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Rusty Klunker

Finally riding a big boys bike
Do they say CMC because I had a pair that I thought were the same as Murry with a Schwinn approved 10 spd looking front hub & 1 spd freewheel rear?

My 83 Cruiser has the Schwinn approved made in france hub that looks like its from a 10 spd. Has a smaller axle, 5/16 and thinner spokes unlike my 80 and 81 with ACS front hubs. The rim has a double knurl but no other markings that I see.
 

Xlobsterman

I live for the CABE
Do they say CMC because I had a pair that I thought were the same as Murry with a Schwinn approved 10 spd looking front hub & 1 spd freewheel rear?

The Black 84 Cruiser 5 that I have has no markings on the rims. The front hub is a "Schwinn Approved" hub made in France by the Normandy hub company. These hubs are on both my 83 single speed, and my 84 5 speed Cruisers. It is what was used those years.

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Jorgesk8erdie

Look Ma, No Hands!
I believe that may be true. The S-2 rims were most likely early 83, and the CMC rims were the later 83? The 83 I have is the early model with the S-2 rims, the .080 spokes, and the Normandy hub front, and Shimano coaster in the rear.

Either way, I mistakenly stated 83, but the bike I have that needs the wheels is actually an 84, so I would prefer the CMC rims for this bike.

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i seen some early ones like the ones you want
i also been looking for them too after seeing the chrome from my uncles 1984 and how straight they are

i was going to take a trip to Anaheim to check them out they look shiny still

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Xlobsterman

I live for the CABE
i seen some early ones like the ones you want
i also been looking for them too after seeing the chrome from my uncles 1984 and how straight they are

i was going to take a trip to Anaheim to check them out they look shiny still

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1363189143

I would buy that bike for $150. But I am not sure those are the same rims as used on the 84 Cruisers?

I have never used the Suntour coaster hubs, but all the other Suntour products are good!
 

koolbikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
I have this one posted in the coaster Cruiser tread ... Needed to be here in the correct 5 speed tread.
Purchased at Spring Memory Lane Swap 2021 Schwinn Cruiser 5 MRxxxxxx Dec 1980 Badge #1671 June 17, 1981
This one is going to get NOS W/W Studded Balloon Tires , a total tear down, detailed and some fine tuning over the winter months. Should clean-up very nice !

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Had some time to upgrade the tires and seat, gumwall tires and tan seat go great with the chestnut finish.

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Schulze

Finally riding a big boys bike
Five speed Friday! Picked up a nice little Cruiser 5 today. Looks like it’s going to need some loving. Not sure about the shifter and derailer, however, it shift through all five gears just fine. The atom drum needs some parts/reconnecting…but otherwise a nice start. Head badge stamp is 1261. Headtube: MR620050

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Schulze

Finally riding a big boys bike
This was pretty much the only photo from the ad that was in focus. I could make out the atom drum and in the ad they called it a 3 speed. Contacted the seller late in the evening and accepted my offer. Then I didn’t hear back from them, that drove me nuts! Had to wait until this morning and they finally got back to me so I could go pick up.

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