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Y2K 22" Frame Schwinn Cruiser Supreme, purchased new at Board and Buckle in Grand Junction, CO the same year. Used as a commuter with chrome fenders and a rack for about 15 years. It was torn down for a few years ago and lives again, slowly morphing into a duzitall bike. I've had it at the paved pump track a few times, as well as getting vertical with it at Sandstone Ranch Skatepark. Those Typhoon brick tires are not good for anything but cruising, so that'll change before taking it somewhere specifically to get crazy on.

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Y2K 22" Frame Schwinn Cruiser Supreme, purchased new at Board and Buckle in Grand Junction, CO the same year. Used as a commuter with chrome fenders and a rack for about 15 years. It was torn down for a few years ago and lives again, slowly morphing into a duzitall bike. I've had it at the paved pump track a few times, as well as getting vertical with it at Sandstone Ranch Skatepark. Those Typhoon brick tires are not good for anything but cruising, so that'll change before taking it somewhere specifically to get crazy on.

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This is NOT mine, belonged to the late Hump McDonald and then his son Ron McDonald of Battle Creek Michigan. It was stolen by the Bassler/Campbell gang, any information leading to it's being returned to the family would be sure appreciated. May help keep one of the gangbangers ventilator on in a few years...
Seriously the coolest cruiser I ever rode!
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One day rebuild. I cracked the head tube on this bike. All 4130 but oh well, the twin down tube was whippy as a wet noodle and it noodled itself to death. Shameful uber ride home in a Prius, was miles away from home when it broke. It has been sitting for about 6 months or so, I had some time today to get it back on the road. Used a ratchet strap to "realign" the frame. Welded it back together and made a head tube gusset as well as a coaster brake tab. Used my custom frame alignment tool to get it striaght, it was crooked as a politician before it broke but still rode really well, this time I could make it fly true. Ano in a can paint job, washed some of the grease and dirt off the wheels in the kitchen sink and it's back on
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the road. Enjoy.
 
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One day rebuild. I cracked the head tube on this bike. All 4130 but oh well, the twin down tube was whippy as a wet noodle and it noodled itself to death. Shameful uber ride home in a Prius, was miles away from home when it broke. It has been sitting for about 6 months or so, I had some time today to get it back on the road. Used a ratchet strap to "realign" the frame. Welded it back together and made a head tube gusset as well as a coaster brake tab. Used my custom frame alignment tool to get it striaght, it was crooked as a politician before it broke but still rode really well, this time I could make it fly true. Ano in a can paint job, washed some of the grease and dirt off the wheels in the kitchen sink and it's back on View attachment 158803View attachment 158804View attachment 158805View attachment 158806View attachment 158807View attachment 158808View attachment 158809View attachment 158810View attachment 158811View attachment 158812the road. Enjoy.

I wish I could wash my wheels in the kitchen sink.........
 
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My first post!

This is my Spitfire build. Focused more on casual comfy than nimble.
Built with parts I had lying around.

Beat up MX Renthal bars
Huffy? double clamp stem
unknown but new fork (threw on Schwinn decals)
Schwinn cheapo 3pc (look) crank
SRAM Automatix hub on a unknown heavy duty rim/spoke.

Looking to swap the crank, pedals and seat for something more cooler.

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To think I absolutely hated this bike after I got it. Once I put the Haro 9.5" bars on it, it was like a completely different bike. That allowed me to raise the seat a bit and still be able to sit upright while riding.

I also threw on some Oury lock on grips. These are by far the best grips I've ever used! Now my hands don't go numb and it's an absolute blast to ride. I never want to go home when I'm on it. Good times!
 

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