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Converting F5 Cannondale to Beach Cruiser

Old 07-11-16, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Do you ride your bike on the sand?
No Squid, i ride at hollywood beach broadwalk. Everyday.
I may bring bike out to sand to lean on something while i swim in the ocean, but i don't ride anywhere but here mostly.

Thinking about the 26x2.15 Maxxis DTH Skinwall Foldable Kevlar . The tire is smoother for the pavement i think then the Ardent tires.

Here's where i bike everyday.


It's real nice here....at the broadwalk. Especially having a beer and listening to some bands at the ampitheatre for free ..
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
That bike right there is awesome. Gumwalls with black rims is hot.
Thanks! I had Big Apples but the Maxxis Ardents roll just as well I believe.

Hey Mat I like the Metropolis just as much as the Marys. I think the Marys look a little cooler though.

I spent a week staying right on the Broadwalk. Here's a shot out my window.



Sawyer lock up to the light post.



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Old 07-12-16, 09:43 AM
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Awesome! you rode your bike where i ride everyday! Crazy.
Thanks for heads up on the metrop's vs. mary's. The clarence bars (mary copy) are a bit wider I read, so i think i'll bypass them for now.
p.s
Was liking your ardent tires, but the DTH model looks to be more pavement friendly, you think i should go with those?
Thanks.....glad you liked your stay at the Boardwalk.

That last pic you posted had the gambut....4 wheel taxi bikes, 3 wheeler maniac kids (they never ride in str8t line) have to avoid them like locust...haha


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Thanks! I had Big Apples but the Maxxis Ardents roll just as well I believe.

Hey Mat I like the Metropolis just as much as the Marys. I think the Marys look a little cooler though.

I spent a week staying right on the Broadwalk. Here's a shot out my window.



Sawyer lock up to the light post.



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Old 07-12-16, 10:44 AM
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Damn you guys!!!!!!!! You are making me homesick, big time.

I was born and raised in So Cal near Huntington Beach. I miss having sunny days 362.5 days a year.

That boardwalk looks great.

OK, tire talk. IMO that DTH tire is too much tire (rubber and weight) and WAY too much tread. IF you are only riding on asphalt and concrete (no trails, gravel or sand) I recommend full slicks or the least possible tread.

Unless the surface is softer than the tire, tread will actually reduce cornering grip.

You don't want to ride on bumpy surfaces, right? Why do you want bumpy tires?

Bald tires grip better and are QUIET and SMOOTH.

Racing motorcycles and cars use slicks, so there is the cool factor as well.

You get your cake and eat it too. Safer, better performance, better luxury, and nothing is sexier than set of new full slicks.

SLICKS on all my bikes baby!

I like to "Slalom" down some of the big mountain(ish) roads here, carving and leaning hard.

Matt, what is your budget on tires? There are HUGE differences in quality, performance, and pricing.

I can show you some near slicks that I can guarantee you would LOVE. They have super supple carcass construction, weigh almost nothing, and have a strange (freaky actually) ability "float" over rough pavement. I read these reviews that were massive hype so I figured it was BS. I bought a pair in 700c x 35 and the hype was true. It's like, "I just ran over that. Why didn't I feel it?". They are available in 26x2.35. Hand made in Japan. They are awesome, but EXPENSIVE.



Let me know it you want a link for them.

On Another bike I have 26 x 2.00 Thick Slicks. They are reasonably priced and have incredible cornering grip. CRAZY cornering grip. The scale says they are heavy, but they don't roll like a heavy tire. Accelerating from a stop doesn't feel sluggish. Thick tread area with extra puncture resistant layers.BONUS; They have the sexiest construction of all tires in the history of the WORLD. LOL. Seriously though, there is no seam or joint where the sidewall meets the riding surface. You can't "see" where the sidewall ends and the riding surface begins. They look like you are riding on 100% smooth inner tubes. I didn't care for the LOGOs so I used some fine sand paper and took them off.



Schwalbe make the Kojak in 26 x 2.00. I have the 700c Kojaks on two bikes and can tell you that it is an excellent tire. Super high quality. Fantastic grip, light weight, and roll brilliantly. Priced kinda in the middle but not cheap.


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Old 07-12-16, 01:35 PM
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After looking up your location squid, you are quite far indeed from the ocean. lol.
Sorry that you don't have a beach to ride near...being that your in Idaho.
But you have streams, rivers and mountains..not too bad, but not too warm either i'm guessing for native californian.

Some great looking tires you posted. I don't have a big budget, since i've been out of work for 3 months now. I could spend like $70 bucks for 2 tires, not really much more unfortunately. I do like the idea of those 2 tone tires with gumwalls, but i guess with these slick tires that's not possible.
Going to check out those tires you posted to see how much they do cost.
If you have any links that would be great.

Seriously tho, if you can get some vacation, the best beach in florida is Hollywood beach for the warm aqua blue water, food, and drink. Margaritaville just opened, and they have nice rooms, restaurants etc.

Thanks for the info squidpuppet........



