My buddy Jeff, who's beast I am slowly building, gave me this cruiser. Its got an aluminum frame and as it sits now is under 29lbs.
My original idea was to build a light weight clunkier with disc brakes and front shocks. I started going thru the extra parts I have, and now Im not sure how I want to build it!
I have these wheels; they have Deore 9speed hubs, and disc brakes:
I also have this bike, it will give up any good parts it has, and then ill build a cheapie to give a buddy who needs a bike. Ill for sure take the front shocks off of it:
NOW ITS GETS INTERESTING!
I have some tires, including the fat tires from my beast:
I also have this swing arm, that can be used as is, OR widened for a fat tire:
I have my beast fork, that already has a disc mount:
And I have the remains of this fork. The lowers are steel, so it could be widened too!
SO THEN I STARTED THINKING:
Full suspension ALuminum Klunker? Not really a Klunker at all:
OR, still build the hard tail Klunker and save the suspension bits for another custom beast. Money is defiantly an issue, and I don't have a set of fat wheels, just the hubs off of my beast, and the tires. Also a light Klunker would be cool, especially since I don't own a hard tail bike. All my bikes are full suspension. And I would probably only need to buy the disc brakes.
OH! I almost forgot: I was also given a running 4 stroke weed wacker....