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There is a crack at the bottom of the seat tube I need to repair, I could patch up the paint and leave the factory finish elsewhere.
Or I could Hotrod the heck out of it with a lick of candy red 😝
The seat tube is a few inches behind the BB, like the Electra. But at a very upright angle, so it still rides like a typical 26 cruiser. No where near as stretched out in the cockpit as the Electra is.
 

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That Big Style looks great, it inspired me to be on the lookout for one for myself.
I like the look of the Big over the Rip. But I'm pretty short, so the Rip likely suits my size better.
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I’m 6’2 and the Big Style feels big even for me. Looking forward to see what you do with it.
 
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I’m 6’2 and the Big Style feels big even for me. Looking forward to see what you do with it.
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My Big Ripper is a large fit for me. Need to get some bars to better fit me. But it's my 'work' bike that lives in Victoria for when I'm working over there. So I don't get much tinker time on it.
 
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Scored these two leather saddles for cheap. Papilionare I think looking at the logo. For 1/8 of the price of a new Brooks, I'll give them a go.
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Scored these two today, for 5 dollarydoos each.
I've been running short for cantilever levers, and thumbies. So I grabbed them quick smart.

Red Apollo is BIG and 650B!? lots of cool parts on it. Didn't realise till I got it home it was 650b.

Silver Malvern Star is a 26" cruiser Mixte. Rare to get a mixte with decent tyre clearance, plus it's got a tonne of cool parts, Suzie hubs, Dia Compe levers etc.

Both aired up, and had successful test rides, Apart from a stuck front derailleur.
Good scores indeed
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Sweet deal. They are exactly the
kind of bikes I’ve raided for lots of cool parts especially that 80-90’s DC gear.
 
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WOW, thats cool, makes me wanna make a tuning stand , they dont look too complicated, lacing the wheel would be the hard bit for me but I suppose you tube will be my mate again LOL
Great work!
 
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WOW, thats cool, makes me wanna make a tuning stand , they dont look too complicated, lacing the wheel would be the hard bit for me but I suppose you tube will be my mate again LOL
Great work!
I've used a fork, or a cut of rear triangle with a pair of cable ties as a truing stand for the last couple years.
Plenty of info out there about building wheels. You tube has plenty on the subject. It's not as scary as it looks hahaha
 

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