Trying To Make Something Cool Out of Three Big Box Garbage Rods: The Hot Mess Express

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The 26" Magna Great Divide MTB BSO has an interesting frame design. Very heavy and tank-like, with beefy tires. The cheap suspension fork has to go, as do the sleazy decals, reflectors, hand brakes, and gears.

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The 26" girls Huffy Panama Jack cruiser is pink. I'm not a fan of pink because I am manly, but it has a thicc, salmon colored coaster brake wheel-set in good condition. I may use its pink fork. Or not.

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The 26" Quest Sierra MTB BSO is truly awful...which is perfect for me! Stripped of its greasy decals, I will use its blue fork, cups, and bearings for now.

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All of these rigs were destined for the landfill (for good reason), so I feel like I've done my part to reduce, reuse, recycle, etc.

This is what I've come up with so far. I may put the pink fork on it if I'm feeling particularly randy. I don't like the handlebars, and in order to have a good chain-line I'm using the smallest chainring, which is too low geared for my tastes. I have some BMX bits coming. I may do some kinda paint treatment on the frame to make a gradual fade transition from the blue to silver.
It rides OK. Tires are noisy, but I can live with them.
I'm not quite done with this.

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It's amazing almost every bike has a few cool & useable parts. Have you tried the Huffy Stem / bars.?
 
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It's amazing almost every bike has a few cool & useable parts. Have you tried the Huffy Stem / bars.?

I think I'm gonna go with a BMX stem/handlebar type setup I have on order. I also have a set of 28" wide, and 5" rise city cruiser bars on order. I'll have to see what I like better for this rig.
 
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