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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:43 am 
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james_jc wrote:
My 1997 Breezer Lightning:

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For my girlfriend , a 1997 Breezer Storm (to do..)

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Hi James,

Thanks for posting your two '97 Breezers, one steel, one aluminum. John (The Guv'nor) asked me about my Breezer D'fusion tubing. 1997 was my first year with it, and these bikes are examples. D'fusion tubes have a D-shaped cross section for key points on the frame. I had been working it out for years, including drawings I made for Easton in 1991. The most key point is that Achilles Heel under the down tube at the head tube. D'fusion diffuses the Achilles "hot spot" across the flat of the D (imagine it sideways, flat side down). Per DT diameter, this is the most effective way to strengthen the frame here. The D has its moments elsewhere on the frame too.

James, thanks also for your Breezer bike compendium web site.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:48 pm 
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I am nearly ready to start putting this together. It is a Series II, circa 1982.

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And here is how the original owner rode it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Since most of these bikes are older than I am, I feel a little out of place– but what the heck, it's an awesome thread. :D

It said I needed to have one post before I can reply to posts, so, uh, here it is.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:20 pm 
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bduc61 wrote:
in the breezer family I ask for the "boy" :wink:

this jet stream 94 in 17' built for one of my boys
not so tricky a build as I was lucky and got the bike very close to catalog
only the tyres, grips and pedals are not original

I confess that its not ridden much as the youngster prefers a front suspended bike but still an old school steel one ! :lol: ( Sunn 5000 max 1996 )

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Wow, I've got a '94 Jet Stream that looks very similar to that. It's got a rigid fork, Ritchey tires, and old school XTR. I rode it to school for many years before getting a Jet Stream frame that was bigger. The picture looks great, I have to say your son's in better condition than my own.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:35 pm 
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eastcoaststeve wrote:



Here's one for my fellow odd balls:


Rescued from inner city trailer duty. It was an absolute mess when I got it, covered in silver roof paint and decked out in Altus junk...


Couldn't help giving it the trials treatment, hope Joe doesn't mind :wink:




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cheers,

Steve


Okay, that is awesome. I'm officially stealing the beam off our beamer when my dad's not looking.

Oh wait, he can see this. "never mind"

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:40 am 
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bushpig wrote:
I am nearly ready to start putting this together. It is a Series II, circa 1982.

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And here is how the original owner rode it.

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Sweet frame Noah, what are your plans for the build? Is the gold paint original? (I like it a lot 8) )




Steve






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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:16 am 
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I am collecting a spec kit so it will be per the catalog. The paint is redo after the down tube was replaced by Joe.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:33 am 
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bushpig wrote:
I am nearly ready to start putting this together. It is a Series II, circa 1982....

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WOW!
I think I have a new Retrobike favorite.
Somebody please find me one of those fillet-brazed Breezers with a box-crown fork.

Can trade for my collection of vastly inferior bikes & also some small children. They don't eat much & they're good at cleaning bikes :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:28 am 
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I think that there were 9 Series Is, 30 Series IIs and 0 Series IIIs built so tough to find. There are only 2 Series IIs in 18 and this is one. It was actually local, a NorCal dude who moved back to the Upper West Side. It was mentioned in an eBay post for some brake levers and some discussion later, I picked it up.

The paint isn't original - it was nickel plated. The original owner rode the bike hard and cracked the down tube on a rock in Central Park. He sent it back to Joe for repair and had it painted once the repair was done.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:16 am 
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So you're saying is there IS a chance of finding another one...? 8)

OK... scratch that dream :roll: :lol:
Thanks, though, for the additional info on the bike & the various series.
Looking forward to seeing it re-built.


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