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    I need a source for cruiser parts.

    I recently purchased a older one speed cruiser at a garage sale and am having some trouble locating parts for it. I don't want to "restore" it, only to ride it around safely.

    For example I would like to put a longer seatpost on it (13/16" I think), and a new crankset (one of the old pedals is crossthreaded), but I haven't found a good online site for such parts.

    The bike closely resembles a Schwinn "Heavy Duty" though it has no badges and I can't even determine the manufacturer.

    Can anyone suggest some online resources for these sorts of parts? Catalogs?

    Thanks.

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    Structure0,
    You could try http://www.oldroads.com to try and identify, and locate parts online. However a local Schwinn dealer may be able to help you as well.
    Have fun!

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    None of the parts you mentioned are obsolete. They are still used on Department store bikes and should be available at almost any bike shop.
    ljbike

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    Thanks for the replies. I have been having luck working with my LBS. It seems everything is still pretty easy to get, and the owner has turned out to be a big help. The last time I tried to "restore" a cruiser (14 years ago?) I tried using alloy BMX parts and wasn't very happy with the result.

    I had seen Oldroads, but it was too vintage oriented for my needs. I just want a nice rider to take to the cafe, while I leave my "nice" bikes in the garage.

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