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    Modern cruisers

    Does anyone know of a current cruiser that is steel and comes with a derailleur? I'm looking for one for a project.

    Tim
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    I've got a steel Schwinn 5 Star Cruiser with a derailleur. I picked it up at a local Canadian Tire a few years ago. I just checked the Schwinn site and it looks like they've updated it to "7000 Series Alloy"


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    Just looking around some, it seems most of the cruiser style bikes are either single speed, 3-speed hubs, or 7-speed hubs. And the 3 and 7-speed versions all seem to be aluminum.

    What exactly are you after? You might find some mountain bike frames that would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Just looking around some, it seems most of the cruiser style bikes are either single speed, 3-speed hubs, or 7-speed hubs. And the 3 and 7-speed versions all seem to be aluminum.

    What exactly are you after? You might find some mountain bike frames that would work.
    I'm looking to put together a retro Klunker type MTB. The originals were based on 1940's Schwinns. Their price has soared lately. I figured a current cruiser frame in steel with a derailleur hanger would make life a lot easier.

    Tim
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

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