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2000 Schwinn Canadian Beast Jay Miron

#1 2008-05-29 9:23am

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2000 Schwinn Canadian Beast Jay Miron

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2000 Schwinn Canadian Beast Jay Miron

Schwinn U.S.A-made Jay Miron Signature frame

  Schwinn Torque Flite made its appearance in 1997, it was the team ride for some cool riders (including Jay Miron & Dave Osato) of the Schwinn-Toyota freestyle team.
In the year 2000, Torque Flite became the signature frame of Jay Miron himself.....and Schwinn sold this frame under his nickname: "Canadian Beast"
I'm planning on building this beauty, and riding it from time to time to remember those good old days smile
I'll update it as long as there's progress.
* Frame: Schwinn Canadian Beast 100% 4130 Cr-Mo, U.S.A-made. internally machined headtube and bottom bracket, lighter and butted tubing, NO serial number on the frame.
* Forks: Schwinn Pro Modified forks - non peg bosses (PowerFlow forks), U.S.A.-made.
* Headset: Cane Creek Tank Jump
* Handlebars: BASIC Bykes - Whammy bars
* Stem: Schwinn XS top load, CNC'ed U.S.A-made.
* Cranks: FSA Smack Daddy 22mm hollow spindle
* Sprocket: Schwinn 44t CNC'ed U.S.A-made.
* Seatpost Clamp: Schwinn/XS Six Shooter polished, CNC'ed U.S.A-made.
* Brakes: Diatech U-BOX brakes with titanium bolts.
* Brake Levers: DiaCompe Tech-77, non-locking.
* Hubs: Front: Schwinn/XS 4X4 V2 48h with 3/8'' axle_Rear: Schwinn/XS 4X4 V2 48h with 14mm hollow axle.
* Rims: Araya RB-J1 Himiko 48h, Japan-made
* Saddle: PR1MO Hemorrhoid 'Miron'
* Seatpost: PR1MO Rod
Special thanks to Redmon Danforth, member "radical red", for his personal time on this bike.
Also i would like to thank:
Victor Aguirre, member "SeVeN7", for selling his frame to me and for sharing those images.


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#2 2008-05-29 3:54pm

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Re: 2000 Schwinn Canadian Beast Jay Miron

love it the schwinn frames are the best from that time that and the gt tour

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#3 2008-05-29 4:01pm

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Oh S**T Duke!  That rocks!  I love it!

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#4 2008-05-29 7:44pm

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BEAUTIFUL frame, man. I had a buddy a while back that rode for Schwinn for a while and, when he was on the team (even before I think), he rode the same frame. INDESTRUCTIBLE. It had to be for the frame to have never broken because the friend I'm talking about is Koji Kraft. He has never taken it easy on a bike...or his body for that matter.

I have a brand new set (SLIGHT shelf wear) set of the black USA made forks w/ Matching USA decals on them if you need them.

They are not the ones with the brake mounts and peg bosses...just straight leg beefy chromoly w/ 3/8" dropouts.

LMK if you are interested in them for the build. I'll let them go cheaply.

Carl


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#5 2008-05-29 8:17pm

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Thanks guys!
I consider myself lucky for finding this one in a good condition.

Yeah Zach, Tour, Canadian Beast & S351 USA Mirra were the best looking bikes from the era! smile


Carl believe me...BEAUTIFUL was exactly what i said when i firstly looked at this frame.
I've always been a fan of Miron, his fakie nose manuals and 360 tailwhips are off the hook!!!
And my thought when i saw that frame up for sale was "i gotta have this!!!"

I'd like to see the forks....sounds cool!!
Thought buying the frame left me broke......could you post me some pics?


Hey Kevin....how's it going?
This was my next on the list (i wish the last one too lol )
Now i have too many projects to finish up......i guess i should start collecting whatever i will need, i won't concentrate on finishing the bikes one by one.......cause i can't!!!!


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#6 2008-05-29 8:27pm

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Hey Duke. CONGRATS! You hit the trifecta of tank vert bikes. When you get it, give us a report of the weight. It was discussed in another thread how light these bikes were although beefy as hell. As we both know as Blammo owners, that frame is like 7-8 pounds. How much is the Tour?
I've gone new school. but still riding haro!


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#7 2008-05-29 8:37pm

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Thank you FU!

FU wrote:

You hit the trifecta of tank vert bikes.

Hahahahahah lol lol i can't stop laughing!!
You got me actually....that was what i wanted to do tongue
Nice!

Actually this frame is here, home..
Though Victor's (the seller) images were nicely taken and i don't have a camera that good (you can check my other bikes' pictures...which they suck lol!)

I'll need a more accurate scales.
Monday morning i'll go to the LBS with a Tour frame and the Canadian Beast. I'll let you know.
Compared to the 1998 Blammo frame it's kinda lighter though.
Tour should be around 7lbs....but anyway, i'm going to find out big_smile

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#8 2008-05-30 8:52am

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Duke 01 wrote:

Yeah Zach, Tour, Canadian Beast & S351 USA Mirra were the best looking bikes from the era! smile

Hey Kevin....how's it going?
This was my next on the list (i wish the last one too lol )

I would like to add the ever-awesome K2 DMC Pro to that esteemed list!

Duke, things here not bad in NYC, thanks for asking - how 'bout you? 

And by the way, that List you mention - it never ends...!

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#9 2008-05-31 8:38pm

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Hey no offense but is the DMC heavy enough to be a tank? (You realize not being included may be a positive thing) wink

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#10 2008-06-01 4:24pm

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tongue

Yeah, K2 DMC Pro is an awesome bike of the late 90's!!!
Should be included in my list....though i never came across a single one and there're not many parts from K2 to support it.
It's heavy enough, isn't it?



