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Old 11-16-19, 09:55 PM
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It reminds me of the Celeste green on a Bianchi.
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Old 11-18-19, 11:21 AM
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Another cut closer towards my huffy upgrade. Just replaced the wheel bearing and ordered in all news bearing caps, seals and bearing. Now its all about the wait


not quite right but getting there

Got it welded back together, time to grind the welds a bit and get things cleaned up a bit then its time for the powder coater

Painted and riding awesome


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Old 11-18-19, 11:23 AM
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Painted and riding awesome
Complete project
Built a new project to ride..color is Plum Crazy that was painted on the old Mopars. 49.6lbs 103" long :-) I get great workouts


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Old 11-18-19, 01:49 PM
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Hard to ride in that much snow
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Old 11-19-19, 09:29 AM
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Hard to ride in that much snow
Snow riding would be scary even if the correct tires are on.
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Old 11-25-19, 08:15 PM
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1937(ish) Hawthorne Duralium (Monark Silver King) fenderless custom:

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1937(ish) Hawthorne Duralium (Monark Silver King) fenderless custom:

Holy cow! Thatís a work of art.
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Old 11-26-19, 03:25 PM
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Holy cow! Thatís a work of art.
Indeed it is.
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Old 11-26-19, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by blackbomber View Post
1937(ish) Hawthorne Duralium (Monark Silver King) fenderless custom:
DANG!!!
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Old 12-01-19, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by blackbomber View Post
1937(ish) Hawthorne Duralium (Monark Silver King) fenderless custom:

Any chance of a few more pictures from different angles? Reminds me of the polished aluminum aircraft of the WWII era. Nice
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Old 12-05-19, 01:57 PM
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Any chance of a few more pictures from different angles? Reminds me of the polished aluminum aircraft of the WWII era. Nice
Oh sure:







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Old 12-05-19, 04:44 PM
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Updated picture of my Matte Bark Electra Cruiser 1 . I changed out the rear cog to a 24 tooth . I spin out around 11.5-12mph . Awesome for spinning up the small hills in my neighborhood.

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Old 12-05-19, 09:00 PM
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Updated picture of my Matte Bark Electra Cruiser 1 . I changed out the rear cog to a 24 tooth . I spin out around 11.5-12mph . Awesome for spinning up the small hills in my neighborhood.

Love the Matte Bark (didn't know the name until you mentioned it). I bought my wife a pre Trek Coaster 3 recently. It's fun to ride, and light for what it is. I might add a front brake to this as well. I'm worried that a rim brake will scuff up the anodizing on the rim, so I'm considering trying cork pads. Definitely going to add a front basket. I wanted to use the same Topeak MTX rack I have on my daily, so we could share my DXP bag, the MTX mesh basket, and baby seat. But I've been thinking that might be a mistake, since it's the mens frame, and it's easier to swing a leg over the rear wheel, than over that tall top tube. The front basket will probably look better anyway. THIS ONE looks pretty good, and price is icing on the cake.


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Old 12-05-19, 11:23 PM
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Oh sure:







Holy mackerel. When someone asks for more photos you don't fool around. How about one with Mount Rushmore in the background? Or on the deck of an aircraft carrier? That's some bike you have there! Thanks
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Old 12-06-19, 12:48 PM
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Just finished assembly and a 15 mile shake down ride on a BikesDirect Special: Gravity SaltyDog:


I'll provide a more detailed review of the assembly and riding impressions later tonight.
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How about that review? I looked this bike up on bikesdirect.com Tempting for $200! I see for $20 more it's available with F/R hand brakes.

What is the weight on this bike? Is that website safe? Looks sketchy.

Thanks.
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Old 12-12-19, 11:52 PM
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^ The review is in a separate thread. The bike as delivered is about 29 lbs. Never had an issue with BikesDirect website but I only use PayPal when ordering anything online.
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Old 12-13-19, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by thriftyswift3 View Post
How about that review? I looked this bike up on bikesdirect.com Tempting for $200! I see for $20 more it's available with F/R hand brakes.

What is the weight on this bike? Is that website safe? Looks sketchy.

Thanks.
While Ive never purchased myself, bikesdirect has been around a long time and ive never heard anything bad about them.
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Old 12-13-19, 05:51 AM
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I bought a Mountain bike from them a few years ago and didn’t have any problem . Went through PayPal . But Safari tells me now , the website “ not secure” That doesn’t mean it’s sketchy , it just means it could be , because information isn’t encrypted.
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Old 12-13-19, 08:17 AM
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Haro 3 speedster


Ez rider.
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Old 12-13-19, 09:24 AM
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Ez rider.
When I worked in my friend's bike shop, we sold a ton of Haros. Seemed like every kid in the area had one. Good quality to boot.
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Old 12-13-19, 01:05 PM
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How about that review? I looked this bike up on bikesdirect.com Tempting for $200! I see for $20 more it's available with F/R hand brakes.

What is the weight on this bike? Is that website safe? Looks sketchy.

Thanks.
bikesdirect.com is a reputable site,...I purchased my Gravity SS mountain bike from them (now a 3 speed Shimano Nexus,...). Solid purchase,... Now it's a back roads cruiser.
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bikesdirect.com is a reputable site,...I purchased my Gravity SS mountain bike from them (now a 3 speed Shimano Nexus,...). Solid purchase,... Now it's a back roads cruiser.
How do you like the Gravity SS MTB ? Iíve almost ordered one of those several times .
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How do you like the Gravity SS MTB ? Iíve almost ordered one of those several times .
It's an excellent, strong bike. Mine does have an issue though. I had the bottom bracket changed, and the threading was damaged by the bike shop. I'm considering getting another Gravity SS, with the suspension fork, and swapping out all my other parts to it. I highly recommend it.
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Thanks . I have a Motobecane HT400 I bought from BD . I’d thought about converting it to a SS .
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