Author Topic: Retro Old School/New School Full Build  (Read 1935 times)

Offline Jodanimal

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Retro Old School/New School Full Build
« on: August 15, 2011, 08:18:12 AM »
hey guys, I have decided to do a new build. Basically Im taking an old school frame with all new parts. The frame I am using is an 86 General Hustler, Not very popular but in the day it was a great flat bike, obviously there is some sentimental/nostalgic feelings with this build. It was what I first started riding flat when I was A kid. My question is, when doing something like this, what problems will I might run into. Also any advice or suggestions on what parts to use would be greatly appreciated! anything helps!! Thanks!! :beer:
 
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Re: Retro Old School/New School Full Build
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 12:46:05 PM »
The biggest problem is the 1" headset, but that conversion has already been done, hit the search button for that.

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Re: Retro Old School/New School Full Build
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 10:28:32 AM »
Ok, I did a little bit of searching. would I need something like this??
http://www.choppersus.com/store/product/666/Stem---Threadless-Adapter/
 
or this maybe??
 
http://www.deltacycle.com/Stems-Alloy-Threadless-Adapter

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Re: Retro Old School/New School Full Build
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 01:17:44 PM »
If you want to use a modern fork, stem combo on an old frame...basically, 1 inch head tube with 1 1/8th forks, you can use this method.  http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=28925.0


Those adapters use a 1 1/8 stem to 1 inch fork.  Just depends on what forks you want to use.  I suggest modern forks...
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Re: Retro Old School/New School Full Build
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 01:38:44 PM »
ahh, I see. Very good info, thats exactly what i needed! Thanks!!  :D
 
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Re: Retro Old School/New School Full Build
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 08:04:28 PM »

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Re: Retro Old School/New School Full Build
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 10:08:29 AM »
cool thread thanks!! lots of old school flat pics there as well!!
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