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my '53 Schwinn Klunker in progress
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jackdaw said:
I love this bike. It's kinda fragile, and doesn't work very well but some happy accident happened with the geometry and it is SO comfy and handles great.

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hey big brother this bike inspired my klunker build
heres my results
still a work in progress i have it geared now but my front brakes blew out so no front brakes atm
 
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Urban Bomber







My favorite 1/2in drive hub... Perry, made in England. If you took one apart it would be your favorite too. Typical British over-engineering...



It's a bomber, right? ...Later vintage aluminum stem...



More modern vintage aluminum Schwinn marked kickstand.



This was the largest 1/2 in chainwheel I had on hand at 46 teeth...



Super hi-tech aircraft grade aluminum seatpost! :shock: And trusty '50's vintage Troxel seat.



Ebay sourced drop center rims with nice original paint mated to new stainless steel double butted spokes,,, 8)



Gearing of 46/16 is built for speed and perfectly matched to the dog's full gallop speed! :shock:

 
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fishcreek said:

I absoloutely love the Klunkerz on display here but Fishcreeks Trek had the biggest influence on my purchase. I had a chance to take it for a spin one day and really liked how tidy stiff and light it felt. Porportionally it's perfect.

When this bike came up for sale I knew immediately that it was exactly what I was looking for. All of the right boxes on the spec sheet were ticked off.

27.2mm seatpost for unlimited choices

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

1 1/8 Headtube and threadless stem

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

Front disc brake

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

Standard 68mm threaded BB shell

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

Rear disc brake and 135mm MTB hub spacing

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

Rear dropouts with single speed and geared options

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

Most Importantly a cruiser style frame.

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr


The bike was stock for the 5 minutes it took me to ride it home from the shop. As it stands today, my modern interpretation of a Klunker .

KHS Manhattan CM26 by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr

This thing is so much fun to ride, the geometry with the exception of the non-suspension corrected fork is almost exactly the same as my Surly Troll.
 

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