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    Senior Member LuMax's Avatar
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    New Belgium Fat Tire Ale cruiser customized

    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?



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    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.
    Pronounced "Murkle"

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    Senior Member LuMax's Avatar
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    Thank you for the comments (even though I have no idea what you meant).

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    New Belgium bike= Good. Ride bike slow on nice day.

    Fat Tire bike= Not so good.
    Pronounced "Murkle"

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    Senior Member LuMax's Avatar
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    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).

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    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

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    Senior Member LuMax's Avatar
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    Yep, cruisers = smiles

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    So you're the lowlife scum who stole the Beaver's bike ?

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    Where do the Keg and Tap, on that thing go?

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    Such a cool look!

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    I like it! and i'll be picking my fat tire beach cruiser tomorrow.. spider AT.

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    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.
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    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!
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    Ah yes. i have several bikes on display. Makes me happy when i look at them.

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    Just saw this. Nice work.
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    Diggin' the white wall tires ... well done
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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    Never saw that model before but it sure looks FAMILIAR...

    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
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    In my opinion they both are superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Never saw that model before but it sure looks FAMILIAR...
    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
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    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
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    Nice bike but it doesn't look "just like" the one in the advertisement. Your bike is made to look like a Schwinn Phantom, the one in the advertisement seems to be a J.C. Higgins, completely different front light, fork and frame. Still a nice bike.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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