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Post  lewis1641 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:08 pm

i wanted a hack to get to work on that i wasnt bothered if is sat outside in the rain all day. decided a cruiser would be cool. this frame was rescued from a skip but was bright yellow, not exactly subtle. i stripped the paint, prepped the rust (but left the dents) then hand painted grey then red primer, then brown over the top. i then matted it off to age it. i am hoping as it gets used it will wear through to the primer in places.

anyway, the cheap build went out the window. the saddly is a traditional brooks - over £100 retail! i paid £40. the rims are full on downhill race rims. seatpost is an old skool U.S.E. and the bars are reversed Scotts, circa 1992. tyres were £60 but were too cool to turn down.

amazingly this bike owes me more than my golf build does!

here's a pic...



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Post  roccy on Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:15 pm

thats awsome and cost more that ur golf rebuild aswell...

pure madness but i like it think this bike looks awsome
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Post  Krash on Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:58 pm

schweet
always fancied something a bit retro cool as a shop bike
i also know the feeling of having a bike worth more then my car Rolling Eyes its good fun though
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Post  caistor_bmx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:52 pm

This is my steed, she takes me over 40 miles a week and love it!

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Post  lewis1641 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:00 pm

fixie?

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Post  caistor_bmx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:03 pm

Nah just single speed, was gonna grab a fixie cog next week and try it out
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Post  roccy on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:20 pm

lovong the bikes thinks ther a cool addition to any garage
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Post  lewis1641 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:14 pm

Cheers dude.

I have bought a sprocket that bolts onto a 6 bolt disc mount so i'm going to try fixed offroad this summer.

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Post  Krash on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:13 pm

i have no bike atm just split my old one just a collection of parts, iron horse mk3 frame, mutant xray frame, avid elixer cr disk brake, rockshoox pike's, hope and thomson stems, blckmrkt bars, should probarly do something with them :/
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Post  nasher on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:14 pm





my ride owes me over 2k =p

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Post  lewis1641 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Looks pretty hard. I used to spend loads on bikes but no more. I have as much fun on my 30 quid diamond back single speed as i did on my 2.5k airborne titanium beauty.

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Post  nasher on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:31 pm

haha yh but i wouldnt trust a £30 diamondback off a 20ft plus drop =p

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Post  lewis1641 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:54 pm

and i wouldnt trust me on a 30ft drop either!

or 3ft for that matter

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Post  adi on Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:52 pm

This was mine before I sold it, I built this up as a trials bike when I was about 15 with my paper round and saturday job money. ended up costing me roughly what my car owes me. A few years ago I changed a few things to make it more usable. Some of you may spot the Magura HS33 hydraulic brake Razz





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Post  caistor_bmx on Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:24 pm

thats pretty phat adi, but Im afraid the cruz takes it. Love the look of a DH bike, proper awesome rake
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Post  nasher on Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:41 pm

cheers =p

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