9 years ago I saw a stretched cruiser (guess it was a Dyno Roadster) in the showroom of a local bike shop for the first time. I was inspired and wanted to have a bike like that for myself. Unfortunately it was not for sale. 4 month ago I discovered your site and was inspired again especially about the stretched cruisers. I decided to build my own and made a sketch, combining Dyno Roadster and Felt Classic Stretch elements. A friend of mine knew some guys from a scrap yard and got me three old 26" bikes. I took parts of the frame tubes and created my cruiser frame. It was my first welding project (hope the weld seams will do their work...). After welding the weld seams were grinded and filled to a smooth surface. The paintwork was done with three layers black automotive paint following two layers clear coat. Most of the parts (chrome rims, hubs, gear shift, fender, chain, chain wheel, pedal cranks, bearings, front brake, headlight etc.) were taken from the scrap bikes and were disassembled, cleaned and reassembled again.
I only purchased the handlebar, handles, Springer fork and the tires (Schwalbe big apple 26x2.35).The chain guard is made of sheet aluminum. The Lepper Primus saddle is the old one from my dad and matches very good with the bike. The bike has a 3-speed gear shift (old Sachs Torpedo made in Germany) and sideward pull brake (old Weinmann Germany-brake) in the front. At the moment I've been building iron cross pedals to fit the bike.
The name of the cruiser is a combination of my home village Thune (near Braunschweig, northern Germany) and the flame painting of the frame.
Riding "Thune Street Burner" is a great feeling and real fun. During the first rides through my village the bike got a lot of attention. Markus Danschacher