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Questions tagged [cruiser]

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Can hand brake levers be pulled hard enough on a comfort/cruiser handlebar?

My bike currently has a straight handlebar. Both the front and rear brake are operated by hand, with a brake lever on each side of the handlebar. This allows me to pull them very hard, which is good. ...
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Help decoding a J.C. Higgins frame number on a vintage cruiser

The serial is 502 46560 887408. The bike is complete, I may fix it up as a cruiser, or completely restore it depending on parts availability, but for now I'm trying to find out the basics. I can see a ...
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How old is my bike

I have a murray monterey green ladies beach cruiser with the following id: MOP0295856 can anyone tell me how old it is? Vintage?
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Can I install a handlebar brake handle without removing the grips?

I recently bought a cruiser bike with coaster brakes. I decided I wasn't happy with the stopping power, so I want to add a hand brake to the front wheel. I ordered some parts online, but I have run ...
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bigger tires smaller bike [duplicate]

If my bike currently has 24 inch wheels, will 26 inch wheels fit? I have a cruiser with 24 inch wheels an I want to put 26 inch wheels on it, I am not sure they will they fit.
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Coaster brakes vs. Handle brakes

i will be honest. I am nearly 50y/o and not in tip top shape either. I have not owned a bike since I was 12y/o. I want to buy a bike. I am looking at the cruiser bikes. Most come with coaster brakes....
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What defines a recumbent?

Is there a clear technical definition for a recumbent? Is it the position of the knee in relation to the crank? The presence or absence of a back rest? There seems to be a fine line between, for ...
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What brand of bicycle is this?

Looking for the brand of this bike - like the style and color. Only have the photo
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Can I change a 26“ to a 24” tire on a Huntington Schinn Women's tire?

I recently purchase a Huntington Cruiser by Schwinn. The standard tires are 26". I am new to cycling and am having a hard time finding information regarding tires and frames. I would like to change ...
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Hard to pedal even on flat street

I have a woman's cruiser bike with pedal brakes only. Everything has been working great but when I took a bike ride the other day I was on a flat street and it was extremely difficult to pedal...why ...
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Why do my pedals shake and pop?

I just purchased a cruiser bike online that I had to assemble. When I rode it for the first time, I notice my pedals felt shaky, whether pedaling or coasting, and when I did pedal every few seconds ...
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Why Do the same size tires say they can hold different amounts of air (psi), and does that matter? [closed]

Sadly, my wonderful electra cruiser got stolen on tuesday. I am a college student with no other transportation, i need a new bike RIGHT away, the busses in my town are currently on strike and not ...
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Best way to sell cheap/damaged bike

I have an old cruiser bike that I paid $100 for. The tire popped and the other has a flat but other than that it's ridable. Any way I can sell it? And if so, best website/company to sell it to?
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Steel vs Aluminum Spokes and Rims

I'm looking at a couple of cruiser bikes on Craigslist. I want to take them to my beach house for guests. How can I tell if the rims and spokes are steel or aluminum? The steel spokes on an ...
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Just bought 30 huffys cranbrooks for a bike rental business. WHAT PROBLEMS SHOULD I BE PREPARING FOR [closed]

Be nice. I know these things are cheap. Just wanna be semi prepared.
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How can I tell if I can add a front brake to my cruiser?

I recently had to give up running and decided to start commuting to/from work (about 15 miles round trip) so I could maintain my cardio fitness. One problem is I like to ride my cruiser (a Masi ...
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what make and model is this bike please?

Please help me identify this bike, I have looked in a multitude of places and come up with nothing. It looks to be a beach cruiser.
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Can anyone help me identify this bike?

Frame number (bottom bracket) MC9008 1987 Cruiser style,26" rims
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What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?

I'm curious about what is the maximum distance you can live from work so that it's a reasonable biking distance. I am interested in biking about 30 minutes to work. It would be about 5 miles away. I ...
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How to choose the right Citi Bike?

It's 2013, and bike sharing has finally made it to New York City. Of course, the branded cruisers aren't the most speedy bikes on the road. They weigh a whopping 45 pounds, and their third gear - ...
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Can i use a thinner standard mtb chain (SRAM 971) or does the chain need to be specific (SRAM PC-1) for coaster brake single speed

Time for a replacement chain, and i have a sram 971 sitting around, don't want to spend the money on a new chain, if i can get away with using a mountain bike chain. Hopefully it won't pop off with ...
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What is the longest reasonable distance one may expect to ride on a comfort bike?

I ride a 2011 Trek Navigator 1 with 7-speed derailleur. Purchased in August of 2011, I've tried to ride as often as possible. My longest rides have been approximately 12 miles in length. I've ...
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Electra Shifter (Revoshift) is hard to turn

My wife has a hard time turning the Revoshift grip on her Electra Townie 7D due to arthritis issues in her hands. Is there a way to help with this issue?