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Old 05-15-16, 05:42 AM
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Here's my Townie with Fat Frank's
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Old 05-17-16, 11:39 AM
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Sorry for the horrible pic , i'll try and take a few more. I just put together this cheap Schwinn 29'' Cruiser , it has a 7spd .
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Old 05-17-16, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Justpassedu
Sorry for the horrible pic , i'll try and take a few more. I just put together this cheap Schwinn 29'' Cruiser , it has a 7spd .
This is awesome! It reminds me of what we used to do in the 1990s: upgrade cheaply-bought 1960s Mercedes-Benz 190s with drivetrains and interiors from 1970s (or even 1980s) donors. The results varied between lame and amazing: some people kept it real, right down to the 13" wheels, bias tires, and drum brakes; others went all the way, with disk brakes all around, either later-model OEM or 1980s AMG wheels, De Dion rear suspensions to replace the swing axles, shoehorned W123 dashboards, with W116/W126 drivetrains.
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[QUOTE=sjanzeir;18775149]This is awesome! It reminds me of what we used to do in the 1990s: upgrade cheaply
Thank you , it was not something I pieced together but rather purchased and put together on my own . I do like the look of it though. My 1st car was a 90's BMW , I def kept that car real. All my future vehicles got some tasteful upgrades. I think the old Mercedes & Bmws look best when original , the only upgrades I think match them well are the AMG or M Package extras and parts that cant be seen.
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Originally Posted by Justpassedu
it was not something I pieced together but rather purchased and put together on my own
I didn't mean to imply that your work was tag tag and cheap; I was merely saying that the way the bike looks reminded me of the monsters we used to Frankenstein together and beat the **** out of newer cars. Either way, your bike looks great.

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Old 05-17-16, 03:05 PM
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No worries I didn't take it like that at all , appreciate the kind words. I'll throw a few more pics up when I can get a chance.
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I love the HKS. Where did you find it? I've been looking for one for years.
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Late 60's Typhoon. Sold it and sorta wish I still had it. I'm working on a Sears Spaceliner. Should be close to finished next week.
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Haven't visited in a bit but just retrieved these 2 Cruisers from the salvage yard ..the thing is I don't know much about either of them.any info would be help full
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Old 05-29-16, 10:29 AM
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Haven't visited in a bit but just retrieved these 2 Cruisers from the salvage yard ..the thing is I don't know much about either of them.any info would be help full

I'm not familiar with either of them. You may want to try posting over in ratrodbikes.com if you don't get any help here. Awesome find by the way.
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I think my Huffy Cranbrook is looking legit after getting plasti-dipped today.

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Old 06-09-16, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by schwinn70s
Haven't visited in a bit but just retrieved these 2 Cruisers from the salvage yard ..the thing is I don't know much about either of them.any info would be help full
I did a mild restoration on that Sears bike a few years ago. Nothing major, just cleaned it up and replaced the tubes and tires. I didn't realize it had a rear rack. I have that rack out in the barn where the bike was stored. Gonna need that to go on! It rides pretty nice.

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This is my train station bike. I have about a mile and a half commute to the train station and use this bike for that commute year round. I have been using it this way since 1992 when I got my first job out of college. I oil the chain a couple times a year and repack the hubs every couple of years.

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Here's my Simbi, first bike in many years. I thought it was a Townie, but that's a sort of cruiser isn't it?

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New Electra fat lux 7d i just bought this week in the UK, its a beast but changing a few things to suit my style, ape hangers, Brooks B190 saddle and Brooks grips ordered already and more as i go.
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Here's my Simbi, first bike in many years. I thought it was a Townie, but that's a sort of cruiser isn't it?

I't take your Simbi over a Townie (or any Electra Townie-like, crank-forward cruiser) any day, given the control issues I had experienced with my old Trek pure. dezzie's Electra does look awesome, though.
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I't take your Simbi over a Townie (or any Electra Townie-like, crank-forward cruiser) any day, given the control issues I had experienced with my old Trek pure. dezzie's Electra does look awesome, though.
My opinion isn't worth much, since this is my first bike in about 25 years, but I'm really enjoying the Simbi. I have a basket, rack and fenders ordered, and am going to look into changing the 3 speed hub for a 7 or 8 speed.
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My opinion isn't worth much, since this is my first bike in about 25 years, but I'm really enjoying the Simbi. I have a basket, rack and fenders ordered, and am going to look into changing the 3 speed hub for a 7 or 8 speed.
My story isn't that different: the Pure was my first real bike in 20 years (there was a brief encounter with a Toys"R"Us-bought Kent Ridge Runner around 2007, which I barely ever had the time to ride, so I ended up giving it away, so it really doesn't count.) So before the Pure, I haven't done any significant riding in at least 16 years, during which I had turned into an overweight, chain-smoking, cubicle-bound, 34-30-wearing, computer-hogging couch potato - obviously not an ideal outcome for a medal-winning college athlete who commuted on a road bike and cover as much as much as 80 kilometers a day in and around my hometown at the time. Having bought the Pure pretty much on a whim last August, after my freelancing work afforded me much more free time to ride (and with a little egging-on from my brother in law to work my way back into the sport,) and after having lost control and almost fallen over quite a few times, I realized later that it probably wasn't an ideal fit for someone who's practically become a beginner all over again. A lot has changed in 20 years! Now I'm having a much, much better time on my Verve, which is somewhat similar to your Simbi.
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heres my cruiser, huffy norwood. I love it smooth shifting and comfy saddle
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heres my cruiser, huffy norwood. I love it smooth shifting and comfy saddle
I like it! I'd probably switch out the crank eventually, but that looks like one smooth ride.
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what crank would fit it ? I'm curious about that forsure I love this bike it has mojo !
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Vintage Hawthorne dual top tube

like it the way it is now , perhaps add new seat


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