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#826 2019-04-11 10:15am

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

This topic is epic. The pictures are priceless. I built up a 26" Schwinn Cruiser style frame for my buddy last year with mostly GT BMX parts. He loves it. I think it looks legit. But I  also put BMX Pro size Bars on everything that stays in the garage for any length of time. Cruisers. Tandems, Trikes  and even unicycles. Hahaha.....but  I seriously get a lot of grief from my  buddies that ride bikes with all those extra gears and such...I love when they leave a bike overnight or for a few days. It gets some type of "BMX Makeover " that usually results in a few laughs.
And people say BMX is for kids...
BMX=big_smile


I really have BMX bikes....I swear....

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#827 2019-04-11 10:20am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Incredible!!!!

What about the Excelsior decal on the seat tube - tell us more!

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#828 2019-04-11 10:27am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

58 Columbia
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/238638/col.bike5caf78c426.jpg

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#829 2019-04-11 11:11am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

BluWebco wrote:

Incredible!!!!

What about the Excelsior decal on the seat tube - tell us more!

That's my logo for my builds . [img][/img]http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/30084/20180130_1126195caf832f8b.jpg


I like studs ,brake studs that is .

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#830 2019-04-11 3:23pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

hoplias wrote:

BluWebco wrote:

Incredible!!!!

What about the Excelsior decal on the seat tube - tell us more!

That's my logo for my builds . http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 832f8b.jpg

Very cool!
Your builds are top shelf!

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#831 2019-04-11 10:02pm

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

BluWebco wrote:

hoplias wrote:

BluWebco wrote:


Incredible!!!!

What about the Excelsior decal on the seat tube - tell us more!

That's my logo for my builds . http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 832f8b.jpg

Very cool!
Your builds are top shelf!

thank you


I like studs ,brake studs that is .

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#832 2019-04-12 2:54pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

My 61 got a facelift. New hoops , new bars from the Rev . These bars are sick ! One of these fake brand new Pro Necks . Used cranks from Don. Traded pedals from Redline 600 some new ODI XL long necks. Ready to pub crawl all summer. No brakes !

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/81574/20190412_1620275cb108a2ee.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/81574/20190412_1620445cb108f188.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/81574/20190412_162052_0045cb108ec68.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/81574/20190412_1621255cb10904d8.jpg

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#833 2019-04-12 4:51pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Saweet schwinn smile
Beautiful Friday afternoon Beer:30 on the worksman http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/40598/3e1f751a-64fb-41b0-9cc4-af8d52b6cde65cb12442e3.jpeg
Love this bike! big_smile
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/40598/557088bd-672e-4f95-9991-7b776cf9a2e75cb1246e7c.jpeg

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#834 2019-04-12 5:10pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Gotta love the Miller 12 pack!


And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun-Pink Floyd

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#835 2019-04-13 9:50am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

Gatorpit boy wrote:

My 61 got a facelift. New hoops , new bars from the Rev . These bars are sick ! One of these fake brand new Pro Necks . Used cranks from Don. Traded pedals from Redline 600 some new ODI XL long necks. Ready to pub crawl all summer. No brakes !

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 08a2ee.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 08f188.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 08ec68.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0904d8.jpg

looks good!!


A bicycle is like a toothbrush; you should have one and use it often.

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#836 2019-04-17 8:54am

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17611/5ff6bb07-417d-4a7b-8c74-bb45d54e7f6f5cb74c236c.jpeg
Nice day for a Ride around the Neighborhood!! cool


I STAY FRESH... LIKE I'M WRAPPED IN PLASTIC!!!!! (COMMON)

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#837 2019-05-21 8:54pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

'51 Schwinn with my new stem from J&Dhttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190430_1232155ce4c7b236.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190430_1229445ce4c7e760.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190430_1231175ce4c7fe37.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190429_1948155ce4c803e3.jpg


Bob~

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#838 2019-05-21 8:58pm

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Just because I'm to big to ride it doesn't mean I'm not going to build it or buy it.

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#839 2019-05-21 9:09pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

24" '61 Schwinn Twin Flat Bar. Cables running inside tubes with adjusters added.
Mr Tick V bars
D'Angelo Turiace stem
Answer Aluminum forks
Sachs 6 speed w/drum rear brake
Suntour Superbe rear derailleur and friction shifter
SA front drum brake hub
Araya red rims with stainless spokes brass nipples
Velo Orange Gran Cru cranks
Velo Orange Gran Cru levers
Mr Tick seat post cromoly
Handmade saddle long travel springs

Mocked up with derailleur and rear brake cable inside tubes worked great, super clean

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190324_2030315ce4c909cf.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190330_0903375ce4c904e9.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190330_0903265ce4c9006c.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190329_2133075ce4c90043.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190329_2137325ce4c8fb0b.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190330_0903065ce4c8fce4.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246319/mvimg_20190330_0903505ce4c8fc4a.jpg


Bob~

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#840 2019-05-21 9:19pm

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

His next run of stems it's going to even better; slant anodized with beadd blasted bottom threadless


Bob~

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#841 2019-05-22 10:23am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

looking good.


A bicycle is like a toothbrush; you should have one and use it often.

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#842 2019-06-08 9:18am

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https://i.ibb.co/kKpCTsY/IMG-1133.jpg

Coaster Brake Challenge Loaner I slapped together...


A bicycle is like a toothbrush; you should have one and use it often.

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#843 2019-06-08 9:20am

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https://i.ibb.co/55tRZnV/IMG-1131.jpg

Just did this one in the am, we put a d-hanger and roller cam bosses on it + a cable bridge scabbed off a Schwinn mtb donor bike...


A bicycle is like a toothbrush; you should have one and use it often.

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#844 2019-06-29 8:49am

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https://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/vintage-retro-classic/1261017d1561823178t-cruiser-thread-img_1137.jpg


A bicycle is like a toothbrush; you should have one and use it often.

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#845 2019-07-02 8:48am

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

My clunker project.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/100820/13b513fc-c972-4ee2-adc1-225c7f61b8b85d1b7ca5d1.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/100820/2f8ad535-618a-432c-bef2-bca304477fde5d1b7c9e55.jpeg

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#846 2019-07-02 7:38pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

coloradocoupe wrote:

real klunkers are pre ww2 bicycles beefed up anything else is a generic knock off

Here is my pre war klunker http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/37896/44a85167-55c9-48a2-bdf9-bf5f6a9534d05d1c1510e3.png


Its all good!

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#847 2019-07-02 10:06pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

looks good smile


A bicycle is like a toothbrush; you should have one and use it often.

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#848 2019-07-02 10:11pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

I’m running your tires Paul thanks


Its all good!

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#849 2019-07-04 1:29pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

samstheman wrote:

coloradocoupe wrote:

real klunkers are pre ww2 bicycles beefed up anything else is a generic knock off

Here is my pre war klunker http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1510e3.png

Agreed.  A lot of cool custom bikes here but many seem a little too high tech to be called Klunkers...

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#850 2019-07-04 2:23pm

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Re: anyone build a 26" Klunker? show me

And BMX should never evolve either.


Projects: Low budget 26" Strand inspired cruiser, Klunker-esque early 90s Hardrock
Wants: Mid school Haro Master, Fatboy A1 or Hemi Pro 24, Weird old Canadian bikes, Bassett Star Cruiser, or just N+1...

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