37 admiral klunk

Discussion in 'Custom Bicycles' started by dirt rider, May 25, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted May 25, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    well i figured this is the place for my new klunker bike .i need to shorten the fork about 1 1/2 inches and modify/replace the chain stays for tire clearance , i might as well shorten up the wheelbase a bit while cutting and welding on her . im starting this weekend so i will post pics of the progress IMG_3889.JPG IMG_3890.JPG
     
  2. #2 Posted May 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I've been toying with the idea of putting 27.5 's onto a frame myself. Like the look, interested to see where you take this. Keep us posted please.
     
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  3. #3 Posted May 26, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Cool. Can you show how tight the rear tire is now?

    I've thought about this conversion lately too. I was thinking of having the rear dropouts replaced with paragon units to get a bit more length to clear the 650b. I think a stock truss fork will clear the 650b up front.
     
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  4. #4 Posted May 26, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    this bike is a 62 panther3 and is on 27.5x2.10s rides great with no frame mods for wheel/tire clearance. i did replace the 20.6 seatpost with a 27.2 thou. the fork is from a late model repop its tubing not solid and hasnt folded.....yet. FullSizeRender.jpg
     
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  5. #5 Posted May 26, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    the truss will clear a 2.10 but the new bike is running 2.8s and they wont fit . your LBS can order a suspension corrected 26" fork that will correct the tire prob.
     
  6. #6 Posted Jun 13, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I would have never thought you could fit 27.5s on a prewar frame, I might have to try this out on my klunker someday
     
  7. #7 Posted Nov 25, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    This is my late 30s Shelby Airflow frame with 27.5 wheel , 20170115_231006.jpg
     
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  8. #8 Posted Dec 30, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    20170825_113507.jpg 29s in a 1940 Autocycle.
     
  9. #9 Posted Dec 30, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    phantom with 235s,no prob! PIC_0001_zpsnkj4urgf.jpg electra aluminum rims and black diamond tires
     
  10. #10 Posted Jan 19, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I love these bikes. They look so cool in worn original condition with shiny new wheels and tries.