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  1. Thread: Heavy Duty

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    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...
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    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
    ...
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    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...
  4. I think a Fuji Cape May...

    I think a Fuji Cape May has 25mm wide rims. How much do you weigh? Perhaps look here.
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    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...
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    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...
  7. I have a chart with measurements here...

    I have a chart with measurements here so you can get some perspective.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=354276&d=1386479108
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    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...
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    Electra has a "tall" size, here's a 7 speed...

    Electra has a "tall" size, here's a 7 speed the one in khaki. Here's a SS.
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    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.
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    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...
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    They both look like great...

    They both look like great city/commuter/utility/fun bikes.
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    I like this guy, Mr.Rabbit...

    I like this guy, Mr.Rabbit. He'll make you a coaster brake wheel set with machined brake tracks. Contact him, don't just order from his website, so you can discuss options (spoke, nipple, hub & rim...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Here is the Wald fender page...

    Here is the Wald fender page.
    Well, it's probably heresy, but I use Topeak Explorer racks, with the spring (which holds a D-lock perfectly) and Planet Bike ATB Hardcore 60mm fenders, which are black...
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    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.
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    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,...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
  25. How about a Gold Electra...

    How about a Gold Electra, at the bottom of the page. These two are sorta' Pinkish. :)
    I think White & Silver are cool Grandma colors too.
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