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Old 08-11-15, 08:59 PM
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A BMX cruiser for cruising?

I'm in the market for a BMX cruiser, admittedly more for cruising and less for stunting (I may hop a curb or two, nothing over a ft for sure). There's really very few options where I live though, I've only managed to find 3 used, one already sold out from under me. If it comes to having to buy new it looks like I could get the Cult CC24 Simpsons bike (a very odd choice, and probably overpriced because of the strange Simpsons theme?), a Haro Downtown 24 (all hi-ten steel but affordable) or the Sunday Model C. I see the Model C recommended everywhere but it seems like most of those reviews are tainted by BMX'ers who want the most BMX like bike, and even though they're always going on about Chromoly frames the Model C isn't even full Chromoly. Can anyone attest to the strength of the new Model C's, like 2014-16 ones? The way people discuss hi-ten steel bikes like the Haro make it seem like a gust of wind will crumple it up like tinfoil (I'm 6'1 and 190 lbs).
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Old 08-20-15, 09:04 AM
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A few years ago I mail ordered a DK General Lee 24 (no, not the walmart variant!). I rode BMX in the late 80s and couldn't stand not having at least one BMXish bike to cruise around the neighborhood with. I love the thing, and it has definitely stood up to my 240lb frame quite well. Sorry I don't have any direct advice on the bikes you named - but I just wanted to say go for it! I hope ya find something you like.
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Old 08-20-15, 03:44 PM
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I managed to try out a few 24" cruisers but even they felt a little tiny to me. I ended up mail ordering a Subrosa Malum 26". It still saves me hundreds even with the shipping.
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I'd go with this.

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/pro...k-klunker-bike
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Old 08-20-15, 09:41 PM
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Fairdale Taj:



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"In the late 90’s, Fairdale’s designer (and World Champion BMXer) Taj Mihelich had a signature bike called the “Taj”. Now his new Fairdale signature bike calls back to those BMX days. The Taj is a 26-inch wheeled BMX cruiser.

With 100% chromoly frame, fork, crank and bars the Taj can handle some real BMX action, but don’t overlook its cruising potential. Built with sturdy BMX parts this bike is meant to last. Sit back, pop a few wheelies, and enjoy the simple ride of a big BMX bike."
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Old 08-20-15, 10:33 PM
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I already bought the bike guys lol the only thing I'm a little upset about is they don't make skyway wheels in 26", the cruisers with skyway wheels hold a special place in my heart.

I bought the 2015 Subrosa Malum 26". The new model looks nicer but I figured it's more of a target for thieves and it's gonna get beaten up a little anyways. I'll let you know how it is when I get it.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I was considering something with a coaster brake at first but I think I'd get sick of it real fast. Unrelated but were you a member of Rigamortis Tortoise? That was the best band name I'd ever seen lol.
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Not to mention its hi ten steel.

I'd look for a Gary Fisher Klunker off the Bay.
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Been rolling a 26" retro SE for a year now with good results --- I like the Taj as well. Good luck with your Subrosa - it also looks like a capable cruiser

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Came in last week when I was on vacation. Only had a few chances to ride it so far but it's everything I was looking for. Feel like a little kid being on a single gear bike again! I can pick up a lot more speed than I thought I'd be able to with it and I took it up some large hills with little effort. Coasts beautifully as well. Just have to work out the ideal seat height, is there a rule of thumb for that on a bmx?
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I did this SE 29er a couple years back, a great cruiser and still jumps well.
Now working on a similar one only 26" and 8spd.
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Originally Posted by MattC48
Came in last week when I was on vacation. Only had a few chances to ride it so far but it's everything I was looking for. Feel like a little kid being on a single gear bike again! I can pick up a lot more speed than I thought I'd be able to with it and I took it up some large hills with little effort. Coasts beautifully as well. Just have to work out the ideal seat height, is there a rule of thumb for that on a bmx?
Post some pics, and add it to bmxmuseum.com !

No, there's no rule of thumb on seat post height. Some people run it all the way down for looks (or jumping tricks etc.), and others just based on preference.

cruiser revolution | 24" BMX?big fun on big wheels
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I rode BMX in the delayed 80s and could not take a position not having at least one BMXish bicycle to vacation around the community with. I really like the factor, and it has definitely was standing up to my 240lb structure quite well.



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