Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

    Thanks,
    Wonder

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Last edited by Philphine; 06-22-14 at 03:09 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,460
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't consider a 20" frame large.. I will have to measure the two frames I have. My "normal" bikes have 25" frames

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  4. #4
    Senior Member SquidPuppet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Coeur d'Alene
    Posts
    1,263
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

    Last edited by SquidPuppet; 06-24-14 at 10:21 AM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member SquidPuppet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Coeur d'Alene
    Posts
    1,263
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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
    Last edited by SquidPuppet; 06-24-14 at 11:21 AM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member surreal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    3,085
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    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!!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member SquidPuppet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Coeur d'Alene
    Posts
    1,263
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    Nice SHD!!!
    And thanks to you, she is now properly adorned.


  8. #8
    Senior Member surreal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    3,085
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Excellent.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Philphine; 06-27-14 at 11:48 AM.

  10. #10
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  11. #11
    Senior Member GP's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    7,285
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  12. #12
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,710
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

  13. #13
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,710
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wonder View Post
    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.

    Thanks,
    Wonder
    I had an early 90s Heavy Duti but it had no cantis...it had 26" balloon tires...alas, it was stolen.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

  14. #14
    Rhapsodic Laviathan
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Louisville KY
    My Bikes
    Genesis Roadtech, DB Drifter1, DB Response, Huffy Cranbrook, Sears&Roebuck, DK bmx, Trek 800 Sport S/T
    Posts
    331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    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.

    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.
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

  15. #15
    Senior Member SquidPuppet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Coeur d'Alene
    Posts
    1,263
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
    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.
    That's what my Tomato Krate is for.


  16. #16
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,710
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Last edited by Rollfast; 07-02-14 at 01:23 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

  17. #17
    Senior Member linnefaulk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    florida
    My Bikes
    1990 Trek 820, 1995 Trek 1220
    Posts
    1,805
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    20140419-4.jpg

    I got my son an electra cruiser. He has a tall. He is 6'-1" (and still growing)
    sharon
    when did I become vintage?

  18. #18
    Senior Member 1FJEF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Northern Mexico (Central Kalifornia)
    Posts
    144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Electra has a "tall" size, here's a 7 speed the one in khaki. Here's a SS.
    Last edited by 1FJEF; 07-04-14 at 02:42 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •