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Old 12-08-20, 08:43 AM
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Nice job on your son's cruiser. Looks very utilitarian.
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Nice bars. What are they?
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Old 12-09-20, 06:21 AM
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Old schwinn three speed bars. Wrapped in old tubes.
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Old 12-11-20, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Swampthing

My sonís new cruiser. We just ďfinishedĒ the build yesterday.
Amazing. Can you let me know the name?And from where did you buy it?
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Old 12-11-20, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Bikes
Amazing. Can you let me know the name?And from where did you buy it?
itís a step through (girls) 1979 Schwinn collegiate, I bought the frame, a yellow one, a green one, a Concorde and the black JC Higgins in one fell swoop.
so we are putting them together with parts we had. It was originally a three speed, now it has a single speed coaster brake. It was fun showing him how to put the BB and cranks on, how to put the headset together and mount the forks,... so we built it how he wanted. That crazy seat is the one he wanted on there. It probably weighs 5 pounds.
I havenít ridden a step through since the 80s when my mixte I had doing my paper route got stolen.
It is seriously convenient and comfortable for chill rides around the area.
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My old 26er.
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Originally Posted by scooterpants
My old 26er.
Are those gold anodized rims stock to the bike, or did you purchase them for it? And if so, where? I have an old Schwinn that had a set stock, but when I got it, it was missing the front wheel. I'd like to get a set to put it closer to stock looking.
Thanks!
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Those were common back in the 80's. They are Araya 7x rims.. I built this bike up years ago they are pretty pricey nowadays due to BMX collectors. Check eBay.
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scooterpants nice Torker! It is funny how things change and then come around again. The great thing about that is that it is a clean and simple BMX bike. With 26" wheels, it makes a great rider for an adult. It also has a period correct look with anodized components and chrome frame. Enjoy.

Oh, and you even have the Torker pads!

Do you ride it much?

Someone came up with a new name for this style of bike. I can't remember what it is, but they have a good following now.
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New cruiser today.
I hope the get this stripped down, polished up, and reassembled by Xmas.
maybe she

will actually use it.
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^ Well, the model name should be enough of an inspiration, lol.
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule
scooterpants nice Torker! It is funny how things change and then come around again. The great thing about that is that it is a clean and simple BMX bike. With 26" wheels, it makes a great rider for an adult. It also has a period correct look with anodized components and chrome frame. Enjoy.

Oh, and you even have the Torker pads!

Do you ride it much?

Someone came up with a new name for this style of bike. I can't remember what it is, but they have a good following now.
I have owned this bike for over 20 years. I have several in various sizes. Iraced for the original Torker company up until 84. I have most all my team stuff still and have bought a couple of old bikes as well as come across them over the years. I ride it quite a bit out with my kids or walking the dogs, etc. Some people freak out when they see it because it is like new (It's an 82 model) and some people just say "Wow, that looks like Liberace's bike" I just keep cruising by.
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Great pics, thank you
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The final incarnation of my '80's Beach Cruiser


Evolved from stock 1 x 5 derailleur to 1 x 6 indexed derailleur to Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub. Of the three drive trains I've run on it the IGH is the most useable and I've enjoyed it the most . Bike started life with the standard beach cruiser tube fork and I replaced it with a sunlite reproduction springer. Rims have been replaced with Weinman as7x's. Rides as smooth as butter and is a great Ride-as-you-are-no-lycra bike. This is the final incarnation as I can't think of anything else that needs improved.
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Old 12-25-20, 07:42 AM
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Sears


free spirit free at the curb.👍
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Old 12-25-20, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider

Evolved from stock 1 x 5 derailleur to 1 x 6 indexed derailleur to Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub. Of the three drive trains I've run on it the IGH is the most useable and I've enjoyed it the most . Bike started life with the standard beach cruiser tube fork and I replaced it with a sunlite reproduction springer. Rims have been replaced with Weinman as7x's. Rides as smooth as butter and is a great Ride-as-you-are-no-lycra bike. This is the final incarnation as I can't think of anything else that needs improved.
nice clean and fun build.
does the Sunlite springer fork smooth out the road any.
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Originally Posted by Philphine
if he can show his

I like what you have done with this bike. It looks like you ride for some distance with all the comfort items you have installed. I like the totally aero rear wheel and the three spoke front wheel with giant disc brake. Does this bike have gears? What brand of seat is installed. It looks comfortable. Overall a cool style statement but practical rider.
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Bought this frame & fork thinking it was from a Sears Spyder muscle bike. It was actually a 1961 Higgins Flightliner cruiser with 24" wheels, according to the serial number. I built it up with Spyder parts anyway, but it was born as a cruiser.

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Old 01-25-21, 06:54 PM
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I did it again...

Originally Posted by RaleighSport
Well you got your forum, now show me your cruisers.
I couldnít pass at the opportunity to pick up this one-off frame designed by Anthony Hobbs (Flying Machine Bike Co.) & built by none other than Robert Belyea, founder of HBBC & now HB Cruisers.

Anthony chopped off the seat post & welded on the brackets for the Harley Saddle, final build & all custom wheels laced up @ Xaviís Bikes in Modesto CA. Itís one seriously comfy ride!









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The Revolver shifter is absolutely diabolical!
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Picked up this Jamis over the summer. Getting around to making it rideable.


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