes are my norm. I can't wait to go test it out at the MTB /BMX park down the road.