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Old 12-02-17, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by n0+4c|u3
Consider a Harbour Freight sandblast cabinet, they work acceptably.
It's not a Clemco like I use but hey, It'll get the job done. Plus it uses a lot less media than filling a 10 cubic foot tank every 45 minutes with 550 pounds of blast media
Yes I have strangely enough but I found that the largest one they display is woefully short of fitting a full size frame. I'd be more likely to use one of their media blasters and a tarp for a back board so to speak and take the show on the road to an abandoned parking lot with my compressor and generator. It's so hard to get your money back for a paint job unless the client has some seriously deep pockets. For my own bikes I don't mind the pain.
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You're buying your parts in the wrong place, lol.
Ayye wish?
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Originally Posted by ridejennyride
I guess you're not worthy - I taped the nipples and spokes. And that IS a new chain. And ya - it's a Huffy, but there is great value in taking something ready for the trash heap and turning it into something beautiful, usable, and loads of fun. It's a sturdy bike and brings me a lot of pleasure. Oh, and the basket did not cost more than $88 - substantially less, in fact. Not sure if you are being mean or trying to be funny, but I love my little bike that I refurbished by myself. I have other, high end, expensive bikes, but this one is loads of fun.

Ya done excellent!
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Originally Posted by KD5NRH
Don't be silly; nobody would Krylon a Huffy.

Well, except me.



Local university colors, since we get students through fairly often just looking for something cheap and faster than walking a mile from off-campus housing to class. Completely rebuilt from the ground up like most of our "junk restoration" projects, (though surprisingly the tires looked good enough to keep after powerwashing) including relacing the wheels in 3-leading-3-trailing, (I was bored and there was a good movie on, and it gave me an excuse to not leave the rims the hideous rusty pale blue they started out as.) so it ought to be good for a few years with minimal care.


Okay, that's TWO, these things come in threes...apparently ladies' Cranbrooks lend themselves well to this. Another round of applause!
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Nice bike mate, what is it?
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Here's my all-time fave
Hi mate, I really like the look of your bike. What is it?
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Originally Posted by Rollfast
Okay, that's TWO, these things come in threes...apparently ladies' Cranbrooks lend themselves well to this. Another round of applause!
Actually, the one currently on the rebuild stand is a pretty similar frame type, but without the rack. The step-over frame and fenders are good features to have on a short-run commuter like that.
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Old 12-05-17, 04:57 AM
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I really do fancy this though... even if my camera skills lately stink.
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New Safety Green fenders.
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Are you happy with the bars yet? Looks like you angled them down a bit and it sure looks comfy!
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yes, thanks to all you folks, I twiddled with the bars position and I'm much more comfortable.
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[IMG][/IMG]

Christmas parties obviously requires the 2009 New Belgium Brewery cruiser.
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New Safety Green fenders.
Iím loving this bike
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I really do fancy this though... even if my camera skills lately stink.
Psychedelic

I mess wit it though
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Originally Posted by jdswitters
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Christmas parties obviously requires the 2009 New Belgium Brewery cruiser.

Very nicely accessorized!


PS you can post that directly here, Photobucket will hold it hostage soon anyway and there is no add-on for IE I know of, only Chrome and Firefox for defeating the PB speedometer.
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I have a green 32" Super Cruiser,Love it. The original 16T rear sprocket was too tall a gear for me. I switched to a 20T then settled on an 18T,perfect. I had to weld the seat adjustment to stop from rocking and adjust/regrease everything but its a great bike,especially from Wal Mart.
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I've always wanted to contribute to this thread and now I finally can!

Here's my 2013 Electra Cruiser 7D, recently bought off craigslist. All I've done so far was to have one of the tubes replaced and the brakes adjusted.
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Nice! Enjoy your new ride ☺️
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Don't be silly; nobody would Krylon a Huffy.

Well, except me.
And me! I got this Cranbrook as a curbside special. Repacked the bearings and applied a can of krylon hammered metal paint leftover from another project.
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Originally Posted by CVB
And me! I got this Cranbrook as a curbside special. Repacked the bearings and applied a can of krylon hammered metal paint leftover from another project.
Nice job. Looks like you could fit a HOUSE in that basket.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
Nice job. Looks like you could fit a HOUSE in that basket.
Thanks!

Yeah, it's huge! The intent is for my ~19 lb dog to ride up there (with a carpet remnant liner to make it safe and comfy). Prior to the basket he had to ride in a grocery bag pannier in back, which he was fine with, but it's a little cramped and he likes to hang out to the side a bit more than I'm comfortable with.
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The intent is for my ~19 lb dog to ride up there (with a carpet remnant liner to make it safe and comfy).

Photos of that please, when it happens.
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Originally Posted by CVB
Thanks!

Yeah, it's huge! The intent is for my ~19 lb dog to ride up there (with a carpet remnant liner to make it safe and comfy). Prior to the basket he had to ride in a grocery bag pannier in back, which he was fine with, but it's a little cramped and he likes to hang out to the side a bit more than I'm comfortable with.
I want to see a pic of this. I've got a Boston that might like this (she's a chunk, though. Average height but 22 pounds. She grew up wrestling an American bulldog.)
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i want to see a pic of this. I've got a boston that might like this (she's a chunk, though. Average height but 22 pounds. She grew up wrestling an american bulldog.)
This is the current setup that I plan to upgrade from. He alternates riding and running, spending about 2/3 of the time riding. Training was actually a cinch.
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And me! I got this Cranbrook as a curbside special. Repacked the bearings and applied a can of krylon hammered metal paint leftover from another project.

I've seen many a spray painted Huffy and really great jobs at that.


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