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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 09-12-13, 06:58 PM   #151
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A new Wald fender just wouldn't be right for this 60's Roadmaster. I'll find an appropriate dented, rusty thing at a swap meet someday - maybe for a buck or two.
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Old 09-13-13, 07:46 AM   #152
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My cruiser built up off a Centurion Sport DLX frame.

Love the clean look!

I just received a Wald low-rise cruiser bar and those Oury grips in the mail a few days ago; I'm hoping to build a cheap Takara Kabuto up to something similar (after a fork swap + a few other mods).

Well-done!
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Old 09-18-13, 06:41 AM   #153
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Old 09-18-13, 04:08 PM   #154
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Beautifull bike. Very clean !!!!
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Old 09-18-13, 11:26 PM   #155
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^^^ straight out of the box!
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Old 09-18-13, 11:36 PM   #156
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This is how she stands at the moment, but i want to change her into this, only because they only sell the 20" ones where i am, and im 6'4


This is how i hope she'll turn out
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Old 09-29-13, 01:38 PM   #157
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I like that. The mustache bars are a nice touch. What's the frame?
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Old 09-29-13, 01:49 PM   #159
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^from beachbikes.com. inexpensive complete bike, I changed out the bars, stem, tires, pedals, seatpost & saddle.
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Old 09-29-13, 03:09 PM   #160
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Sharp looking cruiser !!!!!!!
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Old 09-29-13, 07:18 PM   #161
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Love those tires!
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Old 09-30-13, 01:00 PM   #162
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A new Wald fender just wouldn't be right for this 60's Roadmaster. I'll find an appropriate dented, rusty thing at a swap meet someday - maybe for a buck or two.
Nonsense. New Wald fenders can/do become dented and rusty in rather short order.
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Old 09-30-13, 05:59 PM   #164
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True, but not for a buck or two. But wait! I found one last week at a swap meet. $3.00. Dented. A little rust. Peaked, but, d'oh, it was the rear not the front. The search continues...
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Old 10-06-13, 11:53 AM   #165
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Build is done: Trek Calypso into Beach Bruiser
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Build is done: Trek Calypso into Beach Bruiser
Gorgeous! I'd ride the hell out of that bike!
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Old 10-13-13, 08:40 AM   #167
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Here's a 1930s Elgin I've been using as a "test vehicle" for wheels I've built.
This set is 28h Ritchey mtb rims, wheelsmith db spokes, alloy nipples, cartridge bearing front, sachs automatic 2-speed rear, continental town & country tires.
Just took it for a spin; it really, really goes!

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Old 11-03-13, 04:41 PM   #168
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Well, no takers in its moutain bike form so I decided to put it together stock since I already painted everything. Pinstriping and new shifter and gears added. She's done and hope to find her a new home now. Not enough room in the garage!

And a before shot
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My latest. All I had to do was add the new saddle, (pictured) new bars and grips, (pictured) a new upper bearing race, a new/smaller chrome bell, and a good cleaning! Not that it was all that dirty, just wanted to kill some surface rust while keeping it looking rustic!


















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Well, no takers in its moutain bike form so I decided to put it together stock since I already painted everything. Pinstriping and new shifter and gears added. She's done and hope to find her a new home now. Not enough room in the garage!

And a before shot
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Old 11-11-13, 06:33 PM   #171
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the bike looks real nice,,, hows that saddle working out ? BTW are you outside of the penitentury???
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Old 11-23-13, 06:29 PM   #172
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new guy here,heres a few pics.

black bike is a 1948 Raleigh.picked that one up for free,not sure what to do with that one yet.other pics is of a c'list find for 15$,according to the serial #,its a 1953 murray,looking at the headbadge,im not so sure,looks newer.im thinking early 70's,late 60's.anyways,was a mish mash of parts when I got it as you can see by the pics.wrong seat,bars,neck,sprocket,rims.I added the correct murray parts back to it.since pics were taken,added the proper chrome fenders,& a chrome chain guard.rides beautifully
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Trek Calypso: I decided to put it together stock since I already painted everything.She's done and hope to find her a new home now. Not enough room in the garage!
I wish you were closer. I like the Calypso, they go for around $200 or less in my area (a few hundred miles north of you).
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Old 12-12-13, 06:30 PM   #174
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Just got my cruiser today. Its a firmstrong urban shimano. I took all the stickers off of it.

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the bike looks real nice,,, hows that saddle working out ? BTW are you outside of the penitentury???
Ha, all it needs are bolt cutters and a ladder...
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