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Cruiser for tall riders

Old 03-14-19, 11:06 AM
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Cool modifying

I found a 1" Chromoly steel seat post thru, SBS, (Seattle Bike Supply (wholesale importer)),
under their Red Line brand, ordered from my LBS.

they're strong enough to not bend, ( like a Wald seatpost would ), when extended like a foot out of the frame ...
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Old 03-30-19, 09:04 PM
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That looks pretty nice.
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Old 04-15-19, 12:45 PM
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Hi Guys , Im 62 240lb, Ive got my old 48 Tulane with Fat aflame tires ,but am looking for a Stretched Beach Cruiser Just something inexpensive to ride along my long driveway also have a recumbent , and stretched chopper we built .. Also the recumbent Id like to Trade, as now I live on a dirt road and the recumbent ( originally built by two hippies in a garage in California some 30 years ago ) Doesnt work on my road ...Recumbents are more open road speedsters , At 70 now I pedal 30 min. a day and a big stretched cruiser would be perfect ( on a road that well simulates a beach hahaha )
You guys have any ideas preferences or should I just make my own
I cant post pictures as yet .. (?) Working on that
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Old 04-15-19, 12:46 PM
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No pics as yet ...
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Old 04-15-19, 12:49 PM
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Old 04-16-19, 08:50 AM
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you could try a few cruiser facebook groups for stretch cruiser ideas, or some of the regular internet forums. i make my own, but don't try selling them (at best i strip down the bike and give the frame away). a harbor freight flux welder and a supply of flea market/thrift store bikes and play with it 'til you make something you like (and have a junk pile of cut up bikes).
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Old 04-24-19, 07:59 PM
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If you are looking to grab some attention but need something bigger look at a
Coker Tire Monster Cruiser, three speed, in your target price range I think. You will be noticed.
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Old 04-25-19, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by wedgeSG View Post
If you are looking to grab some attention but need something bigger look at a
Coker Tire Monster Cruiser, three speed, in your target price range I think. You will be noticed.
a coker monster really isn't that big ergonomically. i mean it is big, but the seat to bars to pedals is pretty much the same as a regular beach cruiser. the 32" walmart bike "sits" bigger (if they still make it). if photobucket isn't acting hinky at the moment i'll post a comparison pic.
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Old 04-25-19, 08:46 AM
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well, if this works, it's in the seat post angle i think. the further you pull it out, the bigger/roomier the cockpit gets. it really does ride bigger than a monster if you need it.


but one advantage of the monster, for gpw or hackers like me, it's steel (the walmart bike is aluminum), you can make a bigger bike out of it, if you find one cheap or can afford to buy new just to cut it up. i've also heard you can buy the wheelset from coker

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Old 04-25-19, 01:55 PM
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Now there a 36" wheels to get your monster cruiser built around bigger than 29er plus..

which is what that red one is..



Still have a lot of seat post to bring up saddle for long legs..

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Old 04-29-19, 04:02 AM
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One of the things we want is to sit into the bike not on top of it … I’m LARGE and look like a Circus Bear riding a “normal” bike …
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Old 05-20-19, 07:23 PM
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I just got a Electra Cruiser 1 tall frame and it is the most comfortable and easiest to peddle single speed bike I have ever ridden or owned. I am 63 fits me perfect. Give it a try at your LBS.
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Old 05-27-19, 11:33 AM
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We built some stretched Cruisers in the past from old bicycles gathered from trashpiles the day after Christmas…. Some better than others , all better than the antique I’m riding now …. hahahaha ( see: Pic … My “A" Frame )

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Old 05-28-19, 09:13 AM
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the one in back is the ls the longest i've ever made, for a brother who is 6'5" (the pic is more exaggerated since the one in front is made from a 24" bike). unfortunately, health issues meant he never even tried it, so i still have it. at 5'11", i had to make a lucky 7 type seat post to better reach the pedals, but having a million other bikes and projects made to fit me anyway, i never went much further than that.
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Old 05-31-19, 12:42 AM
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Try a layback seat post (bent). I have one on my shopper and it's great. This bike was too small for me until the post, i'm 5' 11'' and the pedal to seat top is now 36''. What's more, the seating position is more like a cruiser, with the ability to have a straight leg to the pedal as well as being able to touch the ground with the other leg..

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Old 06-24-19, 12:35 PM
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Electra Tall Frame

I stumbled onto the Tall/XL frame Electra C1 a few years ago, its only available in a single speed but I've since swapped that out for a SA 3 spd. setup.

I've made a few other "changes" to the riding position (custom lay back seat post, saddle, extended threadless stem & new taller handlebars) to make it more comfortable & it fits my 6' 32" inseam self perfectly!


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Old 06-24-19, 02:40 PM
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Cruiser2112, Very well done!!!!
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Old 06-26-19, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Cruiser2112 View Post
I stumbled onto the Tall/XL frame Electra C1 a few years ago, its only available in a single speed but I've since swapped that out for a SA 3 spd. setup.

I've made a few other "changes" to the riding position (custom lay back seat post, saddle, extended threadless stem & new taller handlebars) to make it more comfortable & it fits my 6' 32" inseam self perfectly!
That. Is. Impressive.
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Old 07-01-19, 04:38 AM
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Wooden tank thats too COOL !!!
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Old 07-05-19, 08:04 AM
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I found an old Schwinn American Heavy Duti on eBay, I figured it's 1/4 the price of getting a custom built frame and building a new cruiser to fit my requirements.

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I found an old Schwinn American Heavy Duti on eBay, I figured it's 1/4 the price of getting a custom built frame and building a new cruiser to fit my requirements.
That looks to be in fantastic condition! Congrats!
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Originally Posted by Cruiser2112 View Post
I stumbled onto the Tall/XL frame Electra C1 a few years ago, its only available in a single speed but I've since swapped that out for a SA 3 spd. setup.
I've ma
de a few other "changes" to the riding position (custom lay back seat post, saddle, extended threadless stem & new taller handlebars) to make it more comfortable & it fits my 6' 32" inseam self perfectly!



Wow that is an absolutely gorgeous bike man!
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