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#51 2014-04-18 9:47pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Some really cool bikes. I dig the minimalist clean, one color bikes with black tires. When i was a kid i had a Ross compact ten speed, they call that frame style a camelback i believe. Schwinn made some too in the 70's, ten speeds for shorter people like me when i was a kid. Would have made a great klunker frame. Gave it away when i was 18... who knew ?


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#52 2014-04-18 9:57pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

I just picked this up last week, all og. It has klunker written all over it... But i hate to take something original apart but just swapping the bars, pedals and tires would be cool. Can always put back on...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/835/s37l.jpg


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#53 2014-04-22 8:19pm

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Sweet ride Backinthesaddle44.

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#54 2014-04-23 7:29pm

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Damn that Earth Cruiser is so damn cool!!!!    big_smile


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#55 2014-05-24 2:12am

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One of my next projects..
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u40/frank250bmx/IMG_20140331_123613_637_zpse0a55164.jpg
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#56 2014-05-24 3:35am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

I have one laying around will have to snap pictures.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/imagesCARTDG0J.jpg


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#57 2014-05-24 7:57am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Some cool Klunkerz in this thread!

Some days are just better on a Klunker.

1964 Schwinn Klunker
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/secdesigns/imagejpg10_zps3e1f027a.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/secdesigns/imagejpg4_zps6d812968.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/secdesigns/imagejpg2_zpse4eff73d.jpg

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#58 2014-06-11 7:53am

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Saw these in Ballard WA - bad ass

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/Bomber2_zps192da591.jpg
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/Bomber3_zps09aed5c9.jpg
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/Bomber4_zps8d4f9964.jpg
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/Bomber1_zps5a17617c.jpg

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#59 2014-06-11 11:58am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

I thought a Klunker had to have a curved top tube...


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#60 2014-06-11 12:31pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Vitus wrote:

I thought a Klunker had to have a curved top tube...

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/mountian%20bikes/oldschoolbmx4_zps24687025.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/mountian%20bikes/oldschoobmx2_zps0f331f25.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/mountian%20bikes/oldschoolbmx3_zps5b82c49a.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/mountian%20bikes/OldSchool_zps336bfb23.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/mountian%20bikes/oldschoobmxnofooter_zpsdc3427b0.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/mountian%20bikes/oldschoolbmx_zps604e9a7a.jpg


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#61 2014-06-11 12:34pm

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Kindness is like Manure does You No Good unless You spread It around
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#62 2014-06-11 1:45pm

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What year are those LIFE magazine pics from?


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#63 2014-06-11 2:34pm

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Vitus wrote:

What year are those LIFE magazine pics from?

1959 if I rember right.


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#64 2014-06-11 3:04pm

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Now THAT is old school BMX.


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#65 2014-06-11 7:54pm

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Here are a couple of my Klunker's that I have done the past year..
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k318/nuvibe/20131212_074036_zps7003d114.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k318/nuvibe/20140119_160925_zpsuxc3oxgk.jpg


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#66 2014-06-11 8:01pm

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85 Jamis Earth Cruiser that I have plans for the near future..
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k318/nuvibe/20140314_185521_zpsvqukzdhb.jpg


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#67 2014-06-11 8:16pm

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Frank that's gonna be a cool cruiser!Got any updated pics??


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#68 2014-06-11 8:26pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Vitus wrote:

What year are those LIFE magazine pics from?

Judging by the cars, the woody in the sephia pic is '52-ish, and the others are pre-war...nothing seems to be later than 1939 in those.

As for what makes a 'true' Klunk, to me it was any 26" stripped down of paper-boy accessories with some form of hub brakes and motorcycle parts where necessary. Add colored ano, it's BMX (even with a derailleur), add a diamond frame, it's an MTB, unless it has colored ano... with exceptions that prove the rule, of course.

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#69 2014-06-11 8:28pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

What's the white one Araya? Something Cleveland Welding?

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#70 2014-06-11 8:37pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Still haven't figured out what to do with this, but extremely stoked to have picked it up for 50 bucks!
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/soulman73/DSCF1233.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/soulman73/DSCF1232.jpg
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I LOVE Speedster camelbacks...
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http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/soulman73/DSCF1239.jpg
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#71 2014-06-11 9:05pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

ChattyMatty wrote:

What's the white one Araya? Something Cleveland Welding?

Till this day I have yet to find out the year is on this cruiser but the frame is a Worksman 26"..


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#72 2014-06-12 1:00am

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1937 Schwinn Klunker
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/secdesigns/imagejpg1_zps9c27c0c2.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/secdesigns/imagejpg2_zps6db8d288.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/secdesigns/imagejpg3_zpsed5f29a3.jpg

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#73 2014-08-27 2:40pm

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1938 Excelsior badged Schwinn with NOS 2 speed manual Bendix, Nervar Cranks, S2s and NOS Wrights Saddle.
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/8_zpsfbaa7868.jpg

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#74 2014-08-27 2:44pm

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Damn that's sharp... some monster wide bars!


I machine sealed bearing 1 1/8" threadless conversion headsets and extensions to fix those cut bars.

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#75 2014-08-27 3:03pm

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Mako motorcycle bars

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