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1980ís Schwinn beach cruiser

Old 07-13-20, 11:13 AM
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1980ís Schwinn beach cruiser

Hello All,

Iím new to this forum and could really use some help. Iím trying to find a classic 80ís beach cruiser with no gears for my father in law. Any ideas on where to look?
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Old 07-13-20, 12:25 PM
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Do you want a used 80ís Beach Cruiser ?
Or just the Classic beach cruiser single speed design .
If youíre wanting a classic beach cruiser design , I recommend an Electra , Cruiser 1 .
I love both of my Electra C1ís .
I have an old 1969 Schwinn Heavy Duty beach cruiser .
is this the style youíre looking for?
Iíll post a picture of my Electra C1 as it came if I can find a picture. Iíve changed a lot of things on them .

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Old 07-13-20, 12:28 PM
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This is my first C1 , a matt black one . At this time it has a different seat , a couple of bags and a bike computer Iíve added .
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Old 07-13-20, 12:30 PM
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And this is how it looks today .
Next week it will have green anodized aluminum wheels .
you can see the frames are similar, cantilever styled frames .
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Youíre cruiser looks great but Iím looking for a used original 80í schwinn beach cruiser. Any ideas of where I might find one?
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Originally Posted by Sweeney67 View Post
Youíre cruiser looks great but Iím looking for a used original 80í schwinn beach cruiser. Any ideas of where I might find one?
Canít help you there . Check Craigslist, Facebook marketplace . Most people hang onto the originals . Good luck with your search .
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I see the originals on EBAY but will cost as much or more than a used one. This is my Huffy one made from a $50 frame and about $150 worth of parts and a few hours of time. Aluminum rims with a BMX front sealed bearing hub and a Bendix red band 2 speed rear hub. Brooks saddle and a bunch of parts I had laying around. Roger


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nice bike
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Man, these are sharp!
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Originally Posted by Sweeney67 View Post
Hello All,

Iím new to this forum and could really use some help. Iím trying to find a classic 80ís beach cruiser with no gears for my father in law. Any ideas on where to look?
Listing your area would help. You could always go to burning man and pickup one that gets left behind.
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I just sold one last week for $350

In 1980 they were called Cruisers. Heres two "TOTL" from 1980....

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/80...deluxe.194918/

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/80...ruiser.187183/

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Old 12-31-21, 05:30 AM
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Man, cool
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You don't mention your location, but Craigslist in OC, CA has many listed for a reasonable outlay.
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