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Old 03-15-22, 12:47 PM
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My bike weighs 46.8 lbs

Is that a lot?

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Old 03-15-22, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
Is that a lot?

Yes. Looks like a smooth rider tho.
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Old 03-15-22, 12:59 PM
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It ain't not a lot.

How's it riding?
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Old 03-15-22, 01:01 PM
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If where you ride is flat like Florida, Ogden, Phoenix, any of the Plaines states, or just about any random multi-use path in a metropolitan area & you don't care about how fast you ride, or how long it takes to get anywhere or the effort involved...Naw, your bikes weight doesn't matter.

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(Whose various bikes weigh between 15 &105 pounds, depending.)

Pull any roller-skaters with that stylish grab bar on the saddle?

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Old 03-15-22, 01:09 PM
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If where you ride is flat like Florida, Ogden, Phoenix, any of the Plaines states, or just about any random multi-use path in a metropolitan area & you don't care about how fast you ride, or how long it takes to get anywhere or the effort involved...Naw, your bikes weight doesn't matter.

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(Whose various bikes weigh between 15 &105 pounds, depending.)

Pull any roller-skaters with that stylish grab bar on the saddle?

I really think we should come up with 3.2 pounds of suggestions to round it up to 50 lbs.

It's the bicycle equivalent of a parade float. I'd love riding that thing around from time to time.
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Old 03-15-22, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
Is that a lot?
Beach cruisers have always been made with steel, and recent "vintage look" models might be aluminum but they are still heavier tubed.

Single speed and coaster brakes, saddle with steel springs, you're crusing the flat life, enjoy
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Old 03-15-22, 01:16 PM
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My 1979 25" Schwinn Varsity was 46 pounds too. One of the nicer riding bikes I've ridden. Could ride it no handed all through the neigborhood or even do a wheelie riding as far as one wished to do so.

It was a great bike for the flatter part of the state I use to live. It was even okay for the hillier part of the state I now live in. But when I went from just short rides of five miles to 30, 50 and 100 mile rides, it had to go. I wouldn't think of owning anything on the heavier side of 20 lbs for the riding I do today.

So to answer your question, it depends.

Nice bike by the way, I'm sure for just tooling around the town it's more than adequate.
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Originally Posted by soyabean View Post
Beach cruisers have always been made with steel, and recent "vintage look" models might be aluminum but they are still heavier tubed.

Single speed and coaster brakes, saddle with steel springs, you're crusing the flat life, enjoy

He had a couple threads where he described putting on that fork, which has to be the heaviest one in the history of bicycle cutlery.
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Old 03-15-22, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It ain't not a lot.

How's it riding?
pretty nice! the wheel geometry is a bit different so it took a moment or two to get used to the new feel. And I have only ridden it about 5 or 10 minutes so far in two trips as it is still cold as **** here. My area is actually very hilly but for the most part it is just mild hills in my particular area, I only have one troublesome hill on my normal ride up to the "downtown" area for lunch or a ride in the park. I changed the rear hub over to an eagle
two-speed kickback hub to help with the hills but it only helps so much, but for the most part, I love it.
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Nah, lt's like a 1970 Cadillac Convertible with the 472 ci engine.
You don't advertise the weight, just enjoy the ride.

Happy trails!
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Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
pretty nice! the wheel geometry is a bit different so it took a moment or two to get used to the new feel. And I have only ridden it about 5 or 10 minutes so far in two trips as it is still cold as **** here. My area is actually very hilly but for the most part it is just mild hills in my particular area, I only have one troublesome hill on my normal ride up to the "downtown" area for lunch or a ride in the park. I changed the rear hub over to a two-speed kickback hub to help with the hills but it only helps so much, but for the most part, I love it.

I think this is one you celebrate for its glorious impracticality.
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Old 03-15-22, 02:13 PM
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I think it is 46.8 pound of cool. I don't even know how much my fancy unobtainium/carbon fibery wonder bikes weigh but I might have to find out just for fun.
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Old 03-15-22, 03:53 PM
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No. But what it lacks in weight it makes up for in another way.


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Typical for the Dutch but then their country is flat. For that heavy a bike it has a pretty tiny rear rack.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I really think we should come up with 3.2 pounds of suggestions to round it up to 50 lbs.
Cheaper to add weight to the rider...eat more, drink more, ride less.
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It I over half as much as my Riese and Müller Supercharger2 with dual batteries, a Bosch Gen4 Performance Line Motor and a Rohloff hub and a Fox 36 but hey if you enjoy the bike it doesn't matter so much. It just a heavy beast. Heavy bikes aren't always bad and lightweight bikes aren't always good but I like to generally meet in the middle somewhere (except on the aforementioned bike which is heavy but is a dream)
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Originally Posted by passive jay View Post
Is that a lot?
What parts would you take off to make it lighter? I think it should be even heavier… by installing a front fender.
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Old 03-15-22, 10:08 PM
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Not if you're going downhill, you won't even notice the weight.
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I've been riding bikes that heavy my whole life. Once you get momentum, it stays for a while when you are slowing down.
I do centuries with ease and a few cramps. LOL.
My loaded tour bike is 120 lbs. Pushed up parts of several hills of course. Nobody else will touch it. LOL.
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Nice bike bro. What the price of that bike?

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Originally Posted by Genius777 View Post
Nice bike bro. What the price of that bike?

This isn't a complaint, because I've found it very entertaining, but this bike has already been the subject of several threads. This one probably tells the story most completely:

My Walmart custom sidewalk cruiser is done!
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Originally Posted by Bici Veloce View Post
Cheaper to add weight to the rider...eat more, drink more, ride less.
Nah, drink while riding...
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Originally Posted by Genius777 View Post
Nice bike bro. What the price of that bike?
The bike was about 180 bucks. I have put about 800-900 bucks worth of stuff on it.
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Old 03-16-22, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
This isn't a complaint, because I've found it very entertaining, but this bike has already been the subject of several threads. This one probably tells the story most completely:

My Walmart custom sidewalk cruiser is done!

I am glad people are cool with multiple threads, I was unsure if I should do that.
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