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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 08-19-14, 03:30 PM   #326
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1955 Schwinn Tiger
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Old 08-25-14, 07:25 AM   #327
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My son's and now my grandson's 25+ year old ride before the repaint. New seat, grips and training wheels on order. Going flat black.

12.5" tires are a tough install.
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Old 08-28-14, 05:44 PM   #328
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well since everybody is posting multispeed cruisers well here is mine. When I am not riding the green cruiser I am on my white cruiser lol
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Old 09-06-14, 02:17 PM   #329
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There seems to be a little bit of latitude as to what a cruiser is based on the bikes posted here, so I'll add mine. It's a 1987'ish Ross Mt. Hood with roller cams front and rear (chainstay mounted). The original bars were replaced with some nice wide risers on a slingshot stem. Added a Brooks Flyer, some cruiser grips, and wide slicks. I don't know if it'll help my cause to mention that the stem quill is 21.1mm. Hope it passes muster.

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Old 09-06-14, 05:28 PM   #330
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Great looking ride likebike23. I would cruise that.
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Old 09-07-14, 07:44 PM   #331
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Here's my 'new' cruiser. Its based on a Nashbar Touring frame and fork, uses 700C wheels with 35mm tires (I could go bigger, but the 35's were on sale for $9/ea over labor day weekend). I was building this up as a heavy duty workout road bike, but a few things in life changed and I decided this is going to be my cruiser. With the bigger wheels and gears it can roll along pretty quickly (and yeah, I need a longer chain).

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Old 09-08-14, 01:47 PM   #332
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I like it! I changed up a 90s era mountain bike in very much this same vein:

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Old 09-08-14, 01:57 PM   #333
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Might as well add this one, since I put my other former mountain bike on here: Late 80s Univega



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Old 09-08-14, 04:20 PM   #334
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There seems to be a little bit of latitude as to what a cruiser is based on the bikes posted here, so I'll add mine. It's a 1987'ish Ross Mt. Hood with roller cams front and rear (chainstay mounted). The original bars were replaced with some nice wide risers on a slingshot stem. Added a Brooks Flyer, some cruiser grips, and wide slicks. I don't know if it'll help my cause to mention that the stem quill is 21.1mm. Hope it passes muster.

Nice chrome frame and seat. I'm liking these mountain bike conversions.

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Old 09-12-14, 06:34 AM   #335
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Thanks Greg C and Lastplace29er for the kind words. Lots of cool cruisers here.
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Old 09-13-14, 08:27 AM   #336
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Just a personal observation, but these mountain bike conversions need nice wide cruiser bike handlebars to make them true lazy-day cruisers.
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Old 09-17-14, 09:36 PM   #337
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Trash to Treasure

I found a 1983 Huffy Good Vibrations in the trash. Had never owned a cruiser (even though I live at the beach) but had a lot of fun bringing it back from the dead. Now I ride it as much as my "real" bike.
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Old 09-18-14, 05:34 AM   #338
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Nice work elwoodwins77. Looks like a great bike for the beach.
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Old 09-18-14, 02:43 PM   #339
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thanks. I fixed up the wire saddlebags that were abandoned with it and put those back on. now it rides the beach in style and I have a place to mount the boombox
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Old 10-03-14, 09:35 PM   #340
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Old 10-05-14, 02:54 PM   #341
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That's a really nice bike! A cruiser I wouldn't mind riding around. It's not that I don't like them, but I'm not sure I could pull them off
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Old 10-05-14, 09:10 PM   #342
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Old 10-06-14, 08:46 AM   #343
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That's a really nice bike! A cruiser I wouldn't mind riding around. It's not that I don't like them, but I'm not sure I could pull them off

If you are referring to my bike, then thanks! I like the bike with flatbars. I often have a large wire basket attached to the rack for carrying things. It's a really great bike for bashing around the city. I just moved to a more northern city so winter will actually happen here and I may mount up some studded tires and make this my winter ice and slush bike.
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Old 10-06-14, 02:26 PM   #344
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3 of our cruisers out doing what they do. I love riding with my kids around our town.



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Old 10-08-14, 05:42 PM   #345
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Here is my Electra Cruiser 1. I ditched the bull horns in favor of a set of 5" risers, replaced the seat with a Serfas Hybrid model, got rid of the knobbies and put a 16 tooth rear sprocket on it so I wouldn't pedal out.
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An updated version of my Electra Cruiser 1.
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Old 10-17-14, 10:26 AM   #347
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My first cruiser build, I'm sure there will be more.
Huffy frame with flat black Plasti-Dip
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32" Ape Hanger handlebars
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Flat Pedals for easy riding in flip-flops or barefoot
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Old 10-25-14, 07:21 AM   #349
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well since everybody is posting multispeed cruisers well here is mine. When I am not riding the green cruiser I am on my white cruiser lol
Is that a recycled recumbent build?
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Old 10-26-14, 07:24 PM   #350
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Yes it is it is a tour easy clone made from the plans that company put out a few years ago. I would not be afraid to take it across the country or around the world but if I was taking it around the world I would have better componets put on it I just used parts off my old mtn bike to build it. I would like to put a 9 spd cassette on it instead of the 7 spd on it now. Right now I got a shimano 505 rear derailer and a shimano tourney front derailer Two sun friction shifters. and nashbar 26x1.50 on the rear and a kenda 20 x1.95 on the front.
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