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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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    bikesdirest.com???

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    Chubby's Cruisers if you're in LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dokydoky View Post
    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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    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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    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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