cranny, cranny, to put under my fanny

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  1. good vibrations

    good vibrations New Member

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    Got me one of those Cranbrooks from the Wal-Mart. Yeah, it's not gonna look this way when I'm done.=).xx.
     

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    hambro New Member

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    One suggestion.....Buy better wheels.
     
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    sphilsaw1 New Member

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    I like that the new cranbrook has 26 2.125 alloy wheels with 12 gauge spokes . alot more motorbike friendly wheels ya!!!
     
  4. Bill in Oregon

    Bill in Oregon New Member

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    Any way to confirm the rim/spoke changes on the model at my local Wallace World?
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Yeah, call and ask them....
     
  6. Bill in Oregon

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    Joe: Huffy doesn't even list the specs on its Web site. I'm not real sure anyone at Wallace World would have a clue ...
     
  7. good vibrations

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    O.k., here it is. Same motor I had on my GF frame. Alum. not a good idea by the way. Streets are rough here in Denver and that poopr Fischer felt like it was gonna collapse under me after a couple of more trips down Broadway. Any way I robbed the handlebars from the old bike as well. Got a front brake mounted and am working on fitting a back one as well. Any ideas for the standard c type caliper for the back? Note the gas tank wipe=) Motor still runs strong and it's a bichin' ride!.xx.
     

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    GoFastBicycles New Member

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    Tie the wipe around the cap it will help absorb the leakage looks better too. Oh yea bike looks cool.

    Adam
     
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    I went to walmart the cranbrook they had there did not have 12ga spokes....
     
  10. good vibrations

    good vibrations New Member

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    Also, yeah, it does come with the thicker spokes. They seem o.k. so far. That's a pretty big gear to start off with tho. Makes me want my gears back to take off with. Make sure you get the blue one if you want those wheels tho. I don't think the silverish colored one has them. The blue one is this summers model I take it. Looks nice. I couldn't resist the colors and it turned out better than I imagined in my head.
     
  11. Bill in Oregon

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    TMC: How do you tell 12 gauge without a caliper?
     
  12. good vibrations

    good vibrations New Member

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    Stick a 12 gauge shell in the barrel, if it fits, it's a 12guage=)
     
  13. Bill in Oregon

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    Good Vibe: You funny guy!
     
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    Bike Looks Great Bill!
     
  15. good vibrations

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    Sorry, I couldn't resist. Got my back brake mounted. Ended up Knotchin' out the fender to make it fit but, pretty or safe, ya kno.
     
  16. Bill in Oregon

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    Vibe: So, you are mounting calipers on the back too? Also on the front? Photos mucho appreciado, seenyore.
     
  17. good vibrations

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    Here's a couple a pics of my rear brake. Mounted it reverse of normal and had to cut some knotches and do some bendin and shapin of the fender to get it to work. looks ok tho, I guess. It works well , that's what's important. That coaster buisness is just wrong! We used to freewheel those snubduvabinchs on our BMX bikes when I was a kid. Just put yer heal in the back tire=) Wheeeeeeee! Wish I was invincable again..xx.
     

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    They're not 12 gauge spokes....they're 14's......they utilize a Falcon hub which is user friendly for Jim's adapters and sprockets......but you're right that the tire size is optimum ....fat cruiser tires rock !


    Salty.shft.
     
  19. CoastalCruiser

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    Is that a HiPo airsock on the back of the carb?
     
  20. good vibrations

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    Hello CC. It's just a vacuum cleaner hose. Keeps the crud out. Got the factory filter at the carb but it does help it breathe a little better..xx.
     

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