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A do anything bike? Something with cruiser geometry, but maybe better steel, and high performance brakes? Able to handle on and off road duty, city, or whatever else you feel like throwin at it? Readily available at a somewhat reasonable price?
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So...klunkers, cyclo cross, strandies, bombers, gravel bikes, road bikes, mtn bikes, etc...got me thinkin...(no easy task btw) I like the term "Brute bike", but as far as I know, such a thing is a sasquatch...a nessy...in other words, doesn't exist. But if it did, what would it be??? Welp...i would think it would be something somewhat indestructible. Something to explore the dirt roads, easements, dry canals (viaducts), etc...Steel frame, steel cranks (3 piece) and steel rims, (ie: Chicago Schwinn), big meaty A/T tires, MTB style or short rise bars, freewheel rear, a rear rack for a bag, (think tools, spare tube, ham sammich water, first aid kit). Maybe front suspension...Front mount go-pro...anybody have a bike like this? Any ideas/input/suggestions/pics???
What in the Sam Hill is HAM SAMMICH WATER???
 

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And since you want to split hairs, how about differences between klunkers and strandies? Is that not an ongoing debate?? Or Klunkers and Bombers?? Or gravels and MTBs?
We're not very hung up on that. Build it, ride it, use parts to build something else occasionally
 
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I usually take classic bikes and electrify them with detail to retain as many original parts as possible but threw that methodolgy out the window for this one and I'm glad I did - it's a fun one to ride. Meet my daily rider - "The Death Star." Cruiser style chinese "Zeda" frame w/ disc tabs for hydraulic a Shimano mt200 on a 203mm disc with ceramics. Carbon bars. Matching Vans tires & grips w/ a twist throttle inside the right. Salvaged Pletscher rear rack with an 80a controller mounted to it. From-scratched front crate and hardware housing a 60v 35ah battery pack. Rear wheel build is an MTX39 wrapped around a QS v3 hub motor, front wheel is Rhyno Lite with a sealed bearing hub. Initial spin up video -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/DSJ7HoSKAKMF4yXbA
 

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