Beach Cruisers - New Belgium Fat Tire Ale cruiser customized
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I recently bought a 2009 New Belgium Fat Tire Ale cruiser bike off of Craig's List.
I decided to modify it to make it look just like the bike in the beer label.
It also goes nicely in my New Belgium collection in my man-cave.
What do you think?
Before - After:
11-09-12, 01:20 PM
Classic American Baroque bike. It needs to ridden the right way on the right day. The Fat Tire bike just doesn't have the look right. More a cartoon of a cruiser.
Thank you for the comments (even though I have no idea what you meant).
11-09-12, 03:09 PM
New Belgium bike= Good. Ride bike slow on nice day.
Fat Tire bike= Not so good.
They are both New Belgium - Fat Tire Ale bicycles.
The one on the left is a 2012 (made by Felt), and on the right is 2009 (made by Schwinn).
11-10-12, 06:48 PM
The bikes are awesome! I have a cruiser and people always ask me "what do you use that bike for?". My answer? "it makes me smile" and then I tell them to take it for a spin and without fail they get a big grin on their face. It just feels so cool to ride it. I rode it for the Midnight Classic in Denver years ago and people were loving it. It's a 2001 Dyno Roadster, single speed, very non-optimal pedaling angle, and the length of a tandem. What more could you ask for :)
11-11-12, 01:33 PM
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11-11-12, 02:20 PM
Where do the Keg and Tap, on that thing go?
11-14-12, 09:29 PM
Such a cool look!
11-29-12, 07:27 AM
I like it! and i'll be picking my fat tire beach cruiser tomorrow.. spider AT.
12-05-12, 12:22 PM
I'm envious, I picked up a 2010 NB this year and now realize why the 2011s have different handlebars.
The 2009s are in my top 3 favorites for NB cruisers.
before it good so dark so early it was my friday commuter over the summer.
12-18-12, 02:53 AM
I like the 2008 model...the Felt tried to mimic Elgin and Nirve and doesn't make it. Not as fond and I felt the one with the 'toolbox' style tank was disappointing to me as well. I wanted a full tank on that one, I like the cantilever tanks and Columbia/Hawthorne/Flyer straight bar and longhorn tanks.
The X-53 tank is mighty wicked as well.
You are mighty lucky to have two of them, they certainly are different than any other beer premium item!
01-13-13, 02:47 AM
Ah yes. i have several bikes on display. Makes me happy when i look at them.
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