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#226 2020-03-27 5:37pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Shotgun wrote:

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Done. Most forks have 2-3 degrees of caster built into them. I measure the angle of the steer tube against the fork sitting perfectly perpendicular, or a “0” angle. Most forks will have 2-3 degrees of angle in the steer tube tilting slightly forward. Bryan’s fork had 10 degrees!! I left his at 3 degrees for those high speed coffee runs.

Awesome big_smile

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#227 2020-03-27 5:47pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Shotgun wrote:

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Done. Most forks have 2-3 degrees of caster built into them. I measure the angle of the steer tube against the fork sitting perfectly perpendicular, or a “0” angle. Most forks will have 2-3 degrees of angle in the steer tube tilting slightly forward. Bryan’s fork had 10 degrees!! I left his at 3 degrees for those high speed coffee runs.

So do you have one of those fork straightening tools that work by jacking the reversed fork away from the BB? Or some other method? Or is it a trade secret?


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#228 2020-03-27 5:51pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

farmboy wrote:

Shotgun wrote:

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Done. Most forks have 2-3 degrees of caster built into them. I measure the angle of the steer tube against the fork sitting perfectly perpendicular, or a “0” angle. Most forks will have 2-3 degrees of angle in the steer tube tilting slightly forward. Bryan’s fork had 10 degrees!! I left his at 3 degrees for those high speed coffee runs.

So do you have one of those fork straightening tools that work by jacking the reversed fork away from the BB? Or some other method? Or is it a trade secret?

I use a hydraulic press.

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#229 2020-03-27 5:54pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=670275


I need to fix the Photobucket photos, but here is the thread.

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#230 2020-03-27 6:10pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Awesome!!!! Thanks Tom!!!


Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

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#231 2020-03-27 6:17pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Shotgun wrote:

farmboy wrote:

Shotgun wrote:

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Done. Most forks have 2-3 degrees of caster built into them. I measure the angle of the steer tube against the fork sitting perfectly perpendicular, or a “0” angle. Most forks will have 2-3 degrees of angle in the steer tube tilting slightly forward. Bryan’s fork had 10 degrees!! I left his at 3 degrees for those high speed coffee runs.

So do you have one of those fork straightening tools that work by jacking the reversed fork away from the BB? Or some other method? Or is it a trade secret?

I use a hydraulic press.

Cool! I've done this as well. have you ever seen one of those tools, though? stevenbven showed me one he had once.

Edit: saw your thread w/ the Youtube vid. It's nice to have access to a press though. I use hardwood blocks under the fork and aluminum between the forks and press. cool


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#232 2020-03-27 6:57pm

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Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

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#233 2020-03-27 7:16pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Congratulations on getting the post out.  Bike is awesome

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#234 2020-03-28 3:39am

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Great thread. Congratulations on the post Brian


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#235 2020-03-28 6:55am

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Shotgun wrote:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0eee9.jpeg
Done. Most forks have 2-3 degrees of caster built into them. I measure the angle of the steer tube against the fork sitting perfectly perpendicular, or a “0” angle. Most forks will have 2-3 degrees of angle in the steer tube tilting slightly forward. Bryan’s fork had 10 degrees!! I left his at 3 degrees for those high speed coffee runs.

Very cool

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#236 2020-03-29 8:03am

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Forks, seat post and a better brake lever on the way. Would really like to get another black ACS Stoker seat/post or an Elina Flyte Tech seat.

Opinions otherwise on a seat. Black Cycle Pro Shotgun 1 or Shotgun 2?


Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

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#237 2020-03-29 8:08am

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Shotgun 1


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#238 2020-03-29 10:13am

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Another Unicanitor smile


Almost always looking for Patterson racing Products. Let me know what you have? Maybe we can deal? smile

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#239 2020-03-29 11:28am

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Glad to see forward progress Brian.  A grail bike is never easy.

I’m partial to a padded seat on a 26 like an Avocet Racing 1


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#240 2020-03-30 2:39pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

84pk wrote:

Glad to see forward progress Brian.  A grail bike is never easy.

I’m partial to a padded seat on a 26 like an Avocet Racing 1

That crossed my mind too. Thanks.


Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

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#241 2020-03-30 2:57pm

mcam
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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Vert Ripper wrote:

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

So are these bars Gen 1 or 2 and what is the difference?

Gen 1 bars came from the factory 31” with a slightly different sweep.

Gen 2 bars came from the factory at 29.25 to meet NBL and ABL requirement without having to cut.

If yours are 29” even, it’s safe to say they’ve been cut. The sweep on them ooks a little flatter than my two sets, so I’d say you have gen 1 that have been cut to 29”. I doubt anyone would bother removing .25”.

