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April 9, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
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Every so often I think I'd enjoy a cheapish steel cruiser, 26" bmx or single-speed rigid mtb for riding with the kids and relaxed weekend style commuting/errands.

Pondering a surly 1x1 build maybe.

Post what you've got. Bonus points for vintage.

Wrong. Always.

April 9, 2012, 9:58 p.m.
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My Skull Skates cruiser (Frame No. 1 of 4 prototypes):

My 1952 Schwinn that is clearly at 'project' stage:

My '91 steel Rocky Mountain Vertex which is also incomplete. I could get nerdy about NOS Syncros hubs but this probably isn't the site :lol:

treezz
wow you are a ass

April 10, 2012, 10:04 a.m.
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Love the Skull Skates cruiser. Are you one of those vancitycruisers people?

Wrong. Always.

April 10, 2012, 12:04 p.m.
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my 1970 schwinn cruiser / fixie (depending on my mood). posted previously elsewhere, anyways: fat mode:

skinny mode:

build details: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2009/june/12/PerrySchebel.htm#top

April 10, 2012, 12:36 p.m.
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What fork is that on the bike in fat mode?

Not a Shiver SC, not Halson…

April 10, 2012, 12:50 p.m.
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mountain cycles suspenders; first inverted fork [HTML_REMOVED] disc brake. 2" of plush elastomeric travel.

April 10, 2012, 3:07 p.m.
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Dang I knew it was vintage but not that vintage.

You find that used somewhere or have you had it since new?

April 10, 2012, 4:21 p.m.
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bought it new ~1991 for my trimble. yes, my taste for exotic / weird shit is well rooted.

April 10, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
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You need to do a thread of all the exotic weird bike stuff you've had.

Still have the Trimble? I think I saw that he is building them again.

April 10, 2012, 4:35 p.m.
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my 1970 schwinn cruiser / fixie (depending on my mood). posted previously elsewhere, anyways: fat mode:

I'm not going to lie. I am very gay for that bike.
:fruit:

Wrong. Always.

April 10, 2012, 7:12 p.m.
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Love the Skull Skates cruiser. Are you one of those vancitycruisers people?

Thanks. Well, I've joined their Facebook page and I think in this day and age that's all one needs to do. One isn't actually meant to ride these bikes surely? :lol: Joking aside, it gets plenty of Sea Wall usage in the summer with my wife.

I had a major boner for the Suspenders fork back in the day but had to settle for a 1st gen Answer Manitou with around 1 1/4" travel….and around 3" of torsional movement. Not that makes any sense, but you could put the brakes on pretty well by just steering hard….

treezz
wow you are a ass

April 11, 2012, 9:54 a.m.
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Every so often I think I'd enjoy a cheapish steel cruiser, 26" bmx or single-speed rigid mtb for riding with the kids and relaxed weekend style commuting/errands.

Pondering a surly 1x1 build maybe.

It's a good time to get one. There is so much available out there now that 26" has taken over the fixed-gear freestyle world. The 1x1 had its heyday, but has long been superseded by more aggressive, cheaper, lighter options.

I've got an old early-90's Specialized Rockhopper with horizontal dropouts up in the attic awaiting a set of moustache bars and a Nitto Technomic. Should be able to have it rolling with scavenged parts for under $200. :D

Mighty Riders
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May 29, 2012, 12:24 p.m.
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My townie.

July 26, 2012, 2:15 p.m.
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Pondering a surly 1x1 build maybe.

Post what you've got. Bonus points for vintage.

Do it. Hell, get as close as you can to cloning mine!

Aug. 10, 2012, 10:02 a.m.
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I think I just gasm'd.

Wrong. Always.

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