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Old 02-09-10, 08:24 AM   #751
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Murray Meteor Flite

This bike was posted on page 27, with a banana seat and apes. My wife needed a cruiser. She doesn't care for banana seats and apes.......SOOO the bike was returned to a more normal state. here's a few pics, what it started as, and what it is now.







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Old 02-09-10, 12:24 PM   #752
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Cool mods. I love teh whtie tires and the way you did the black over red. Sweet ride.
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Old 02-16-10, 02:58 AM   #753
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hi i'm a bike enthusiast from SF, Ca and i've been riding mountain bikes for about 20yrs. Just a couple years ago i got into choppers and beach cruisers and wanted to share one of my builds. Although it's not an old bike I tried to capture that spirit the best I could and tried to keep it simple. Aside from the frame and fork only a few parts are stock the rest are parts that i've put on to upgrade and make it more of my own... since i live in San Francisco i converted it from a 3 speed to an 8 speed so i can tackle most of the hills here with ease. Here is my Nirve Switchblade enjoy!




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Old 02-22-10, 04:50 PM   #754
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SFCYCO, nice bike. I t seems very utilitarian. I'm strangely mesmorized by the pedals!

Youi mentioned that it's an 8-speed, but it looks like a singlespeed. How do the gears work on it?

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SFCYCO, nice bike. I t seems very utilitarian. I'm strangely mesmorized by the pedals!

Youi mentioned that it's an 8-speed, but it looks like a singlespeed. How do the gears work on it?

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Look closer at the hub. It appears to be a Nexus 8 IGH. He does a great job at hiding the cables.
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thanks

Yes it is a Shimano Nexus 8... the gears are housed internally within the rear hub which means only one sprocket is needed on the outside (smoothest gear changes i've ever experienced) and very fast in top gear. Thanks for noticing the cable routing, hidden behind the vintage plate is a shifter cable feeding to the hub. The pedals are for a mountain bike and the other components are parts from different cycling disciplines. I'm getting a cruiser frame from amsterdam in a few days and your all invited to check out the build blog on my website to see a Basman346 Cruiser frame come to life one component at a time @ http://www.sfcyco.com/sanfranciscocy...blog/blog.html

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Some may have seen this but here is my alternative whip! KOTA identified it and I believe him to be accurate about it being a 24" Sears Spaceliner Frame with a 20" Murray Firecat front end. Had her for 18 years now but I'm fixing to restore/re-do her. New chrome and NOS seat from 70's-80's which is yellow with a rainbow and weird graphics. Gonna through some spokes on her also.
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Old 03-01-10, 04:44 AM   #758
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cool spaceliner nice project for a resto, the fork brings me back i used to have a murray firecat that was handed down to me from my uncle when i was a kid when all my friends had bmx's i had a chopper bike i guess that's what got me into getting a modern day chopper bike.
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The Type 10 has gotten more stuff added to it's frame. Just to give a brief overview, it started as a 2000 model year Diamondback 6061 alloy BMX frame. A front platform was added in 2002, followed by a fiberglass seat post and banana seat. Then a Fairing was placed on the front of the front platform (recycled; from a 1982 Suzuki). The bike was converted to three speeds with a Sturmey Archer Hub.
Lights were installed, but had to be disconnected for the latest modifications. A set of rear panniers were made of Coroplast.
Now, a set of roll bars have been installed. There is a reflective triangle on the back, and another small plastic crate below the triangle.
Here we go with the pictures, which were taken with a mirrored wall back drop:







If I missed any camera angle, look at the mirror in the background.
This bike is really a heavy hauler. The front platform is mounted to the head tube and can hold 100+ pounds, and now the bike has rear panniers. There is also a small set of Coroplast boxes in the front, which are new, so the lead/acid batteries don't need to be strapped down with "bungee cords" anymore.
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Here's my latest creation....







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That is one good looking motorized middleweight! Bravo!
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my new rat bike. while not stretched or chopped or any individual piece altered, it was a full frame-up build from the parts bin and i couldn't be happier. it's pretty much dead on what i envisioned.



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Old 03-13-10, 06:13 PM   #763
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^^^^Thats sick. I wanna do something like that soon. Kind of a mix between a boardtrack and cafe racer.
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This is absolutly one of the best bikes I have ever seen! I absolutly love this thing! Now to check out your web site! Jody

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my new rat bike. while not stretched or chopped or any individual piece altered, it was a full frame-up build from the parts bin and i couldn't be happier. it's pretty much dead on what i envisioned.

hey, out of curiosity, what is the main frame there? i just picked this up...



...and happened to see your photos that pretty much "read my mind" for what i'd want to do with the bike if i build it..
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Here is a semi-alt bike. It is a new Nirve Clutch Chopper that I picked up from a guy that had it leftover from his old bike shop.
It is kid size right now. I may slap a banana seat and sissy bar with a long seatpost on it. Or I amy just use the fork on a 26" rat rod bike.
Maybe I could even put a 26" fork on it and add a 26" homemade longtail to the back.


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Cool lil bike! Jody
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Beautiful Schwinn, wearyourtruth. How much money do you think you've spent putting it together?
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My tall bike

It's a great campus bike



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[QUOTE=KOTA;10380511]This bike was posted on page 27, with a banana seat and apes. My wife needed a cruiser. She doesn't care for banana seats and apes.......SOOO the bike was returned to a more normal state. here's a few pics, what it started as, and what it is now.



Rakish fork!
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Old 04-13-10, 07:49 AM   #772
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1972 Raleigh Chopper

Here is one of my bikes. A 1972 Raleigh Chopper, pimped to the max.
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Here is one of my bikes. A 1972 Raleigh Chopper, pimped to the max.
Love the old muscle bikes. I had a Screamer 2 in 68. Nice pimped out Chopper there. I am thinking about putting the forks from the Nirve chopper I posted earlier on a 79 26" Schwinn Spitfire 5 and maybe adding a banana seat and sissy bar to make it an adult size muscle bike.
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hi i'm a bike enthusiast from SF, Ca and i've been riding mountain bikes for about 20yrs. Just a couple years ago i got into choppers and beach cruisers and wanted to share one of my builds. Although it's not an old bike I tried to capture that spirit the best I could and tried to keep it simple. Aside from the frame and fork only a few parts are stock the rest are parts that i've put on to upgrade and make it more of my own... since i live in San Francisco i converted it from a 3 speed to an 8 speed so i can tackle most of the hills here with ease. Here is my Nirve Switchblade enjoy!




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I love your bike! nicee!
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I like the color scheme!

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