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Hi All
I did a search on cruisers & unless I missed it there doesnt appear to be another thread? (not with all cruisers in 1 place at least?)
So folks post up pics of your pride & joy cruisers, theres just something cool about them :D ... pre yeti yetis, yeti sherpas, merlin newsboys, modern day retrotecs, the classic merlin newsboys, cook bros, lets see em folks :)
 

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someone in this forum has a b!tchin Cook Bros Klunker. i'd love to see that again.

he's what i can share:

my Motocruiser #1

<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/sweetheart/M1.jpg">

this Powerlite was going to be a Klunker but i sold it to a buddy recently

<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/powerlite/powerlite001.jpg">

here is my 24" dual slolom Parkpre raced by Kiyomi Waller

<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/parkpre/parkpre001.jpg">

one day i'd like to get a King Sting

<img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/misc/af_1.jpg">
 

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Click here for pics of mine

1978-1982 Cook Bros Cruiser Racer Version Frame and fork
CBR cruiser handlebars 1 of 2 known made
CBR hubs
Tange 125 lp headset
tuf-nek stem
dia-comp hinged seat clamp
dia-comp 901 f+r brakes
dia-comp tech 5 levers
redline 400 crankset (till I find some silver dogbones to go with my cbr bottombracket)
shimano original bmx dx pedals
These parts I had to go modern. I wan to ride this bike not display it
Primo 22.2 chrome seatpost with integrated guts.
Campagnolo contax rims
dt db spokes
avocet mens o2 ti seat

1996 Kona toolongaicantrememberita apu or somthing like that frame,fork,bars,stem
suntour xc pro gg headset
kona light beam seatpost
avener double sprung gel cushy seat
campy cenatur brake levers
campy record or cantilerss with euclid cable cariers
nexus 7sp internal hub db lased to campy contax rim
nukeproof carbon mini hub db laced to campy contax rim
avocet city kevlar 1.95 slicks
oe crank (I have a profile 175 chrome crank to put on but need the euro cups)
1st get deore xt fat pedals
 

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1920`s Colson Flyer clunker.Mine
Don Mclung
Black Sheep
Both from the 29er forum
This is what I think when you say cruiser.
 

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'78 Schwinn Cruiser

scant said:
Hi All
I did a search on cruisers & unless I missed it there doesnt appear to be another thread? (not with all cruisers in 1 place at least?)
So folks post up pics of your pride & joy cruisers, theres just something cool about them :D ... pre yeti yetis, yeti sherpas, merlin newsboys, modern day retrotecs, the classic merlin newsboys, cook bros, lets see em folks :)
My cruiser "evolved" from a 5 speed cruiser to single speed retro MTB that I've raced a couple of times last year. Built mainly with old parts around the garage and scavenging parts of my other bikes, this has become my primary ride over my Blur and Cannondale 1FG. Even though it's lost about 15 lbs from its original form by swapping out practically everything but the frame, it's still heavy and slow but sooo much fun to ride.
 

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1FG rider said:
My cruiser "evolved" from a 5 speed cruiser to single speed retro MTB that I've raced a couple of times last year. Built mainly with old parts around the garage and scavenging parts of my other bikes, this has become my primary ride over my Blur and Cannondale 1FG. Even though it's lost about 15 lbs from its original form by swapping out practically everything but the frame, it's still heavy and slow but sooo much fun to ride.
That looks great, I love it. Would you by chance be interested in selling the old rear wheel? Ive got a project desperately awaiting something like that. PM me if so.
 

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i'm so jelous!

That's because you havent tried to ride this thing up the hills around here :p

I've had this beast for 26 years!!!

Bought it from the Koski's at the Cove. Now theres a blast from the past

It had a Stronglight-Galli headset originally, I'll have to post some pictures of that thing.

It basically used tapered roller bearings back in the 60's I think, I've never seen another one like it.
 

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Great cruisers guys...

makes me want to finish my retro cruiser...guess I'm considered a newbie once again after being away from bikes for a number of years;now the bug has caught me again. While I'm saving up my dinero for a new SS 29er (any suggestions?), I've got a '35 Elgin frame that's being powdercoated, and I want to convert into a moutain cruiser. Any suggestion on the build? What forks, headset,crank,wheelset to use? Not top of line stuff,but quality rebuild parts; can't spend all my money.:) Ebay route? Thanks for the advice, glad I'm back biking again.
 

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Hey there CJ, the "Bike Bug" may lie dormant but I don't think it can ever be cured. :)
What kind of frame is your Elgin, 26" wheel or 28" (like th Colson pictured in the thread).
Can you build your own wheels? If so that would allow you to use quality BMX hubs with MTB rims if you wanted to do a modern build "resto-rod" without messing with the rear spacing. Do you plan to go single-speed or geared? Really the interpretation of a cruiser or klunker is wide open as you can see from the variety of stuff in this thread. Just have fun with it and if it makes you smile others will probably dig on it too.
 
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