Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-12-13, 10:49 PM   #176
surreal
Senior Member
 
surreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 3,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Judging by the view of the wretched Tacony-Palmyra Bridge in the background of the first pic, I'm wager that ilikebikes is in NE Phila, which is kinda like a gigantic, outdoors penitentiary in and of itself. Barbed wire is ubiquitous, in those parts.
surreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-13, 10:30 AM   #177
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Its the old Armory on State road. I don't know why surreal is making it out to be a dump. BTW, New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any one state in the nation. Now that's what I call a dump.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

Last edited by ilikebikes; 12-13-13 at 01:52 PM.
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-13, 02:13 PM   #178
surreal
Senior Member
 
surreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 3,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not a dump; a gigantic outdoor penitentiary. there's a distinction there..... I actually kinda like the NE, except that Roosevelt Blvd is the worst thing ever.

As for the Tac-Pal Bridge: I have no love for that thing. Been caught on the wrong side of the drawbridge too many times....But it's a tempting route, due to lower tolls....

I also wouldn't want to invite any NJ/Phila comparisons, b/c
#1- NJ, despite some charming aspects, is a fairly gross/crowded/unpleasant place (certainly, one might argue that it's a "dump", but I prefer to think of it as a collection of small, conjoined dumps...)
#2- Phila is the Capitol of South Jersey, anyway.
surreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-13, 10:14 PM   #179
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
A Jersey driver complaining about the Roosevelt BLVD!
"Go back to Joysey you moron!" -Scrooged!
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-13, 12:12 AM   #180
surreal
Senior Member
 
surreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 3,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do you know ANYone, ANYwhere, with a stomach for the Blvd? Driving it is one thing; I can't imagine it's fun to ride on/near, plus it is a contender for the Most Pedestrian Fatalities per Mile "award". I've driven on it many times, and somehow never had an accident. But, it's a white knuckle ride, even for those of us who drive it routinely...
surreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-13, 01:34 AM   #181
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Its pretty bad. Ive been driving on the BLVD since I I started driving, and I still hate it!
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-13, 05:33 PM   #182
trafficdancer
Member
 
trafficdancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock 29er (seriously modded), Surly Crosscheck, Surly Pugsley, GT Glide Deluxe, Phat Cycles tandem, Raleigh Chopper, plus a few other oddities
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Here's my GT Glide Deluxe....it's a 2000 model (it was candy purple when new). Pee Wee Herman, eat your heart out!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg clean bike.jpg (103.6 KB, 197 views)
trafficdancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-13, 05:34 PM   #183
trafficdancer
Member
 
trafficdancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock 29er (seriously modded), Surly Crosscheck, Surly Pugsley, GT Glide Deluxe, Phat Cycles tandem, Raleigh Chopper, plus a few other oddities
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Here's a detail of the head badge.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg new head badge.jpg (37.0 KB, 126 views)
trafficdancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-13, 01:44 PM   #184
BikeCultureGuy
Ride More. Feel Better.
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My cruiser/commuter/utility bike:

Attached Images
File Type: jpg my-bike.jpg (100.0 KB, 144 views)
BikeCultureGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-13, 07:09 AM   #185
dezzie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Bikes: Xootr swift, Moulton Speed, Moulton Major.
Posts: 324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
My electra rally sport
Attached Images
File Type: jpg rallysport3.jpg (99.7 KB, 114 views)
dezzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-13, 04:55 AM   #186
Rollfast
What happened?
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Around here somewhere
Bikes:
Posts: 3,730
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 217 Post(s)
Not bad! The seat is high enough too which I've been telling the folks in the RatFink/Electra thread needed to be done. One question though.

Will a motorcycle gas tank really fit in there and what about a 70-125cc? THAT one doesn't seem likely.

And welcome to Bike Forums!
__________________
It is finally snowing, now the cat's food freezes.
Rollfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-13, 05:15 AM   #187
yodatic
Senior Member
 
yodatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: N/W Florida--Pace
Bikes: N+1=20013 Green mongoose Beast, '74 Raleigh International, '58 Raleigh Dawn Tourist, Univega Alpine Sport, Univega Ladies MTB- Wife's, Townie 7D -Wife's, and a pile-o-spare British 'junque'
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Got it December 24'th, disassembled,greased, adjusted, wiped tools off! Rode it Christmas Day ! tom
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Tom&bike.jpg (49.3 KB, 179 views)
yodatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-13, 07:20 PM   #188
diddlydoo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Last edited by diddlydoo; 12-27-13 at 07:29 PM.
diddlydoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-13, 10:21 PM   #189
konasun
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 1987 Murray Monterey. I like the larger, stretched frame. I plan to get a new seat and somehow have a custom seat post made. I bent this one.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg phpFUvec8PM.jpg (38.0 KB, 121 views)
konasun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-14, 10:49 AM   #190
thenomad
Riding like its 1990
 
thenomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: IE, SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 3,774
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Finished my restoration.
Lightweight, geared Trek Calypso. New paint, pinstriping and shifter.



http://ridesgoneby.blogspot.com TREK CRUISER

Last edited by thenomad; 01-05-14 at 09:52 AM.
thenomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-14, 01:00 PM   #191
jaicorra69
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is my Beach babe!

Trek Rail One single speed.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20140101_133432.jpg (95.6 KB, 74 views)
jaicorra69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-14, 04:22 AM   #192
jayblizz
Junior Member
 
jayblizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My Genesis Onyx 29er and Genesis Super 32 inch

Added a 56T chainring
175mm crank arms
Huffy mountain bike stem and handlebars
welded a16T freewheel from a BMX bike to coaster brake assembly
Huffy mountain bike seat
front brake from Huffy mountain bike
additional chainlinks from BMX bike,Also,runs great in the Snow!!!
Sugino pedals w/toe clips from an old fuji racing ten-speed






Genesis Super 32 inch
Added a 65T chainring,a BMX rear 48 hole freewheel hub, a 5 speed suntour freewheel, a shimano SIS derailleur with a 5 speed thumb
shifter


before multi-gear conversion:
jayblizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-14, 08:40 AM   #193
Italiansteel
Junior Member
 
Italiansteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Bikes: 1945 ScwhinnDX, 1950s Lazzeretti 1969 Kessel Eddy Merckx 1970 Atala road 1971 Batavus Mixte 1972 Torpado 1991 Bianchi Meta mtb 2005Feltsr71 2013Dynamic tempo
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1945 or 6 Scwhinn DX
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2012-12-21 16.50.47.jpg (99.1 KB, 636 views)
Italiansteel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-14, 11:34 PM   #194
Rollfast
What happened?
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Around here somewhere
Bikes:
Posts: 3,730
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 217 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italiansteel View Post
1945 or 6 Scwhinn DX
Welcome, Welcome to Bike Forums! She's a Beaut!
__________________
It is finally snowing, now the cat's food freezes.
Rollfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-14, 01:35 PM   #195
SquidPuppet
Calamari Marionette Ph.D
 
SquidPuppet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Coeur d' Alene
Bikes: Gas Pipe Nerdcycles
Posts: 4,618
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 571 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italiansteel View Post
1945 or 6 Scwhinn DX
I want!
SquidPuppet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-14, 01:58 PM   #196
Philphine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 480
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
i want one of those genesis 32's. i wanted to end up with both it and the mongoose beast, and the beast went on sale over thanksgiving so i got it first. now they make that geared genesis ultra for about $30 more than the single speed, so that's what i what i plan to try and get.
Philphine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-14, 10:02 PM   #197
AMF_Wick
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Bikes: AMF scorcher, 55 J.C. Higgins
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would love to show you guys my custom 1955 J.C. Higgins, but it wont let me upload the pics
AMF_Wick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-14, 11:55 PM   #198
Shp4man
Senior Member
 
Shp4man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego
Bikes: 1988 Peugeot PY-10P Frankenbike, 1994 Diamond Back Response Elite MTB. 1964 Schwinn Typhoon. 1977 Peugeot PRN10E, 2003 Performance M-201 MTB dirt rider. 1974 Bridgestone Sprinter, 2015 Scott Sub 10 Citybike.
Posts: 974
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Just brought this home today. I just sort of messed around with it today and checked out parts sources.
Shp4man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-14, 10:38 AM   #199
georgek54
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dunedin Florida
Bikes: 80's Eddy Merckx, Scott Addict, Felt tri-bike (all custom parts) Rocky Mountain Team Only Pro mountain bike, Kulana Cruiser
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2014 1042.jpg (33.4 KB, 104 views)
georgek54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-14, 11:09 AM   #200
curbtender
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Bikes: Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina
Posts: 3,996
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...post-a-picture

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMF_Wick View Post
I would love to show you guys my custom 1955 J.C. Higgins, but it wont let me upload the pics
curbtender is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:51 AM.