Discussion in 'SHOW ME YOUR...' started by voodoo curse, Apr 22, 2009.
Here's my mostly-finished Ghostrider.
Ok, I've been doing my research and I am slowly unravelling the mysteries of inconsistent tyre sizing systems, but some things are still doing my head in.
For example: The bikes in the picture above; is that a 24x3 tyre on the rear and if so, is that still a 26" rim or is it actually a smaller diameter rim than the front? In other words, does a 24x3 tyre go on a typical 26" cruiser wheel, or does it go on a 24" inch rim?
24 x 3 tires go on 24 inch rims, but they're the same height as a 26 x 2.125 on 26 inch rims.
That's why some bikes have a 24 x 3 in the rear and a 26 x 2.125 in the front.
24 x 3 and 26 x 2.125 wheels are interchangeable as long as there is room for the wider 24 x 3 tire.
Thanks GameBent. I suspected as much, but just from looking at pics it's quite hard to see if rims are the same size or not. Much appreciated :mrgreen:
Here is a few pics of my Cruiser 1.
More to come!
Heres a pic of my girlfriends Cruiser 1.
what saddle is that?
That's a restored pre-war Mesinger long-spring saddle.
It's springy-er than having springer forks.
I have the same bike with the front rack which was recalled. LBS drilled a new mounting hole for it. Then they the recalled it again due only being welded on one side. Anway, I added a stock Electra rear rack with a wood slat. Just had to bend the rack supports a bit to alighn with mounting holes. (CRUISER ALLOY/REGULAR WOOD REAR RACK (Black) 26" LADIES') That is what shows up on the Electra web site, don't remember it saying "ladies" when I got it. You will also need the rack type seat post bracket.
Here is mine at Oaks Bottom Amusement Park in Portland Oregon. Anyone know what year my Electra is?
IMG_2966 by buck50sdelt, on Flickr
IMG_2965 by buck50sdelt, on Flickr
Added a few parts to my Cruiser 1.
Here's the final version of my Ghostrider.
"Final"? Are they ever really done??? :mrgreen:
Looks great, though - nice job!
Well, I don't want to update pics every time I change the valve covers, hehe.
Thanks for the accolades!
Here is my Electra Rally Sport I got last summer. Electra Indy tires, billet sprocket, vintage chain guard, tall ape hangers. Great riding bike. Gary
townie 21's for the wife and I
I bet those have bowling alleys below deck. :mrgreen:
Wife's Rat Fink...she says it's over-the-top, but I think she still likes the comments she gets when riding it!
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