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Old 06-22-14, 12:28 PM   #1
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Question large cruiser frame

Can somebody point me at the right thread or answer the question of who makes/made a larger sized classic cantilever beach cruiser frame? I heard Schwinn heavy Dutis came in a 20" but I can't find one. If you do know of one for sale, all I absolutely need is a frame but I'll take a fork too if available. I'm not interested in stretches or the ugly 32" wheeled thing at Big5.

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Old 06-22-14, 01:57 PM   #2
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if you have a walmart local (or look online just for a pic, or would take a chance not seeing it "in person), you could look at a huffy millennia. made with the regular cantilever styling, but a little larger and uses 29" wheels. i have one, but I have to switch to chrome to post a pic (I think my 'puter's on the outs). there's a pic on the last page of the show your cruiser thread at the moment though.

some will look down on a walmart bike quality wise, and I can't really vouch for it myself in it's stock form (I got it fully intending to cut it and only rode it once around the block before I did), but it does tic your size and style boxes. plus you can just take it back if you keep the receipt.

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I don't consider a 20" frame large.. I will have to measure the two frames I have. My "normal" bikes have 25" frames

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How tall are you? Schwinn (straight bar) Heavy Dutis have a actual 22 inch top tube and an effective 23 inch top tube.

They are still available new. Use their store locator to find a shop near you. If they don't have one they can order one for you.

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If you are looking for the "king Size" American or Heavy Duti, which was a cantilever, I believe those were only made in 1962-1965, and finding one of those would be tough.

I'd sell you mine, but I've put to much love ($) into her.


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Wow. I found one complete and in good shape. Only $1,250.00

1962 Red Schwinn King Size American- Item C22

Wow. Found a frame. Not much info. Try contacting them...
1962 SCHWINN King size American heavy duty frame serial 0228075 $295. 325-672-5508. AbileneAds.net

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How tall are you? Schwinn (straight bar) Heavy Dutis have a actual 22 inch top tube and an effective 23 inch top tube.

They are still available new. Use their store locator to find a shop near you. If they don't have one they can order one for you.

Store Locator | Schwinn Bicycles

If you are looking for the "king Size" American or Heavy Duti, which was a cantilever, I believe those were only made in 1962-1965, and finding one of those would be tough.

I'd sell you mine, but I've put to much love ($) into her.

Nice SHD!!!
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Nice SHD!!!
And thanks to you, she is now properly adorned.

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Excellent.
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How tall are you? Schwinn (straight bar) Heavy Dutis have a actual 22 inch top tube and an effective 23 inch top tube.

They are still available new. Use their store locator to find a shop near you. If they don't have one they can order one for you.

Store Locator | Schwinn Bicycles

If you are looking for the "king Size" American or Heavy Duti, which was a cantilever, I believe those were only made in 1962-1965, and finding one of those would be tough.

I'd sell you mine, but I've put to much love ($) into her.

I looked at two bikes that look like this yesterday. they said 1967, and they wanted $75 a piece for them. as best I could tell they didn't look any bigger than a curvy cruiser, but they're not my interest so I don't know if they came in different sizes and there wasn't a cantilever near them to compare (peddlers mall).

edit: guess I should have added for someone local (Louisville, ky) it's the peddlers mall on the outer loop near shepherdsville rd.

edit edit : well I was back there just now and one has a "made in china" sticker on the head tube, so I guess they're just styled like one from 1967. I don't know.

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Thanks to everybody for all the legwork. I never knew there was such a thing as a "king size" schwinn. I'm gonna scrape together some cash and on the one in Abilene and that will be about perfect. To answer your questions; I'm 6'2". If I thought somebody made a 25" cantilever I'd buy one. I only need a frame because I've got bendix K hubs laced to s-7's with the 11g spokes and a sweetheart crank. It's currently on an 18" trek cruiser frame. I knew it was too small but then I caught a glimpse of myself in a big store window and it was pretty comical.

Thanks again. Now I know the name of what I'm looking for.
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Worksman has a 20" frame but it's not classic cantilever. Worksman Design Your Own Classic MEN'S Cruiser | The Worksman Cycles Factory Direct Store, America's Oldest Cycle Manufacturer, Industrial Bicycles and Tricycles, since 1898
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And thanks to you, she is now properly adorned.

I saw a "Sessions" at the LBS this last week and it's like that Schwinn with BMX mods too... the Logo was backwards and it was black on an orange middleweight canti frame with a Schwinn-like chainguard. I should try to get a picture of it Tuesday when the shop is open.
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Can somebody point me at the right thread or answer the question of who makes/made a larger sized classic cantilever beach cruiser frame? I heard Schwinn heavy Dutis came in a 20" but I can't find one. If you do know of one for sale, all I absolutely need is a frame but I'll take a fork too if available. I'm not interested in stretches or the ugly 32" wheeled thing at Big5.

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How tall are you? Schwinn (straight bar) Heavy Dutis have a actual 22 inch top tube and an effective 23 inch top tube.

They are still available new. Use their store locator to find a shop near you. If they don't have one they can order one for you.

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If you are looking for the "king Size" American or Heavy Duti, which was a cantilever, I believe those were only made in 1962-1965, and finding one of those would be tough.

I'd sell you mine, but I've put to much love ($) into her.

Pretty nice, I would also suggest a Diamondback Drifter one- it has to be the longest bike I have next to the mongoose deception, but niether yours or mine are cantilever frames.
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Pretty nice, I would also suggest a Diamondback Drifter one- it has to be the longest bike I have next to the mongoose deception, but niether yours or mine are cantilever frames.
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Schwinn middleweights are strong, light, fast and surprisingly large for many folks. Stay away from the 'new' (i.e. Pacific Cycle/Huffy frame with the misbegotten humpy top bar) and stay with the original 1938ish classic style. Murray/Western Flyer/Sears/AMF are actually smaller but with good races and bearings are awesome and speed demons as well.
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I got my son an electra cruiser. He has a tall. He is 6'-1" (and still growing)
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Electra has a "tall" size, here's a 7 speed the one in khaki. Here's a SS.

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