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Old 05-12-11, 07:36 AM   #1
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where to buy a cruiser frame?

Does anyone know where to buy a cruiser frame? Everywhere I keep looking I keep finding either fully built bikes or chopped bikes. All I want is a classic beach cruiser frame.
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Old 05-12-11, 08:43 AM   #2
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On the lowrider sites, you can buy a painted (maybe?) or bare steel (definitey) cruiser frame only. I don't know about the quality, but they are pretty cheap! I've seen other suppliers ... just do a web search for lowrider.

http://www.lovelylowrider.com/

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Old 05-12-11, 08:48 AM   #3
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Ah. Here they have chrome and black for even less:

http://www.toplowrider.com/bikes/ind...h=2_24&&page=3

If you want an older frame, they appear regularly at the bike coop where I volunteer, and they are always priced to sell.
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http://www.chainganglowrider.com/Sea...ts.asp?Cat=129
http://www.choppersus.com/store/cate...-26%22-Wheels/
http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2011...Frame-Kit.aspx

Or, if you want something really unique...
http://www.pg-bikes.com
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Old 05-12-11, 11:19 AM   #5
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Let me chime in also.... any ideas for a womens's cruiser frame, that has a place for a derailler hanger...... I just noticed a crack in the headtube of my wifes electra.

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Seems like it would be a fun project to find a dilapidated old cruiser, strip it, paint it and then and build it up with new parts. Probably the most cost effective route too.
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Seems like it would be a fun project to find a dilapidated old cruiser, strip it, paint it and then and build it up with new parts. Probably the most cost effective route too.
If I don't come across the right vintage Brit bike pretty soon, I'm planning to do exactly this with a pair of '64 Schwinns, one King Size frame and one regular. I figure they will make the queen and I a neat pair of around-towners with some new paint and internally-geared hubs.
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Seems like it would be a fun project to find a dilapidated old cruiser, strip it, paint it and then and build it up with new parts. Probably the most cost effective route too.
This is exactly what im planning on doing. I wanted to get a custom built frame but for everything I want down they want 8500 USE plus 900 USE for the fork so... yea that's just not going to happen
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