I’m not an expert, just going by how they look compared to mine.

This is partly correct smile

Gen 1 bars are 31" wide, and have a flatter bend. Gen 2 bars are 29.25 wide, but I have seen NOS ones at 29, and 28.75. There was some variation in manufacturing. Gen 3 are the same as Gen 2, but have knurling. I have owned all three types, but only have a Gen 2 set now. Brians set is definitely Gen 2, easily identified by the bend smile


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#242 2020-03-30 3:04pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

mcam wrote:

Vert Ripper wrote:

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

So are these bars Gen 1 or 2 and what is the difference?

Gen 1 bars came from the factory 31” with a slightly different sweep.

Gen 2 bars came from the factory at 29.25 to meet NBL and ABL requirement without having to cut.

If yours are 29” even, it’s safe to say they’ve been cut. The sweep on them ooks a little flatter than my two sets, so I’d say you have gen 1 that have been cut to 29”. I doubt anyone would bother removing .25”.

I’m not an expert, just going by how they look compared to mine.

This is partly correct smile

Gen 1 bars are 31" wide, and have a flatter bend. Gen 2 bars are 29.25 wide, but I have seen NOS ones at 29, and 28.75. There was some variation in manufacturing. Gen 3 are the same as Gen 2, but have knurling. I have owned all three types, but only have a Gen 2 set now. Brians set is definitely Gen 2, easily identified by the bend smile

Thanks for the clarification!


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#243 2020-03-30 3:10pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

84pk wrote:

Glad to see forward progress Brian.  A grail bike is never easy.

I’m partial to a padded seat on a 26 like an Avocet Racing 1

Yup!


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*** WTB original finish Champion 26” 3 bar cruiser. Please, no repops, rewelds, or repaints. Also, no bikes welded in 2018. ***

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#244 2020-03-30 6:03pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Thanks mcam. Appreciate it.

The forks and seat post both came today but I spent all afternoon on the couch with a migrain. Brake lever should be here this week as well.


Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

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#245 2020-04-01 2:10pm

mcam
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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

Thanks mcam. Appreciate it.

The forks and seat post both came today but I spent all afternoon on the couch with a migrain. Brake lever should be here this week as well.

My pleasure (to both Brian and Vert Ripper). Those are my favourite cruiser bars (and not because they are GT). They seem to work with just about all cruisers and have a perfect bend and height in my mind. I tried them on my old JMC 24. That bike felt like the perfect cruiser with that setup.

Looking forward to seeing this Prodyne together Brian! smile


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I'm still learning more every day !
And are more than happy for what old school bikes and parts I own ."
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#246 2020-04-01 6:06pm

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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Putting it together tomorrow finally.


Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

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#247 2020-04-02 6:42pm

BRIAN HAYS
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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

Well she's finally done. After much back and forth in my head, I decided to initially go with the "as raced/ as found" combo. I'm a complete sucker for true survivors. I can't say thanks enough to shotgun for the help straightening the fork and farmboy for hooking me up with the exact seat post I needed and Metzone for the hookup on the exact tire I needed.

As I said before, I replaced the tubes, rim strips, seat post, and added a brake cable ( it didn't have one). Everything has been scrubbed and polished (more than once). I also changed the brake lever. Otherwise it is all as it was back in 1981-82.

Prodyne frame
Tange TX1200 fork
Tange headset
Tange bottom bracket
GT gen 2 bars
Mushroom copy grips
Shimano brake lever
DiaCompe brake cable
Shimano Tourney caliper
Dia Compe brake pads
ACS Stoker seat / Strong post combo
ACS seat post clamp
DK inverted stem
Sugino spider
Sugino sprocket
Shimano DX pedals
Ashtabula 178mm cranks (originally red)
Sugino chain ring bolts
Ukai 26x1.75 7C front rim
Araya 26x1.75 7X rear rim
Cooks Bros sealed hubs
Izumi 3/32" chain
Suntour freewheel
Tioga Comp 3 26x1.75 front tire
Snakebelly 26x1.75 rear tire
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Last edited by BRIAN HAYS (2020-04-03 11:12am)


Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

Online

 

#248 2020-04-02 6:43pm

BRIAN HAYS
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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

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Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

Online

 

#249 2020-04-02 6:44pm

BRIAN HAYS
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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

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Looking for og finish and decals 91 and 92 GHP frame sets.

If it's in "my bikes" then I still own it and have possession of it. I only list what I actually currently own.

I live for Race Inc, SE Racing, Navajo, Nomura, GHP and Prodyne!!!

Online

 

#250 2020-04-02 6:57pm

itsdug
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Re: All OG Prodyne cruiser is mine mine mine!!

FANTASTIC!


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