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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 11-22-16, 11:17 AM   #651
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I saw some of your bikes, very nice stuff
This is so cool!
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Old 11-23-16, 12:17 AM   #652
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This is so cool!
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Ironically that one is still on my wish list
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Old 01-10-17, 01:36 PM   #653
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One of the few in my stable.
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Old 01-10-17, 11:50 PM   #654
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Old 01-11-17, 10:17 AM   #655
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one for my nephew








my sister died back in the fall, and a few weeks later when I had my head on closer to right I decided to build her son a bike for Christmas.


also used a frame jig idea that worked pretty well, so I think my next cruiser project will be the coker monster. been holding off on it even though I found two. still want to lower my chances of messing it up.
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Old 01-11-17, 09:16 PM   #656
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One of the few in my stable.
just curious to where this is. I was trying to guess for fun. Shelby park? Cherokee triangle?
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Old 01-12-17, 06:47 AM   #657
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just curious to where this is. I was trying to guess for fun. Shelby park? Cherokee triangle?
Both good guesses but it's Tyler Park... just outside the tennis courts and facing Tyler Park Dr.
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Old 01-25-17, 10:23 PM   #658
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Nice bike! 8-)
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stretched out one of my coker monsters





came out pretty good ergnomicly, feels like my 26" stretches. unpainted and some details still need to be worked out (not happy with the fork) for now it's done. I need to get a 36" rear wheel built with gears before I can finish (like cable guide decisions, rear brake options and whatnot), and I don't know when that'll be.
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Old 02-27-17, 04:22 PM   #660
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Here is my Schwinn cruiser. Rear fender missing at the moment since, while the paint is great, the chrome is rusting out and I'm sanding and painting the fender braces black. I used a wire brush on a Dremel on the bars but they may get the same black paint treatment too.


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Old 03-08-17, 01:50 PM   #661
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I've been looking at the Kent LaJolla (LaHOYa) at Wallyworld.
Pros: fairly decent aluminum frame, nice welds, fairly high bottom bracket, good steering geometry, European bottom bracket, KT coaster brake hub.
Cons: crap headset, crappy bottom bracket bearings and cups, crappy steel front hub, steel cranks.

This I can work with. I'd probably ride it as is and then eventually throw a fixie crank and bottom bracket into it.
Then I would probably upgrade the front hub to something sealed bearing. I've got a White Industries front hub that would work. Upgrade the seatpost when the right size came up on the List of Craig, maybe seat too.
Headset would be a mail order item.
Eventually I'd change the bars and neck. Craigslist item.
So pretty much another hundred dollars or so to make it decent.
I had one and the stock crankset self-destructed on it within a year or so of very mild usage around a campground. The seat went as well - so yeah, plan on making upgrades. Other than that, it was a nice light ride and plenty of fun. Bought a step-through frame version for my wife and hers is still going strong - of course it saw about 1/5 the use mine did.
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Old 03-08-17, 07:11 PM   #662
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Here's me talking to my friend Stu while holding my Wallyworld "Panama Jack" cruiser. This bike spends all of its time at our permanent campsite and I use it for playing around, for taking the trash to the dumpster, and for scooting off to the public bathrooms when my camper's full of grandkids.

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1995 Schwinn Classic Cruiser. Its been my primary mode of transportation for about a week and will likely be for several months.
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