Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

My Walmart custom sidewalk cruiser is done!

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

My Walmart custom sidewalk cruiser is done!

Old 02-24-22, 04:08 PM
  #1  
passive jay
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 14 Posts
My Walmart custom sidewalk cruiser is done!

Its done! Well mostly, I am not sure if I am going to add a front fender or not.
This started out as a walmart bike https://www.walmart.com/.../Genesis-29-Onex.../16203481
I installed an Eagle two speed internal kickback hub
new seat
saddlebags and luggage rack
new kickstand
new pedals.
Monark springer front fork
new stem

Shimano Alfine Dynamo front hub
head and tail lights
New rims and spokes.
rearview mirror and bike bell.
I might be missing something
What do you guys think?




Last edited by passive jay; 02-25-22 at 04:09 AM. Reason: wrong part name
passive jay is offline  
Old 02-24-22, 04:13 PM
  #2  
burritos
Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Ventura County
Posts: 244

Bikes: 2021 Polygon Siskiu D7, 2008 Lemond Tourmalet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
Liked 86 Times in 55 Posts
Dang that looks nice!
burritos is offline  
Likes For burritos:
Old 02-24-22, 04:30 PM
  #3  
rosefarts
With a mighty wind
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,083
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 817 Post(s)
Liked 547 Times in 329 Posts
One time I put a Sach’s and XTR drivetrain, Avid Tri Align brakes/levers, a noleen shock, nuke proof/mavic 217/ti dye wheels, and a few other sweet things.

After all that, it was still my old ProFlex and it still sucked.

Hopefully the results are better in cruiser world than mid 90’s MTB land.
rosefarts is offline  
Old 02-24-22, 04:49 PM
  #4  
passive jay
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
One time I put a Sach’s and XTR drivetrain, Avid Tri Align brakes/levers, a noleen shock, nuke proof/mavic 217/ti dye wheels, and a few other sweet things.

After all that, it was still my old ProFlex and it still sucked.

Hopefully the results are better in cruiser world than mid 90’s MTB land.
I think we have/had different goals.

I wanted a bike that fitted me and this was one of the few I could find that was not crazy expensive (I am 6'7 and most bikes are way too small for me.)
I replaced the seat because I wanted a more comfortable seat, I picked that one because it fit the look I was going for.
I replaced the back hub because hills suck for a one speed so I wanted an extra gear for hills.
I replaced the front hub because I needed lights for night rides and thought dynamo hubs are cool
and so on. I am just improving basic functions or changing stuff for looks, I am still going to ride it slowly down sidewalks and quiet side streets, improving performance was never really the goal
passive jay is offline  
Likes For passive jay:
Old 02-24-22, 07:42 PM
  #5  
Bmach
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,037
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 412 Post(s)
Liked 234 Times in 144 Posts
I like it
Bmach is offline  
Likes For Bmach:
Old 02-24-22, 07:51 PM
  #6  
TPL
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 142 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 88 Times in 63 Posts
That rear hub looks like a BENDIX ....not ....Sturmey Archer
TPL is offline  
Likes For TPL:
Old 02-24-22, 09:16 PM
  #7  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 10,235

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), R+M Supercharger2 Rohloff, Habanero Ti 26

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2991 Post(s)
Liked 2,218 Times in 1,467 Posts
Originally Posted by TPL View Post
That rear hub looks like a BENDIX ....not ....Sturmey Archer
It is a new company who is making Bendix Clones
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/prod...b#.YhhIAC-B1qs

The hub alone without a wheel build costs more than the actual bike but in the end it all looks decent so at least some though went into it.

