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    vintage cruisers aren't my thing, is this Iverson worth restoring

    yes the fork is bent, but I have one of those springer forks laying around... somewhere. pretty sure I could get a good couple bucks in scrap steel of this thing. the fenders weigh more than most of my bikes. Anyhow is it an uncommon thing? is there any historical value in restoring it? a search came up with very little about iverson cruisers.
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    thecabe might be a good place to learn about that bike.
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    There is no point in throwing away a fixable, decent bike in the skip; even if it isn't collectible. Get it ridable, and then pass it on to someone who can make good use of it.

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    Heck Yea, Fix that thing up. I love the ape hanger bars.

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    Hard to tell from that photo, but I think if you send the ape hanger bars and banana seat to Spookeay Bird, you'll be off to a good start. Something funky about that top tube, though... what's going on there?

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    The top tube is two smaller tubes, I will get some better pictures of it later today. interestingly enough, while I couldn't find out anything about the bike, I did find out about the handlebar grips. They were produced by esso oil, who came up with Tony the Tiger. they are one of the original Tony the Tiger items from back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Hard to tell from that photo, but I think if you send the ape hanger bars and banana seat to Spookeay Bird, you'll be off to a good start. Something funky about that top tube, though... what's going on there?
    HA! Just send me the entire bike and i can re-live my childhood from the early 70's.
    I had one something like that.

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    If the frame is OK and not damaged near the head tube I'd restore it just for the fun of it -especially if I had a springer fork laying around. What else are you going to use it for?

    It looks like the paint is in pretty good shape and the chrome parts will clean right up in OA. Other than bearing balls and maybe a cheap headset if the old one is pitted and maybe a new front axle/cones if those are pitted there won't be many other parts you need to invest. Tires probably. $25-30 in parts if you are lucky and you should be able to get all of that back out of it.

    Sending any bike to the scrapper other than BSO's is a sin. I'm sure you can find someone to take it off your hands if you don't want to bother with it.
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