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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-26-07, 08:46 PM   #1
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COSTCO Schwinn Cruiser - was $170 - now $130

I know that cruisers are not necessarily the focus of this group, but many of them are single speed nonetheless . Now COSTCO during the winter months has been trying to offer a Schwinn 26" SS Cruiser with fenders and some front wheel suspension for $167.99 - I guess they did not sell, and so now - in time for beach season they reduced them to $129.99. I know they are very cheaply made, and may need some adjustments and component improvements, but I am curious if someone here bought one, and what their experience is.
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Old 03-26-07, 08:49 PM   #2
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Old 03-26-07, 09:02 PM   #3
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At least it would be a cheap start to a SS Klunker build.
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Old 03-26-07, 09:10 PM   #4
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i have three.

-one i converted to a 3spd with a vintage SA hub.
-one i converted to a fixie with my old deep-v wheelset. (eggplant rear/red front)
-one i turned in to lawn art. doggies pee on it when they get walked down my street.

i like the third one the best.
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Old 03-26-07, 09:13 PM   #5
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i swear you guys have NO imagination.


think about it:


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Old 03-26-07, 09:22 PM   #6
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hey!! that's my lawn art!!




why'd you take it?
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Old 03-26-07, 10:05 PM   #7
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My wife has been looking for a cheap cruiser. Got a link / picture of the Costco one?
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Old 03-26-07, 11:31 PM   #8
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i think this looks sweet atcually.
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Old 03-26-07, 11:40 PM   #9
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i think this looks sweet atcually.
Me too. Deep V's or some Aerospokes would make it look sweeter.
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Old 03-27-07, 12:11 AM   #10
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It need wheels like the rear on this bike i think
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Old 03-28-07, 01:49 PM   #11
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you guys freaking kill me
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Old 03-28-07, 07:37 PM   #12
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If I lived on a beach, it'd be the only bike I'd own.

Think of it as 'Mao's Socialism Tool' and be happy.
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