Here is an old Wards cruiser frame and wheels that I decided to give a little customization to. If you are familiar with the cool board-track racers from the early ’20s, this is made with that in mind. As a design choice, i kept the color mundane and let the shinny parts shine.
This is it in its rough form, I found a cool set of “chopper forks” that would be perfect;
After a ton of elbow grease and bearing repacking it looks like this now:
Just a chain and some detailing, we are roll’n Old School.
It has been a little more than a week since I had the idea of building a budget old school style BMX bike. I am one of those guys that when I start a project (that I care about, damn AAD), I get super ambitious and run with it.
Here is the progress I have made up to today:
This is how she sits today! Just waiting on the tires and cranks to show up and I am in the money. I am keeping the cassette with a chain tensioner. It was a cheaper option then a new wheel with a free wheel.
What do you think?