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Old 05-04-06, 06:47 PM   #1
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Cruiser with 36" wheels

Always on the lookout for more bike pictures, I came across this:


$500

For $750, you can get the "deluxe" model:


Apparently made by the Monster bike company but I can find no other information on them.
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Great toy until you have to buy new tires.
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Heavy, overbuilt and more of a novelty than practical transportation. I imagine with tires that big, its for very tall riders. No wonder it can't be found for sale any more!
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Coker came out with those for a while, look for "Coker Monster Cruiser". Coker is a vintage tire manufacturer, and as a sideline also sells unicycles using the 36" tire you see here. At one time, they sold the Monster Cruiser, and also the Wheelman bicycle, which was a penny-farthing design with 36" wheel.

I think the Monster Cruiser was actually made for Coker in China. I have seen the same bike offered by a European unicycle seller as well. I'm not aware of it currently being available, though, and had never seen the "deluxe" model.
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Want tires for one? www.bikemania.biz/Coker_Monster_Cruiser_Bicycle_Tire_36_X_2_25_p/coker_monstertire.htm

The bike itself is "out of stock" www.bikemania.biz/Coker_Standard_Red_Monster_Cruiser_Bicycle_p/coker_monsterstandardred.htm

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The tires should last a good long while, so I wouldn't be too concerned about tire cost. (I think they're $60 or so). The way the frame is built, it's not just a scaled up 26" bike, so I think a fair range of riders could ride it. As far as I know, the main purpose is novelty; it's not intended as an improvement over "normal" bikes. I'd like to have one, but don't really want to spend $400 or whatever one would cost when they occasionally show up.

If you're interested in one, you might contact Coker. I think they have talked about re-issuing it. They should have a blog with company news on the website, at least I've seen it in the past. The unicycles are popular enough that tires are actually available from multiple companies now.
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36" is a common size for unicyles, so there should be tires/wheel parts available
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