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Beach Cruisers Do you love balloon tires and fenders? Do you love riding the simplicity of a single gear and coaster brakes or a single gear cluster? Do you love the classic curves in the tubing of a cruiser that takes you back to the 1950's and 1960's, stylistically? Here's your home! Welcome to the Beach Cruisers and Cruisers forum!

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Old 05-11-14, 03:31 PM   #251
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Newbie here

Got 2 Sun cruisers... I think i like riding them more than my Trek Xcal7
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Old 05-12-14, 02:53 PM   #252
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Finally took a pic with my rack installed.
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Old 05-12-14, 03:13 PM   #253
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Looks nice. What state do you live in? I ask because that looks like it might be from Fl Keys area
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Old 05-12-14, 03:33 PM   #254
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Looks nice. What state do you live in? I ask because that looks like it might be from Fl Keys area
Ohio, I wish it was the FL keys.
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Old 05-13-14, 06:07 AM   #255
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Love that bike! I had to replace that seat because of that rise in the back.
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Old 05-13-14, 06:09 AM   #256
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Finally took a pic with my rack installed.
Love that bike! I had to replace that seat because of that rise in the back.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:32 AM   #257
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Love that bike! I had to replace that seat because of that rise in the back.
Yeah its really nice. Did you replace the seat because of lower back pain? I ask because ive been getting that on long rides lately.
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Old 05-13-14, 08:07 AM   #258
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Love that bike! I had to replace that seat because of that rise in the back.
Yeah its really nice. Did you replace the seat because of lower back pain? I ask because ive been getting that on long rides lately.
I had back pain in general mostly upper back but no longer an issue with this sit up ride. That hump on the back of the saddle just felt odd regardless how I adjusted it.
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Old 05-13-14, 01:55 PM   #259
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Got 2 Sun cruisers... I think i like riding them more than my Trek Xcal7
Are these the same pedal style "crank forward"as Electra Townie/Cruiser?
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Old 05-13-14, 02:01 PM   #260
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I honestly don't know. Used to be a big mountain bike guy but these cruisers are new to me.
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Old 05-13-14, 02:40 PM   #261
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Are these the same pedal style "crank forward"as Electra Townie/Cruiser?
No, you can tell by looking at the bottom bracket on both bikes to compare. The Electra/Townies have their BB moved forward about 2-3". Top one looks like it has a laid back seat post though.
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Old 05-13-14, 06:33 PM   #262
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I honestly don't know. Used to be a big mountain bike guy but these cruisers are new to me.
Looks like no just curious I'm looking to add another cruiser and I'd like a red one.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:19 PM   #263
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Looks like no just curious I'm looking to add another cruiser and I'd like a red one.
same boat here... looking to add another cruiser, but my search is a little harder..... trying to find a much older cruiser (preferrably from the 30s/40s, maybe 50s) in rough shape to restore and ride
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Old 05-13-14, 07:50 PM   #264
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Show me your cruiser.

I have an old mountain bike I may just do a bmx style cruiser.
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Old 05-29-14, 12:54 PM   #265
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Since its the first right place i've found on the web to gather info - its time to show my bike.
Absolutely in love with my brand new Drag Boulevard 2014. Anyway - it's the only factory classic looking cruiser available in my country and the support is easy and fast - i hope I am a newbie and really count on it - dont even want to remove the fenders.




SPECIFICATION


FRAMESET
Sizes - M-17"
Frame - Beach Cruiser Boulevard Alloy
Fork - HI-TEN Steel Rigid


WHEELS
Wheels - Handbuilt Double Wall
Tires - Kenda 26x2.125
Front hub - Alloy Nut Type
Rear hub - Shimano Nexus SL-3S


DRIVETRAIN
Shifters - Shimano Nexus SL-3S35 Inter 3
Cassette - 18T Sprocket


COMPONENTS
Saddle - Comfort Double Spring
Brakes - V-brake


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Complete weight - 13,8kg
Colour - black

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Old 05-30-14, 09:13 AM   #266
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Old 05-30-14, 10:29 PM   #267
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My favorite bike. I should have left it alone....



It eventually turned into this....Been parted out now.

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Old 06-02-14, 11:08 AM   #268
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Old 06-05-14, 07:44 AM   #269
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Old 06-05-14, 10:00 AM   #270
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My easy riding, smooth Lagoon1. Also have a 1980 Schwinn Cruiser 5 speed I have had since new that was used for my paper route.
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Old 06-06-14, 08:21 AM   #271
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Old 06-07-14, 01:30 PM   #272
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Old 06-07-14, 11:35 PM   #273
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new here and first post. been looking to build a box.
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Old 06-08-14, 07:13 AM   #274
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Old 06-10-14, 04:41 PM   #275
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Thought I would add my wife's 1962 Schwinn that I put together for her. 5 minutes of riding and got compliments from some local bicycle club members.
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