the ISLANDER,...Schwinn Cal Cruiser

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by KickBackCycles, May 19, 2013.

  1. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
    School just got out and I haven't started my summer job yet, so why not enter the build off?
    I bought this bike off ebay almost a year ago and haven't done anything to it since. Supposedly it came straight from the beach and it definitely has the rust for it.
    I didn't want to change it much from how I got it. So I'll be keeping the original paint and a lot of the original parts to keep that crusty, sunbaked beach feel.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    My plan is to throw on some gold Ukais, save these Arayas for another build, and set it up as a 5 speed. And I just bought these forks that'll go on it.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/26-ISLANDER-BMX ... 7675.l2557
    It's gonna be an awesome summer rider! 8)
     
  2. cman

    cman Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    10,838
    Location:
    Boise,ID
    That is a cool bike as is. Lots of cool parts.
     
  3. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,936
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    GOLD!!!! :eek:
     
  4. thebigorangecat

    thebigorangecat

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    849
    Location:
    So-Cal
    I sure like those bars and stem!
     
  5. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,936
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    I see what you're trying to do. :roll: :lol:
     
  6. aratman

    aratman

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    95
    Location:
    Spokane
    If you decide not to change that bike I have a set of gold KKT lightning pedals that would be perfect for it except they are 9/16. They could be yours for the low low price of a new pair of orange vp-747 bear claws. Message me if you ar interested.
     
  7. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
    yeah, its a tuf neck stem and what I'm pretty sure are tuf neck bars. I'll need new bolts for the stem, I think I saw some floating around here on the for sale section...
     
  8. jats

    jats

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    2,251
    Location:
    Oregon high desert
    nice bike!

    Troy
     
  9. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
    Here's the wheelset I'll be using.
    I just have to find new bearings and truem' up.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,936
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    You got 2 beautiful gold wheel sets?
     
  11. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
    Yup... well, I'm planning on refinishing the Araya's because they're pretty faded. Maybe blue? This ukai set is already set up as a 5 speed and its the wider 2.125" so I thought it would be more cruiserish.
     
  12. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
    Got the fork yesterday, and it fits!
    There is more paint damage on it than in the ebay pics but it'll work.
    I also decided to make it a 10 speed using schwinn varsity parts i had laying around.
    Here's a quick mock up of my idea.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,936
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    Great fork!
     
  14. heyslugger

    heyslugger

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,056
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    there is one of those forks at my LBS co-op if you want me to grab it for ya.
     
  15. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,936
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    Let me know how much to get it here, I can't find straight 26" forks here.
     
  16. RyanPartridge

    RyanPartridge

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    67
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Cool project! 8)
     
  17. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
    Not much to update, I really need to buy parts before I can do anything.
    But I trashed the whole 10 speed idea. Instead I think I'll use the original rims and lace up a drum brake to the rear. I just need to find one. :D
    [​IMG]
    Here's a crude drawing/trace of how it should look,...you can see I've changed my mind a lot.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
  19. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Lawrence,Kansas
    yeah thanks, I think it matches the frame surprisingly well!
     
  20. heyslugger

    heyslugger

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,056
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    And your rendering is really well done too! Kudos all around!
     

Share This Page