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CUSTOMS:   CUSTOM MONARK BARRA CIRCULAR 1991 posted by: MARIO ROMANO - TENOCHTITLÁN LOWRIDER CLUB on 5/13/2002 at 2:50:17 PM
I write this message for talk about my recently build custom bicycle. I started at an Monark Barra Circular 1991 bicycle (Monark brazilian model). I retired everything who makes this bicycle heavy (rod brakes, fenders, etc...). I changed the rear hub by one coaster brake hub, changed the tires by new ones with yellow wall and, finally, put ball bearings inside the sprocket tube. It wheels very good indeed!

Mario Romano
Tenochtitlán Lowrider Club
Brazil







LOWRIDERS:   Some Wheels posted by: Jimmy on 5/11/2002 at 3:07:12 AM
Hello, does anyone know who has the cheapest 144 spoke wheels? I have been looking but maybe you would know. Some chrome mags would even look good on my bike, those WildWheelWerks ones are pretty pricey. And I also want to now the closest Lowrider Magazine hosted show around Iowa. I want to show my bike at some of these shows. Thanks.


   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Some Wheels posted by Chris on 5/16/2002 at 11:40:00 PM
Lowrider bikes are a up and coming thing. A lot of growing interest.






LOWRIDERS:   Some Wheels posted by: Jimmy on 5/11/2002 at 3:07:12 AM
Hello, does anyone know who has the cheapest 144 spoke wheels? I have been looking but maybe you would know. Some chrome mags would even look good on my bike, those WildWheelWerks ones are pretty pricey. And I also want to now the closest Lowrider Magazine hosted show around Iowa. I want to show my bike at some of these shows. Thanks..







LOWRIDERS:   boom box trailer posted by: Ty on 5/10/2002 at 8:17:07 PM
i have a lowrider bike and i want to build a boom box trailer for it i have everything a car stereo a amp and speakers i just need to know how to build it.


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   boom box trailer posted by Jarett on 7/28/2002 at 7:16:15 AM
I am with u cuzzin i am not sure neither i wish somebody wuld speak up on it keep in touch if u get anything






LOWRIDERS:   New Ride in town posted by: Sebastian on 5/7/2002 at 11:51:57 PM
Hi folx, I just wanted to let you know, that my girlfriend just finished her very first custom lowriderbike.
Paint is MelonYellow, Faded to Orange on the Outside with PearlFlakes over the Orange and GoldFlakes over the Yellow.

4 pictures - check out:

http://www.lowstylez.com/lrb/paula/index.html

Cheers!
Sebastian °LowStylez B.C. Hamburg, Germany°


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   New Ride in town posted by butnut on 5/8/2002 at 2:10:09 AM
Turned out real sweet. She looks happy and she did a great job. Unique full body mod. Are you guys using polyester or epoxy resin? Itchy fun aint it? I modified an old pedal car once using an expanding foam. It cuts and sands real easy and you can glass right over it. It's sold in powdered and spray can form. It's very rigid and is structurally very strong...like a surfboard. Very kool bike...now get out there and ride!

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   New Ride in town posted by Jimmy on 5/23/2002 at 4:25:33 AM
That is a nice bike. I really like the color and shapes created. There are bikes that you can tell have been worked hard on, and there are ones that were put together in a few days. This one definantly shows how long it was worked on, create work. Thats the kind of bike I would like to have someday, maybe in blue. I also would want a radical custom. Most of these bikes have no seat tube, or looks twisted in some spots, or is raked. I really want to build one. It would definantly be baby blue with purple, yellow, green, orange and neon colors thruout. Hydrolics if affordable, I know these things are pricey, but it is worth it in the end, it really sets it off as a lowrider.I took some "GOOD" pictures of my bike today on a digital camera, instead of webcam, I will post them up somewhere on Friday. I want to know if anyone thinks my bike is "Show winning" material. I think it is but it is my bike, I can think anything I want about it. I have a question too, How can I get those stupid sissybar clamps to really hold a person. I striped out two sets of bolts, I was thinking to drill a hole thru the clamp and bar and put a screw in it I dont know if that would work out right. I am sure there are some other ideas out there.


