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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:16 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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Location: In the Shadow of Mount Tam, CA
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That skip tooth La Salle is super cool 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:06 am 
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Location: new forest
here are mine and Mrs Rowleys pub / sunday morning papers bikes.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:34 am 
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Location: new forest
and here is my favourite bike collected a few years ago from a nice man from Nappa.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:31 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Location: Dorset
Here's mine, in its new 'natural environment' :D
Built this for easy rides along the prom. Really comfortable riding position and love the extra wide motorbike bars 8)

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Ahhh, summer evenings....where have they gone already :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:39 pm 
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Not sure if this is going to fit in with the other bikes in here but this is my local hack and 'event' bike. Started off life as a shopper:

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I chopped and lengthened it into this laid back cruiser thing:

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Then added a tank:

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I knocked about on it for some time like that then it sat on the shelf for a couple of years because it's not that practical. Last week I decided to redo the frame and made it into this:

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It's just a practical little bike that owes me next to nothing and has been all over the place with me.


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 Post subject: just perfeck
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:17 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
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Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
roll on sunday..............hopefully more lazy days....... 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:21 pm 
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Location: St.Annes
i wish i still had this, it was bought with money i got for my 21st
here's a photo taken the night before it went to its new owner
i had my name on it and a badge from the shop i worked at,
i had a couple of calls from its next few owners just to find out who i was :)


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 Post subject: My Schwinn CycleTruck
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Location: San Diego, California
My cruiser is a 1940s Schwinn CycleTruck. I already posted about it to the Road list on this page http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=850742&sid=7082b784981cd01b8a919a853120d907. Scroll down the page a bit to see it. (Don't know how to link to an individual post, unfortunately.) BTW, I need to clean and reglue the carpeting on the cargo platform, as the 25-year-old adhesive failed. Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Location: San Diego, California
Here is my one-of-a-kind '76 Krelmin Cycle beach cruiser. I built it largely to get beer. When I would ride down the boardwalk at Mission Beach (San Diego, California), guys would call out, "What a bitchen bike! May I ride it? Here, have a beer!" I could go all afternoon with a fresh cold one in my hand.

For details of engineering, see http://members.cox.net/drpaddle/KrelminCycle/Krelmin1.htm. It has some interesting retro parts, including the '50s-vintage Maxicar drum brake from a Follis tandem that I used for the jack shaft, and the '71-vintage right half of a Brampton steel hub through-bolted to the shopping cart wheel. The photo was taken only a few years ago, and I could still sort of fit in my 1972 San Diego Bicycle Club team-issue Shimano jersey.

This bike was the product of profound inspiration. I was 21 years old, had just returned from a 2.5-month bike tour across the US, and was wrenching repairs late at night alone in a bike shop in Chico, California (home of Mountain Goat, BTW). I wrapped up the last job and was leaning against the bench when inspiration hit. I looked in one corner of the workroom and saw a pile of old frames. In another corner, I spied the gas welding rig. In the refrigerator was a 12-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Combining all three created the Krelmin cycle!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Ha! That's inspired!

I've seen a picture of you on it before though, I wish I could remember where.


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