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Old 11-24-16, 01:28 PM   #1
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Color Options

One thing about cruisers, you do have color options. Lol Im finalizing my purchase of a new cruiser. Im getting the Firmstrong/Sixthreezero (same company) urban 3 speed. But boy with that customiser tool its hard to really decide what color options I want lol. I know the main frame color (Orange) but when it comes to the fenders, seat and even rims you got some options there and after playing around with that tool for the past week, its really confusing.

I seem to be settling on the Orange with Chrome fenders black seat, but then you get into the browns, even black, gosh I went purple it wasnt even that bad lol...

I certainly am not color blind I can tell you that lol..
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Bummer lol . So after playing around I decided to go with the orange frame lol. Now I found out they sold out of that color and they only have a few basic colors like red and black. Im wondering if its a year end thing and they may bring more orange models back after the holidays lol..Or maybe come out with new colors for 2017, im not sure how the bike industry works..
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Bummer lol . So after playing around I decided to go with the orange frame lol. Now I found out they sold out of that color and they only have a few basic colors like red and black. Im wondering if its a year end thing and they may bring more orange models back after the holidays lol..Or maybe come out with new colors for 2017, im not sure how the bike industry works..
Best would be to send them a quick email and ask. Restocking can take a while if the sellout was a surprise due to unexpected demand. On the other hand, there could be a ship with a container full of orange frames just days away from port. The company would know, and I'm sure they'll answer an email.

Model year is an issue with some brands, but I don't think so w/the brands you're looking at. More likely to matter is whether orange is a popular color.

By the way, the black and purple scheme you mentioned could look nice too. I've a dark grey framed bicycle that I've kitted out with purple pedals and bottle cage, and bolts, and some other purple bits. It's a nice look.
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Mass Production, to keep costs down favors limiting the colors . (model T Ford a classic example 'any color you want, as long as it's black'..)


But repainting it any color you want, after you own it, is always possible..
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First off Merry xmas lol...

I actually did call the company. Apparently beachbikes.net, sixthreezero and firmstrong are the same company. She kindly told me that they do show a few orange left in inventory but she would want to verify. They typically pull the offering from the internet. They have a store so I think they keep a few in stock. She did tell me they will have more coming in and that Orange is a standard color.

But I still keep playing around with color schemes. Black with red fenders looks nice, matte black/purple, army green/brown type options.

I would have no problem re painting a bike. Im actually thinking of restoring one sometime if I ever find an old local cruiser. But ill keep playing around until I buy which will be soon, gosh its almost January lol
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I too agree. One of my friend is having black color bike.
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How mr Ford said: "A car may be any color especially if it's black" XD
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I ended up compromising on with a color scheme I didn't like. Found one I did (black/brown) but it ended up with a faulty front sprocket. Took it back for another but the only other cruiser was a red, white and blue Schwinn. That was 10 years ago and I'm waiting for it to fade enough to paint but it still looks new except for the chrome which is rusting.
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Well ive gone thru most of the cruiser lines and the color options they have.

Im thinking this is the winner lol.

Ive had Huffys most my life along with others. They do have quite the selection of color schemes. The firmstrong color options still seemed a little basic. Specs were pretty much the same..


But I like this one. Definitely going to be a camp bike.


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A Cape Cawddah... pissah.
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