Thanks













Jimmy






MISC:   I am Amazed posted by: Jimmy on 5/6/2002 at 10:16:56 PM
Hello, just had to say how amazed I am when I see a complete krate or stingray sitting around for a couple of bucks or many times for free. I live in Iowa and around here you can find a COMPLETE apple krate with a 5 speed shifter, whamo-o-whellie bar- spedometer, and springer if you looked hard enough. To get to my point, I found a Shelby Renegade for $2, Schwinn stingray for free, Huffy Elimantor for free, and a prewar schwinn for free, all intact with no rust on chrome or dents. There are currntly 6 bicycle junkyards and barns I know of that have some very valuable bikes hanging around there. I know where I can pick up around 60 complete bicycles for free if I had the room for them all, and a Firestone 26" bike all intact for $20.00 IF I had the room, and around 10 more krates and stingrays in different barns around Iowa. Also the junkyards around here all have a place for bicycles. the one right outside of town has a HEAP of frames, forks, wheels, tanks, ANYTHING that anyone needed really you could find in Iowa, I am surprised that Iowa isnt mentioned more around here.Thanks, Bye.


   RE:MISC:   I am Amazed posted by Jimmy on 5/23/2002 at 4:28:27 AM
I am amazed no one has replied!WOW, compared to the Musclebike room!!!whooooooa



jimmy






AGE / VALUE:   tallbike tandem posted by: Mike on 5/5/2002 at 9:35:06 PM
I pushed the tallbike envelope a little farther with a tall
tandem. 4 foot high bottom brackets with independent free-
wheelling cranks, the seats are a little over 6 feet off the
ground. It can be mounted from flat ground as well. My brother
and I took it on a 15 km charity ride today, complete with
matching BikeRodnKustom white dress shirts, thanks to the
creativity of Jim Wilson. Raised abit of money for the local
veteran's and children's hospitals, and had alot of fun at
the same time. Thank a veteran for our freedom!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   tallbike tandem posted by Rob Storms on 6/30/2002 at 5:55:39 AM
Wow! Yer tallbike sounds great! Any photos floating about in cyberspace? Love to see one. Built a couple railbikes myself and hope to have some photos before too long. Keep up great work, Rob

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   tallbike tandem posted by Mike on 8/23/2003 at 4:51:13 PM
www.tricolour.net






LOWRIDERS:   Display Stand posted by: Jimmy on 5/4/2002 at 12:48:59 AM
Hello, me, a do-it-yourself guy, would like to build a lowrider show display myself.I would like a turning plate for the bike to sit on. It needs to be small enough to fit in a trunk so it can be easily tranported, and needs to be big enough to show a bike. All I want is a peice of carpet with a pole on each of the four corners, and I would like to find some gold chain to drape from corner to corner kinda like a rope-off.then I want to build a long rectangular metal bok to put lights in it.
that point to the bike, last I want to make plaque that says PURE HELL , the name of my bike.Any help??thanks


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Display Stand posted by JimW. on 5/4/2002 at 7:17:32 AM
I'd check the yellow pages under "display". They have stuff like the posts, chains, velvet rope and that sort of thing.
It's pretty cheap to get it from places like that. If your backdrop panel is going to be painted, you might consider not using sheet metal on it, unless the metal actually shows. Either way, you'd probably want a wood frame with the metal, plastic, or whatever mounted to the face of it.
Double-stick foam tape will hold almost anything to a wood frame. The carpet's pretty easy. Just find a remnant you like at a carpet store. It's good to have the edge bound, if you're going to be using it for a while.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Display Stand posted by JimW. on 5/4/2002 at 7:17:50 AM
I'd check the yellow pages under "display". They have stuff like the posts, chains, velvet rope and that sort of thing.
It's pretty cheap to get it from places like that. If your backdrop panel is going to be painted, you might consider not using sheet metal on it, unless the metal actually shows. Either way, you'd probably want a wood frame with the metal, plastic, or whatever mounted to the face of it.
Double-stick foam tape will hold almost anything to a wood frame. The carpet's pretty easy. Just find a remnant you like at a carpet store. It's good to have the edge bound, if you're going to be using it for a while.

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Display Stand posted by Jimmy on 5/4/2002 at 9:22:21 PM
no "display" in my yellow pages!

   RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Display Stand posted by JimW. on 5/5/2002 at 4:47:55 PM
Best recommendation then is to ask a place that uses stuff like that where they got it. Ain Plastics a national chain of plastics retail stores has hollow plastic stanchions and chain in stock.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Display Stand posted by JimW. on 5/5/2002 at 4:55:06 PM
http://events.seton.com/outdoors/cones_stanchions/stanchions_and_chain.php






CUSTOMS:   Those Wheels We've Been Waiting For. posted by: JimW. on 5/2/2002 at 5:25:47 PM
You know that thread we had going a while back, to do with our desire for really incredible metal kustom wheels? The wait is over. Steve Hutchison of Tempe, AZ. Is set up to make and sell them, and they're fantastic. The next issue of BikeRod&Kustom, the end of this month, will have a feature about them, and an interview with Steve. He has a huge number of different designs available. You'll be able to vote on your favorites, and have a chance to win a set of your faves. We're in the midst of setting up an order page for them. It's still in the works, but we have one photograph in place now, which will give you an idea of just how killer these babies look. At the moment, he's only doing them in 26", but that may change in the near future.
http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/WildWheelWerks.html


   RE:CUSTOMS:   Those Wheels We've Been Waiting For. posted by metlhed on 5/3/2002 at 12:59:10 AM
those are awesome!!!!! but they look a little too expinsive for my taste...

   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   Those Wheels We've Been Waiting For. posted by Jimmy on 5/3/2002 at 2:12:03 AM
YES, I have been waiting for these but in 20".Sorry, but hopefully you can serve the more popular 20" wheel soon!!I would definantly buy a set regardless of cost.THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU

   RE:CUSTOMS:   Those Wheels We've Been Waiting For. posted by butnut on 5/3/2002 at 5:40:20 AM
Those wheels are the $heit! Bling blang blong! Killer...and that's only one design! I'm almost afraid to ask how much bones those bad boys are gonna be. Billet stuff ain't cheap, but those are sweet. Leave it to BR&K to find the latest and greatest goodies. Do hope they produce a few 20" versions...

   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   Those Wheels We've Been Waiting For. posted by JimW. on 5/3/2002 at 3:52:43 PM
Steve sez they'll all be available in 26", 24", and 20".
With choice of Nexus-7 or single-speed drive. Especially great news for me, as I'm partial to 24", and hardly anybody else bothers to make kool wheels in that size.

   RE:CUSTOMS:   Those Wheels We've Been Waiting For. posted by Mike on 5/5/2002 at 9:30:18 PM
Awesome looking wheels, they're bound to a popular tool of
dispatch for gophers with suicidal tendencies who live
adjacent bike paths, a quick painless death, albeit messy;
akin to being food processed.






MISC:   ride posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 5/2/2002 at 2:49:46 PM
would you like to come ride this sat may 4 we will have 300 or more bike riders this is an annual event here in valley alabama 30 min. from columbus ga. 1 hr. south of atlanta ga. I-85 valley lanette exitlots of fun & activities an auction at the local kroger gro. in lanette al. to raise money for valley haven school call 334-756-2868 334-756-7801 or the local bicycle shop 334-756-7561 hope to see you thare








LOWRIDERS:   CHECK IT OUT! posted by: Jimmy on 5/2/2002 at 12:50:45 AM
WWW.LOWRIDERBICYCLEONLINE.HOMEPAD.COM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO THERE NOW AND SIGN THE GUESTBOOK PLEASE!UPDATES EVERYDAY!







LOWRIDERS:   ummm.......... posted by: Jimmy on 5/1/2002 at 12:12:10 AM
ummm.........roar?I mean RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!come on, speak!!!!Good GOD!


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   ummm.......... posted by metlhed on 5/1/2002 at 7:20:46 PM
yeah it jas been dead for a while around here, where did everybody go?

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS: ummm.......... posted by Sebastian on 5/1/2002 at 8:30:13 PM
sorry guys - have been working on my projects.

My little lady 's gonna finish her Bike by the end of the week. And right now, I'm painting a friends bike (already messed up the job once. ;) ;) ).

Stay tuned.
Sebastian °LowStylez B.C. Hamburg, Germany°

   RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS: ummm.......... posted by Jimmy on 5/1/2002 at 8:38:57 PM
Hopefullt everyonw will come back, maybe they are out cruizing
byeeeee,,,,uuuuuuuuggggghhhhhhh






