Hello from Seattle...

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  1. mrfritz

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    I've only recently started to understand the FUN of the classic cruiser. It all started on a weekend in California and getting my first $40 used beach cruiser on craigslist.
     
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    Welcome and Congrats on the fresh find!
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
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    That one became this.

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    Which still needs a lay back seat post, moustach bars and a set of "big apple 235's"..

    and in the middle of that I found out what a "Dyno Roadster" was and found a frame with decals... That became this.

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    and then I got an e-bike kit.... This is FUN!
     
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    Not quite up to the status of a build, but ""Sirocco" is starting to come together. FUN

    Chrome Stretch Frame
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    100mm aluminum rim with a 4" endemporph just clears the chopper forks
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    20x12-8 slicks finally mounted on wheels that will fit a hollow hub axle.
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    There are a few other odds and ends I'm still waiting for... To go with a couple boxes of parts I already have...

    Which arrived today from a fellow RRB member! Two pieces of fabrication... Then it's a build!

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    First day out of the shop, still needs a little work to be complete. That's "Haulin Colin" who did a lot of the fabrication on this project.
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    cool stuff! welcome from pasco wa!
     
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    Pasco! It's a lot dryer there. :D

    I couldn't resist buying this one. Right now the only thing I think I need to do to this bike is ride it. I'm sure that will change with a little time... BUT..
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    Just put together a 24" BMX cruiser. It's based on a diamondback aluminum frame.

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    My son just got back... The bars shifted on him a bit when he was jumping. BIKES ARE FUN!
     
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    "Black-n-Blue Bomber" a PK Ripper 29er frame with the wheels I took off the Onex. Ok there is a little more to it.

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    "Angel Michael's Orange Crush"

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    I started planning this build a few months ago. Its a bike for a kid that has been there for others doing the right thing. Often when its hard to do so. What i didnt know is it would come together just as his dad got ill. Being able to build this bike and give it him as been a blessing. Now along with it i can give his dad and family my prayers.
     
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    Hello there from Greenlake. Just picked up this 1964 Schwinn Typhoon last Friday. I inverted the bars and turned the seat post around and that's it so far. Ape hangers and chrome straight springer forks sre in the mail. Man it's nice out there today. Glad to see the sun for a change right?

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    I've been down in CA so the jag and hawthorne have been waiting. Cant wait to meet up with you on greenlake in the sunshine.
     
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    This is a fixie I gave to a kid who returned a stolen bike after he had put a lot of his own time into fixing up the stolen bike. It's basically the same bike but better. I told him that it was my way of making sure no good deed was left unanswered.

    Let's call this one; "Fernando's Fixie"

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    A couple of craigslist finds destine to become projects themselves.

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    This dyno has to be one of the prettiest pieces of machinery I have ever seen.

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    "Old Skool" - It's not restore it's a FUN assortment of parts! FUN to watch it fly...

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    This is a newer version of a BMX bike. A quadframe that I bought on here with some parts I've been putting aside including a 2sp kick back hub. Just completed the build tonight.

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    FUN!
    Still have to add a tan saddle and the black wheel disks I ordered from Choppers USA when they get here. I think I want to paint the handlebars white and add a front brake too.

    I'm missing a couple of builds... a 26" quad frame and a girls BMX bike...
     
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    "ACE" - Urban Bomber

    Converted 21sp Mountain Bike. Rigid forks springy tires...

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    It took a while but... This is ACE in the wild with Jack...

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    Sup Dude,
    Diggin your spread.. Liking the variety... Especially that Trike 8)
    My bud 'Big M' is contemplating in converting his FB widow into a Trike?
     
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    This is ride your bike to work week. I usually walk as strange as that may sound for a guy who also bikes. It is interesting to me that for a MANY trips if you have a bike it makes no sense to drive a car, because the hassle of the car, seatbelt, traffic, parking means the bike wins every time. On my walk it's almost the same thing for a bike compared to walking. I realized I hadn't put a picture up of this build yet.

    "Brutus" the big boys BMX bike. Quadangle frame ridding on 2.5" hookworm shod mammoth rims with an SA S2C hub micro drive geared for 45/65 gear inches. About 25lb of FUN!

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    I'd been thinking about a Kobra build for a few months and had accumulated the fenders/tank/guard/chain ring.. A few weeks ago a girvin elite showed up for a killer price. When US choppers hit with a wheel sale I guess I was all in. The fact Carol Shelby passed away has made the build feel different for me. He was a great man far beyond motorsports, as if that wasn't enough. He changed our culture, he showed us that we could take the tried and true physics and engineering while working with little more than the back yard with hand tools and show the world how it was done! In fact have the world leaders bow out instead of face the little guy who knew what he was doing in competition.

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    MrFritz, sup Bro I'll pour down a swig of a Green bottle for Mr.Shelby ...(silence)...
    Do It man especially with that GIRVIN..always wanted to slap my Girvin on the Vintage Iron... but sold the bike
     

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