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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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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
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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