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1979 mert lawwill mtb bike!
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post Feb 3 2009, 02:38 PM
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found this:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=22...;highlight=mert
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post Feb 20 2009, 10:03 PM
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i have a simalure bike told it was a pre war shelby frame drum brakes same style forks red alloy wheels ,bmx style handle bars ,huge brake levers . its my summer ride at the lake . any info would be great

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post Feb 21 2009, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE (mogey @ Jan 24 2009, 03:44 PM) *
Here is a Picture I will post more soon.

that looks like a 26" Champion converted to a MTB. which was done alot in that era.
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post Mar 18 2009, 07:34 PM
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I've been waiting for days for Mogey to come back and post more photo's of his dads ride. Mogey your killing me here. One teaser photo and then you dissapear. Man this bike is so cool.....
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post Mar 24 2009, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE (rik @ Feb 21 2009, 04:03 AM) *
i have a simalure bike told it was a pre war shelby frame drum brakes same style forks red alloy wheels ,bmx style handle bars ,huge brake levers . its my summer ride at the lake . any info would be great


I don't know if you have a Shelby, but it does look to be pre-WWII. It looks like it's an early Klunker, or mountain bike, before the term was coined. Probably built up just before the Pro Cruiser was.

For more info, try this link:

Klunker article

and this:

Clunkers.net

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post May 19 2009, 05:40 PM
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I have an all original! the only changes are the tires and pedals. The original bars are taller and wider. The stem is the original Lawwill custom 4 bolt with a tube brace below the flat plate supporting the bars. The following link shows an almost dead accurate picture of my rig.
Mert Lawwill Pro Cruiser (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jun 5 2011, 11:11 PM
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I was bidding on a crusty Lawwill a few months ago, and it went to $1,400 if I remember right - and it was far from perfect.

Your's looks perfect, I'd say it's worth $3,000 or more to the right collector.

I'm looking for a Lawwill/Trophy DH frame, or rear end with shock (I have the front triangle and fork).
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post Sep 4 2011, 01:52 PM
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I am lucky enough to know Joe Breeze. I sent him a photo of this bike and asked if he remembered it. He wrote:

"Yes, that is a Lawwill-Knight ProCruiser, maybe 1979. Rather ganky geometry. There’s an interesting story about how the geo was arrived at. Beautiful fabrication though. Frames were built by Terry Knight, fabricator for special Harley Davidson frames in Oakland, CA.

Best,
Joe"

Someday I'll have to get the story behind it. Whenever I come across an interesting old MTB, I always ask Joe about it.

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post Nov 7 2011, 01:24 PM
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WOW !!!

Where have I been ?
This thread is how old and I missed this awesome bike.
Narrow minded ... forgive me.

Squareback rear drops, 3 bar design.

The issue is today everything has a price but an item like this is truely priceless.

I'm sure none of us here need to tell you to keep that bike ! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

Rob
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post Jan 17 2012, 11:30 AM
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Late, I know, but I know a guy with one of these that he tries to sell to me every once in a while. It's super fun to cruise on.

They came with custom-made Potts stems. I think of them as the mtb equivalent of a Cook bros or early redline. If I'm correct, it's the same Steve Potts that owner Bicycle Source and is Mike Buff's brother-in-law, so that would be your BMX connection.

Could be completely wrong on that, though.
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