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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphine View Post
    picked up this 29er cruiser today


    adjusted the seat height a little



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    Finally figured out how to post full size pics.

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    Here is my 2011 Magna Rip Curl (bought 6-11-2012). I've done some upgrades on it, wider tires and better saddle, lights, etc. It's now rackless but I made my own frame bag. Has been a reliable work and fun bike for over 1,600 miles now.


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    I finally finished this. It's a mid '90s Schwinn middleweight cantilever. I spent about ten hours stripping the old off-white powder coat by hand. PITA. Harsh chemicals, steel brushes, putty knife, steel wool, and razor blades.

    Cranks, pedals, sprockets, bars, stem, rims and hubs are all now powder coated steel gray with a high gloss clear on top. The frame/fork are powder coated a metallic tomato red. You can't see it in the pics but there is a super fine gold metallic in the red that really punches when the bike is in the sun. I gave her new shoes and upholstery and a nickel plated chain for her rebirth too. I call it the Tomato Krate in homage to the 1968-1973 Sting-Rays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    And a fine job it is!! Really beautiful bike!!
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    And a fine job it is!! Really beautiful bike!!
    Thanks. I just wish she was forty years older.

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    sun cruz.jpgthis is my cruiser, its made by SUN with a mean green paint. it is a seven speed with 26x2.125 Sunlite performance tires. upgraded the seat to a C9 sofa saddle. my next up grade will a CF seat post.. but its pretty much factory... LOVE my CRUZER...

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    Here's my recently acquired Huffy Eldorado! I am searching for a light tank! Anybody have one for sale???
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    No, but if you want to find that I'd suggest our friends at thecabe.com for some background and possibly the tank.

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    I really like this frame, what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    Finally figured out how to post full size pics.

    It's none of my business what other people think of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    I really like this frame, what is it?
    Mid 1990s Schwinn Heavy Duti.


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    They must have added the lower bar after my 1992...
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
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    Ah, of course. Nicely done, some knobby tires and it would be an awesome off road klunker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Ah, of course. Nicely done, some knobby tires and it would be an awesome off road klunker.
    No chance!!! It took me 45 minutes per tire to make those things into 100% treadless slicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    They must have added the lower bar after my 1992...
    The '92 had a single top tube? I'd love to see a pic of one of those.

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    Thinking about getting this one for my girlfriend. Honestly, they have a caramel one that I might get to match haha. But seriously. Banner3TEXT.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    The '92 had a single top tube? I'd love to see a pic of one of those.
    +1. Every SHD I've ever seen was either a 3bar or a canti frame. But, just b/ I never saw one doesn't mean they never made one-- things got nebulous between the Chicago SHDs and the current ones with the 1.125" headtube.... Even the current ones have undergone minor variations with the fork, rear dropouts, chainstays/bridges, and (of course) color schemes. The 80s and early 90s saw SHDs made in several different continents, by several different makers. You can still buy a "knock-off" 3 bar SHD with the 1" headtube as a "Summit Workhorse", made by a firm that produced SHDs in the 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    +1. Every SHD I've ever seen was either a 3bar or a canti frame. But, just b/ I never saw one doesn't mean they never made one-- things got nebulous between the Chicago SHDs and the current ones with the 1.125" headtube.... Even the current ones have undergone minor variations with the fork, rear dropouts, chainstays/bridges, and (of course) color schemes. The 80s and early 90s saw SHDs made in several different continents, by several different makers. You can still buy a "knock-off" 3 bar SHD with the 1" headtube as a "Summit Workhorse", made by a firm that produced SHDs in the 80s.
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    3 bar? Now I am really confused. The only ones I have ever seen, in person or in catalogues, were two bar (straight bar) or 3 bar cantis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    3 bar? Now I am really confused. The only ones I have ever seen, in person or in catalogues, were two bar (straight bar) or 3 bar cantis.
    I guess it's just confusing frame nomenclature. In bmx cruiser-speak, your SHD is a "3 bar", where they count the top tube, mid tube, and down tube. Different folks prefer different terminology for these things, but I guess it'd be easier to say that the Chicago Schwinn HDs and the Giant Schwinn HDs were cantilever framed; the rest have a top, mid, and down tube.... I checked out a 92 catalog, and they show this thing: Schwinn catalogs, 1991 - 2000 (61 of 577)

    Maybe they made a "HD" version of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    I guess it's just confusing frame nomenclature. In bmx cruiser-speak, your SHD is a "3 bar", where they count the top tube, mid tube, and down tube. Different folks prefer different terminology for these things, but I guess it'd be easier to say that the Chicago Schwinn HDs and the Giant Schwinn HDs were cantilever framed; the rest have a top, mid, and down tube.... I checked out a 92 catalog, and they show this thing: Schwinn catalogs, 1991 - 2000 (61 of 577)

    Maybe they made a "HD" version of that?
    OK, gotcha on the bar phrasing. Perhaps they were making a canti Heavy Duti in 92 but I can't find it in those catalogues. In fact, I can't find a Heavy Duti, straight or canti, in those catalouges until 1998, where it appears as a straight bar.

    They spelled it incorrectly (Duty) in the catalogue.

    Schwinn catalogs, 1991 - 2000 (363 of 577)

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    I've seen TIG'd canti HDs from the late 80s. A lot of mystery in that era, as Schwinn was falling on various levels of "hard times" and changing hands...

    One thing is for sure, though: ya gotta spell it with an "i".....

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    Here's a picture of a TIG'd SHD....
    http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...psb0aa6607.jpg

    Wish I knew where it was made.... definitely not Chi-Town
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    Here's mine. '59 Sonic Flite. All original, save some mechanicals, and repainted by Circle A cycles in Providence. Super comfy and neat to boot!

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    Huffy Cranbrook, Switched seats with my other bike cause the stem was short and couldn't have it as high as I wanted. Got the mini ape handlebars today. Thinking I might plastic dip it matte black.

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