Dirty South Klunk (Update 11/02/08) FIN!

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  1. blink

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    so here is the frame...
    all i know about it is that its a Monark.
    looked to be the perfect frame for a klunker.
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    its got the original blade fork, which should work well.
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    i am getting these bars / stem this weekend from a buddy with an 83 Schwinn High Sierra he is giving me.
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    tires - 24" x 1.85" Maxxis Holy Rollers.
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    normal mtb cage pedals with clips n straps, eleven81 makes em
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    Kool Chain by KMC - i love this chain!
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    i have to dig up the following from the bike dungeon....
    - crankset, have a NOS one somewhere (got it, see below)
    - chainring, might use the original Monark one. i like the design on it. (got it, see below)
    - seatpost (got it)
    - saddle, i have an old heavy duty 3 spring one that should be great. (got it, see below)

    i will post some more photos and maybe a mock-up after i rummage the dungeon.

    this is fun!
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    nice, you bet, this is fun

    Outlaw 8)
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    well, the monark chainring is a bust. i could not get it off the crank.
    i think this one is from a schwinn. 46 teeth.
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    and the saddle....
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    i gotta run to the ups store and ship some stuff.....time permitting i may mock it up somewhat.
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    Wow...cool parts and a cool frame!!! :D
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    Dang, i feel kinda stupid now.
    i got the front wheel cleaned up a bit and went to put on my 24" holy rollers.
    i find out that these wheels are really 26".

    they looked like 24s cuz they didnt have any tires on them i guess.

    so i have some Schwalbe Fat Franks that i bought for my flightliner but they were too wide.....
    they are not very knobby, but look cool. i may keep them, may change em out.

    i raced mountain bikes as a teen, and my favorite tires were the panaracer Dart and Smoke.
    they stopped making them for a few years, but are back out. might pick up some of them.
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    well we got home from 9 ball practice at the bar a little early tonight so i thought i would lace up the rubber and put on the seat and see what we're workin with.
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    doesn't look like a Klunker with those Fat Franks on there... I think you should sell them to me ;-)
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    yeah i was afraid of that........
    but i like the idea of cream colored tires.
    i think panaracer makes some....

    the fat franks will go on my next build.....for my girlfriend.
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    man, after some searching the web i have not been able to find an all cream/tan/skin MTB/ATB tire.
    i wish i had held on to the ones i rode when i was 16.
    dont remember who made them, but they were all cream and were kevlar.
    awesome tires.

    dang......hrmmmmmmm.....
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    Re: Dirty South Klunk

    FYI, that's a Columbia/Westfield frame. Most Monarks didn't have a second color on the front of the frame, the ones that did had a straight V shape. Also, the closest thing Monark had to a straightbar frame was the Rocket, but the second bar was slightly curved. I have a Columbia frame around here somewhere which has the same frame darts, they look like little post hole diggers! I'll be the 1st to admit that the two frame styles are very similar, especially over the rear wheel. I'm just saying, not pickin on ya! :) ~Adam
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    i have had a few people tell me this frame was different things....
    first hawthorne, then schwinn, then monark.....
    here is the bike in its original state when i brought it home.
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    Well, let me add Killer to the list. That be one nice bike by any name.
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    another hiccup!!!

    the pedals i bought dont fit with the crank arms i have.
    i guess there are two sizes?

    Dang!
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    Re: Dirty South Klunk

    Yup...1/2" and 9/16" threads...generally for OPC and three piece respectively.
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    well crap. do they even sell MTB type pedals for 1/2"?
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    Ah, it had a Monark sprocket on it too. Perhaps Crassly will back me up, I still think Columbia. ~Adam
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    Try BMX pedals, most are 1/2" and some of them are pretty cool.
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    i bought some new tires yesterday.....the 3rd(and hopefully final) set for this bike build.
    i was a little disappointed with not being able to find cream/tan/skin colored knobbies.
    but, the tires i did get are some pretty sweet panaracers with gray walls.

    i also placed an order with debbie at bikeworld.
    - fork truss bars.
    - 2-bulb headlight. already a mount welded to the fork....
    probly be here first part of next week.

    also, i looked on clunkers.net and noticed the originals used metal cage pedals, like on road bikes. i have some perfect ones i got off of a varsity.

    and, my Schwinn High Sierra bars/stem are coming tonight.

    i might have a good little mockup tomorrow.
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    Re: Dirty South Klunk

    I found these tires while searching for white 24" tires for my skunkworks build. They are white knobby tires with a small blackwall. They are pretty pricey are I could'nt justify buying them for my low budget klunker, but you may think differentlty.
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    got my donor bike.....

    my coworker gave this 83? schwinn high sierra to a girl we work with who is about 5' 2"
    she can barely reach the pedals.....
    i am gonna fix her up with something smaller.

    so i got the bike as a "trade".....already planned on using the bars from it.....now i may use the front wheel and brake too.
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    now the real fun starts!

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