I really want to get one of those hubs though and build a clunker at some point but I don't have any fun places like Mt. Tam nor any blue jeans and jean jackets to go riding in like all the cool kids such as Repack Rider but they are neat hubs and the story is cool and I love Merry Sales, such friendly people and a cool family company (sad to see John Porter has passed)
veganbikes is offline  
Likes For veganbikes:
Old 02-24-22, 09:38 PM
  #8  
Desert Ryder
Henderson, NV
 
Desert Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 184

Bikes: Trek Alpha 3700, GT STS DH, Raleigh Grand Prix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 98 Posts
At 6' 7" you gotta do what you gotta do to get a bike that fits. Good job making YOUR bike.
Desert Ryder is offline  
Likes For Desert Ryder:
Old 02-24-22, 09:45 PM
  #9  
roadcrankr
Junior Member
 
roadcrankr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Glendora, CA
Posts: 147

Bikes: Merlin Extralight '94 & Cannondale Supersix '15

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked 112 Times in 65 Posts
One of those saddlebags will hold a big-ass lock. Somebody would like to swipe it. Provided they don't see you climb off and leave it unattended.
roadcrankr is offline  
Likes For roadcrankr:
Old 02-24-22, 11:05 PM
  #10  
Kedosto
Callipygian Connoisseur
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,383
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 564 Post(s)
Liked 348 Times in 189 Posts
Looks good! If it were mine, I’d go with smooth polished fenders front and rear. You could easily mount a front fender using the star nut method I mentioned in your other thread. I’d go with a fender that doesn’t extend very far out the front to eliminate the need for a front support, and mount the rear support arm off the fixed fork. If the suspension causes the fender support to loosen, you can isolate it with a plastic washer. Fork travel is typically adjusted with a nut at the spring crown and although those springer type forks don’t usually offer much travel, you can adjust it to eliminate potential tire rubbing issues. Check out Honjo fenders in polished or black, or Velo-Orange might have something as well.
Kedosto is offline  
Likes For Kedosto:
Old 02-25-22, 04:09 AM
  #11  
passive jay
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by TPL View Post
That rear hub looks like a BENDIX ....not ....Sturmey Archer

crap, I meant Eagle, not Archer. Its a recreation of a bendix hub
passive jay is offline  
Old 02-25-22, 05:27 AM
  #12  
Chuck M 
Butted Hi-Tensile
 
Chuck M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,203

Bikes: Hi-Ten bike boomers, a Trek Domane and some projects

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 401 Post(s)
Liked 1,052 Times in 524 Posts
Sharp looking bike. Good job personalizing it to make it yours.
__________________
"It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels." -- Heinz Stücke

Chuck M is offline  
Likes For Chuck M:
Old 02-25-22, 07:32 AM
  #13  
CAT7RDR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Hacienda Hgts
Posts: 1,698

Bikes: 1999 Schwinn Peloton Ultegra 10, Kestrel RT-1000 Ultegra, Trek Marlin 6 Deore 29'er

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 674 Post(s)
Liked 1,496 Times in 745 Posts
I will never complain again about the weight of my 29er knowing you are pushing 60+ lbs.
CAT7RDR is offline  
Old 02-25-22, 08:51 AM
  #14  
passive jay
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by roadcrankr View Post
One of those saddlebags will hold a big-ass lock. Somebody would like to swipe it. Provided they don't see you climb off and leave it unattended.
I have a GIGANTIC bike chain for it.


passive jay is offline  
Old 02-25-22, 09:21 AM
  #15  
BobbyG
Senior Member
 
BobbyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 5,667

Bikes: 2015 Charge Plug, 2007 Dahon Boardwalk, 1997 Nishiki Blazer, 1984 Nishiki International, 2006 Felt F65

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1275 Post(s)
Liked 1,325 Times in 670 Posts
Maybe I'm a little OCD, but I can't stand seeing a bike with only one fender. Even so, it is still very cool!
BobbyG is offline  
Likes For BobbyG:
Old 02-25-22, 10:42 AM
  #16  
passive jay
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Maybe I'm a little OCD, but I can't stand seeing a bike with only one fender. Even so, it is still very cool!
I am on the fence about trying to put a front fender back on, if I do not there is a fair chance I will take off the rear fender
passive jay is offline  
Old 02-25-22, 11:26 AM
  #17  
2old
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: socal
Posts: 3,583
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 720 Post(s)
Liked 525 Times in 395 Posts
Beautiful job! What's your impression of the fork as it relates to strength? I've always liked the looks of springers, but have shied away from them. Thanks in advance.
2old is offline  
Old 02-25-22, 11:41 AM
  #18  
prj71
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Posts: 3,975
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2465 Post(s)
Liked 844 Times in 553 Posts
Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
I have a GIGANTIC bike chain for it.


