Thanks ...Schmancy and "Real Schmancy" is what we're all about here a Mad Beach Mike's Beach Cruisers and Haberdashery...Looks nice! My mom's bimmer has the same color combo; so schmancy. How does it ride? I'm about to buy a worksman.
Yeah man, just bought one to keep at my mom's beach house. BMX cranks are definitely gonna be the first addition. It's already painted, but was considering hacking off the chainguard tabs. Was that a PITA?Thanks ...Schmancy and "Real Schmancy" is what we're all about here a Mad Beach Mike's Beach Cruisers and Haberdashery...
To be honest I really haven't ridden it much due to my surgeon's orders of no physical exertion as a result of eye surgery. The quick jaunt I took on it before surgery was a rather smooth ride, the Fat Franks give it a pretty cushy ride, and the BMX BB and cranks along with the Nexxus 3 speed just make things function that much better.
Just got an OK from my doctor to at least be able to ride and moderate exertion so this one is about to be fine tuned this week some time. So then I'll start the second Worksman I have, get rolling on my Army G519 clone, and the second boardtrack racer.
Definitely go with the BMX BB and cranks, it makes such a difference over the 1 piece cranks and the install was practically tard proof.
I can't really say, took it to a friend's body shop since I knew if I did any major grinding here my overly sensitive neighbors would throw a fit! I don't see that it would be that difficult, sawzaw and a grinder should do it...Yeah man, just bought one to keep at my mom's beach house. BMX cranks are definitely gonna be the first addition. It's already painted, but was considering hacking off the chainguard tabs. Was that a PITA?
Well I just measured it with my handy dandy Harbor Freight digi-calipers... 33.3mm, give or take.Mike G and others -
I came across this post as I'm essentially attempting a similar kinda 'clone' of the core 77 Dutchmaster. I've ordered the Worksman Newsboy frame - and was planning to get a Surly 1x1 1 1/8 threadless fork, but I've been seeing some signs online that this may not be possible with the stock worksman frame?
I contacted Cane Creek to get their advise on headset requirements and they recommended the EC34 from either their 40 series or 110 series. They believe it will work if the worksman head tube inner diameter of top and bottom is between 33.9mm to 33.95mm - but I don't yet have the frame to get these measurements.
Appreciate any advise on how to achieve this - and if you could auggest any other fork and headset combos that would be good for the stock worksman newsboy frame?