KLUNKER DISCUSSION

Discussion in 'KLUNKER BUILD OFF' started by OUTLAW, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. elvis51

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    hey outlaw or all you other klunker guys. did any of the schwinn klunkers run a blade style of fork? cuz ive got everything else for my klunker build, except a fork, but i just wanna make sure that im not just buildin another bike by puttin a blade on it. i know that you said just to build what you think a klunker is, and ive checked out all the klunker sites and dvds and all that mumbo jumbo, but i just wanna see what anybody else thinks about this....

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  2. Rat Rod

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    Here's one of Alan Bond's bikes with a blade fork.

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  3. elvis51

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    see i was just checkin that out and i like the look of that bike. so i think that i am gonna run a blade up front. now for the wheels! all i got is a set of 26inch wheels with a coaster brake. would that be consider unklunkerable? lol sometimes it just plain sucks bein a noob!!!

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  4. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Most of the original Klunkerz did run coaster brakes...mostly Morrow hubs, but those are spendy these days. :wink:
     
  5. Hooch

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  6. elvis51

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    haha cool. well looks like im in then! pics will be posted in the correct thread soon and im really looking forward to this build!!!

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  7. aka_locojoe

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    Just remembered this bike. I think maybe I had a klunker before I even knew what they were. Rear drum brake, heavy duty wheels. Bought it as is several years ago from a thrift shop. It later became this.
     
  8. JoKeR63

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    Here's a chroma corrected view, cool bike. I think one of the reasons they went with a drum brake is, canti frames make mounting calipers difficult on the back side.

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  9. aka_locojoe

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    I did save the wheels although they're dented and outta true. Some day I'll make use of the drum brake hub.
     
  10. LakeRaven

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    my middle name is clunker

    do we have a start and end date?
     
  11. Markm

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    ends Dec. 1st.....join us.....join us..... :mrgreen:
     
  12. 62Higgins

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    Holy cow. I thought this thing ended November 1st. I have a whole month to tweak this thing?

    It just goes to show that I don't really "read the articles" like I always claim to, I just look at the pics.
     
  13. OUTLAW

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    lol. see what your missing or not. lol

    Outlaw 8)
     
  14. No Talent Clown

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    Having met and dealt with some of the orig klunker cats back in Marin, I think they might find this kinda cool and nostalgic. I hope everyone has fun with this and rides their klunk alot after. Good luck.
     
  15. Ratpick

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    This definitely sounds awesome. I am into mountain biking, and into old bikes, but only learned about klunkers a few months ago myself. I'm down to build one, but girlfriend still trippin on last bike build (it cost too much!), and number of bikes I have total. Plus in the middle of trying to get a Supra put back together, so can't start a bike til then, and blah blah blah excuses blah blah.
    Anyway, I've got a month, you'll see it if I start on one!
     
  16. revo87

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    WOW :D It seems like I've been away for a long time :shock: I just had a look at the clunkers you guys have been building and those are some sweeeeeeet rides :D :D :D Congrats to all!!! I wish I could take part in this build-off but I still can't find a cruiser frame around here... Pretty much just MTBs and roadies :roll: Haven't given up the search yet though!

    Good luck to all on the klunker build off :)
     
  17. Bicyclerick

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    I'm entering this . All I need to do is take off the rear rack amd fenders and switch the tires to something more aggresive.
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  18. OUTLAW

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    hey ratpick, it's only a girlfriend, now if it was a wife then ya better heed to. lol. just build the klunker, it's cheap.lol.

    Outlaw :shock:
     
  19. BLASTER

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    No........way......

    I've been away from the forum a bit since the last Rat Rod build off.
    A friend of mine in my VW gang keeps scoring cool old bikes and not doing anything with them.
    He got this skip-tooth Roadmaster that I want to get off of him.
    I thought it would make a nice klunker like I've been wanting.

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    ...and then I read this thread!
    I want in, but I'm not in yet.
    I have the itch to build again.

    I'll try to keep up. :mrgreen:
     
  20. roadmaster

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    i have built klunkers before and i want to again. open build off? deadline? with all the spare parts i have i could do this. certain critiria?
     

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