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Forum: Beach Cruisers 04-06-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,570
Posted By 1FJEF
All of my Schwalbe big Apple & Big Ben tires have...

All of my Schwalbe big Apple & Big Ben tires have that zzzzzz zzzzz hum, mostly from the rear. No big deal.
On the same bike, a rear 2.15" feels faster than the 2.35" (to me).
I don't think the...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 09-03-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,891
Posted By 1FJEF
Yes, but you call it a step thru (through)...

Yes, but you call it a step thru (through) frame:)
How much does he weigh?
Does he need more than one speed? If he's weak it will help. Also reduces effort when accelerating from a dead stop.
You...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 09-03-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,570
Posted By 1FJEF
2" doesn't look small to me. Front basket, lock &...

2" doesn't look small to me. Front basket, lock & lights removed for clarity.

Big Ben 2" front- Big Apple 2.15" rear
...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 09-03-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,570
Posted By 1FJEF
At your weight you would use a 26 x 2.0 (47mm...

At your weight you would use a 26 x 2.0 (47mm actual) on the front, NO larger. It's what I have on mine & it looks "right". If I were you and wanted speed I would put the same on the rear, perhaps a...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 08-29-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,476
Posted By 1FJEF
I think a Fuji Cape May...

I think a Fuji Cape May (http://www.fujibikes.com/bike/details/cape-may5) has 25mm wide rims. How much do you weigh? Perhaps look here...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 08-29-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,570
Posted By 1FJEF
I ride a 43lb steel 7 speed cruiser 2500 - 3500...

I ride a 43lb steel 7 speed cruiser 2500 - 3500 miles/year, and have done so for years. I weigh about 70lbs more than you. Hand built 36spoke, 32mm wide, double wall wheels, 13ga single butted spokes...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 08-20-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By 1FJEF
I disagree on internal versus external gears on a...

I disagree on internal versus external gears on a new bike. I prefer external. The entire drive train can be completely replaced very easily, and cheaply, even by a rookie.
If the gearing isn't...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 07-18-14, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By 1FJEF
I have a chart with measurements here...

I have a chart with measurements here (http://www.bikeforums.net/beach-cruisers/925289-cruiser-handlebar-dimensions.html) so you can get some perspective.
...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 07-18-14, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,951
Posted By 1FJEF
You are going to have rear wheel failures. I'm...

You are going to have rear wheel failures. I'm almost 300 lbs and I have to use hand built rear wheels. I ride a Sun Retro-7 cruiser. The other thing you may find is that you bend the rear...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 07-04-14, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,290
Posted By 1FJEF
Electra has a "tall" size, here's a 7 speed...

Electra has a "tall" size, here's a 7 speed (http://www.electrabike.com/bikes/cruiser/cruiser-7d?g=mens) the one in khaki. Here's a SS (http://www.electrabike.com/bikes/cruiser/cruiser-1?g=mens).
Forum: Beach Cruisers 04-06-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,668
Posted By 1FJEF
I like it, but would replace tires & seat. I...

I like it, but would replace tires & seat. I think the clear will come off, particularly over the decals, but it looks great. I hope it lasts.
Forum: Beach Cruisers 03-14-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,471
Posted By 1FJEF
I'm a huge guy, I use my Sun Retro-7 (7 speed) to...

I'm a huge guy, I use my Sun Retro-7 (7 speed) to haul groceries & get some exercise doin' it.

So, to make it a little quicker, after some trial & error (I listed below, in case you're bored) I...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 02-17-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By 1FJEF
They both look like great...

They both look like great city/commuter/utility/fun bikes.
Forum: Beach Cruisers 02-11-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By 1FJEF
200lbs and above is considered heavy, but if you...

200lbs and above is considered heavy, but if you don't put many miles on it'll last forever. I ride 3200miles+/year.
Single speed coaster brake? I don't think weight is a problem with a handbuilt...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 02-10-14, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By 1FJEF
If you're heavy he can do 13ga single butted for...

If you're heavy he can do 13ga single butted for the rear. If you love your old hubs & rims he'll redo them with new spokes too.
Forum: Beach Cruisers 02-07-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By 1FJEF
Good luck. I like his bolted hubs (non-QR). I...

Good luck. I like his bolted hubs (non-QR). I took his 7 speed cassette hub apart to service the bearings at 1500 miles & they were pristine. The bike in question is a cruiser (all the weight on the...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 02-05-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By 1FJEF
I like this guy, Mr.Rabbit...

I like this guy, Mr.Rabbit (http://www.mrrabbit.net/oscommerce-2.3.3/catalog/index.php). He'll make you a coaster brake wheel set with machined brake tracks. Contact him, don't just order from his...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-17-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,361
Posted By 1FJEF
Then get Wald rear baskets. Non-folding. Wald's...

Then get Wald rear baskets. Non-folding. Wald's basket page no longer works but it would be a 520, 535 or 570. Beware of the 535, it can come too far forward & hit your heels when you pedal. I think...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-17-13, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,361
Posted By 1FJEF
It makes the bike a bit wide sometimes, and they...

It makes the bike a bit wide sometimes, and they can rattle, but the Wald double baskets are super convenient & hold a ton of stuff. I took them off & went to a rack with a front basket. I can carry...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-16-13, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,361
Posted By 1FJEF
Here is the Wald fender page...

Here is the Wald fender page (http://waldsports.qbsoft.com/index.cfm/fenders.html).
Well, it's probably heresy, but I use Topeak Explorer racks...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-09-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,471
Posted By 1FJEF
You have a good eye. They are 13/14 single butted...

You have a good eye. They are 13/14 single butted Stainless Steel. The entire spoke looks thick due to the lighting. Chain guard removed for clarity. The chain stay guard was pried off by some idiot.
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-09-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By 1FJEF
Yeah, it's nice to know, isn't it? I also think...

Yeah, it's nice to know, isn't it? I also think that these bars are surely made on more than one jig, so there may be some variation.
I have a square area, but you can use a strong cardboard box,...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-09-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,471
Posted By 1FJEF
Rear O.L.D is 135mm on that bike when new. The...

Rear O.L.D is 135mm on that bike when new.
The single wall 25mm wide no-name factory rims are very light, if my memory serves, the last one I checked off an old parts bike was well under 400g.
The...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-07-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By 1FJEF
Cruiser Handlebar Dimensions

I saw the post "Cheap alternative to Nitto Bosco bar?" and it reminded me of when I was trying to figure out which bar to go with when I was about to Cruiserfy an old MTB/Comfort bike.
I don't know...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 12-02-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By 1FJEF
You're right. A chain tensioner or RD wouldn't...

You're right. A chain tensioner or RD wouldn't look as clean, would it?
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