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  1. #1
    group W bench
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    Here are a couple of bikes I've played around with.The first is an old Ross frame. Add a 26" rear wheel and 24" front wheel.A sissy bar, banana seat and h/bar I had lying around and...presto...an adult size Schwinn Fastback look alike.The second started out as a Montgomery Ward frame I bought at a garage sale for $5.They were made by Roadmaster.I built up a 24" rim with a Shimano 3 speed coaster brake hub and 2.3" tire.The front is a 26" with 2" tire.The fork is from Electra with a 15" h/bar.I ordered a leather cruiser seat w/chrome crash rail and skull grips but they're not in yet.The stick shifter is what makes this unique.Chrome stubby fenders complete the look.Hope you like the pics.
    Light. Strong. Cheap. Pick two. --- Keith Bontrager http://pedalmybike.com/userTrackies/myTrackie3679.jpg

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    Nice bikes! I love chopper bikes!

    Koffee

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    I like them, but I fear the shifter.

    [edit] Now if only there was an easy way to stretch the back of the blue frame, and swap the rear wheel for a 20 inch.

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    Spoked to Death phidauex's Avatar
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    Those top tube shifters are cool, total retro style. People were doing all sorts of weird things with those 3-speeds back in the day..

    I like the coaster brake too, I need to get my hands on some coaster brake hubs...

    Very nice work!

    peace,
    sam

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    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
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    Thanks BikeJunkie. I have an old Schwinn Manta Ray that I am about to restore. I don't want to start til I have all the parts. I have thougth about using the same fork you used on the blue machine there. Now I know about how it would look.

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    I run real far Makoa's Avatar
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    Hot bikes. Keep up the good work!

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    Senior Member FLBandit's Avatar
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    Cool!
    I wanna ride!
    '90ish Giant Perigee

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    2005 STILETTO 24" Chopper
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    Nice I'm thinking of getting something like that...
    But there kind of hard to find in Fort worth :s

    Here is what I have now....

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