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Taboo Tiki Beach Cruiser Bike
Tiki Fink
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Joined: Feb 21, 2006
Posts: 392
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2006-04-15 3:35 pm   Permalink

Once upon a time I had one of these babies. Designed by Von Franco for Dyno, a subsidiary of GT bicycles, a subsidiary of Schwinn. The Taboo Tiki is a lean green machine with a super cool glowing tiki on the front fender. I find that I am constantly kicking myself in the arse for letting it go. Nasty Breakup.

Just wondering how many if any Tiki Centralites have one of these rare gems and how are they enjoying it?

Will find another on ebay one day..

T.F.


 
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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 1091
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2006-04-16 02:27 am   Permalink

I got one, found it in Austalia.
It doesn't get much use here in London though, if I took my eyes off it for one moment it would get nicked and the first time I ever took it out I got hit by a van. Luckily I saved my beloved bike from geting damaged by using my body as a shield.
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1437
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2006-04-16 06:57 am   Permalink

I once had the opportunity to buy it a few years ago, but was too slow to decide...and the day I went to buy it, it was gone.
I know Jorge Alderete has one in Mexico city


 
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sirginn
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Joined: Oct 20, 2003
Posts: 278
From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
Posted: 2006-04-16 10:52 am   Permalink

I have one, and love it.

Always gets a lot of attention cruising along the beach, especially when heading home after happy hour while the green tiki light glows.


 
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2006-04-16 11:47 am   Permalink

aloha
I got one a few yrs ago. Like sirginn sez draws lots of attention. the green tiki light pulsates and flickers, lighting the way. great for the beach but not for the hills.


 
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topcat
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 1
Posted: 2006-05-25 5:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-15 15:35, Tiki Fink wrote:
Once upon a time I had one of these babies. Designed by Von Franco for Dyno, a subsidiary of GT bicycles, a subsidiary of Schwinn. The Taboo Tiki is a lean green machine with a super cool glowing tiki on the front fender. I find that I am constantly kicking myself in the arse for letting it go. Nasty Breakup.

Just wondering how many if any Tiki Centralites have one of these rare gems and how are they enjoying it?

Will find another on ebay one day..

T.F.

I have a NEW IN BOX TABOO TIKI BIKE 4 Sale going to list on ebay 6/26/06


 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-05-25 9:00 pm   Permalink

Me no have, but me likey!

Cheeky - bruises fade but a bent frame doesn't! Good inititiave and thinking!
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klove1275
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Joined: Apr 17, 2007
Posts: 1
Posted: 2007-04-17 11:58 am   Permalink

I have Taboo Tiki and it is the coolest thing ever, I bought it 5 years ago. I found in the back of an old crusty bike shop covered in dust. I told the guy to not sell it til I came up with the cash, he acted amazed that somebody wanted to buy it. 1 month later I had the $ and then I had the new Tiki. Its a magic ride that turns heads everywhere I go. I have a grip on a Fat Tire Beer in one hand and the other hand on the handle bars and I coast the asphalt world. I am the only owner of one these that I know or have met. I will never get rid of it, somethings dont have a value they are just meant to be yours. I use to cruise the streets of the Central Coast of Cali, but now I live on a Island in the San Juans of WA State. Nobody has seen the likes of another bike like this. Good luck to everyone in search of.

 
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Va Beach
Posted: 2007-04-17 2:43 pm   Permalink

As of last summer you could still get the tiki for the front fender as an accessory. I thought about it but it would clash too much on my black, flamed-out bike. I also saw a Big Kahuna cruiser last year that was tiki themed but I don't remember who made it. I think Nirve had a tropical model last year that had a nice tan leather seat with a big Ku embossed in it.
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5514
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-04-17 6:40 pm   Permalink

We need some pictures please.
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FlatEarthTrading
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Posts: 105
From: Tucson,Az
Posted: 2007-04-17 7:09 pm   Permalink


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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2272
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-04-18 09:23 am   Permalink

Dammmit! Now I have to learn to ride a bicycle!

 
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N2TRUX
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Joined: Aug 22, 2007
Posts: 1
Posted: 2007-08-22 4:12 pm   Permalink

While running a search for a Nirve Tiki seat I ran across this thread. I couldn't resist a reply, so be gentle on the newbie.

When I bought my first Dyno Glide Deluxe bike the Taboo Tiki was not available. Me and a buddy thought it would be cool to build a Tiki themed bike, so he did. He found a Kustom Kruiser Roadster at a local bike shop that was a display model. He managed to get a decent deal on it and the project was a go.

A few weeks later this is what rolled out of his shop. Enjoy the "Biki Tiki"
















 
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RockNRollRatfink
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Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 63
From: CA
Posted: 2007-08-23 12:31 pm   Permalink

Taboo Tiki looks awesome in person i believe it is modeled similarly after a motorcycle that von franco built. Not sure but i think that was the deal.
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icebaer69
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Joined: Feb 03, 2007
Posts: 194
Posted: 2007-08-23 3:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-23 12:31, RockNRollRatfink wrote:
...i believe it is modeled similarly after a motorcycle...


reminds me of this very cool harley-beachcruiser:


 
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