Derringer boardtracker bike frame?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by redpiper777, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. redpiper777

    redpiper777 Member

    Hey there, I have looked these bikes over from top to bottom and pretty much been able to find all the parts Derringer uses online...Im not sure about the tank but Ive seen several blogs about it being a moped tank. But anyway, my real question, does anyone have an idea what bike frame he uses?

    Thanks
     

  2. jimmyglitter

    jimmyglitter Member

    bike frame

    Huffy Cranbrook
     
  3. redpiper777

    redpiper777 Member

    Yep ! Sure looks like it doesnt it ?

    Thanks
     
  4. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    Very close but its not it. The rear triangle is different and the head tube is solid which I'm sure he could fill in but that triangle gives it away. It even has the water bottle braze-on on the seat tube like the derringer. That is why I know he does not build his own frame, why would you have the braze-ons? Somebody must know which frame it is though.
     
  5. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    Does anybody know?
     
  6. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    Found IT!!!!
    Called the guy I found this photo from and he said it's a 2007 Raleigh Retro 1.
    raleigh retro 1.jpg
     
  7. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    He fills in the front headtube triangle and calls it custom. They made a couple different ones in 07. They still make these bikes but have changed the top 2tubes. The new 3 speed retroglide even uses the springer fork and the same luggage rack that he has used. How do you post photos?
    Here is the site. 2nd photo down.
    http://www.bicyclesports.us/budget_beach_cruisers__26__coaster_brake_bicycles.htm
     
  8. atomicmiata

    atomicmiata Member

    Derringer type tank info here:
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=16978
     
  9. redpiper777

    redpiper777 Member

    Looks like a winner ! I think that is it...Thanks...I'm looking to build a bike after the boardtracker I'm putting together now and really wanted that frame for the next one...Thanks
     
  10. sjackson

    sjackson Member

    Well that explains how he gets the tank to fit over the top tube...
     
  11. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    The only difference I can find is that the seat tube angle on his is just a little more relaxed, probably due to a different year or model than the one I got a pic of.
     
  12. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    67252%20copy.jpg FOUND IT FOR SURE. Did a little more searching and it turns out that bike is made by SUN. There new industrial rental bike is it 100 percent. Lines up perfectly to it with all the correct angles. Makes sense, it's a little more heavy duty apparently. Raleigh and Diamond back are very close but this is it for sure.








    http://www.sunbicycles.com/sun/index.html
     
  13. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    This could be cool though. Put a top tube and tank and drop the engine down in that cradle and it would be very 1920's.

    streamway3.jpg
     
  14. jimmyglitter

    jimmyglitter Member

    These bikes probably all use the identical frame made in China. I doubt they are any different.
     
  15. joey185

    joey185 New Member

    just some slight seat tube angles is all. Although this is a thick steel frame.
     
  16. twofoot

    twofoot New Member

    front end?

    Does it use the "standard" Schwinn style springer front end? The white tires surely aren't Cokers, although at that price they should be.

    Chris
     
  17. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Yes and either white Kendas like mine (thats what they look like) or cream Felt Quick Bricks (which will be my next set).
     
  18. twofoot

    twofoot New Member

    Is it a "style thing" or a quality issue that is making you use the Felt tires?
     
  19. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    The Kendas have worked fine- but they have a max. rec. pressure of 40 psi. I am not a small man. I would like to use more psi in the tires, but I dont want to exceed the recommended pressure. The Felt tires have a max psi of 55. I think that would help me not flatten the tires as much and there may be less rolling resistance. If the Kendas allowed more pressure, I would gladly use set after set.
     
  20. twofoot

    twofoot New Member

    Good to know. They also have a nice fat sidewall that helps with the vintage look. I just wish they made the button tread tires for bikes, not antique mc's. The 200 bucks a pop from Coker is a bit too rich for my blood.

    Thanks!
     
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