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Any of you convert a mountain bike into a cruiser?

Old 09-06-21, 11:27 AM
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Yes! just converted an old 87 Schwinn Sierra (the one with the beautiful green and yellow paint scheme) into a single speed masher for my kid going off to college. Turned out great. Wish I could post a picture but I'm a newbie and not allowed yet!
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Old 11-17-21, 09:59 PM
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A lot of cool bikes on here. I have basically done the same thing, but might be a bit more radical on my Cogburn fat tire bike. At first I made an extension and just raised the bars up about 5 inches or so. But now I have just finished installing a set of apehangers on it, and I wanted the more crank forward position so I made a bracket and moved my seat back about 6 inches. I had it re-cabled at the bike shop and now it's much more comfortable. I am still playing with it a bit, adjusting the handlebars, and seat, and trying different seats that I have used in the past. I thought about even putting a banana seat on it, and I might yet, but maybe not.
However, I think in the future I would like to try a longer wheelbase cruiser bike, as I am setting a little farther back over the rear wheel then I would prefer, I think.
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Old 11-23-21, 07:50 AM
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can't have suspension surelyyyy
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Old 11-23-21, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Lastmohecken
A lot of cool bikes on here. I have basically done the same thing, but might be a bit more radical on my Cogburn fat tire bike. At first I made an extension and just raised the bars up about 5 inches or so. But now I have just finished installing a set of apehangers on it, and I wanted the more crank forward position so I made a bracket and moved my seat back about 6 inches. I had it re-cabled at the bike shop and now it's much more comfortable. I am still playing with it a bit, adjusting the handlebars, and seat, and trying different seats that I have used in the past. I thought about even putting a banana seat on it, and I might yet, but maybe not.
However, I think in the future I would like to try a longer wheelbase cruiser bike, as I am setting a little farther back over the rear wheel then I would prefer, I think.
Can you post a photo of your bike? Very interested in how you set the seat back
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Old 11-23-21, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by tangent70
Can you post a photo of your bike? Very interested in how you set the seat back
I will post a picture, soon. Being new on here, I need to get my post count up, so I can post a picture.
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Old 11-23-21, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by seanppower
Cruiser can't have suspension surelyyyy
Or gears, IMO.
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Old 11-24-21, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tangent70
Can you post a photo of your bike? Very interested in how you set the seat back
Ok, I got my 10 post in, so here goes on my first picture. This bike started out as a fat tire bike, called the Cogburn which was sort of targeted at hunters at the time, but I think this company is out of business now. I hated the low mountain bike handlebars, and wanted a more uprlght riding position. I guess it's a work in progress.







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Old 11-24-21, 08:49 PM
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Since those pictures were taken, I have moved the seat slightly forward, and raised it a little more. And I rolled the shifter for the rear derailleur up on top of the handlebar, because my thumb is injured and weak, and I can't downshift with it. Now, I don't have to use my thumb and it's much better for me. I live in pretty rough hilly country, right on top of a mountain, and once I get out on the road, I am either coasting downhill or working my guts out trying to pedal up hill. So, I am considering modifying it into an E-bike.

I prefer the more crank forward position of a cruiser, so I made a bracket to move the seat back a ways. But I may have taken it too far. And may end up moving the seat forward a little bit more from here, but I definitely like the position better then the stock location.

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Old 04-18-23, 09:46 AM
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Was a mongoose

I love the handlebars. This bike is more comfortable to ride than my "comfort" bike. It's slightly less upright than that one. I have a lot of options with that stem.

Notice how I can mount my handheld gps and a light to the handlebars. They slide in and out, I don't put the light on unless I'm using it. I have some blinkies that stay on in the front and back if I'm out at dusk.



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Yes.

Converting a 94 FS Elite into one now.
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Axis and Stumpy Comp



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Old 04-25-23, 06:25 AM
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Those chopper bars are legit. Did you source them online or elsewhere?
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Axis bars are Royal Enfield bars sourced on eBay 37cdn to my door and the stumpiest bars are Surly Sunrise ordered online
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An updated pic of my Hardrock.
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk
90s cruiser style NORBA geometry MTB frame turned into a city cruiser


Since this isn't really a zombie thread, I'll comment on an earlier post.

If I'm not mistaken, that frame is identical to a Nashbar Flashback aluminum cruiser-style MTB frame, only with black paint. I own two and I like them - one set up as a "touring" cruiser, the other as a "speedy" cruiser.
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Springer forks are legit:

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Originally Posted by skidder
Springer forks are legit
...as long as you're not trying to use a front caliper brake mounted to the springer fork. That didn't work out as well as I had expected.
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I run errands on mine.

The shape of the old handlebars tweaked my arthritic thumb so I put some swept back bars on it. I liked them so much I put them on my other bike. I would love to have nittos with no rise on that one but the price was right on the suntours.


I like this bike the best as far as comfort and position.
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I am about to get mine where I like it.

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