MISC:   hike bike run posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 4/29/2002 at 3:57:36 PM
THE 26th ANNUAL HIKE/BIKE/RUN WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY may 4 in valley THE annually fund raiser for valley haven school for the handicaped ..WE EXPECT A LARGE GATHERING THIS YEAR ...THERE WILL BE MANY CYCLRIST RIDEING BACK FROM MONTGOMERY'S CAPITAL 100 MILES--A 22 MILE-- 11 MILE 5 MILE RIDERS WALKERS RUNNERS ALL AGES MOTER SCOOTERS TO -- AND I PERSONALY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US THIS YEAR MAY 4 HERE IN VALLEY AL. WERE ON THE BORDER GA & AL INTERSTATE 85 AT THE VALLEY LANNETT KING FORD EXIT TAKE FOB JAMES DR. TO FAIRFAX BYPAS THE SCHOOL'S ON THE RIGHT 1 HALF MILE THIS IS WHERE ALL THE EVENTS BEGAN & END EXCEPT THE 100 MILE RIDE WHICH ENDS AT THE KROGER GRO.IN LANNETT AL.THERE WILL BE A AUCTION WHERE ALL DONATED ITEMS WILL BE SOLD TO RAISE MONEY FOR VALLEY HAVEN SCHOOL GOD BLESS PLEASE COME PARTICIPATE YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOL AT 334-7562868 OR 334-756-7801 OR US HERE AT KNOWLES BICYCLE SHOP 334-756-7561 TUNE YOUR BIKE & RIDE SAT. MAY 4 2002 IN VALLYE AL.YOUR PLEDGES ARE WELCOMED







AGE / VALUE:   My Bikes Complete! posted by: Jimmy on 4/23/2002 at 9:02:20 PM
Hello again, My bike will finally be done this Wendsday when my parts are expected to be here. Any on e working on any thing new? I just found an old Huffy frame for $1.00 at the junkyard, the guy has tons more which I plan on buying, but this is the best frame I have EVER seen.NO scratches, dents, chips, rust or fadeing!every decalis on it, I am wondering if I should even make a lowrider out of it?Any ways, I got a CD player for my trailer, and some rims. All I need now is the metal and the help of my uncle, who did my lowrider for free, thanks.I want to see some new things coming to the lowrider community, thats always exciting!Maybe a stretched out frame, or a hopping two wheeler. or maybe even a dancing four wheeler bike!!Thanks,Bye


   RE:AGE / VALUE: My Bikes Complete! posted by Sebastian on 4/29/2002 at 6:37:52 AM
Good to hear your project's in it's final stage.
I just messed up the paintjob for a friend yesterday. Hope to get it done by Thursday, because the next show is on the next Weekend. It's gonna be metalflake-candy-red scallops over a beige base.
My girlfriend's LowBike will be definitely done by the end of the week. It's already painted. All she's gonna do is put some Pinstripes on it, finish the custom upholstering and put this bad baby back together.For me - it's gonna be that 12inch muscle-bike-style custom bike. I will get a used 12inch-bike at the weekend that I can part out.
Still i have thousands of Ideas in mind. Stay tuned.

PEACE!
Sebastian °LowStylez B.C. Hamburg, Germany°

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   My Bikes Complete! posted by sam on 4/29/2002 at 5:52:23 PM
Jimmy has touched on an interesting subject---Something "NEW" in the lowrider class.Lowriders differ from the Kustom bikes that Jim W. does in lowriders were "art" most to low to even be pedaled--some could be pushed.They were all show,and that's what they were ment to be.But if you check into the Rod(cars)magizanes,you find they are returning to the great design styles of the 20s and 30s.How about a low bike based on the sweeping tank bikes of the 30s.






LOWRIDERS:   First frame for a lowrider posted by: Jimmy on 4/23/2002 at 9:02:20 PM
Obviously The first year of schwinn bike with the two bars that come down to the lower tube was the basis for the first lowrider bike, what was the first year of this frame??Thanks
Jimmy


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   First frame for a lowrider posted by metlhed on 4/23/2002 at 9:22:08 PM
i am not sure but ithink that it was 1963. 1963 was the first year for the sting-ray but i dont know if that was the first year!!!!!

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   First frame for a lowrider posted by JimW. on 4/24/2002 at 7:12:43 AM
That's called the "cantilever" frame. It was out a long time before the krates used it, on a kiddy bike of that size. Schwinn just added a taller seat and handlebars and more sophisticated components to the existing frame. My younger brother had one of the earlier kiddy bike versions, I think it had semi-pneumatic tires on it.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   First frame for a lowrider posted by Cal on 4/24/2002 at 2:11:09 PM
I put my comments to this question in under the "General For Sale/Wanted" section.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   First frame for a lowrider posted by sam on 4/26/2002 at 8:36:56 PM
1937 or 1938!!!!

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   First frame for a lowrider posted by Rif on 4/30/2002 at 4:26:37 PM
If I'm not mistaken (and I could very well be) Schwinn introduced the cantilever frame design in 1935.
Hope this helps,
Rif