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Rear suspension cruiser?

Old 12-18-19, 11:01 AM
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Rear suspension cruiser?

Was scrolling through FB today and came across this. Has anyone here seen or ridden one? What are y'alls thoughts?
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Looks neat and hate to be critical, but that "shock" looks like spring-only, so expect pogostick ride.
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Unless you have some kind of spinal issue that warrants something like that I cant imagine there would really be a need for it. I think could take 10psi out of my tires from 55-45 and probably get 90% of the same effect without the complication of that frame design and the rest with a good seat.

That said. I would rather support that guy than a local Walmart and for $200 it looks like you get a nice bike and for $250 you can get a semi stretched frame.

I wonder how it would ride with a Monarch Springer and a nice Brooks with the double sprung seat. Thinking about it, it sounds like a pretty cool idea.

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I wonder how it would ride with a Monarch Springer and a nice Brooks with the double sprung seat. Thinking about it, it sounds like a pretty cool idea.
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Thatís a funky looking frame without the seatstays. Maybe add linkage to the shock design to dampen the rebound? Like the green color.
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Won't there be slack in the chain when the spring compresses?

Never mind. Upon closer examination, I see the pivot is ahead of the bottom bracket.
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Weird seeing rear only. I can't imagine that being a nice ride nomatter the setup. I remember a while back seeing a cruiser that looked like one of the old fancy ornate looking cantilevered frames from the 50s with a springer fork and a rear shock similar to what an Eddie Baurer has on it.
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Old 12-19-19, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by JehD View Post
Unless you have some kind of spinal issue that warrants something like that I cant imagine there would really be a need for it. I think could take 10psi out of my tires from 55-45 and probably get 90% of the same effect without the complication of that frame design and the rest with a good seat.

That said. I would rather support that guy than a local Walmart and for $200 it looks like you get a nice bike and for $250 you can get a semi stretched frame.

I wonder how it would ride with a Monarch Springer and a nice Brooks with the double sprung seat. Thinking about it, it sounds like a pretty cool idea.
i've made myself full suspension stretch cruisers. i just like the idea of how plush a ride i can make. if the bike in the original post is steel and i could pick up one cheap it would meet my sawzall.
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