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RNAV 06-16-14 07:01 PM

Need help finding british racing green beach cruiser for wife!
 
Like the title says, I'm trying to find a british racing green beach cruiser for my wife. She likes the BRG w/ tan leather scheme, and prefers the big swooping handlebars. Sorry, I'm a roadie and have NO experience with cruisers whatsoever. Thanks in advance.

Edited to add: wife also says she'd like a deep purple.

Nightshade 06-17-14 10:45 AM

Since British racing green is seldom found on cruisers ,IMO, the best choice is find a cruiser that your wife REALLY likes then paint it racing green.

Painting a bike is easy with a bit of patients.........

Philphine 06-17-14 11:28 AM

i think I've seen purple ones, but I wasn't focused on it to remember where now.

SquidPuppet 06-17-14 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Nightshade (Post 16858494)
Since British racing green is seldom found on cruisers ,IMO, the best choice is find a cruiser that your wife REALLY likes then paint it racing green.

Painting a bike is easy with a bit of patients.........

Agree. In 54 years of cruiser addiction I have never seen a BRG bike. Sounds awesome though, especially with a honey Brooks saddle. Easy to solve. Find a (modern new) cruiser that she digs and have it painted or powdercoated. Modern cruiseres can be had CHEAP too. Powdering would be relatively inexpensive and the shop will do the prep work and masking on the frame and fork and you'll end up with excellent, shiney, durable results.

Does she care if it is a modern bike, or is she after something classic/vintage?

Disassembly and reassembly of a cruiser is brianless easy compared to your road bike too.

Philphine 06-17-14 06:18 PM

if the color is really important, and it doesn't have to specificly be a beach cruiser style, then maybe a middleweight. i think that's what it's called. the ones that usually have like 26x1 3/8" tires? like the english 3 speed style? i think i've seen them in fairly deep shades of green. the seating position would be about the same, and if she's not actually riding on a beach, the skinnier high pressure tires might make for a better ride.

Mrs RNAV 06-18-14 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Philphine (Post 16859879)
if the color is really important, and it doesn't have to specificly be a beach cruiser style, then maybe a middleweight. i think that's what it's called. the ones that usually have like 26x1 3/8" tires? like the english 3 speed style? i think i've seen them in fairly deep shades of green. the seating position would be about the same, and if she's not actually riding on a beach, the skinnier high pressure tires might make for a better ride.

Wife here - Thank you for the suggestion of an English 3-speed! I am indeed after a classic looking bike but I don't want it to look like a puff of cotton candy! Why do manufacturers think WSD bikes need to be some version of pastel? I digress. Your suggestion led me down a lovely rabbit hole wherein which I discovered Pashley, Skeppshult, Bobbin, Linus, and Breezer - all of which manage to make a bike for women in a color that doesn't scream "I'm a princess!" Given my budget, bike requirements, and available color choices, I think a Breezer Uptown 5 LS may be coming home with me soon. It's not BRG but it's a lovely shade of plum which was my very close second choice: Breezer Bikes - Uptown 5 - LS - Bike Overview

Thank you again for everyone's help!!

BeginnerCycling 06-20-14 07:15 AM

I think the Breezer Uptown is a great choice -- I have an Uptown 8 and love it. Just be sure to test ride the bike to be sure about size, as some of their frames tend to run a bit smaller than their size marking (S, M, L, XL) might suggest.

Mrs RNAV 06-20-14 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by BeginnerCycling (Post 16867191)
I think the Breezer Uptown is a great choice -- I have an Uptown 8 and love it. Just be sure to test ride the bike to be sure about size, as some of their frames tend to run a bit smaller than their size marking (S, M, L, XL) might suggest.

Thank you for the tip! Just went on your site and realized your review on the Uptown 8 was one I read during my research. :)

BeginnerCycling 06-20-14 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Mrs RNAV (Post 16867375)
Thank you for the tip! Just went on your site and realized your review on the Uptown 8 was one I read during my research. :)

Great, glad it was helpful! I had the bike on loan to review for my blog, then had to return it as usual. With most bikes, even bikes I like, that's the end of the story -- but I liked the Uptown so much I ended up "having" to buy one. It's a great bike that comes "turn-key" ready to use for transportation/commuting (with dynamo lights, rack, fenders, chainguard, etc.). I've ridden mine on errands twice today already. Cheers!

redbaybound 06-23-14 08:45 PM

There's a bike shop selling an Electra Amsterdam 3i in metallic forest green on Craigslist
https://flint.craigslist.org/bid/4418209105.html

fietsbob 06-24-14 05:39 PM

LBS has one all fixed up to look like a british motorbike .. BRG color ,
tank mudguards with a replica number plate on the front mudguard
New .. Shipped UPS from 97103..

I write from home so IDK price (+ shipping) cost

Rollfast 06-25-14 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RNAV (Post 16856776)
Like the title says, I'm trying to find a british racing green beach cruiser for my wife. She likes the BRG w/ tan leather scheme, and prefers the big swooping handlebars. Sorry, I'm a roadie and have NO experience with cruisers whatsoever. Thanks in advance.

Edited to add: wife also says she'd like a deep purple.

You might get a Trek Pure S lowstep then. Purple is an option, the darker green is close.

Pure - Trek Bicycle

http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/Trek...0,0&iccEmbed=0


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