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Early 80s Diamondback Sand Streak. Great parts throughout.

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Stoked on the arayas with almost no brake rub. Sugino stem, dia compe brakes, square taper to American bb, etc
so, like, big bottom bracket shell that'll fit a one-piece crank, but with a BMX-style 3 piece bottom bracket set? sweeeeet..... I thought you had to hit vintage BMX parts stashes to find them...
 
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so, like, big bottom bracket shell that'll fit a one-piece crank, but with a BMX-style 3 piece bottom bracket set? sweeeeet..... I thought you had to hit vintage BMX parts stashes to find them...
Exactly. There’s a few 80s cruisers that have them, but not many. I believe the spindle is about 127mm. Modern offerings are either 122 or 130. I recently ran into an issue running a 122, so stoked to have found it.
 
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Forgot to take a pic before I started stripping the paint, but here’s a screen shot. 2003 Kona Unit single speed mountain bike frame and a Surly instigator fork I grabbed on eBay. Been wanting to build a rigid SS mtb for a bit and the deal on this was good enough. It’ll be a fun knock around bike for sure!

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Nice. Are you going straight mountain bike, or are you going to bmx it up?

My Monocog...http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...line-bmx-cruiser-sort-of.107331/#post-1096406

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Rad Monocog! I’d been eyeing those too.
I’m leaning more mountain bike. But it will prob have some bmx influence. If the chainline works out, I have a mid school Haro 3 piece crank I’d like to run on it. I’ve got most the parts as it won’t be a build where I am overly concerned with era appropriateness as I usually am.
Getting the spray bomb off proved to be a challenge, so I started stripping all the paint. Once it’s stripped and painted I suspect I’ll have some pics of it built within a week or so.
 
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Picked up a made in Italy Romana road bike.

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It’s a product of the ten speed ‘bike boom’ in the 70s. Nothing really special. But stoked on the brooks saddle. I’ll keep the seat, put on new rubber, and a tune up, and cut it free.
 
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I’m usually not fond of repaints. But this has a lotta goodies. ‘79 Schwinn, Tange fork, Ukai rims with bendix 76 and chair hubs, sugino chainring. For less then what the forks fetch, I had to take it home with me.

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Super cool seller too. He was the original owner and remembers pickin it out when he was 12. It was originally red, so I believe it’s a spitfire. Chain guard looks older. There’s not a scratch on the metallic blue. I think I’ll get some appropriate decals and swap the stuff not mentioned and have a rad rider.
 
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