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Old 06-09-13, 08:17 PM   #1
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What qualifies a bike as a beach cruiser

I think I have a pretty good idea of what a beach cruiser is, but with the countless variations of bicycles out there, what actually qualifies a bike as a cruiser?

Here is what I think I know so far (feel free to correct or add):

- upright riding position
- fat tires (whitewalls preferred)
- single speed or IGH ???
- fenders and chain guard a plus

So, what am I missing? Does any bike with an upright position and fat tires qualify?
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I think I have a pretty good idea of what a beach cruiser is, but with the countless variations of bicycles out there, what actually qualifies a bike as a cruiser?

Here is what I think I know so far (feel free to correct or add):

- upright riding position
- fat tires (whitewalls preferred)
- single speed or IGH ???
- fenders and chain guard a plus

So, what am I missing? Does any bike with an upright position and fat tires qualify?
For this discussion the "what is" is best answered by Tom Stormcrows post at the first of the forum.

Tom tells all what shall be considered a "Beach Cruiser" here on BF.
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