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Damn you guys!!!!!!!! You are making me homesick, big time.

I was born and raised in So Cal near Huntington Beach. I miss having sunny days 362.5 days a year.

That boardwalk looks great.

OK, tire talk. IMO that DTH tire is too much tire (rubber and weight) and WAY too much tread. IF you are only riding on asphalt and concrete (no trails, gravel or sand) I recommend full slicks or the least possible tread.

Unless the surface is softer than the tire, tread will actually reduce cornering grip.

You don't want to ride on bumpy surfaces, right? Why do you want bumpy tires?

Bald tires grip better and are QUIET and SMOOTH.

Racing motorcycles and cars use slicks, so there is the cool factor as well.

You get your cake and eat it too. Safer, better performance, better luxury, and nothing is sexier than set of new full slicks.

SLICKS on all my bikes baby!

I like to "Slalom" down some of the big mountain(ish) roads here, carving and leaning hard.

Matt, what is your budget on tires? There are HUGE differences in quality, performance, and pricing.

I can show you some near slicks that I can guarantee you would LOVE. They have super supple carcass construction, weigh almost nothing, and have a strange (freaky actually) ability "float" over rough pavement. I read these reviews that were massive hype so I figured it was BS. I bought a pair in 700c x 35 and the hype was true. It's like, "I just ran over that. Why didn't I feel it?". They are available in 26x2.35. Hand made in Japan. They are awesome, but EXPENSIVE.



Let me know it you want a link for them.

On Another bike I have 26 x 2.00 Thick Slicks. They are reasonably priced and have incredible cornering grip. CRAZY cornering grip. The scale says they are heavy, but they don't roll like a heavy tire. Accelerating from a stop doesn't feel sluggish. Thick tread area with extra puncture resistant layers.BONUS; They have the sexiest construction of all tires in the history of the WORLD. LOL. Seriously though, there is no seam or joint where the sidewall meets the riding surface. You can't "see" where the sidewall ends and the riding surface begins. They look like you are riding on 100% smooth inner tubes. I didn't care for the LOGOs so I used some fine sand paper and took them off.



Schwalbe make the Kojak in 26 x 2.00. I have the 700c Kojaks on two bikes and can tell you that it is an excellent tire. Super high quality. Fantastic grip, light weight, and roll brilliantly. Priced kinda in the middle but not cheap.

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I do have a beach. But it's only 25 miles long, no salt, and no waves.















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Old 07-12-16, 09:21 PM
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What the hell you complaining about ??? lol. That's some serious kickass scenery! I guess the big difference would be, punk squirts on their 3 wheelers smashing my front end, where i live, and cougars, wolves and grizzlies eating you on your ride.
Othere then that, seems like a nice place cycle..... (hope i'm wrong about the grizzlies , wolves, and cougars) btw....lol.

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Old 07-13-16, 08:25 AM
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Actually.... there is a top rated trail here, The Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes. 76 miles of smooth pavement running along the lake, and along the river through the Panhandle. It's well away from the roads and towns for the vast majority of it's length.

Moose, bear, wolves, osprey, wild horses, deer are all pretty common to spot. Well, the bears not so often, but they are roaming around. Moose and deer are a dime a dozen.

The problem is.....The warm sunny days are few in number.
















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I see. The weather is the issue. I quit smoking weed about 10 years ago. But if ran across an 800 lb moose while i was zipping round those trails, i would definitely consider smoking again. WTF !!
That's insane **** Squiddy, frickin nuts yet awesome ! lol.
Sometimes I wish i was in the backcountry with a little house, some acreage, and nobody around for miles......lol, serene , tranquil lifestyle. Awesome pics...thanks for sharing...!


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Actually.... there is a top rated trail here, The Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes. 76 miles of smooth pavement running along the lake, and along the river through the Panhandle. It's well away from the roads and towns for the vast majority of it's length.

Moose, bear, wolves, osprey, wild horses, deer are all pretty common to spot. Well, the bears not so often, but they are roaming around. Moose and deer are a dime a dozen.

The problem is.....The warm sunny days are few in number.
















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Old 07-14-16, 09:29 AM
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I see. The weather is the issue. I quit smoking weed about 10 years ago. But if ran across an 800 lb moose while i was zipping round those trails, i would definitely consider smoking again. WTF !!
That's insane **** Squiddy, frickin nuts yet awesome ! lol.
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Dude, that's a small female. The bulls get up to 1,500 lbs and 7 foot tall at the shoulder, so their head is like 10 feet off the ground. I had a male trot across a field right in front of me, like 15 feet away. Dead silent and graceful. It was both awe inspiring and scary at the same time.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Dude, that's a small female. The bulls get up to 1,500 lbs and 7 foot tall at the shoulder, so their head is like 10 feet off the ground. I had a male trot across a field right in front of me, like 15 feet away. Dead silent and graceful. It was both awe inspiring and scary at the same time.
If that's a small female....i'll stick to the boardwalk with the punk squirts on their 3 wheelers.
lmao.
crazy man.
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