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#1 2014-02-12 5:11am

manida
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anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Those Transition Klunkers are sweet.  I'm about to build a poor man's version out of a Schwinn Heavy Duti frameset that I should be getting next week.  Looking for ideas.

Show me what you've got.

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#2 2014-02-12 7:32am

manida
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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Transition Klunker
http://www.gravitybikes.co.uk/image/data/Demo%20Bikes/Klunker%20Side.jpg

Schwinn Heavy Duti
http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt127/bobbachops/IMG_7832_zps0cf187ed.jpg

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#3 2014-02-12 8:08am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Man, I missed out on a clunker that appeared as "bike" on my CL, dam thing sat there for 2 months for $50 and noone touched it. I emailed them said I wanted it, but never got around to getting it as it was 2 hrs away. Was reposted with a better pic, turns out it was an old school 26" torker. Someone got a huge score.

So pissed, that got away. ;/

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#4 2014-02-12 8:13am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

1980 Murray Baja 26 frame with mtb springer forks, Specialized cranks and Kenda tires...


http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r469/Ritchiecamaro/100_3695_copy0_lg_zps1006f671.jpg


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#5 2014-02-12 8:30am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Are those Kenda's cruiser tires or knobby mtbs?

I had been looking for a set of red 26" MTB tires for the longest time, and couldn't find anyone that makes them still, ended up going the panaracer fire route

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#6 2014-02-12 8:52am

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http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq2/yakstarpic/Resampled_2014-02-12_08-45-47_742_zps18c1a35e.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq2/yakstarpic/Resampled_2014-02-12_08-45-41_855_zps7a08c787.jpg


Today was a good Day!

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#7 2014-02-12 8:58am

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http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i233/jmt788/Schwinn%20Klunker/KLUNK1_zpsf612172e.jpg

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#8 2014-02-12 8:59am

manida
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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

crash24, that bike is sick.  Seriously considering a fork like that for my build.

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#9 2014-02-12 9:04am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Here is my version. I based it on a '55 Hiawatha frame. Its a sweet ride. http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=561396

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#10 2014-02-12 11:27am

ritchiecamaro
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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

BaldwookY wrote:

Are those Kenda's cruiser tires or knobby mtbs?

I had been looking for a set of red 26" MTB tires for the longest time, and couldn't find anyone that makes them still, ended up going the panaracer fire route

They are cruiser tires...


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
                      Predator count: 12 (and rising)       420 for LIFE!!!

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#11 2014-02-12 7:39pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

manida wrote:

crash24, that bike is sick.  Seriously considering a fork like that for my build.

thanks it rides great! love the rock shocks!


Today was a good Day!

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#12 2014-02-12 8:17pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

My ol lady got me a Transition Klunker for my birthday last year, the bike is freakin sweet! You can't beat a killer bike for under 600 bucks that you can cruise the hood on  and take on the dirt, I get many thumbs up and looks on it. Im rebuilding her old beach cruiser into a klunkier this year , I have an old set of Mt. bike tires, BMX wellgo pedals, BMX Sakae stem, and I ordered a set of Al's Rapid Transit (he is on here and has his own site and ebay page, ) cruiser bars, a set of ODI lock on grips , and I will pull off the chain guard and find a MT. bike or BMX seat and be good to go!

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#13 2014-02-12 9:55pm

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http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/Philip_Swedlow/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-01/0524213F-7A12-4915-B8E8-BE912579C9C2_zps2cc5utwv.jpg

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/Philip_Swedlow/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-01/7744C7C3-A05E-42AF-B051-C9D459E832A5_zps9dhiar36.jpg


Ego maniac with inferiority complex

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#14 2014-02-13 5:56am

manida
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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

^^what bars are those?

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#15 2014-02-13 1:46pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Yamaha enduro mid 70's


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#16 2014-02-19 7:05am

manida
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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

got the f/f last night, threw on some parts...

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh457/manida76/IMAG2075_zpsd27ce46c.jpg

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh457/manida76/IMAG2076_zps0522a085.jpg

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#17 2014-02-19 8:25am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

cool


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#18 2014-02-19 12:31pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

80's schwinn Klunkerhttp://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/TravisBickle666/P1030065_zpsfd069364.jpg


back in the day we chopped stingrays to race with, saved up for ashtabula parts and dreamed of fmf, dg, redline, and cook bros parts and frames.

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#19 2014-03-02 7:35pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Cool stuff! I want to build one, but need to see if I actually fit on one. I'm only 5'3"!


Reliving the '80s, one ride at a time.

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#20 2014-03-02 10:17pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/BigSapelo/D5CE55E1-0715-451E-AB46-B68A9582DAEA.jpg
90's aluminum Specialized Hardrock frame. I cut the rear dropouts off and tig welded on some 1/4" thick horizontal dropouts with disc tab. I eventually tig'd a mongoose-style gusset on the front. Not sure if this meets the definition if a klunker, but it was to me..


"All that I ever did was race the damn bikes. Making love to one never crossed my mind." ~ some guy at a bike show. It might have been me.

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#21 2014-03-02 10:32pm

nzpantha
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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

This is my version of a klunker. 2011 Kos frame. Takes me back to the simpler times.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad334/kiwid65/bench006_zpsad328b34.jpg

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#22 2014-03-03 8:27am

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#23 2014-03-04 5:38pm

manida
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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

One last pic.  Rides awesome.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh457/manida76/IMAG2145_zps9719aa98.jpg

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#24 2014-03-09 3:36pm

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http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz118/poppawheelies575/100_1024_zps2ce7e5e8.jpg
This is my new klunker!  Its an article one built with a custom toptube and 135 spacing.  It will
be on the trail tomorrow!  I built it with a 7 speed coaster brake hub.


Consumed with Cruisers

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#25 2014-03-09 11:56pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Cool bike. What are those bars? Nice

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