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Old 06-22-22, 01:36 PM
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What frame and rear hub?
The frame is a Bikesdirect Mango Macaw3 with a Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub
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Old 06-26-22, 08:06 PM
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My soon to be Klunker and Cobbler.





These Diamondbacks seem to be rare bikes, I was originally going to make the Cranbrook the klunker, but that's gonna be cobbled together as a spare bike, since my LaJolla is too janky to keep being used. That Drifterč really is a big bike, not sure if I'm going to keep those bars on it, or not. I know somebody that's a bike builder, and he said he can weld a disc brake tab on it. Both bikes are getting 3pc conversions I got stored away. One is basically a 3pc ashtabula, the other is a bmx 3pc. Both bikes are lined up at the bb.
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Old 06-26-22, 08:59 PM
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Some very nice upgrades on your Murray Monterey. Nice cranks, Did you install the ahead set fork? Cool bike.
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Old 06-27-22, 08:15 AM
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Some very nice upgrades on your Murray Monterey. Nice cranks, Did you install the ahead set fork? Cool bike.
Thanks! The fork is the original threaded fork with a threadless adapter. I really want to keep the original fork but it the fixed cups are badly pitted and I'm having trouble finding a headset with a crown race (which is pitted as well) that will fit the oddly sloped fork tube. The original crown race is cone shaped where it meets the fork. There must be headsets for these older entry level cruisers but I haven't found whet I need yet. I do have a 1 1/8" threadless headset and fork that I can use if I have to.
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Old 06-27-22, 07:15 PM
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Porkchop BMX online has all sorts of oddball size headsets. They specialize in every type of headset for BMX bikes but they also have parts for lots of other bikes. I get my Chicago Schwinn Varsity headsets from them.
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Old 07-03-22, 08:37 PM
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I was able to get the crank arm straightened, trued up the back wheel and finally had time to do a little clean up on the Roadmaster Replica I picked up a few weeks ago.
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Old 07-04-22, 07:42 AM
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Beautiful replica! Takes me back to my childhood.
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Until I can source a usable headset for the original fork, I'm going with the threadless fork I had on hand mated to an inexpensive Ritchey Logic headset:

And since the fork has brake studs on it I installed a front "emergency" brake:
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Bike has been reluctant to be a bike at almost every turn.

Now I need a post and saddle for it, and hoping the other chain is long enough.
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Omg, probably a few hours admiring this thread. How beautiful all the bikes are. Now I want to create a collection of these.
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