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Klunker

Bike tags: Mountain bike | home made klunker | klunker | Schwinn tornado straight bar frame
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60's(?) Schwinn Typhoon

Club Roost Grand Tour riser bar, bolt on crossbar from TransX, Origin8 stem, Oury grips!

old road fork, bmx headset with road fork crown race and top nut

junk wheel rebuilt by owner of local bike shop, continental 26x1.6 tire

Bendix red band coster brake, 18t sprocket, steel rim (off antique Columbia), continental 26x1/6 tire

170mm, 1110 bolt pattern Road VX cranks, 43t GT bmx style chainring, American to 3-piece bb adapter

Wald 13/16" steel seatpost, MX vintage bmx seatpost clamp and home made shim, Wright saddle, side skirts cut off.

Old antique chain (off Columbia), old beartrap mtb pedals

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Dia-compe motorbike style brake lever, old long reach side pull bmx style front brake; rear coaster brake, Bendix

43/18

My knees

Got the frame from the l-b-s (thanks Steve). Also the seatpost, clamp, and bb adapter and headset. Added my own bolt and shim to the seatpost clamp. Tires were from parts bin, same cranks and everything else. Wanted to build my own Klunker fer a while. Took it for it's first offroad ride today and realized I need knobby tires. The rear coster slides with the semi-slicks. But it's fun to ride!

Other planned modifications: Maybe a solid metal 13/16" seatpost (mine has been okay so far but I've heard these old Wald's bend and I'm not as skinny as i used to be). Also want to put on a new rear rim or even a whole wheel (aluminum)- the old ones is steel and heavy. Also, ideally, I'd find an old 1" threaded mtb fork so I could run front cantis, but until then, this is it... can't wait to hit da trail again.

People who friended this bike juicemankilla, Doctor Moss, campystamp


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