Moonraker Klunker

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  1. El Duderino

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    This is where I started. I love klunkers and I am still collecting parts for my ultimate one but this one is a fun build with the parts I have lying around. First off is a 1995 Schwinn repro cruiser which my friend gave me.
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    the bike is now stripped and Im touching up the rear end with a rattle can and some new clear coat. trying to keep whats left of the stickers. also cut the kickstand off and the mounting pieces for the chaingaurd.
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    painting some chromoly bars I got off of ebay to match the frame and fork
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    ive had this stem lying around for awhile now. it cam from an 80's Haro Freestyler
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    its getting polished and new bolts. these are also the cranks I will use (minus one chainring) and a new leather saddle I bought cheap from work. I also found a loose ball american BB kit with a square tapered spindle so theres no need for a converter.
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    and the question is, which grips to use. I like the look of the mongooses, that i traded some beef jerky for, but they are breaking down and hard. the NOS Petty grips my dad got me are softer and will be more durable. hmmm
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    some big ole levers
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    and since this big will probably end up having 1x6 gearing an old suntour derailleur that my roommate gave me but just needs cleaned.
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    I feel like I have a good chance of finishing this build...
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    Ive been thinkin of a similar build myself except single speed.This is gonna be cool 8) :mrgreen:
  3. El Duderino

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    well I got the painting done and installed the headset and bottom bracket. im interested to see how this loose-ball square taper bb will work. I also found some old mean looking DK pedals and a way sweeter derailleur then what i was going to use.
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    i broke down and bought some newer better cantilever brakes then what was laying around here and Im happy i did. also to match my mismatched wheels I used a paint marker and painted every spoke on the back wheel and installed an 8 speed cassette.
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    the stem turned out alright. Its a little more upright than i wanted but we will see how it works.
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    its just in need of cables, the shifter, and working out some kinks
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  4. KJV

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    Kool Klunker build ,Dude.
  5. El Duderino

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    i didnt have an 8 speed shifter to match the 8 speed cassette but i did have all the components for a 9 speed drivetrain so thats what shes rocking now. Everything is installed now and I rode it around for a minute or 2. a few kinks have to still be worked out due to the spacing of the 9 speed and a cruiser frame but its solid. Nothing says shifts like a dream like an ultegra derailleur and a new chain.

    Hopefully I can get some daylight to go take amazing pictures of it soon. In the meantime I will commute on it.
    Im Pumped!
  6. El Duderino

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    they arent great but this bike rules. everyone who gets on it wants one.
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    Looks good.
  8. Robertk

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    Def a mean machine!
  9. El Duderino

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    well this is a great commuter and Ive added a nice little gem of a frame bag. it fits the cantilever frame pretty well and gives the appearance of a tank. you can get a sweet bag like me here...
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    Awesome build, those bars and that stem are what's up, I want them! They go perfect with the Maxxis tires, Sccchwwwweeet. 8)
  11. KickBackCycles

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    Nice, I really like those 90's schwinn repros.
    Great job with the build.
    I haven't rode it and I want one!
  12. El Duderino

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    This is probably the most comfortable bike ive ever ridden and the best functioning. However its a newer bicycle and I have an attachment to the old ones so V2 is will be starting.

    I took the rig to the local mtb trails and the brakes didnt do it for me so I found a nice high end set of V-brakes like these. The best Shimano brakes they made before disk. Unfortunately the big ole levers I have were meant for cantilever brakes and wont work so im still on the lookout for some.
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    As far as V2 im going to use a prewar Huffman built Belknap. I will have to add brake mounts to the frame.
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    And what just arrived to the door is a 26in 70's style BMX fork with brake mounts
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