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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:28 pm 
BoTM Winner
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heres my modern cruiser using the "cheap" barracuda frame off ebay
i cut the mech hanger and cable lug off as i wanted a singlespeed set up
hope you like it

frame> 20" barracuda mia
forks> rst hi 5s painted black and covered in handle bar foam for a
chunkier look
wheels> 26" jump with jalco 32mm wide rims
brakes> dx v-brakes n levers
crank> 3pc diamond back with 39t profile sprocket
tyres> 26" x 2.2 dmr supermoto skinwalls
stem> gt piston bmx stem
bars> renthal high superbike motorcycle handlebars
grips> gt wing logo
saddle> charge bucket

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:06 pm 
Gold Trader
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Luv'n the cruiser style. . . nice tidy build chap 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:47 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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thats really smart!
looks retro to boot too 8)


but 20'' frame?! i have no knowledge of cruisers, are they normally big frames?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:58 pm 
BoTM Winner
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the frames came in 16" 18" and this one 20" but all he has left are the 20"
thats seatube length from bb to clamp and not wheel size as per bmx,s :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:02 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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nice bild. love the saddle, tyres and stem. personally not a fan of the fork option but like the addition of the foam.

how does it ride? chilled?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:28 pm 
BoTM Winner
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rides as sweet as :D and wheelies really well to ,very balanced :D
i wanted the style of the old flat track racers and of evel knievels xr750 harley
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:11 pm 
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Looks like the kind of thing that Russell Mitchel would build (if he built pedal-powered bikes ;) )


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:41 pm 
BoTM Winner
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IDB1 wrote:
Looks like the kind of thing that Russell Mitchel would build (if he built pedal-powered bikes ;) )


funny you should say that as i was gonig to "scotchbrite" the frame so it was a dull silver as does russell on the chrome on his exile cycles


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:05 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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spesh wrote:
rides as sweet as :D and wheelies really well to ,very balanced :D
i wanted the style of the old flat track racers and of evel knievels xr750 harley
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Ah hence the fork. In that case i'll shut up and give you 2 thumbs up!

Have you considered ditching the decals?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:33 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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that looks well sweet
if all he has is 20" ers i'd better get one bought

ditch the V's tho


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