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Old 10-08-08, 10:05 AM   #1
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From So Cal trying to find cruiser

Hi, I'm looking to buy a cruiser for less than $200. If you have any suggestions for a place to buy one, please let me know. And it'd be a big plus if they have a website so I can see the bikes they have before I go. Thanks .
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Old 10-08-08, 10:11 AM   #2
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bikesdirest.com???
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Old 10-08-08, 02:45 PM   #3
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Chubby's Cruisers if you're in LA.
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Old 10-08-08, 03:43 PM   #4
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Chubby's Cruisers if you're in LA.
I was considering going to this place . I don't live in LA, so I'd have to drive an hour to get there. Have you had any experience with this place or the brands they sell?

I want an all black bike, so there are two that fit my description. One is a Firmstrong, and the other is a 3G.

Here's the Firmstrong:

http://www.chubbyscruisers.com/shop/...man-p-137.html

this next one is the same as that ^ except with upgraded Shimano components. Does it look like what's upgraded is worth it?

http://www.chubbyscruisers.com/shop/...ser-p-227.html

The 3G:

http://www.chubbyscruisers.com/shop/...out-p-154.html

What do you think of those?

One I was considering before this was a Micargi, but I've seen mostly bad reviews for them.

Thanks .

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Old 10-08-08, 06:24 PM   #5
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There is a cruiser bike seller at the OC Swap meet. A bunch of different styles, colors, etc.

Mostly taiwan/china bikes, but sub-200 bucks, it could be a winner for you.
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Old 10-09-08, 08:55 AM   #6
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Thanks for all your help everyone. I decided that I will go with a 3G found on bikes-cheap.com. (3G was started by former founder/designer of Phat cycles)

It is $149 with free fenders and it is close to my house. I'll let you know how it goes.

If I'm making a mistake, please let me know before I buy it

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Looks like a decent starting point and a good price. As you ride it and see things you want to change you'll be able to upgrade the components....maybe an internal gear hub or a springer fork or a new saddle down the line...
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I've got a Micargi Tahiti NX3:

It was only $200 shipped. I read more bad reviews about Firmstrong than Micargi. I read somewhere that Electra's components are no better. I don't know if that's true or not. I figured the most critical component on this kind of bike is the rear hub. Maybe the BB.
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