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#1 2017-11-12 6:59am

ChromeCruiser
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1984 FBC U-HAUL Rent-A-Cruiser 26

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1984 FBC U-HAUL Rent-A-Cruiser 26

If this bike could talk...

Found this frame & fork in a dark corner of a basement. At first I thought it was Fit Bike Company due to the FBC head tube decal, but they didn't start making bikes until 1999. Discovered it is an early to mid 80's Taiwanese built specifically for U-HAUL as a Rent-A-Cruiser. It was originally equipped with 3-speed internal hub with freewheel, bear trap style pedals, MX caliper brakes front and rear, chrome bars/wheels/forks, and a comfortable spring seat. It is currently being overhauled in the Restoration Forum and photos will be updated as it is assembled...


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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#2 2017-11-14 5:02am

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Re: 1984 FBC U-HAUL Rent-A-Cruiser 26

Wow - to think U-haul was ahead of their time with rental bikes

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#3 2017-11-14 8:19am

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Re: 1984 FBC U-HAUL Rent-A-Cruiser 26

Whats funny is I passed on it the first time around because I thought it was a department store bike, didn't know it was UHAUL at that time. But then a few days later the image of the head badge was haunting my mind, curiosity got the best of me so I went back and grabbed it. Its going to look really nice restored, using the internet reference photo as a guide but I'm not going for 100% accuracy, there will be some subtle changes tweaking it to my liking.

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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