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Do you guys ever actually ride on the beach?

Old 08-08-19, 07:52 PM
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Of course. I ride in Pacific Beach, San Diego usually, not sure what the actual beach address is or whatever
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Being on the far eastern side of Oregon I can't say I've ever gotten sand in my crank.
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Sweaty on the jetty. Looking back your way dbf909 toward New Smyrna side of the river
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Salt water gets inside the wheels and corrodes everything from within.
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My current ride - a freebee from the inlaw's shed in Lakeport...on Lake Okeechobee
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Sweaty on the jetty. Looking back your way dbf909 toward New Smyrna side of the river
Forgot to ask you, frm, is your Schwinn from the 90's? I remember when I bought my Cruiser Deluxe in '94, they had three color options (the two-tone blue like mine; a green/black; and a burgundy/cream along the lines of yours). I've since seen other variations (including the anniversary bikes and such) where the color combinations varied slightly.

Also, it just so happens that we answered a CL ad recently, as we were kind of looking for another cruiser for my wife (her Schwinn is probably from the 80's, and is a little bit road-weary). It was a royal blue and white Schwinn SS with chrome fenders, but the ad didn't say what year it was from. When we tested out the bike, I immediately noticed how light it was. Unfortunately, it turned out to be even more road-weary than the bike she already has (let's just say the guy didn't photograph his rust very well ), so we didn't buy it. When we got home, I did some research and found that it dated to around 2001. Must have had pretty thin chrome plating.
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Idk the year. Could probably figure it out from serial #. It's got Alex X rims so they are most likely after market. My brother in law bought it from a guy that needed money. It wound up in the in law's shed. They told me to take it and another to the beach.
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Old 08-23-19, 10:27 AM
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Idk the year. Could probably figure it out from serial #. It's got Alex X rims so they are most likely after market. My brother in law bought it from a guy that needed money. It wound up in the in law's shed. They told me to take it and another to the beach.
I did find what might be a Serial # on the bottom bracket CSC2J98713 but the online serial lookup didn't help. Has a Made In China sticker also. I've only found a couple of pics online that match, one with same colors, another black with same pattern. No info on either pic. Got me really curious now.

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Old 08-23-19, 07:50 PM
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Sweaty on the jetty. Looking back your way dbf909 toward New Smyrna side of the river
Very Nice...

Last Sunday I rode south from my place down into the Park (Canaveral National Seashore), all the way to the end and back. Including the Eldora loop and a couple of other sidetracks down some singletrack trails it was just under 25 miles. A great morning. Unfortunately it was high tide so most of that ride was on the sidewalk/road but normally I'll ride the beach the whole way down and back.
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