Now before everyone starts calling me crazy keep in mind that I do know what goes into doing a tour (I biked from Portland Oregon to Los Angeles and back). Now the reason im thinking about a "beach cruiser" is because A) the style, you just got to love the look. B) the ride, on my last tour my back was killing me most of the time because of bending over so much and with you basically sitting up-right most of the time I figure it wouldn't hurt as much.
Now for my question, what would it take to modify a beach cruiser for a long distance trip like this? Any idea are welcomed but please remember, im all about simple but effective.