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1963 Schwinn American Urban Klunker/Cruiser

Old 03-08-19, 11:45 PM
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1963 Schwinn American Urban Klunker/Cruiser

Picked up a clean 63 American. Stripped it down and added SE Big Honkin bars and a generous blue BMX stem. For a wheelset I used knockoff Araya 7X hoops laced to Sturmey Archer drum hubs and HD spokes with ThickSlicks



. The cranks and BB are original 63 Schwinn and I used Odyssey triple trap pedals. The saddles is a Gyes leather. Iíll probably swap all of the parts over to a 66 twin top tube Rollfast after I get it powder coated. This was a quick build and cruised very smooth!
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Very nice. Besides being effective, drum hubs make a lot of practical sense when building, as they avoid any issues with rim/brake compatibility. And... your rims always look nice.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Very nice. Besides being effective, drum hubs make a lot of practical sense when building, as they avoid any issues with rim/brake compatibility. And... your rims always look nice.
thanks... this past year, I have done two builds with drums. If weight is not an issue, they sure make a custom build look clean!
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I like how you let the badge dictate the colour bits. Drums make so much sense when using ano rims! SA for the choice even better. Who sells them at a good price?
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Nice build! Digging the klunker style.
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It is a loathsome, offensive brute. Yet I can't look away.

I love it.
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Show me your cruiser.
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Great-looking bike! I completely forgot about those Triple-trap pedals, and we sold tons of them way back when. I'm kind of thinking about building up a Cruiser now...thanks a lot!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
I like how you let the badge dictate the colour bits. Drums make so much sense when using ano rims! SA for the choice even better. Who sells them at a good price?
I have a friend that runs a shop and he usually digs around for good prices.
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[MENTION=475766]Ammoyankee[/MENTION], from this and your Hawthorn thread, I can see a theme. And I can see you're a person who knows how to properly klunk.

Nicely done.
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Very nice build
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