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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 05-24-13, 03:37 PM   #76
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As you can tell I really love my beach cruiser.
Looks pretty shiny for a beach cruiser. It doesn't look like there's any rust.
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Old 05-24-13, 07:50 PM   #77
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That's 'cause its not your typical beach cruiser.
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Just got the first parts of my schwinn phantom back from paint. still waiting on the tank and chain guard. I can't wait to see it built.

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Old 05-25-13, 09:51 PM   #79
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Old 05-27-13, 07:37 PM   #80
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Looks like the guys fishing for that PacMan ghost over on the lower left side!
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Old 05-29-13, 01:18 AM   #81
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Wink Unidentified ladies vintage cruiser

I am not sure what year make or model this is. The logo is beaten and the only clue is the unique frame design and firestone chain guard.


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I just started to restore a 1959 Schwinn Hollywood. Hoping it won't take too long to finish. Will post pics of completed bike.
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Here's my Raleigh Retroglide NX Seven. I haven't been able to determine the year. It has a 7 speed Nexus hub and it was a CL find for under a hundred. It's a good ride for the 5 min. commute to work. It's not that I'm covering 5 miles in 5 minutes on it, though.
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Here's my Raleigh Retroglide NX Seven. I haven't been able to determine the year. It has a 7 speed Nexus hub and it was a CL find for under a hundred. It's a good ride for the 5 min. commute to work. It's not that I'm covering 5 miles in 5 minutes on it, though.
i have that same bike, or close. it's a retroglide, but has a 7sp derailleur instead. cut and stretched like i like 'em, hopefully on it's way to being sort of a mutant stretch cruiser/cargo bike

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Haha! Finally! someone that understands me! Heres my main cruiser!
Sorry but this bike does not follow a classic cruiser design so it can't be a true cruiser.

However, this bike is a very nice, very modern mountain bike design.
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I posted a pic of my Schwinn cruiser at the beginning of the thread, but that was before she was decked out with a basket, rearview mirror, cyclocomputer, and of course, pink skull bell!
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My wife's Electra Amsterdam 3i....the most comfortable bike I've ridden!

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The Worksman cruiser. It now has baskets front and rear instead of the rack, and has different handlebars.

I no longer have this bike- stolen up in Denton. It was a Schwinn Heavy Duty, made in Taiwan, used in chemical plants. I bought it down in the Houston area for $60, re-trued the non-original wheels enough that it was rideable, and otherwise left it alone. It had lots of character, in a chemical-plant way.
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However, this bike is a very nice, very modern mountain bike design.
Uhhhhh, says you! BTW the bikes 15 years old and that makes it not to modern. Thanks for the kind words though!
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The Worksman cruiser. It now has baskets front and rear instead of the rack, and has different handlebars.

I no longer have this bike- stolen up in Denton. It was a Schwinn Heavy Duty, made in Taiwan, used in chemical plants. I bought it down in the Houston area for $60, re-trued the non-original wheels enough that it was rideable, and otherwise left it alone. It had lots of character, in a chemical-plant way.
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Ok, one more and I'll stop...I swear.

I couldn't stand the stock bars on my Sanctuary...ended up going back with Ape Hangers, only this time, no front brake.

I think I'm done tinkering with it for now...and yes, I know my chain is slack.

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This is a murray that I restored for my brother, new paint, chain , tires and tubes, and rust removed from everything else. Before and After pics
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Wow, talk about breathing new life into an old bike! You really did a great job on this one!
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This is a murray that I restored for my brother, new paint, chain , tires and tubes, and rust removed from everything else. Before and After pics
One of the hardest things about a restore is finding the original factory decals.
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