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26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

#1 2012-11-19 10:59am

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26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

In a nod to RyanPartridge's Cal Custom Cruisers & Strandie thread, post your diamond cruiser from BITD. Diamond cruisers include models like Peugeot Pipeline, Schwinn Sidewinder, Jamis BOSS Cruiser, ROSS Diamond Cruiser, etc. Let's see what ya got! smile

As Ryan stated - Bikes, Ads, Old History, Stories, whatever! I know there's some high end cool stuff, rare stuff, department store stuff, and stuff we've all forgotten about cool

I'll start with my 1983 Jamis BOSS Cruiser  -

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/IMGP1863.jpg

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/IMGP1869.jpg

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/IMGP1862.jpg

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#2 2013-01-21 1:22pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Love the Boss cruisers.  I had 4 or 5 of them growing up.  None left unfortunately.  Here is my 85 DB cruiser Retro mod. Found the F/F in the county dump!
If you like this I'll get my Pipeline custom out for some pics

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb89/tony280z/BMX/IMG_20130107_163236_zpse66b3c03.jpg


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#3 2013-01-21 1:37pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Let's see the pipeline! cool

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#4 2014-03-17 5:45pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

To the tope with this...would love to see more, & wish I had one to throw a pic up....

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#5 2014-03-17 8:16pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Well, if Sidewinders count, how about a 1953 Varsity? It's even cromoly believe it or not- it predates the switch to electro-forging.

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o520/ChattiusMaximus/IMG_20140209_123354-1.jpg


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#6 2014-03-17 8:27pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

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#7 2014-03-18 2:55am

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Hey Chatty, is that a regular geared chain guard painted black or is it an actual Scrambler chain guard?  If painted black, great attention to detail!


Wanted- White Industries Freewheel 19T and 20T, and Big Gulp bars- because I think they look goofy enough to cruise with!

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#8 2014-03-18 6:18am

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv293/bobkite/Sidewinder.jpg

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#9 2014-03-18 7:24am

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Actually, it's the dual chain ring from an early 70's Continental with the teeth ground off the big ring... the real Scrambler piece was just too expensive for a bike I got for free. I got to looking at pics of the '75's, and it looked to me that this is where they sourced the 36t Scrambler ring from in the first place- same script and everything. I think I pad $20 including the crank.  I made a bobbed rear fender for it, but have been to lazy to put it on. Hardest part was sourcing a straight bladed disk brake fork in 1" threaded. The drive train came from a wallyworld "Mongoose" MTB I had laying around, and even though the box bars are extended 4", the sweep isn't quite right so some Mr Tick's V-bars will be gracing it soon.


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#10 2014-03-19 3:49pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

80's Schwinn turned custom fmf replica http://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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#11 2014-03-19 6:17pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Too cool Schwinn!     cool


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#12 2014-03-23 4:53pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

My manly ass Sterling 5 speed


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#13 2014-03-23 6:28pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Just picked up a 82 CyclePro Custom Cruiser. Jus Needs a tube & a major cleaning.
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r569/jimmyjambo43/Mobile%20Uploads/E2647183-3FCF-4A17-95E5-B7DA70C99451_zpsppwl7hyv.jpg

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#14 2014-03-23 6:39pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

That's cool ive always liked those.


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#15 2014-03-23 6:57pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

More more


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#16 2014-03-23 7:20pm

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cool


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#17 2014-03-23 7:53pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

A neighbor nabbed one of those CP's at a swap meet for $10 tired but complete... heavy and bombproof.


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#18 2014-03-23 9:01pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Yep! Is it a custom cruiser, or the 5 speed custom 5?
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r569/jimmyjambo43/Mobile%20Uploads/9403240A-A2C5-4FB7-9AE1-3364801D5001_zpsz3zcv8x3.jpg

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#19 2014-03-23 9:06pm

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

It's the single speed, but who knows if that's what it started as, it looked like a $10 bike when he got it lol. Wrong forks, bars etc. etc. We only just figured out what it even was a couple weeks ago.


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#20 2014-03-26 12:05am

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#21 2014-03-26 3:56am

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Need to get better pics, but here is my Peugeot Pipeline 5. This fell into my hands for free for helping a buddy sell a sweet survivor Redline Proline that he picked up for $50.

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q523/Hawk5170/Pipeline_zps26dcc3b2.jpg

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#22 2014-03-26 5:03am

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Re: 26" Custom Diamond Cruiser & Strandies - ONLY! The splinter thread :)

Shawn your Cook is so nice!Are you gonna leave the front brake off?





Ive got the womens  version of the Pipeline hangin in the garage.Cool bike.   big_smile


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#23 2014-03-26 8:57am

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LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

Shawn your Cook is so nice!Are you gonna leave the front brake off?
Ive got the womens  version of the Pipeline hangin in the garage.Cool bike.   big_smile

Hey Matt, I am going to make a few small changes, adding a set of Mafac to the front is one of them. I have this custom cable hanger that mounts to the stem, but it needs a refinish as it's all rusted.

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#24 2014-03-26 4:16pm

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route66 wrote:

LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

Shawn your Cook is so nice!Are you gonna leave the front brake off?
Ive got the womens  version of the Pipeline hangin in the garage.Cool bike.   big_smile

Hey Matt, I am going to make a few small changes, adding a set of Mafac to the front is one of them. I have this custom cable hanger that mounts to the stem, but it needs a refinish as it's all rusted.

Ah nice,those mafac brakes are bitchen!!


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#25 2014-03-27 4:11am

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