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Old 07-16-20, 07:22 PM
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Great looking bike, Kirby.
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Old 07-16-20, 08:57 PM
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Great looking bike, Kirby.
Thanks , I finally found a use for the aluminum Electra rear rack . I think it looks better on this frame than it did on my Electra .
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Old 07-22-20, 06:22 PM
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Swapped out the frame today . The blue Schwinn was too small for me .
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Old 07-30-20, 08:17 AM
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Here is one of my favorite Cruiser Bikes. It started out as an Electra Punk (2008). It has an alloy frame and a 3 piece crankset. The Punk paint job was not a selling point with me but these "tank" models were hard to find so I bought it. The first thing I did was paint it flat black. I rebuilt both wheels using the original rims. On the rear, I used a Nexus 8 speed internal gear hub. I don't remember if the Alfine 8 speed version was around then, but what I got was the Nexus version which used the Shimano Roller Brake. At first, I was not keen on the clunky looking roller brake, but after using these on multiple bikes over the years, I have come to believe these are good brakes and definitely better stopping than caliper brakes. On the front, I put a new hub for a disc brake rotor. These bikes did not come with a front brake at all, only a coaster brake on a Nexus 3 speed rear hub. I made a fork mount for a Shimano disc brake and with that and the roller brake installed, the bike had very good stopping power. The tires are the original 24 X 3.0 Fatti-O white wall versions. I made a shorty fender and added it to the front wheel. I added a headset extension with a medium high riser type handlebar because I like to ride in a vertical position. Various "Flame" decals gave it a vintage Hot Rod look IMHO. A Streamride "flame" seat completed the mods.
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Old 08-01-20, 05:33 AM
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Can't see any pic!
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Old 08-01-20, 10:05 AM
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OP or OP, really neat bike, did you weld the disc mount to the fork?
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Old 08-01-20, 11:15 AM
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OP or OP, really neat bike, did you weld the disc mount to the fork?
Did not weld it. This an alloy (aluminum) frame and fork. That would have required a TIG welder, which I did not have, and there is always the
danger that the thin metal might have warped. Instead, I drilled two holes and through bolted (SS cap screws) a piece of aluminum bar stock (threaded) to the
fork and then mounted the brake to that aluminum piece. That gave me the right spacing for the brake to fit the rotor. The Shimano disc brake comes with angled
washers that allow a good range of adjustment so the brake caliper and the rotor can be aligned easily.
disc brake mount detail
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Old 08-02-20, 06:45 AM
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The Old Peddler.....nice job on the brake mount! I wish I had your mechanical aptitude to do the same on my Cruiser.....
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Old 08-02-20, 01:26 PM
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My latest build . Coaster brake , 700c SS Cruiser .
updated Pic . Swapped out the stem for a taller one which moved the bars forward a little giving me more top bar length . More space between me and the bars . Removed the rear rack to give a cleaner look and to help keep this one as light as possible.




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Old 08-03-20, 09:34 AM
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Does this classify as a cruiser? Mostly original 80s Gazelle with some minor modifications.

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