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08-02-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,408
Posted By Crankstank

Dura Ace triple

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07-06-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

No, just inspired by the artwork.

No, just inspired by the artwork.
Forum: Introductions
06-06-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Crankstank

Hello from Ballard

Or I should say, the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Interface is klunky here. Still trying to attach a jpeg and it's not working.
06-04-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

Yeah I painted it. Reproduction decal set so I...

Yeah I painted it. Reproduction decal set so I don't know how accurate the color is. It's getting some Schwalbe Marathon tires but I really like the way the red wall knobbier look on there.
05-31-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,893
Posted By Crankstank

1976 Schwinn Superior

Had some braze ons added so I could run my cables properly. Was going to have the whole thing powder coated black, but I decided I liked the junkyard dog look. So I named it J.D.
The fork was...
05-30-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,955
Views: 2,354,766
Posted By Crankstank

Fillet brazed goodness!

Fillet brazed goodness!
05-29-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

yes I found a set of decals from England...

yes I found a set of decals from England (probably not originals) and sandblasted the frame and fork, painted it white, did the decals first, then the splatter, then 2 coats of 2 part clear satin...
05-29-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,955
Views: 2,354,766
Posted By Crankstank

1989 Kona Cinder Cone

New paint, decals and clear coat. Mostly LX mountain parts. Avid Shorty 4 brakes. 3x8 friction shift.
Had no parts, just a frame and fork with half the paint gone. It lives again!
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05-28-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

1989 Kona Cinder Cone

Resto-mod of sorts. I had no parts for it, just a frame and fork with half the paint gone.blob:https://www.bikeforums.net/564f96d9-d9cd-48da-a98c-462e3b14f5b3
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05-10-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,045
Posted By Crankstank

Kevlar (folding bead) tires are always tighter,...

Kevlar (folding bead) tires are always tighter, at least the first few times, than wire bead. So maybe go to a wire bead tire. Or a different brand. I know some older rims were notorious (matrix...
05-03-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

Dig those brake levers! It's a post apocalypse...

Dig those brake levers! It's a post apocalypse armageddon cruiser! Just need the Mad Max shotgun holster!
05-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,163
Posted By Crankstank

Panaracer Pasela

Black wall or gum wall. Good value, and absolutely no snob appeal at all. They come in 23c all the way up to 38 I believe.
03-31-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,577
Posted By Crankstank

Not exactly an exclusive club, but welcome aboard!

Not exactly an exclusive club, but welcome aboard!
03-31-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,577
Posted By Crankstank

Those are Araya RM20 rims, Suntour Xc sealed...

Those are Araya RM20 rims, Suntour Xc sealed bearing hubs.
03-31-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,577
Posted By Crankstank

Magic dust!

Magic dust!
03-31-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,577
Posted By Crankstank

This is a 15 speed with solid rear axle and QR...

This is a 15 speed with solid rear axle and QR front. Suntour hubs and shifting. I gotta get this one built for my wife to see if she likes it. If she doesn't like the way it looks (artist of the...
03-31-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,577
Posted By Crankstank

Hey I have one of those!

Hey I have one of those!
03-31-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,577
Posted By Crankstank

That is very thoughtful of you to offer! However,...

That is very thoughtful of you to offer! However, it will have to be my cross to bear. Itís been in the family for almost 40 years so itís probably doomed to my own brand of punishment.
03-31-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,577
Posted By Crankstank

1984 Univega Alpina Ultima

I'll get around to building it one of these days.
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03-25-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

Yes, this was back when we had disposable income!

Yes, this was back when we had disposable income!
03-25-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

The wife's bike

Ok Here's a 1993 Bianchi Peregrine MTB. It is upgraded to 3x9 With Dura Ace downtime shifters on Pual Thumbie mounts. Noah's Arc handlebar, Trek Cromo stem. Tektro levers and cantilever brakes....
03-25-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

Neither of us are Mexican or Spanish or...

Neither of us are Mexican or Spanish or particularly religious but we like to spend a lot of time in the southern Americas.The culture of our ancestors still being present with us is very reassuring.
03-25-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

Wait til you see the one she painted for herself!

Wait til you see the one she painted for herself!
03-25-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

Day of the Dead Cruiser

Velocity DeepV MTB 26 laced to NOS DeoreLX hubs. 3x7 XT shifting. Tektro cantis. Metropolis Bar, Tange lug stem. NOS Suntour XCPro crankset. ...
03-25-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 220,936
Posted By Crankstank

1995 KHS Montana Pro

Originally came with a Quadra 21 fork (80mm travel) and it was stuck/broken so I got a Kona P2 suspension corrected cromo fork and had it all sandblasted. Grey powder coated it, sanded it with 220...
03-24-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Crankstank

Superior, Super Sport, Sports Tourer, Superior

1962-63 Superior
1964-73 Super Sport
1974-75 Sports Tourer
1976-78 Superior

1962-63 had the Ashtabula 1 piece triple
1962-69 had the full polished chrome fork*
1976-78 no kickstand

*my...
03-24-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Crankstank

Long live the Super Sports

Had a 69 super sport years ago, sorry I got rid of it. Now have a 76 Superior frame and fork with flat bars and late 80's LX parts and Suntour stem shifters. The fillet brazed Schwinns have a good...
03-23-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,032
Posted By Crankstank

Keep the pads clean, swap em out before they wear...

Keep the pads clean, swap em out before they wear all the way down, it'll take a lot of miles to wear through a set of rims. Some rims are thicker on the braking surface than others, but that also...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Crankstank

Champion No. 2

I had an old Cenrurion Le Mans RS that was extremely difficult to cold set (going from 126mm to 130mm) but you just gotta keep at it. Basically Tange 2 is a Japanese 4130; stiff and very tough. Likes...
01-27-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,847
Posted By Crankstank

This is good advice; I found this out by accident...

This is good advice; I found this out by accident with an '88 Rockhopper (long level top tube) that was too big for me with flat bars/stock stem, but made a really nice handling road bike with short...
01-27-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 2,952,255
Posted By Crankstank

Got one in the works, not ready to show yet but...

Got one in the works, not ready to show yet but soon. 1989 Kona Cinder Cone w/dirt drops. Love the U brakes here.
01-27-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,241
Posted By Crankstank

Normally I don't like yellow but this is perfect.

Normally I don't like yellow but this is perfect.
01-27-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,331
Posted By Crankstank

Some of the nicest lugs on a production bike ever.

Some of the nicest lugs on a production bike ever.
01-27-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,408
Posted By Crankstank

It's always nice to bring granny along for the...

It's always nice to bring granny along for the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 20,430
Posted By Crankstank

Durable

And yes Gators are not race tires so you wouldnít put them on a race bike. They are light touring tires. For commuting, especially through industrial areas they work fine and still not as heavy as a...
05-25-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,125
Posted By Crankstank

Odd looking?

I have been told by friends that own Rivendells that if I get one and ride it for awhile, it will start to look completely normal. I love my drop bar bikes for long rides. Most of my rides are less...
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