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    Help finding a Extra TALL Beach Cruiser i'm 6'7"

    As title shows, trying to find a single speed beach cruiser with my height as i am 6 foot 7.

    Was looking at Jamis brand but don't think they have anything my size..

    I really need help finding one my size, thank you for your time.

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    may not find anything not custom made for you ..

    Bill Walton , 6'11" an avid cyclist, got custom made Road Bikes .
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    Moved from General to Beach Cruisers. Hopefully this helps you get the info you need.
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    just a thought but have you considered a regular size frame with an extra high laid back seat post?...they are pretty commonly available, mine cost me a whole 24.00 and is solid steel construction ( I weigh ALOT and needed the extra strength even at the expense of a little extra weight to peddle around )

    I've found that by moving my seat on my cruiser up about 3 inches above normal and setting it back an extra 3 inches that a bike which I had no chance to ride at all before suddenly became very comfortable......

    Just as an fyi, I also changed the stem out for one with a 3 inch extra length and positioned my handle bars to come straight back rather than cocked at an angle so my actual sit position didn't change in the process....

    I ride exactly as I did before, but now I have enough leg room to not cramp myself and can reach the handle bars comfortably from an upright seated position...total cost was under 50.00 for the seat bar and handle bar stem....it fixed my problem although, admittedly, I'm only 6'3

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    A Firmstrong Chief has a 21.5" frame--- that might do with a long seat post. BikeBuyers has one called a GL BC 110 with a 23" frame, for riders over 6'. I'd post pictures, but I'm at work and the servers scrub most pictures from ads. Oh, yeah, some of them have extra forward bottom brackets that let you stretch out more.
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    You are pretty much out of luck, as beach cruisers tend to be "one size fits all". I am six foot even. I have to run my seat post VERY high and I still can't achieve proper leg extension on my cruisers.

    If you just want a simple single speed bike with a relaxed riding position to lounge around on, you may consider converting a standard large frame bike into a casual cruiser type. Here is a bike I built up for exactly that. Riding slow and relaxed. It's an old Schwinn 26" (66cm) HUGE Varsity. With the wide handlebars and fat tires it rides like a cruiser.


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    Check wally world for a huffy 29er or schwinn 29er....A little over 100 bucks...upgrade if you want to!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgsnawt View Post
    just a thought but have you considered a regular size frame with an extra high laid back seat post?...they are pretty commonly available, mine cost me a whole 24.00 and is solid steel construction ( I weigh ALOT and needed the extra strength even at the expense of a little extra weight to peddle around )

    I've found that by moving my seat on my cruiser up about 3 inches above normal and setting it back an extra 3 inches that a bike which I had no chance to ride at all before suddenly became very comfortable......

    Just as an fyi, I also changed the stem out for one with a 3 inch extra length and positioned my handle bars to come straight back rather than cocked at an angle so my actual sit position didn't change in the process....

    I ride exactly as I did before, but now I have enough leg room to not cramp myself and can reach the handle bars comfortably from an upright seated position...total cost was under 50.00 for the seat bar and handle bar stem....it fixed my problem although, admittedly, I'm only 6'3
    Quote Originally Posted by Needles View Post
    A Firmstrong Chief has a 21.5" frame--- that might do with a long seat post. BikeBuyers has one called a GL BC 110 with a 23" frame, for riders over 6'. I'd post pictures, but I'm at work and the servers scrub most pictures from ads. Oh, yeah, some of them have extra forward bottom brackets that let you stretch out more.
    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    You are pretty much out of luck, as beach cruisers tend to be "one size fits all". I am six foot even. I have to run my seat post VERY high and I still can't achieve proper leg extension on my cruisers.

    If you just want a simple single speed bike with a relaxed riding position to lounge around on, you may consider converting a standard large frame bike into a casual cruiser type. Here is a bike I built up for exactly that. Riding slow and relaxed. It's an old Schwinn 26" (66cm) HUGE Varsity. With the wide handlebars and fat tires it rides like a cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by juniorswv View Post
    Check wally world for a huffy 29er or schwinn 29er....A little over 100 bucks...upgrade if you want to!!
    Thanks for all the replies... What about this bike on walmart.. it has a 32" frame and 32" tires... Should this bike fit my size, i'm 6'7 220lbs.

    LINK: 32" Kent Men's Beach Cruiser Bike, Green - Walmart.com

    However, this other bike has A LOT more reviews!

    LINK: http://www.walmart.com/ip/29-Genesis-Onyx-Cruiser-Men-s-Bike-Black/16203481

    THANKS !!!
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    that double 32 looks interesting....might be a good base for hang a LBS make bombproof.....add a few hundred to it in parts and you'll still be into it for far less than most quality bikes run and it'll be something that actually fits you when its done....

    I'd talk to your LBS and get ideas for how to " upgrade " it first....odds are unless you top out above 350 it can be made to work for you.

    great find, wish I had seen it before I bought my custom cruiser which may end up being too small for me....it gets delivered today...../fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBriZzeL View Post
    Thanks for all the replies... What about this bike on walmart.. it has a 32" frame and 32" tires... Should this bike fit my size, i'm 6'7 220lbs.

    LINK: 32" Kent Men's Beach Cruiser Bike, Green - Walmart.com
    Big wheels but tiny frame = tiny riding position. Look at how SHORT the seat tube and head tube are. Unless you put a 20 inch seatpost on that thing your knees will be hitting your chin. No such thing as a 20 inch seat post. Plus it has oddball size rims and the reviews are saying it's impossible to find tires and tubes other than buying them from the bike manufacturer. That's NOT good news.



    However, this other bike has A LOT more reviews!