Won't need one. Nobody will ever want to steal that thing!!!
prj71 is offline  
Old 02-25-22, 02:03 PM
  #19  
livedarklions
High Performance Noodler
 
livedarklions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 13,635

Bikes: Serotta Atlanta; 1994 Specialized Allez Pro; Giant OCR A1; SOMA Double Cross Disc; 2022 Allez Elite mit der SRAM

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7115 Post(s)
Liked 7,234 Times in 4,060 Posts
Something about that bike makes me think "retired secret ninja assassin." That's a good thing, I think.
livedarklions is offline  
Likes For livedarklions:
Old 02-25-22, 02:06 PM
  #20  
livedarklions
High Performance Noodler
 
livedarklions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 13,635

Bikes: Serotta Atlanta; 1994 Specialized Allez Pro; Giant OCR A1; SOMA Double Cross Disc; 2022 Allez Elite mit der SRAM

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7115 Post(s)
Liked 7,234 Times in 4,060 Posts
Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Won't need one. Nobody will ever want to steal that thing!!!

Mean and wrong. About par for your usual posts.
livedarklions is offline  
Likes For livedarklions:
Old 02-25-22, 04:09 PM
  #21  
dave8311
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: Citrus County, FL.
Posts: 4

Bikes: 2011 Trek FX 7.2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
I don't really like black bikes, but that looks like a fun ride.

Needs a front fender though...
dave8311 is offline  
Old 02-25-22, 05:25 PM
  #22  
passive jay
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by 2old View Post
Beautiful job! What's your impression of the fork as it relates to strength? I've always liked the looks of springers, but have shied away from them. Thanks in advance.
I have not been able to ride it yet but it seems pretty solid
passive jay is offline  
Likes For passive jay:
Old 02-26-22, 04:50 AM
  #23  
livedarklions
High Performance Noodler
 
livedarklions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 13,635

Bikes: Serotta Atlanta; 1994 Specialized Allez Pro; Giant OCR A1; SOMA Double Cross Disc; 2022 Allez Elite mit der SRAM

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7115 Post(s)
Liked 7,234 Times in 4,060 Posts
Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
I have not been able to ride it yet but it seems pretty solid

It'll be great for your purpose, people are going to compliment it. If you ever want to ride it a bit faster, I was shocked by how low resistance on a road slick big tires are.
livedarklions is offline  
Likes For livedarklions:
Old 02-26-22, 05:03 AM
  #24  
passive jay
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It'll be great for your purpose, people are going to compliment it. If you ever want to ride it a bit faster, I was shocked by how low resistance on a road slick big tires are.
yeah the fork is 95% about looks, I ride it on sidewalks so not much need for shock absorption. This is going to used mostly for riding up to the local bar for lunch and cruises up to the park.
passive jay is offline  
Likes For passive jay:
Old 02-26-22, 05:20 AM
  #25  
livedarklions
High Performance Noodler
 
livedarklions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 13,635

Bikes: Serotta Atlanta; 1994 Specialized Allez Pro; Giant OCR A1; SOMA Double Cross Disc; 2022 Allez Elite mit der SRAM

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7115 Post(s)
Liked 7,234 Times in 4,060 Posts
Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
yeah the fork is 95% about looks, I ride it on sidewalks so not much need for shock absorption. This is going to used mostly for riding up to the local bar for lunch and cruises up to the park.

We'll see. Cruisers are so fun to ride you might kick it up a notch.
livedarklions is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.