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Do any of you guys have a beach cruiser?

Old 05-13-05, 10:35 PM
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Do any of you guys have a beach cruiser?

I'd buy this if I still lived in Florida:
Talk about a sweet ride? I tried This Electra Straight 8 3- speed cruiser with coaster brakes at my LBS today for the hell of it. This sucker rides like my car mainly because it hs 3" wide slicks and a huge-assed cruiser seat!

I had forgotten how comfy a regular bike is...
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Never never never...

My sister wanted one... I said H$l$ no!

Anything that can not do at least 20 MPH is not going in my garage.

Actually these bikes have their place, if you like the slow relazing, flat foot ride then they are for you...

DAMM I should work for a bike shop.
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Originally Posted by my58vw
Never never never...

My sister wanted one... I said H$l$ no!

Anything that can not do at least 20 MPH is not going in my garage.

Actually these bikes have their place, if you like the slow relazing, flat foot ride then they are for you...

DAMM I should work for a bike shop.
Riverside, eh?

C'mon, admit it. It be load of fun cruising Venice Beach in some rig like that right? Besides, if your going 20mph on the beach, you don't get to fully study the intricacies of the women's thong.
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I think that thing is pretty pimp
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Yeah, I have a Trek cruiser in my garage. It is just a single speed with coaster brakes. Trek and Bianchi both make some nice 5 speed cruisers that you could go 20 mph on if you had to. I ride my Time for that. The cruiser is for going to the liquor store.
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I kind of have one... The frame is from an old beach cruiser but it has mountain bars, no kickstand, no chainguard, and a mountain bike seat. I use it to go to the grocery store and bank. (both about a mile round trip) It was light blue but I spraypainted it black, and there are chips where the blue shows through. It's lovely.
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Pimpin' ain't easy. I like this one.
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I love both the Electra and the Felt cruisers but am, hopefully, about to start collecting parts to build a classic Schwinn Speedster (cantilever style frame) cruiser.

I found the donor bike on Craigslist and as soon as the dude gets back home I plan on getting it...then I thinking about a set of 26" 144 spoke wheels...oh yeah!

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traitors... all of you!
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway


Pimpin' ain't easy. I like this one.
Cool. How much ?
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My mom has one. It's about 15 years old, needs a new chain/tires/tubes and a tune-up.

I think they are pretty cool bikes, I just can't stand the wide handlebars. You can't squeeze through tight spaces with them.
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I hate electra. Not good for touring, racing, going over bumps or anything. Only good for posing. Like there ads say designed by the fashion industry. Bleh
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I like about anything with two wheels. The cruisers are great for their purpose. (That Felt looks great) I have a Wally World MTB with a big seat and high rise handlebars that I take camping with me. It's great for knocking around the state parks and such.
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You got to have a crusier. Not every should be all out balls to the wall to you die ride. I've got a POS cruiser that I salvaged. Painted it yellow, installed new grips and padding, put on a salvaged wheelset, and a new seat. I ride it every so often for errands and shorts rides in the 'hood.
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Yeah, I'll bump this thread. Don't knock the Electra until you've tried it. More grins per mile than any other ride, and comfortable like you can't imagine.
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weak... isn't there a 'comfort bike forum' for this *****e?
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
Riverside, eh?

C'mon, admit it. It be load of fun cruising Venice Beach in some rig like that right? Besides, if your going 20mph on the beach, you don't get to fully study the intricacies of the women's thong.
Venice beach is about 60 miles from Riverside...and parking is a *****. I think thongs aren't allowed there either. I don't recall every seeing one anyway.
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Here's a cruiser
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I've seen girls rollerblading the strand in thong bathing suits right by Venice.
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my bro and i were checkin' out the felt cruisers at supergo yesterday -- the speedway model. that was pretty badass and only $270. we're thinkin' yeah, definitely a must have, especially since we live all of 5 blocks from the beach. i've never owned a beach cruiser in my life, btw. my current one is made by kestrel.
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Thats cool looking, the riding position is almost a recumbent.

I was thinking they should make Chopper style bikes with a more recumbent riding style, that would be cool Plus you could really sit low with feet forward on touring pegs like most Harley riders
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Here is MY cruiser...



And I am actually thinking about this one. (fliped stem though)!
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Can you fit 3 inch balloon tires on that thing?
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
I'd buy this if I still lived in Florida:
Talk about a sweet ride? I tried This Electra Straight 8 3- speed cruiser with coaster brakes at my LBS today for the hell of it. This sucker rides like my car mainly because it hs 3" wide slicks and a huge-assed cruiser seat!

I had forgotten how comfy a regular bike is...
Riding a bike like that is like sleeping with a fat ugly girl . Really, it would be alot of fun but you sure wouldn't want your biddies to see you doing it!!!!
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Thats cool looking, the riding position is almost a recumbent.

I was thinking they should make Chopper style bikes with a more recumbent riding style, that would be cool Plus you could really sit low with feet forward on touring pegs like most Harley riders


https://www.schwinnbike.com/products/...ail.php?id=523



https://www.feltracing.com/05_cruiser/2005_scythe.html



https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/030....asp?range=209

hell, theres even a section in here on DIY choppers and cruisers
https://www.bikeforums.net/alt-bike-culture/
Chopped, dropped, stretched, lifted, and otherwise cut up and put back together. The art and science of choppers, cruisers, lowriders and the vast world of mutant bicycles.
heres a thread of production models
https://www.bikeforums.net/alt-bike-culture/102544-best-production-chopper.html

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