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ok, so in my perfect world I would get a set of Skull Skate bars and one of those Helix deals, but at $140... I'll need to think about it.
 

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ok, so in my perfect world I would get a set of Skull Skate bars and one of those Helix deals, but at $140... I'll need to think about it.

Yeah...I know how you feel. They key is to find a couple of bikes to flip to earn the dough and then try not to think about what else you could buy with $140. :wink:
 
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Funny...thats how I rationalize all my hobby purchases. It's not what I spend. It's what I had invested in what I sold to get what I wanted is how much I paid :shock: Thanks for a great site Steve :wink: I appreciate it! :mrgreen:

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Yeah...I know how you feel. They key is to find a couple of bikes to flip to earn the dough and then try not to think about what else you could buy with $140. :wink:
 
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mine...

used this frame.. an 'old' columbia
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the outcome...
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Rat Rod I have your green klunker as my desktop at work every one loves it. Can you tell me what the colors and paint type are?
Thanks Gary
 

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I sold the Battlecruiser a few months after the build off and I've regretted it ever since. It was a smooth riding bike and I really liked the way the camo color scheme turned out. I know have just about everything I need to reconstruct a replica of this bike, but it's what I chose for my build off this go around. I've decided to use the one bike switch rule this time around and will save the Schwinn F/F for Battlecruiser II.

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Thanks Steve I'v got a surplus of green cans and tan now so I'l try some more. Nice article in Kickstand mag. this month. I will be in Denver next month and plan on a few Denver Cruiser rides with Damon and the rest of the guys.
 
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J_Westy said:
Just curious, why did you cut out the lower top tube?

no reason actually... 'see, im into some kind of restoring old balloon tire bikes. but i cant find correct parts for this frame such as, fenders, tank, chainguards ..etc. (its an extra frame though) so, i decided to build myself a rider bike that can go distance. and im just happy with the result, the looks and the ride... very smooth indeed.! :D
 
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1939 DX Retro-Mod

Finished the build today. Very happy with the results :D
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Frame: 1939 Schwinn DX "Schwinn Ace", S/N: B21178
Fork: NOS 1981 Tange TX-1200
Headset: NOS Tange MX-2
Stem: Ashtabula (1978)
Handlebar: 90's BMX cruiser Answer Alumilite 7075
Grips: Ritchey True Grips (contemporary)
Brake Levers: NOS/NIB 1987 Dia Compe AD 290 4-finger levers in grey
Chain: KMC BMX Z-chain in silver
Cranks: 175mm TA ProVis 5 anniversary edition with retro stickers
Chainring: TA 30T
Bottom Bracket: Tange 68x122.5 with TruVativ bottom bracket adapter (both contemporary)
Pedals: NOS MKS BMX-7
Rims: Araya 7C 26x1.75. NOS silver, stripped and re-anodized red
Hubs: Sturmey Archer X-RD8(W) rear; X-FD front
Tires: Cheng Shin C693 26x2.125
Saddle: Brooks B-72 w/ chrome rails
Seatpost: Custom turned solid 6061, clear anodized
Seatpost Binder: Campy

Weight: 38 lbs of klunker fun

Build saga here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=81547

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Very nicely done!

Love the Paint scheme and parts selection. Nice work on the pinstriping as well.

How does it ride?
 

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Beautifully done...so many great details to this bike.

The craftsmanship and attention to detail is incredible.

If money were no object, I'd build a bike like this one day.
 
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Okay, though somewhat out to pasture now (occasional trip to the store), this bike, in various forms, has been my "klunker" for sooo loong, it was spelled with a "c". :p :lol:

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deorman said:
Okay, though somewhat out to pasture now (occasional trip to the store), this bike, in various forms, has been my "klunker" for sooo loong, it was spelled with a "c". :p :lol:

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Great bike! Everything really seems to go together...BTW, the Nexus 4-speed hub is discontinued (according to Sheldon Brown), so you've truly got a rare bird here!

Mike H.
Irving, Texas
 

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