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#1 2009-02-20 7:05am

MonocoqueMike
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1993 Herrington Crusader II

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1993 Herrington Crusader II

(AWD Version)

1 of 50 made...first one known to surface

This bike is just plain SICK! WAY ahead of its time in terms of technology (1 1/8" headtube/threadless set up)...This bike was designed and built by Chad Herrington and marketed by Turner Drive Systems who many of you may know developed a AWD (all wheel drive) set up for mountain bikes and bmx bikes...According to Chad himself, there were only 50 Crusader II frame/fork combos, 75 Crusader I frame/fork combos made, and only 50 sets of the handlebars (which were made by Kastan in their later years)...According to Chad, he had quite a few bikes sold, but Turner Drive Systems didn't fill the demand and pretty much ran the brand into the ground by not filling the orders... Back to my bike smile Chad told me that my bike appears to be one that he built...He said it looks like one of his original builds that he sold at the ABA Grands a few weeks after the first delivery...Chad also told me that he worked at PMC which explains all the PMC parts...I have not changed a thing on this bike and it looks pretty much brand new... Parts breakdown: Frame: Herrington Crusader II Fork: Herrington Crusader II Bars: Herrington Stem: Odyssey BANG Grips: ATI Lever: Odyssey Sidewinder Brakes: Onza Cantis Headset: Aheadset Seatpost: Kalloy UNO Seat: Odyssey Rims: Odyssey t-1000 w/blue flames Hubs: Front: Sachs 5/Rear: PMC high flange Cranks: PMC Sprocket: PMC Seatpost clamp: PMC Pedals: Odyssey Black Widow lites Tires: Mongoose Blur


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#2 2009-02-20 5:11pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

That thing is friggin' SICK.  big_smile


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#3 2009-02-25 10:33am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

I remember these smile


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#4 2009-03-23 7:40am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

I remember seeing the ads for these in BMX plus when I was 10 years old. I wanted one so bad. Does the AWD make it handle or ride any better? Anyway that is a super nice ride!

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#5 2009-03-23 1:17pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

Thanks guys! I just got the AWD system dialed in the other day and took it for my first ride...The AWD system makes a lil' noise and pulls a little...but nothing too noticable...I haven't ridden it enough yet to form an opinion, it's just starting to get nice here in Chicago!


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#6 2009-03-30 1:06pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

WOWWWWWWWWWW !!! Dude this is one of the sickest bikes i have ever seen !!! Not only that its immaculate .. but the concept is soooo dope!! I cant believe there are more bikes being built like this NOW !?!?!?! NICE ADDY to yer collection bro !!!
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#7 2009-03-30 1:25pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

Thanks...The "mid-school" era of bmx had some pretty unique bikes that were built...I talked to Chad about this bike and he said that the main reason that Herrington bikes failed was that Turner Drive Systems (who marketed the bike) didn't follow through on orders that Chad had recieved from customers...It's a shame because this bike is very well made...


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#8 2009-05-01 7:22am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

SICK!!

I tried AWD on a bike once. Didnt like it.

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#9 2009-05-01 7:26am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

How does it work? What transfers the power to the front? Never seen one, its cool! cool


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#10 2009-05-01 1:49pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

iceman2308 wrote:

How does it work? What transfers the power to the front? Never seen one, its cool! cool

The right side freewheel is a standard freewheel, but the one on the left side is a fixed gear that transfers power to the front wheel, which has a rear hub with a standard freewheel...it's a wild set up for sure...


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#11 2009-12-06 6:53pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

i wouldnt use it much if i were you. no way that things replaceable & i doubt theyd last long under use.


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#12 2009-12-07 2:39pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

djseven wrote:

i wouldnt use it much if i were you. no way that things replaceable & i doubt theyd last long under use.

I ride it lightly...definately not taking it off any jumps...Chad Herrington told me that I could jump it off of a roof top if I wanted to and it would be fine! lol FBM just built him a crusader with modern geometry, but up until now he was still busting back flips and big air on one of his original crusader frames...

I agree, it's definately not replaceable...but definately durable! cool

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#13 2010-06-21 7:47am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

awesome concept for sure and sick looking too.  tho id imagine making a sharp left turn with that front drive cable over the frame could get ugly yikes


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#14 2010-06-21 8:40pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

I never thought of that...I guess it could be used as a weapon! lol


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#15 2011-04-23 12:02am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

How did I miss this?  Unreal.  Instant fave.


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#16 2011-04-23 6:19am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

I remember the MTB ones from when I was a kid, never knew they made a BMX version! This is incredible, sweet bike! I always wanted the MTB version, but to hook the front drive cable to a weed wacker engine and have a dual power/front wheel drive bike...


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#17 2011-04-23 6:38am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

Thanks for the compliments guys!  I actually have a Crusader I w/a aftermarket turner drive systems AWD system. That one actually has a mtb all wheel drive system (longer drive cable).  I have been working on it for a long time and I hope to have it done soon!


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#18 2011-10-13 10:32am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

This thing is awesome (and I usually don't like gimmicky stuff at all)

Why no close ups of the front setup though???


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#19 2011-10-13 2:07pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

The site only allows a certain amount of pictures to be uploaded.  I will look at what pics I have in my photobucket and try to upload some for you.


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#20 2012-12-14 4:38pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

Wow we really have the same taste in bikes. I had one of these 2wd bikes (bought it from dans comp. show room) I ended up breaking the frame and bending the forks. I still have the forks and the 2 wheel drive set up. Planning on making a 3wd beach cruiser with 3 of the 4 1/2" wide schwinn chopped rear tires.


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#21 2012-12-15 11:29pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

I remember when I would go down the hill from my house and get goin around 30mph it would want to steer to the right a little. Dirt jumpin took a little bit to get used to. When you start accelerating it would put tension on the cable and when you stopped peddaling before a jump you would still get about a half pedal of power to the front wheel so you would need to go a tiny bit slower than normal to land in the same spot as a regular bike. The cranks he made were rediculous!!! They had a huge aluminum spindle that went into a thermoplastic sleeve that you would grease up so when you take your feet off the pedals the cranks wouldnt spin. The down side was riding around town all day in the summer. The spindle would expand via heat and make it harder to pedal. After I got used to them I rode my buddies bike one day and got back on mine and it felt like I was riding with a flat tire lol


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#22 2013-05-23 11:27am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

Just stumbled across this bike, never seen, or heard of an all wheel drive bike. Pretty cool. Always cool to see the technology of the day. smile

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#23 2013-05-31 11:09am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

Just by chance seen this. Idk about those bars. But everything else is a 11 out of 10 way to cool.cool


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#24 2014-03-01 4:07am

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

That bike is just insanely cool.
Whats the story on where you found it Mike?
coolcoolcoolcool


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#25 2017-12-28 6:44pm

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Re: 1993 Herrington Crusader II

Wow !! I forgot all about these ...  Super Trick cool


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