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

Cruiser frame strength

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!

Cruiser frame strength

Old 12-13-09, 07:49 PM
Degenerate Grouch
Thread Starter
xray1978's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lawrence
Posts: 212

Bikes: Kona Hahanna, Schwinn Speedster

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cruiser frame strength

Given normal/non-abusive riding how long would a steel frame like this last? https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...icsteeldeluxe/

I sold my old cruiser and miss it . Now I would like to get a new one but wonder if the frame would be as strong as my old cruiser. They look the same but, maybe they are not built like they used to be? Trek say the limit is 275 lbs. Which given the fact that it is made of steel seems like a very light weight limit. That is unless it is a component issue and not a frame issue.
xray1978 is offline  
Old 12-13-09, 11:35 PM
phony collective progress
x136's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Posts: 2,973

Bikes: https://velospace.org/user/36663

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
The weight limit is probably just to cover their ass.

The bike itself looks pretty similar to any other cruiser (welded steel frame, one-piece crank, quill stem, big tires, high spoke count wheels, etc). Take care of it, and I'm sure it'll last.
x136 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Beach Cruisers
09-26-19 04:59 AM
Beach Cruisers
06-26-19 09:46 PM
07-06-18 04:48 PM
Classic & Vintage
05-12-11 03:36 PM
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
11-18-10 11:33 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

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.