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MID-SCHOOL BMX CRUISERS ( 1988 to 2000)

MID-SCHOOL BMX CRUISERS ( 1988 to 2000)  

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~~ Mid-School BMX Cruisers (1988 - 2000) ~~

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All-righty then, I get to post another 1st!!? I almost did not want to post this bike, as it is probably too blingy for this bunch, but, there are no other mid school cruisers yet, so I thought "what the hell"! This frame set is made by the same guy who made my 1978 Champion, (see comparrison photo next to my 78 Squareback) which is really why I built this bike. Its like the big brother, with the same squareback as my 78" This also has a 22.5" top tube. Making it a great rider. And my longest bike ever!!! This bike was made to kill the eyeballs of anyone who dares to look at it in the sun, ouch!!! When I found it, the chrome was trashed, it had a million tiny dings on it, like someone had a padlock on it, loose, and it bounced around all over, for years. It took alot of smoothing and metal polishing to make it look like this.

 

1994 Kastan 24” Cruiser

 

Frame: 1994 Kastan 24” Cruiser FRESH chrome with 2 repop decals

Forks: 1994 Kastan 24” Cruiser forks FRESH chrome

Bars: Johnny Chopper Jailbars 29” wide NOS

Stem: Pro neck show polished

Grips: Oury NOS

Headset: Bear trap

Cranks: Profile Chromo 180mm 4th gen

Bottom Bracket: Profile 48 spline sealed bearings

Chainring: Sugino tooth CNC NOS

Spider: Redline cheapo

Chain ring bolts ”Sugino”

Pedals: Bullseye “Roger” edition repops

Freewheel: Shimano 18T og

Chain: KMC “Nickel”

Seat: Selle Italia leather

Seat Post: Gold fluted no name

Seat post clamp: Suntour polished

Brakes: Dia Compe MX1000

Brake pads: Mathauser black finned pads now (photos show Skyway Tuffpads)

Brake lever : Dia Compe

Brake cable: Black Odessey

Wheels: Araya 7x gold 24”x 1.75” NOS

Hubs: Philwood sealed bearing track hubs

Spokes: DT black heat treated spokes with copper nipples

Tires: Yellow label Comp 3’s 24” x 1.75” NOS

Pads: Bomber

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1994 (*thanks R.P.) S&M Widowmaker "I Wanna Rock" top tube decal version

 

Frame: 1 of 3 known Yellow S&M Widowmakers, og paint purchased from the late great "Dr. Chopper", RIP Brotha.

Fork: threaded 24" S&M Pitchfork

headset: Tioga Beartrap II

stem: Red S&M Redneck threaded

bars: chrome ACE go-go bars with UGP decal on crossbar

grips: ati pistol

lever: japan made tech 77 with lock removed and lever wrapped in cloth tape

cable: Tioga Durocable 2.0MM black

brake: Dia Compe Big Dog, black was nos

wheels: 48 spoke TNT Revolver 3d logo hubs laced to sun rims with stainless spokes and red nips (only widow know to be running 48's)

Tires: Tioga comp III 2.125 blue gray label front 20x1.75 rainbow label in back was nos

tubes: yup!

Seatpost: S&M piece o pipe

clamp: TNT

Seat: Odyssey Z77 (was nos)

cranks: 1st gen S&M Prince Alberts 180mm with orig. decals orig. purchased from A-1 cycles in Westminster (where the pros are from!) sold to me by my man Hboost Joe.

pedals: peregrine platform non sealed (were nos)

sprocket: graveyard

Top Tube pad: old school vinyl snap pad to represent Chris O.S. leather jacket/ez rider get up in classic photoshoots.

 

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1996 S&M Challenger International 24

 

Here’s my ’96 S&M Challenger International 24… I bought the frame & fork first, then slowly gathered the parts to build my ultimate espy cruiser/mid-school riding machine! I’m stoked with the end result- she’s a really fast & smooth ride, & managed to score plenty of my grail parts along the way!

 

’96 S&M Challenger International 24 frame (OG chrome/NOS Decals)

S&M 24” Pitchfork (Re-chromed/Reissue Decals)

S&M Challenger cruiser bars (Re-chromed/Reissue Decal)

NOS Jive Tentacles grips & donuts

NOS S&M Redneck headstem

FSA ‘Orbit’ headset

S&M Prince Albert 180 cranks (Repop Decals)

NOS Profile Racing 39 teeth ‘Fireball’ chainwheel

Profile Racing Bottom Bracket with Hop-up kit

KMC 510HX chain

JP Pro Round pedals (NOS cages & screws/new bearings)

S&M Shield Seat

NOS Primo ‘Rod’ seatpost

Profile Racing seatpost clamp

Dia Compe 986 cantilever brake, NOS Kool Stop Eagle II pads, NOS Odyssey Pitbull II lever & Odyssey Slic Kable

NOS Peregrine Madd Max wheelset with NOS VG ‘Flowers’ dropout savers, NOS VG & PMC washers & OG VG bullets

White Industries 17 teeth ENO freewheel

Tioga Comp III tyres

NOS S&M vinyl Padset

 

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1997 Kastan CR 24 Aluminum cruiser.1997 is the last year these were made.

 

Kastan CR 24 Frame Powder painted in Candy red over polished aluminum,[not original finish]

Kastan 24 threadless cruiser fork with Original chrome

FSA Headset

Schwinn XS Neck

1998 GT Cruiser bars with original chrome

AME Round grips

Avid single digit5 V Brakes

GT Profile 175 mm cranks

GT Machined original polish sprocket

Crupi Pro Square pedals

Odyssey T 1000 rims

Redline Sealed Cartridge bearing hubs

DT S.S Spokes

Tioga CompIII fat skinny NOS tires

KMC chain

Cal lite Johar handle bar pad

GT Viscount seat

Black Ano Seatpost[unknown make]

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