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    IThe cost of the overhaul depends on your shop;...

    IThe cost of the overhaul depends on your shop; just how much work they do for a "complete" tune up, and their rates for it. With something like a Sports, there's not too much that needs going over....
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    I think derailer systems are easier to work on...

    I think derailer systems are easier to work on than IGH, which is a good thing b/c they generally need more maintenance. IGH hubs need some lube, but a basic 3 speed is easily adjusted and will hold...
  3. I think most synthetic grease smells really cool,...

    I think most synthetic grease smells really cool, although I can distinguish different "flavors". The exception is contaminated white lithium grease. I've cracked open some headsets that were...
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    Goofy thread. Ever notice that oldies stations...

    Goofy thread. Ever notice that oldies stations change which eras they cover as time goes on? Same idea applies to most things. Let's face it: bikeforums.net turned 15 this year. Bikeforums is...
  5. Ha.... The skates roll pretty good, but I'm...

    Ha....

    The skates roll pretty good, but I'm thinking I might switch from 62mm to 650b, if they'll clear the skates' undercarriage. I think the larger diameter will be tremendously helpful...
  6. I've been doing pretty well on rollerskates.......

    I've been doing pretty well on rollerskates.... not winning, but top ten finishes. They're not the plushest ride, but punctures haven't been a problem.
  7. Hey Squidley.... I'd throw in the towel on this...

    Hey Squidley.... I'd throw in the towel on this one. He's right; skinnier 26"s will make your bike lightning-quick. From what I understand, GSGT regularly wins Cat 1 races on his cruiser, rolling...
  8. I'm gonna say this: as a heavy rider, I find...

    I'm gonna say this: as a heavy rider, I find tires <1.5"/40mm in the 559 size to ride harsh, and/or be more prone to pinch flats. I love some 2.0" Kojaks, but wouldn't ever dream of running 35m...
  9. There used to be a battle for shifter supremacy...

    There used to be a battle for shifter supremacy between triggers and gripshift, but that war has ended. Triggers won the lion's share of the shifter market for mtbs, hybrids, derailer-cruisers, and...
  10. Interesting thread. I'll leave the...

    Interesting thread. I'll leave the rubber-science debate to the rest of ya, but I wanna "second" the Kojak 26x2.0" suggestion. Keep your cruiser cruisin', and get yourself a roadbike for fast rides...
  11. Thread: Jamis Cruisers

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    70's/ early 80s Jamis cruisers are incredibly...

    70's/ early 80s Jamis cruisers are incredibly hot. Newer ones don't really do it for me, but I'd push a BOSS if I had to. Pretty cool design, even if the frame is 6061. I used to work at a Jamis...
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    Here's a picture of a TIG'd SHD.......

    Here's a picture of a TIG'd SHD....
    http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/chuckzblk02/20140718_184242_zpsb0aa6607.jpg

    Wish I knew where it was made.... definitely not Chi-Town
  13. Yeah, it don't gotta be pretty.... but there's...

    Yeah, it don't gotta be pretty.... but there's probably a lot of grey area between "pretty" and "rusted out within a few years"...
  14. +1 Worksman has very strong frames and wheels;...

    +1 Worksman has very strong frames and wheels; the forks are strong enough to bear a huge load, but they don't take "hits" too well..... Concerns, for me, would be braking (you can get the optional...
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    I've seen TIG'd canti HDs from the late 80s. A...

    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...
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    I guess it's just confusing frame nomenclature. ...

    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...
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    +1. Every SHD I've ever seen was either a 3bar...

    +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...
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    Excellent.

    Excellent.
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    Nice SHD!!!

    Nice SHD!!!
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    I guess that, if they stay there year-round,...

    I guess that, if they stay there year-round, they're "beach cruisers", same as you have a "beach house" that stays there year round. Assuming you drive out to the cottage, though, you wouldn't call...
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    True dat. Depending on the frame, though, you...

    True dat. Depending on the frame, though, you might have an issue with rear spacing/spreading the frame. I think some of those Electras are aluminum, too.... Spreading an aluminum frame has been...
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    Why? When you've got more INB frames than you do...

    Why? When you've got more INB frames than you do sense, the minds plays tricks on you and the experiments get more bizarre as you go.... Worksman offers that Grimeca-style front drum; the rear drum...
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    This bike has been slathered heavily with...

    This bike has been slathered heavily with Win-Juice. Love it.
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    I got a few different set-ups, but the bike that...

    I got a few different set-ups, but the bike that gets the most miles outta me right now is a Worksman INB with fenders, dynamo lighting, singlespeed coaster out back, and drum brake up front.

    My...
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    That's awesome. I guess Memphis is better'n NJ. ...

    That's awesome. I guess Memphis is better'n NJ. Here, fifty guys would've offered you ten for it sight-unseen, and some other guy would've offered you $100000000 in Nigerian money for it, provided...
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