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A hole in my head

Old 05-05-21, 09:17 AM
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A hole in my head

The other day I was at this place that sells used tractor implements. Among it all was a faded and rusted but complete Legend Cruiser. The first thing I noticed was the straight downtube and that this bike was a 10 speed. I thought it was unusual for a cruiser so I bought it. I know AMF is a cheap bike brand with some exceptions. Now I've got to decide what to do with it.

I can leave it as is and make it rideable by changing the required parts to do so. I have Varsity parts I could use in the drivetrain.

I could try to bring it back to near original condition with a bunch of work. (a futile endeavor and a waste of time)

Or I could rat rod it. (probably the most fun)

Anyone familiar with these? What do you think?
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Old 05-05-21, 09:35 AM
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Pics? Curious to see what you found as AMF legend Cruiser pulls up Harleys and BMX.
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I had that trouble too. I'll get one up as soon as I figure out how to do it. I did see a picture of the 3 speed version with chrome fenders and red paint. Mine are painted the frame color which I think was maroon. The drivetrain appear to be typical dept. store junk like on other AMF road bikes.
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Now I see why the world is disappointed. I posted a picture of my new rig on one computer and then I went to another computer and it isn't there. Why is that? My new rig is that old faded AMF Legend 10 speed cruiser.
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It looks a moderator found something in my album of one picture. These aren't the bikes I wanted to show you. The picture of the AMF Legend 10 speed cruiser is on my phone. I haven't figured out how to get into this forum. Copy and paste doesn't seem to work. Is there a quick tutorial somewhere on how to do this?

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There was an old Varsity like one I had as a teen just begging for a clean up near me but due to issues there is no way I could ride it or justify it. I had so many Schwinns as a kid and rode them into the ground, so many good memories.
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Well, some things are just not predestined. If we were closer I'd make that old Varsity yours.
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There was an old Varsity like one I had as a teen just begging for a clean up near me but due to issues there is no way I could ride it or justify it. I had so many Schwinns as a kid and rode them into the ground, so many good memories.
I rode all my Schwinns into the ground too and they are incredibly hard to find/ or salvage near me now.
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