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Old 07-03-18, 05:29 PM
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The Marin Point Reyes that I built from a frame is an urban cruiser with slick schwalbe Kojak 26 x 2.1 tires, and rigid all carbon forks. It is made for on road or paved trail riding. You would not do well riding this bike as a mountain bike. I am familiar with cruisers for I also have a restored 1954 Schwinn hornet.

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Yes...love it too. I just added the fenders and back rack to it last week. Changed out the seat and matching grips too.
Humm, what's missing there....;. Fenders and no chainguard?
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Well, I never thought I'd own a cruiser, until now ........
I'm mostly interested in restoring / rebuilding vintage road and mountain bikes.

We were out shopping yesterday, and stopped at the big Habitat Re-Store downtown.
Walked in, and in the second isle was a whole row of bikes.
They were mostly all newer Wally World BSO's, tagged at $50 or so............ Except this one, sitting there looking sad, with flat tires, and very filthy
My wife saw it first, and said it was actually a nice looking bike.
And the more I looked, I had to agree -

It's a late 90's (I think) Schwinn Cruiser Six - Totally original as far as I can tell, and looks to have hardly been ridden.
The original "Schwinn Classic" tires look to be in perfect shape, virtually new in fact (but grungy), and the paint is pristine also.
Derailleur and brakes are fine - Like I said, hardly used.
Sadly, the chrome has suffered from the Florida humidity, but I think I have some work-arounds, and have high hopes that the bike will clean up nicely.

So, now I have a cruiser bike (Or rather my wife will)
I'm already becoming attached to it

I do apologize for the poor photo - The humidity was so bad this morning, the camera was fogging up

Oh, and ignore the $10 tag - It was discount day, and only cost $8.50
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Well, I never thought I'd own a cruiser, until now ........
I'm mostly interested in restoring / rebuilding vintage road and mountain bikes.

We were out shopping yesterday, and stopped at the big Habitat Re-Store downtown.
Walked in, and in the second isle was a whole row of bikes.
They were mostly all newer Wally World BSO's, tagged at $50 or so............ Except this one, sitting there looking sad, with flat tires, and very filthy
My wife saw it first, and said it was actually a nice looking bike.
And the more I looked, I had to agree -

It's a late 90's (I think) Schwinn Cruiser Six - Totally original as far as I can tell, and looks to have hardly been ridden.
The original "Schwinn Classic" tires look to be in perfect shape, virtually new in fact (but grungy), and the paint is pristine also.
Derailleur and brakes are fine - Like I said, hardly used.
Sadly, the chrome has suffered from the Florida humidity, but I think I have some work-arounds, and have high hopes that the bike will clean up nicely.

So, now I have a cruiser bike (Or rather my wife will)
I'm already becoming attached to it

I do apologize for the poor photo - The humidity was so bad this morning, the camera was fogging up

Oh, and ignore the $10 tag - It was discount day, and only cost $8.50
Once you ride it you will want to build one up for yourself.
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Originally Posted by Gkeithm2 View Post
The Marin Point Reyes that I built from a frame is an urban cruiser with slick schwalbe Kojak 26 x 2.1 tires, and rigid all carbon forks. It is made for on road or paved trail riding. You would not do well riding this bike as a mountain bike. I am familiar with cruisers for I also have a restored 1954 Schwinn hornet.
In that case, I can't wait to see a picture of your bike!
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Humm, what's missing there....;. Fenders and no chainguard?
I'm loner Dottie, a Rebel.
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We were out shopping yesterday, and stopped at the big Habitat Re-Store downtown.
Walked in, and in the second isle was a whole row of bikes.
i love checking in the local re-stores here, but i don't think i've ever seen a bike in one.
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Latest upgrade to the Nirve cruiser I purchased last year is a 3 piece crankset using the Truvativ American to Euro adapter kit.

Other than the frame and fork, the only stock parts left on it are the shifter and rear derailleur. But they may be replaced next.

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Parts bin build Raleigh.
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Parts bin build Raleigh.
That's awesome. Love the cantilever frame/cottered crank look.
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It's been nice viewing the previous posts/pictures. My first time on the Cruiser section. Here's a Trek Cruiser (not vintage/old), that I picked up for our 12 year old daughter for $55 the other day. I had to give it a spin of course and enjoyed the "feel" of it! My husband and I think it's pretty. : )
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Originally Posted by drew62266 View Post
Yes...love it too. I just added the fenders and back rack to it last week. Changed out the seat and matching grips too.
Just beautiful!!!
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Just beautiful!!!
I'm digging that one too...simple, but ready for anything. And the color scheme is classy.
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Electra Cruiser 1 with 2 speed power

I saved this beast from the dumpster! Added the following;
1. Bontrager front bag
2. Re-used some old bar tape to cover up the ugly handlebars
3. Re-used old Specialized grips
4. New Electra taco bell
5. Old Electra light
6. Serviced the Sturmey-Archer two-speed hub and BB
7. Lightly used tires from my wife's bike



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My fathers old bike with new tubes tires grease and bearings with spokes and hoops adjusted I broke a reflector and dented one of the rims on the test ride I hammered the dent out of sight and later installed a phelt 36T chainring to go with that 22T cog then gave it back to him he didn’t like the rear basket so I took that off sorry for not having periods It wouldn’t let me rear basket idk the bikery term for it lol

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Thats my baby: Raw steel protected with boiled linseed oil.



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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

not sure how well this'll work. still don't have a new photo hosting site.

my current main rider. i don't think i've posted it in this thread before but i built it a few years back. i couldn't get a decent chain line though so it got re-experimented with several times. i finally put in an adult three speed trike hub where i had a skate wheel idler before (with two groves cut in it. it wore easy and i felt more jounce thru the pedals when the suspension worked) along with a front freewheel rear cluster so the hub always "coasts" when i'm not pedaling. even though it's the first bike i pull out to ride, i think i may add a lucky7 type seatpost 'cause i got the seat to pedal distance just out of true comfort range. if i can work out that last detail, i think i'll have a hard time making myself a better bike (dosen't mean i don't have a million other tries at it goin' though).
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Philphine that is a great bike and you did a good job putting it together and now the but that is not a cruiser bike. That is a recumbent bike and I am sure they will love it in that forum. Roger
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Impressive work Mr Tinker. I was at an estate sale last year and the guy had made a bunch of low rider frames, but you definitely have it kicked up a notch.
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Thats my baby: Raw steel protected with boiled linseed oil.



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SWEET!!! I luv the look of raw steel,...
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Philphine that is a great bike and you did a good job putting it together and now the but that is not a cruiser bike. That is a recumbent bike and I am sure they will love it in that forum. Roger
i cruise on it. it's a cruiser.
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