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#1 2013-03-05 10:06am

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2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

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2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

2011 Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute
Serial# MELMS C24 001 (1of 2 made)
A tribute to a classic.
Designed with the intent on keeping the style unmistakably Old School JMC, this cruiser has been fabricated with dramatically different geometry than the original in addition to some subtle design tweaks.
While not immediately noticeable, the top tube/ seat mast junction has been lowered 1.5”, the top tube length has been lengthened, the down tube diameter has been increased, the rear drop outs have been scaled down in size, and all drop outs have been increased in thickness.
There is also an improved brake bridge tube that incorporates a solid mount to prevent the collapse of the tube when brakes are installed.
The changes in geometry include raising the bottom bracket, increasing the head tube angle, and shortening the chainstay length.
The result is a bike that is much more responsive than the originals yet still evokes memories from back in the day.
Specifications:
HTA: 74*
STA: 73*
TT: 21.3”
CS: 14.5”
BB: 12.0”
Wheel base min: 37.650”
Headtube: 1” threaded
Bottom bracket: American


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#2 2013-03-05 11:47am

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

I like your stuff. Are these JMC inspired bikes going to be for sale?

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#3 2013-03-06 3:00pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Nicest 26 on earth.  Great build.


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#4 2013-03-08 7:57pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Thank you!

I fixed a minor typo....this bike is a 24" cruiser not a 26".

I haven't quite decided if I want to make any more of these yet....


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#5 2013-03-09 7:51am

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

I then amend my nicest '26' reference smile

Awesome 24.  If you build more DIBS


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#6 2013-12-08 8:18pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Beautiful!!

This is very nice!

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#7 2015-05-27 4:54am

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

badass   big_smile


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#8 2015-06-28 4:40am

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Cool as shit


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#9 2015-07-19 9:49am

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Ok I want one . . . roll cool big_smile


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#10 2015-07-28 9:55pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Nice

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#11 2015-09-04 11:26pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Awesome job, i think you nailed it. I would buy one cool

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#12 2016-04-13 2:09pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Kept it old school.  Good for you it looks great.

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#13 2017-01-07 10:32pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Badass bike...anybody ever get one of these?

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#14 2017-01-17 2:10pm

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

Wow you make your own frames,awesome

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#15 2017-06-21 11:53am

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Re: 2011 GM Designs Greg Melms JMC Cruiser Tribute 24

yikesyikesyikes


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