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Old 04-25-16, 01:24 PM   #26
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Got this blue cruiser for free.................



I did not want or need another bike at the moment, so I decided to steal the nicer blue wheels and put them on my Klunker project instead and I really like how it looks now...............





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The rims, water bottle and decals pull it all together perfectly. Nice and balanced. I wouldn't add any more blue, it's just right like that.
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No decals that say THUNDER MULLET?
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The rims, water bottle and decals pull it all together perfectly. Nice and balanced. I wouldn't add any more blue, it's just right like that.
Wait, wait.....maybe blue sparkle grips?
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Wait, wait.....maybe blue sparkle grips?
Ya know, I think you are right.
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Ya know, I think you are right.
I was thinking blue tassles!

Actually a blue lunch/tool bag will be fine
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I was thinking blue tassles!

Actually a blue lunch/tool bag will be fine
No tassels man, leather.


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Regardless, the chrome wheels I rebuilt went on this other cruiser I stole the wheels from and it is still a neat looking beach cruiser and it's a Huffy .................



A friend of mine is interested in it and all it needs is some rust removal and some love. I kept the original cruiser bars from mine and they have less rust than these including the fender mounts. I might not start a whole new thread on another Huffy project unless you want some more Huffy love

Plans are now to keep commuting with my single speed Urban Warrior Huffy Thunder Mullet bike like I have been and already clocked 90 miles on and rebuild this other cruiser for someone else to enjoy.
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Yet another update on this bike. I did not want to overdo the black/blue scheme I got going on, but I had to add another touch of blue. My Huffy BMX has a blue sprocket with 44 teeth and my cruiser has a chrome one with 48 teeth. I decided to swap out the one piece cranks between the two bikes and this not only made it look better, but it is a little easier to pedal now especially on slight hills or inclines.

I also decided to remove the 26x2.125 cruiser tires and put the 26x1.95 semi-slick tires back on the bike. This also made the bike a little faster and smoother on my commutes and they also don't look or feel so heavy. Check it out.........





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Nice job Mullet. I prefer it without the rack and bag but I get that it's a commuter. The look before rack and bag is awesome, I want to do a clunker now! What is the rear cog tooth count?
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Yeah I do like it better without the rack, but I need it for commuting. This year 99% of my riding has been on this single speed commuter. No gears, no cables, no computer, no baloney. Just pure fun! I even been taking this single speed Klunker on casual weekend rides...........



Remember, Beach cruisers are for riding TO the beach and not ON the beach.

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Old 05-24-16, 08:32 PM   #37
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What is the rear cog tooth count?
Running 44-19 gears on this one.
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Agreed, I have a rear rack and bag on mine as well for functionality but don't like the look as much as without.
What do you mean they're not made to ride on the beach, I ride mine on the beach often!
I run a 44-17 on mine, 19 is a little spinney but I'm usually not riding casually.

Looks awesome, great job on it.
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Very nice clean looking bike..nice job!!!
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Another update. This bike has been the only bike I been riding all year so far and not just commuting. Even taking this thing on weekend rides and have not touched my road or mountain bikes. I decided to upgrade the cheap pedals and went to the LBS and picked up some Black Ops BMX platform pedals.

I also had a minor wreck on this bike when I hit a tree while "Klunking" with it. I did not get hurt at all but I twisted the front fork slightly. I was able to adjust the bars and ride it and the forks did not look twisted unless you were riding the bike and looking down at them. Since wifey has not ridden her 2013 Huffy MTB in many months, I decided to swap forks and put on this crappy set of Kolo suspension forks from her bike on mine, and hang her bike back up on the ceiling.

These forks are not real good. They bottom out if you get rough with the bike, but other than that they do absorb the shock from the crappy roads on my commute and I think I like the look.........

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awesome

such a cool build
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Nice looking bike..great work.
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Update on this bike. I replaced the saddle and went to raise the seatpost and that thing was frozen solid again just like it was the first time. A pipe wrench would not move it. I was also getting strange rattling noises from the bike over bumps. Apparently all the rust inside the frame tubes came loose and was the cause. You could literally pick up the bike, roll it over and hear all the rust pieces tumbling through the frame tubes. These rust flakes were also getting into my bottom bracket bearings.

Well the blue beach cruiser was never picked up by my friend and I swapped all my components over to the blue frame. It's not done yet since I still need to swap forks and order my Thunder decals for it, but here it is now.........

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Sorry to hear your old frame is toast, but good that you still have the blue frame. I think it may look even cooler than your old one! But I have to say that the rigid fork looks better than the one with shocks. Maybe your wife would like her old fork back.
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Yeah. The old frame is still rideable, but with no seatpost adjustment and the rattling rust noises and it being a dime a dozen Huffy cruiser frame it's no big loss. Since the frame belonged to a friend I will build a winter bike or something out of it instead of trashing it.

I just ordered my decal set and swapped forks yesterday. I'll update later.
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Yet another update on this bike. I did not want to overdo the black/blue scheme I got going on, but I had to add another touch of blue. My Huffy BMX has a blue sprocket with 44 teeth and my cruiser has a chrome one with 48 teeth. I decided to swap out the one piece cranks between the two bikes and this not only made it look better, but it is a little easier to pedal now especially on slight hills or inclines.

I also decided to remove the 26x2.125 cruiser tires and put the 26x1.95 semi-slick tires back on the bike. This also made the bike a little faster and smoother on my commutes and they also don't look or feel so heavy. Check it out.........





You're getting there. I'd give that stem a metallic blue coat. How wide are those bars?

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I would have to measure them. After riding this bike any other bike feels twitchy. I really love these bars. I'll measure them tomorrow.
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Fork swap complete..............







I love this commuter! Updates later.
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I like that Blue Frame!
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Its great work
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