Seawall Cruiser (almost finished with mock up.)

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  1. huffyrider

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    Found this old Murray at Sprockets Bike Shop in Porter, TX. Wanted to build a bike to cruise the Seawall in Galveston, TX. Decided to document my build in this contest.
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  2. loudboys

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    Good start!

    I'm guessing that Galveston might be a nice place to ride. We might come down in September for vacation and bring a couple of bikes.
     
  3. huffyrider

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    Re: Seawall Cruiser

    Had to make the frame wider.
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  4. huffyrider

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    Re: Seawall Cruiser

    @ loudboy. There is a 10 mile long Seawall. You can run, walk, or ride along its length. Lots of shops, food, and bikinis.
     
  5. huffyrider

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    I need the frame to accept a freewheel. Seems to fit pretty well.
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  6. kingfish254

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    Welcome to RRB and good luck !
    If you see a bare metal Nirve Cannibal chopper on the seawall, tell them Brian said hello. It's a bike that I sold and shipped to a guy to use on the wall.
    HAVE FUN!
     
  7. huffyrider

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    First mock up. I like to go fast. Had to have 700c wheels. Don't really like the handle bars. Hard to go fast in that position.
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  8. huffyrider

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    @ kingfish254. Will do.
     
  9. loudboys

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    Sounds like fun, but I ain't gonna wear no bikini. :shock:
     
  10. SpokeAndTruth

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    Love that first pic and how you got Sprockets in the background. I LOVE that bike shop. I live out near Katy,Tx so it's a bit of a haul but Matt and the crew out there are awesome and I love their boneyard. I'll probably have to go out there to find stuff for my build. Looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.
     
  11. supergoob

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    I have alot of family in Katy. Small world!
     
  12. huffyrider

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    I get all kinds of stuff from sprockets. Found this Nishiki there. It was not in this condition when I found it.
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  13. huffyrider

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    Back to the build. Old headset out. New headset in.
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  14. huffyrider

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    Decided to run an 8 speed cassette.
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  15. Bill in Houston

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    sure, 8 is plenty.

    i took me a while to figure out the perspective of the photo! :)
     
  16. huffyrider

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    It might be enough.
    Had to turn the bike upside down to work on it. I don't have a proper work stand.
     
  17. huffyrider

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    I need to clean this work area.
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  18. huffyrider

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    Re: Seawall Cruiser

    Since I'm not using a coaster brake, I needed to mount a brake caliper. But, I didn't want to drill holes in the frame. I had this bottle opener from another bike build. I think I can use these pieces to mount the brakes.
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    Maybe I should polish them again.
     
  19. huffyrider

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    Have to repost the 8 speed cassette.
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  20. huffyrider

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    This poor bike has been giving up some of its parts for this build.
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    I might need that crank and bottom bracket too.
     

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