    LINK: 29" Genesis Onex Cruiser Men's Bike, Black - Walmart.comTHANKS !!!
    It's just a regular size cruiser with 700c wheels. The cockpit is small.

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    I'd buy a 29er frame for riders over 6" tall.

    I'd build it up a single speed and throw on Schwalbe Fat Franks.

    Unless you go custom, this is your best bet for building a single speed cruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgsnawt View Post
    that double 32 looks interesting....might be a good base for hang a LBS make bombproof.....add a few hundred to it in parts and you'll still be into it for far less than most quality bikes run and it'll be something that actually fits you when its done....

    I'd talk to your LBS and get ideas for how to " upgrade " it first....odds are unless you top out above 350 it can be made to work for you.

    great find, wish I had seen it before I bought my custom cruiser which may end up being too small for me....it gets delivered today...../fingers crossed
    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    Big wheels but tiny frame = tiny riding position. Look at how SHORT the seat tube and head tube are. Unless you put a 20 inch seatpost on that thing your knees will be hitting your chin. No such thing as a 20 inch seat post. Plus it has oddball size rims and the reviews are saying it's impossible to find tires and tubes other than buying them from the bike manufacturer. That's NOT good news.




    It's just a regular size cruiser with 700c wheels. The cockpit is small.
    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    I'd buy a 29er frame for riders over 6" tall.

    I'd build it up a single speed and throw on Schwalbe Fat Franks.

    Unless you go custom, this is your best bet for building a single speed cruiser.
    Alright, since it's going to be hard to find a single speed for my size, can you point me in the correct direction for a bike my size with multiple speeds please?? Thank you a lot for your time, i really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBriZzeL View Post
    Alright, since it's going to be hard to find a single speed for my size, can you point me in the correct direction for a bike my size with multiple speeds please?? Thank you a lot for your time, i really appreciate it!
    Is it just "the speeds" that matter? Are different frame types acceptable, or are you stuck on cruiser? There are a zillion single speed bikes out there that are available in many sizes if you go away from a cruiser.

    I suggest you go to a bike shop for a few reasons.

    1. Get fitted or at least find your size. You don't want the wrong size bike. Riding it will suck, and then it will just sit and rot.
    2. Check out all the different types
    3. Test ride a few different bikes with tall/short/skinny/fat tires
    4. Test ride a few different bikes with high/low/wide/narrow handlebars.

    Figure out what you really want and what size. Then we could help you shop for a quality bike at a fair price.

    Are you mechanical at all? Do you work on bikes?
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    i have no idea of the price, but look up dirty sixer bikes. they use 36" wheels and make bikes for tall people. most of the people they show in their gallery are pro basketball players.

    edit: I should add don't include the coker monster in that list. it uses 36: wheels but sits like a regular 26" cruiser.

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    I've seen one in my LBS.

    They're huge! Wilt Chamberlain would fit on one and so would OP.

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    Hah - Hah if you're veeery tall, here's what a dirtysixer looks like:


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    They look like the way to go.


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    If you're over 6'3" everything looks proportional and the frame and wheels feel just right for a very tall person.

    Like a basketball player!

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    Electra builds tall versions of the Cruiser 1; according to their website you can get either Black Satin or Matte Khaki. Great bikes and so well made. A little pricey, but worth it.

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    Check out the Worksman website, I believe the offer a beach cruiser that would fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    Check out the Worksman website, I believe the offer a beach cruiser that would fit.
    Will have to disagree, as much as I love my worksman, and I REALLY DO...t 6'3 I had to get n 11 inch extra high handle bar stem and a 16 inch sold steel laid back seat post to make it fit me....at even at that I have both stem and post at about max possible adjustment and if I were any taller or had any longer legs the bike just could not be made to fit me.....

    In fact even with the 11 inch handlebar stem I'm still waiting on some Wald 880 high rise handlebars to couple with the taller stem to get rid of the knee bump when turning....

    I would not honestly recommend a Worksman bike for anyone larger than 6'1 or 6'2 or with longer than a 32 inch inseam.....

    I LOVE it for what it is....but a big bike it is not...built like a tank and will last forever even carrying 350+# rider sure.....but not so great for anyone much over 6'.

    YMMV....my experiences and level of comfort may not reflect anyone else's real world situation.

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    i have to do more a-b comparing, but i picked up a walmart 32-er off craigslist over the weekend and i think it could be a (relatively) cheap answer. but also note that i've already said the coker monster isn't much of an answer for a taller rider anyway.

    compared to my monster, it's got about 2.5" more distance bettween the top of the seat tube and the top of the head tube. also, though the seat tube is shorter on the 32, it angles back more, so pulling the seat post out to equal the monster sets it even further back from the bars for more cockpit room. at some point, i'll pull both bikes out (along with a 29-er cruiser i also got cheap and a couple 26's for reference i guess) and try a little more comparing, but i think the 32 is probaly the best for a taller rider of the three.

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    finally got some pics uploaded



    you can see how the seat post gives more room the further you pull it out, plus it's a good deal lighter than the monster. i think i'm gonna keep an eye out around black friday time and see if the 7sp goes on sale, then maybe stick this one back on craigslist.



    a for fun comparision pic that could have been better i guess. the 29er i picked up for a future project and isn't set up to ride. i don't have a right sized front wheel for it and used a skinny 700 wheel/tire you can't really see. and i didn't use the girls 26 to try and exagerate the size difference. it was the easiest unmodded 26 to pull out of the garage.

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    LocoCycles have pretty huge FG Cruisers, a hybrid between a single speed fixie and beach cruiser... They're built to last and im sure would meet your purposes 10x more conveniently. FG Cruiser - Loco Fixie ? Loco Cycles

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