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Old 12-22-14, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Curtis Odom
I built this one in the 90's for the Interbike show in Vegas.

Nice, custom made fork?
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Old 12-22-14, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Lastplace29er
Nice, custom made fork?
Yes, I made the frame and fork, as well as the hubs and bars.
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Got this one at a yard sale this summer. Lots of rust on the chrome but Barkeepers Friend and 0000 steel wool helped a lot. Didn't have chainguard but I found one from a 24" wheel bike and adapted it to fit. Scanned the tank to get the lettering, then cut a stencil from the printout and airbrushed the lettering on the chain guard.

Have yet to find the missing rear light so I made a reflector plate to fit and the horn diaphram doesn't work (still looking for that too) but the inside was rust free and looked perfect. The light was heavily rusted and works perfect? Go figure.

Wifey rode it once! Says everything is ok but bike is not for her....too heavy! Oh well it was a fun project
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That's a very nice restore. I wonder if different gearing would change her perception about the weight.
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Another one. This is the cruiser I ride the most.
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Originally Posted by Curtis Odom


Another one. This is the cruiser I ride the most.
Good God!, what size chainring is that? It must take a little bit of extra effort to get it rolling along!
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Originally Posted by skidder
Good God!, what size chainring is that? It must take a little bit of extra effort to get it rolling along!
The chainring is a 66 tooth, the rear is a 28 tooth, the overall gearing is quite normal.
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My new 2015 Felt Red Baron black edition for Europe only! -
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Cool. That thing is screaming for a B17 though....... as I'm sure you already know.
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I have a b135 on my electra I may swap over!
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Our new Soul Beach Cruisers



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Originally Posted by Curtis Odom
The chainring is a 66 tooth, the rear is a 28 tooth, the overall gearing is quite normal.
They call you the "Widow Maker" at spin class?
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Originally Posted by curbtender
They call you the "Widow Maker" at spin class?
the big rear sprocket evens it out. i did the numbers and it's about like a regular beach cruiser.
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Originally Posted by Philphine
the big rear sprocket evens it out. i did the numbers and it's about like a regular beach cruiser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKWdicoMjM
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Wife's not into antiques of any kind!

Originally Posted by stanman13
That's a very nice restore. I wonder if different gearing would change her perception about the weight.
She's a pretty strong rider and I've come to the conclusion that her reluctance is more mental than based on reality of weight vs pedal effort. I have a very nice pair of vintage Schwinn 3 speeds (Speedster/Breeze) completely serviced, waxed, and looking good. About a month ago I said let's take em down to the local mup and a nice easy ride and have a picnic. Answer: No thanks, I'll ride the Breezer (thats Breezer as in Joe Breeze, not Breeze as in Schwinn)

I recently purchased a larger rear cog for the Schwinn to make it easier to pedal and plan to install it this spring to see if she likes it....if I can get her on the bike.

It's been impossible to get her off her aluminum hibrid...lightweight, 24 gears, super easy to ride and pedal, trigger shifters that she loves, etc.

Anyhow, we've got 45 years in this marriage thing and I don't want to mess it up before it gets started so I don't press the old bikes thing too hard!
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Our new Soul Beach Cruisers........
REALLY nice to see a true cruiser worthy of a modern spin!! Nice bikes,mate!!
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Originally Posted by bdumas35
Our new Soul Beach Cruisers



Nice Bikes. Are the Souls alloy or steel frames?
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Originally Posted by okane
She's a pretty strong rider and I've come to the conclusion that her reluctance is more mental than based on reality of weight vs pedal effort. I have a very nice pair of vintage Schwinn 3 speeds (Speedster/Breeze) completely serviced, waxed, and looking good. About a month ago I said let's take em down to the local mup and a nice easy ride and have a picnic. Answer: No thanks, I'll ride the Breezer (thats Breezer as in Joe Breeze, not Breeze as in Schwinn)

I recently purchased a larger rear cog for the Schwinn to make it easier to pedal and plan to install it this spring to see if she likes it....if I can get her on the bike.

It's been impossible to get her off her aluminum hibrid...lightweight, 24 gears, super easy to ride and pedal, trigger shifters that she loves, etc.

Anyhow, we've got 45 years in this marriage thing and I don't want to mess it up before it gets started so I don't press the old bikes thing too hard!
Fair enough. It's wiser to let her ride what she likes and stay out of the way.
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THanks. The frames are steel. They ride real nice. Not too heavy at all.
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Soul Bikes...I really like the bare metal cruiser.

https://www.soulbeachcruisers.com/Meet_the_2015_Soul.php
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Maybe not the right place to ask this question but how do most people get full sized pictures posted?
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Maybe not the right place to ask this question but how do most people get full sized pictures posted?
Put it on Flickr then insert the link.
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Photo Test:

One of the bikes I built from scratch, actually two identical ones:

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if you open the picture in flickr, click on Share this Photo, then BB Code, then choose the size, then copy the link in the bottom box. Paste it into the replay area and delete everything on the link on each side of [img] and [/img].

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