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Old 08-31-01, 06:36 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-02-01, 10:30 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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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