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    I need a good beach cruiser for my mom

    My mom saw ive been losing weight riding and has decided she would like to ride as well but she has to get a cruiser because if shes not comfortable she wont ride. So can anyone recommend a good cruiser or other comfort bike that could comfortably sit a larger women with a very big butt. She hates the tiny bike seats that I use and often compares it to being violated. My budget is 500.

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    Hello,
    I have a few suggestions for your mom. Check out Sun Bicycles "Revolutions" model or their regular "Atlas" model. Sun makes
    great cruisers. I own the "Atlas" and it's the smoothest ride ever. Also, if your somewhat mechanical, check out the Chubbys Cruisers
    website for the Firmstrong "Urban". It comes 80% assembled, but you have to finish the basic assembly. I have an Urban also.
    Not as high end as the Sun Atlas, but close to the revolutions. Sun cruisers are available through any bike shop. Also, don't
    get multiple speeds, unless absolutely necessary. There is less maintenance with single speed.

    Hope this helps,
    Captain Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Rich View Post
    Also, don't get multiple speeds, unless absolutely necessary. There is less maintenance with single speed.
    I disagree with this, unless you think your mom needs to keep it really simple and/or you live in an area that is completely flat. If she's already familiar and comfortable with gear shifting, then a geared bike will very likely make it easier to get her bodacious heinie up what ever hills she may encounter, making the riding more enjoyable and therefore making it more likely she sticks with it. And in three years, she'll be in team kit lycra, leading 20mph pacelines on a 15-lb carbon Madone.

    But seriously, all she needs right now is a bike in her size, with a really wide, cushy saddle. There's no way you need to spend more than a couple hundred bucks. Craigslist is absolutely crawling with decent cheap MTBs, cruisers and adult-style comfort bikes and whatnot.
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    http://www.sunbicycles.com/product_d...CB&cl1=CRUISER
    Sun Bicycles has brought Fat Bike Wheels to the beach cruiser world..
    you can Ride them On the beach, not just the paved Prominade along it.
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    Electra in my opinion make the best cruisers and they have the largest line of lady's out there. http://www.electrabike.com/Bikes/verse-bikes-electra
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    I Have forgot to mention that my mom is 230lbs and she has lost 20 pounds since january, so anybike she gets she wants to be strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.grey View Post
    I Have forgot to mention that my mom is 230lbs and she has lost 20 pounds since january, so anybike she gets she wants to be strong
    I think most bikes would be able to handle a 230 pound rider just fine. A lot of weight on the bike might put a little strain on the spokes of the rear wheel, so they'll need to be adjusted more often (maybe--I'm not a bike mechanic, this is just my reasoning). Not a big deal though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.grey View Post
    I Have forgot to mention that my mom is 230lbs and she has lost 20 pounds since january, so anybike she gets she wants to be strong
    No worries, everyone I've seen have been well build. 24" to 26" 36 hole wide wheels. If anything they are as a rule over built. I don't know where you are at but here in the NW there are a a lot of lady's cruisers on Craigslist. Like new selling at $125 to $300 for a bike that sold new for $600 and only a year or two old.
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    Just about every company that sells beach cruisers also sell rental duty versions that come with 12g ss spoke wheels & alloy parts instead of steel ( 3 piece cranks, seat post & stems ), the Jamis Taxi, Fuji Cape May & Sun, who makes two versions, the Boardwalk Type R & the Drifter Type R which also have aluminum frames. These are all tough bikes that are built well.

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    My wife rides 2 different vintage Schwinn cruisers,,when asked if she wanted a more modern bike with gears she answered NO.

    You can find bikes like these for 2 hundred or less. I bought the 1952 green one for 20 bucks and the 1959 blue one for forty.
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    My wife's friend was pushing 300# and bought an Electra Townie. They rode together on the local rail to trail MUP and the wife liked her friend's bike so much we bought her one! tom

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