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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:43 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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think the arrows pointing the other way would look better

imho

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:23 am 
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After much work and loads of help for the forum (DRS, j-westy and others) and Alan bond (told me where to get rare parts (how good is that) i finaly finished my paint and got all the parts together here is the finished bike:

later 1940's-early 50's schwinn DX frame, enamel paint, Lasante badge
Cooks Brothers cruiser forks from BMX museum
Nikko NOS headset
Ashtabula stem
Renthal bars
Ritchey foam grips NOS
Dia- compe levers
Suntour shifters
Suntour 7 mech (1") NOS
Suntour vx cyclone mech
Suntour 5speed block NOS
Mafac cantis with ritchey pads
DMR bb converter NEW
Shimano bb NEW
TA cranks
Brooks saddle
Harris seat post NOS with tubing brazed inside for strenght
Shimano large flange hubs NOS
DT spokes
Weinmann rims NOS
DMR digger tyres
Jagwire cables
Oddissy pedals NOS

Pick here is your are interested:

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Thansk for everyones help and enthusiam. This was a tricky build and by no means as good as some of the others guys build but i love it and it ruides pretty good too.

Happy trails
Pete


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:16 pm 
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nice and beautiful, thumbs up!
but why you didnt have weld a canti cable stop at the seatstays?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Well done!!

Now get out there in your best flannel shirt and garden gloves and give it some serious sideways hammer 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:58 pm 
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bmx4130crmo wrote:
nice and beautiful, thumbs up!
but why you didnt have weld a canti cable stop at the seatstays?


ha ha, good point. i woudl not do that agin. i was going for a ultra minimal cable route usign a shimano cable bridge to centre. unfortunaly i did not do the masth for the mafac cantis and the cabel set up did not work. doh! you live and learn.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
Well done!!

Now get out there in your best flannel shirt and garden gloves and give it some serious sideways hammer 8)


you joke but i just bought a fat tyre flyer shirt!!

I dropped Alan bond a line from the klunkers site to thansk him on his tips. he was keen to check out this site. i though of asking if he would put our bikes on his site if they were good enough. you still got yous?


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I like 8)


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biglev wrote:
you still got yours?


Yeah, still getting used too. Nice patina to the frame now with a few cracks and chips in the paint. They get better with age and use.

Took it out for a 25 miler to the coast and back on Wednesday night with the locals on their modern bikes. How they laughed when I rolled up to the starting point. I soon showed them the power of Klunk :lol:
They are surprisingly capable machines I could keep in front all night.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:20 pm 
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nice photo.

i have only doen one ride on mine. but was supprised how well they handle. mine is 33lb so not too heavy.

May be next year i will come over and try a UK ride.

Carry on Klunking!


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Cracking!

But needs:

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