Worksman Cruiser

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  1. FreddyS

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    I picked up this bike a few days ago for a friend of mine. It has 24 inch ballon tires and interestingly enough, a 19 inch frame which is the same one used for cruisers with the 26 inch tires. Has some really cool front forks. [​IMG]
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    I am trying to figure out the age of this bike. Has 13/16 seat post and a 7/8 quill stem. Ike looks like an oldie.

    Does anyone have info on this bike you can share with me?

    Thanks in advance.l!


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  2. Rat Rod

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    Cool find...I'd guess late 80's model bike.
     
  3. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    That's alrite man
     
  4. Phil Fink

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    The Workman's that I've seen all have the month and year serial numbers: an 8-98 (ING), a 2-10 (INB); 11-90 (M2600's), but then they may be from a more recently made subset than those of the 80's.
    If I recall they may have had a white serno sticker in addition to the stamping.
     
  5. FreddyS

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    I’ll check when I get home. The forks o. It are really cool!


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  6. FreddyS

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    These are the numbers on the bottom bracket. [​IMG]


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  7. FreddyS

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    Also has this on the head tube? 1996? Would explain the front forks. [​IMG]


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  8. Phil Fink

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    The "96" could have been a company's bike number issued (with a receipt) to a worker, and where everyone could see it on head tube; maybe the previous owner has insight. My former-factory step-thru bike had remnants of a couple "property" stickers.
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    I don't have any Worksman bikes with me today.
    I should have mentioned that the Month might have only been on the white sticker (don't remember). The '98 had a fork like above (marked 96).
    Maybe yours is a 2001, with the "01" but just a guess.

    Maybe a member has insight as to when silver painted bikes were offered, or when it became more common.
     
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  9. rrtbike

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    Can you post a pic of front fork clearance please. Trying to figure out of its a 24 or 26 inch fork.
    Thanks!
    It is a cool bike :thumbsup:.
     
  10. deorman

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    Can't see the fork clearance, but it looks like there may be enough clearance for 26" in the back.
     
  11. FreddyS

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    Alas, I no longer have the bike. Bought it for a friend who is big guy who was looking for a Worksman cruiser. I did measure the frame and put a 26 inch tire on it and it fit fine. It is a standard 19 inch frame with a length of 44 inches from bottom fork to rear drop outs. Plenty of clearance if my buddy wants to add larger tires. He liked it as is though, and only plans to add some 18 inch apes.



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