Yes Sir, that list never ends! Every month we came up with another F/F that needs to be built...!
By the way, here's nice!
Weather is a bit too hot sometimes, i'm not complaining though, it could be worse wink

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#11 2008-06-04 4:31pm

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Cool Duke!, This is gonna be da Shizznet!, I had a superstock 2 B Foster Ed that looked beffy also but was very light, atleast to me cuz Im use to Tanks also HaHA!


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#12 2008-06-04 7:22pm

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Thank you Frank!!! big_smile

Yeah, the Beast is kinda light for what it is actually!
Massive tubes and dropouts BUT internally machined headtube and bottom bracket (!!!!)
Ahead for its time, isn't it?

Any news from ya?? pm me smile


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#13 2008-06-05 5:00pm

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I'll hook up some pics of the forks soon. I'll let them go cheap. You need them for the Schwinn. I have no need for them so I'll set you up with a good deal if interested!

Again, AWESOME bike!

Carl


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#14 2008-06-06 1:18am

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Thanks Carl....i appreciate it much!

Pm me with pictures of these forks when you can!!


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#15 2008-06-10 11:53pm

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check my schwinn out it looks just like that but my one is orange


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#16 2008-08-10 6:53am

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I love the frame design!!!!! big_smile


cool Upgrade your bike until it's exactly how you want it then go on to the next bike cool

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#17 2008-08-27 5:16am

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Are you building this up? Even if you don't its killer.
Love it.
D.


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#18 2008-09-02 4:30am

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dd4130 wrote:

Are you building this up?

Yes, i will big_smile
I haven't done anything yet....i need to finish up my GTs first.
Another problem in the way is that there's no parts available and they are hard to find.

Btw, I WISH i had that Hydramatic of yours, i would transfer all the parts from it on the Beast..

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#19 2009-04-17 7:27pm

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I am going to be building up a canadian beast frame. Would you go with 2 or 4 piece bars? I have reagle beagles or black Mirra 4 piece. I believe Osato rode Mirra bars in 2000.

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#20 2009-04-19 9:28am

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do not forget the 36-24-36 frame it was like 8pounds 9 oz for flat i just got one

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#21 2009-04-21 5:54am

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CDL2042 wrote:

I am going to be building up a canadian beast frame. Would you go with 2 or 4 piece bars? I have reagle beagles or black Mirra 4 piece. I believe Osato rode Mirra bars in 2000.

That's nice.
Post up some pics when you're done wink I'd like to see it.


2pc Bars?
No, except that they are not era correct(for me bars is a first priority on these midschool beauties), i don't like 2pc bars at all tongue
4pc ALL THE WAY!!

Not sure about Dave Osato, but Jay Miron was riding Powerlite 4pc bars, black in color.
I was ready to buy a set of those bars and powder them black..then a friend of mine told me that still got his, so i rode them for a while and changed my mind lol


These are the bars i've decided to go with:

Schwinn XS freestyle 4pc bars
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2180/schwinnbars.jpg

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1271/schwinnxsbars.jpg





Color should match the rest of the bike...i can't wait to have them here.






zach wrote:

do not forget the 36-24-36 frame it was like 8pounds 9 oz for flat i just got one

Yeah, that was a tough frame for flatland..nothing like the new ones out there.
Does a heavy flatland frame affect flatland tricks..? I recon it does...but how much? lol

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#22 2009-04-21 7:27am

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Never tried Powerlite..not good? 

I am comfortable with the Mirra bars, I do wish they were a little bigger. I might keep looking for something else on Ebay or something.

Speaking of Ebay, that is where I found the frame I am buying. The auction ended, and then I got an email from the seller asking if I still want to buy it. Does this sound legit? Also, is there anyway to tell from looking at the photos if I am getting the real thing. The combination of gyro tabs and the shape of the rear brake cable holder make me think it is the real deal.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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#23 2009-04-21 7:32am

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You would'nt believe it, but I swear the bike shop in town has those exact XS bars!!!

Thats how out of date our bike shop is, when they think mid school stuff is new. I just remembered that they have those bars....dang, maybe I should pick them up. Let me know how you like yours.

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#24 2009-04-21 11:57am

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CDL2042 wrote:

Never tried Powerlite..not good? 

I am comfortable with the Mirra bars, I do wish they were a little bigger. I might keep looking for something else on Ebay or something.

Speaking of Ebay, that is where I found the frame I am buying. The auction ended, and then I got an email from the seller asking if I still want to buy it. Does this sound legit? Also, is there anyway to tell from looking at the photos if I am getting the real thing. The combination of gyro tabs and the shape of the rear brake cable holder make me think it is the real deal.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Powerlite 4pc bars are good, but after riding them for a while on my friend's bike they started feel kinda low to me (i'm used to Mirra bars, GT Vert bars)
On the other hand, Mirra bars have very nice shape, i love it!! Though i would prefer a bit of a backsweep..they are too damn straight! lol

As for the XS bars, i'll let you know as soon as i get my hands on them wink


Yeah, i've seen the Canadian Beast that was on ebay (oakley & toyota decals)...it was up there for two months or something.
As it comes down to my knowledge, yes he has the real thing smile !
I've had a similar deal before....buying a frame right after the end of the auction...and it went smooth for me.
Good luck!!


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#25 2009-04-30 7:27am

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Got my Beast yesterday...can't wait to start building it up! Soon I'll be busting out 540 tailwhips and hitting everything at full speed!! Well....maybe not, but at least I''ll look good.

I still had the wrestling teams certified scale at my house, so I weighed the frame. 7 lbs even. Not that bad for as burly as it looks. I don't really care about weight that much.

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