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Old 03-13-2012, 08:53 AM
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Chainsaw engine drive!

I am all for painting it flat black, single gear, and some ape hangers with leather tassels.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:45 AM
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Ape hangers? Thanks for all the advice, guys.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:29 AM
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Ape hangers? Thanks for all the advice, guys.
Bikes can be a money pit. I bought my cruiser bike a couple of years ago for $100 new. I've spent $500-600 on stuff so far and I am still dumping more money into it. The tiki torches on the ape hangers were for the fourth of July parade. The small flame behind the seat is a tiki torch that is always there. My project for the winter is getting a system rigged up so I can pull a lever and have a large flame shooting out the back with starter fluid.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:35 AM
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Duuuuuude! That's the full size version of the bike I had when I was 10. Mine had a sparkly blue banana seat.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:47 AM
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Don't waste a lot of money on that Matt. Put tubes in and ride "as is" or donate.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:29 AM
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slicks & tubes- 50 bucks. stem, bars and possibly brake levers? 65.00 Misc = grips and other leftovers 25.00....

craigslist is full of single speeds for 250.00 - you decide.

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Old 03-16-2012, 12:56 AM
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OK, photos of various parts, as requested.

Some brake photos:







Brake lever & thumb shifter





Two chain rings up front:



Back of crank arm:



Six cogs in the back:





Stem:



Nishiki:



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It would be possible to convert that to single speed using BMX cogs. Main challenge is getting the chain line right. The inner chain ring might be close.

You know, honestly, the best thing to do is probably put tires and Slime tubes on it, get cruiser handlebars and a nice, comfy couch-saddle and just use it as a townie. Leaving it alone otherwise.
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It would be possible to convert that to single speed using BMX cogs. Main challenge is getting the chain line right. The inner chain ring might be close.

You know, honestly, the best thing to do is probably put tires and Slime tubes on it, get cruiser handlebars and a nice, comfy couch-saddle and just use it as a townie. Leaving it alone otherwise.
I concur - Sometimes it's just better to "clean it, lube it and ride it"

that was for you UB.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:10 AM
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Matt - it's an old junker. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You know what they say about polishing a turd. Just ride it as is.
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