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Old 08-12-10, 07:26 PM   #1
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New American-made Beach Cruiser buying advice

Hi, I didn't know what category to post this one in, so feel free to move it to the appropriate place. I'm brand new around here but I assure you, this isn't a spam-post. I currently ride around in a mid-90's Schwinn Classic Cruiser that I bought new back in the day. I've loved it since day one, however it's starting to rust up pretty good and it may be time to go to a new home (or keep for a "back up") My question is this: do you know of any Beach Cruiser-style bicycles made in the USA? I don't want to buy my next bike made in China, or Taiwan, as this one was. The only brand I could find was Worksman Cycles from New York. Looking to see if any of you have any advice/information on this subject. Would also consider beach cruisers made in certain European countries, but I don't think they make this style of bike over there. Anyway, I appreciate in advance any help you send my way. Thanks.

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Old 08-12-10, 08:07 PM   #2
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http://www.ingliscycles.com/ in N California can hand make one for you,
Perhaps in Titanium if you wish..
or stainless steel to be rust resistant.

Or why not refurbish a good old Chicago made 50's Schwinn ?
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Old 08-13-10, 02:58 AM   #3
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check out workman cycles, made in NYC.
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a worksman bike is what you want.
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There are several companies that make industrial bikes. Worksman is one. There is a Mohawk somewhere up north, and an Emory in Florida.

There are a number of custom makers if your budget is on the high end.

And you can buy no end of old Schwinn or other frames made in the US.
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Hi, I didn't know what category to post this one in, so feel free to move it to the appropriate place. I'm brand new around here but I assure you, this isn't a spam-post. I currently ride around in a mid-90's Schwinn Classic Cruiser that I bought new back in the day. I've loved it since day one, however it's starting to rust up pretty good and it may be time to go to a new home (or keep for a "back up") My question is this: do you know of any Beach Cruiser-style bicycles made in the USA? I don't want to buy my next bike made in China, or Taiwan, as this one was. The only brand I could find was Worksman Cycles from New York. Looking to see if any of you have any advice/information on this subject. Would also consider beach cruisers made in certain European countries, but I don't think they make this style of bike over there. Anyway, I appreciate in advance any help you send my way. Thanks.

Mauby

Basicly, you have two choices when it comes to the old beach crusier models......Worksman or China junk.

Me? I chose Worksman and never looked back. Sweeeeeet!
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