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Old 08-26-20, 10:13 PM
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Huffy Cranbrook from Wally World, bought it yesterday. Have it on Craigslist to flip since there is a huge shortage on them right now. Even if it doesn't sell I wouldn't mind keeping it for a while. I like the blue color.

When I got back into riding in 2008 I had an 80's Raleigh Beach Cruiser like this. Rode it for 9 months or so until I figured I would keep going. Then bought a geared hybrid.
I wont lie, I'm shocked theres a market to flip a new Huffy
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Old 08-27-20, 11:02 AM
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I wont lie, I'm shocked theres a market to flip a new Huffy
Me too! Though I made $40 on the flip.

Here is a picture of it in front of the empty bike racks.

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Old 08-28-20, 04:24 PM
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Here's my 1950's Ward Hawthorne, 3-Speed / BMX / Klunker. Did the rust patina myself, ground off the outer teeth of a Lamber Viscount crankset to make for a cool chainring guard, and just had loads of fun putting this bike together. Perfect chill neighborhood cruiser.




















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Old 08-28-20, 06:04 PM
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Your Hawthorne is well executed. Nice job!
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Originally Posted by squarenoise View Post
Here's my 1950's Ward Hawthorne, 3-Speed / BMX / Klunker. Did the rust patina myself, ground off the outer teeth of a Lamber Viscount crankset to make for a cool chainring guard, and just had loads of fun putting this bike together. Perfect chill neighborhood cruiser.
Nice work. Nice ride.
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Old 08-29-20, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by squarenoise View Post
Here's my 1950's Ward Hawthorne, 3-Speed / BMX / Klunker. Did the rust patina myself, ground off the outer teeth of a Lamber Viscount crankset to make for a cool chainring guard, and just had loads of fun putting this bike together. Perfect chill neighborhood cruiser.
Now THIS is a fantastic bike. Excellent job!!!
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Old 08-29-20, 12:36 PM
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Thanks GeezyRider, FiftySix, tds101! I need a bit more time getting used to the coaster brake thing, but it's still super fun to ride!
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Old 09-04-20, 10:09 AM
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Red Cruiser

This is the last Beach type Cruiser I did (~2011). It was an Electra Cruiser 1 (steel frame, single speed, 26in wheels) when I bought it. I kept the frame, front fork and seat post and replaced everything else. I converted the crank to a 3 piece and built new wheels with 24X3.0 tires on Brave Machine BMX rims. Rear hub is a Nexus 8 speed with a Roller Brake that has a huge heat sink. Shimano thought that would correct any brake fade due to overheating in heavy braking situations. Maybe it would, but I never experienced any roller brake fade even with the original non-heat sink version. Front disc hub and disc brake. New handlebar and Stream Ride saddle.

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I was struggling with some shoulder issues and could not ride my normal road bike. So I took some older parts and updated my cruiser to be a little more road friendly. The upright position has helped me get back and riding.

i added 700c wheels, 9 speed thumb shifters, and a nice set of 3 piece cranks.


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Old 09-11-20, 04:41 PM
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Im new here. But when i can upload photo i will show!
After 10 posts you can share some pics.
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Originally Posted by C.corri View Post
I was struggling with some shoulder issues and could not ride my normal road bike. So I took some older parts and updated my cruiser to be a little more road friendly. The upright position has helped me get back and riding.

i added 700c wheels, 9 speed thumb shifters, and a nice set of 3 piece cranks.


Sweet! Did you have to cold set the rear drop outs to get a 9-speed hub in there?
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Old 09-13-20, 01:13 PM
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no, the hub fit in just fine. It was a cruiser seven, so the spacing was close enough for a standard 9 speed hub.




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Sweet! Did you have to cold set the rear drop outs to get a 9-speed hub in there?
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Old 09-22-20, 07:22 PM
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Giant Simple.

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Old 09-23-20, 03:54 AM
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That's what I call a cruiser! Great bike!
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Originally Posted by squarenoise View Post
Here's my 1950's Ward Hawthorne, 3-Speed / BMX / Klunker. Did the rust patina myself, ground off the outer teeth of a Lamber Viscount crankset to make for a cool chainring guard, and just had loads of fun putting this bike together. Perfect chill neighborhood cruiser.



















So cool!
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Old 09-25-20, 06:32 AM
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Your ride...wow i like it
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Old 09-28-20, 04:25 AM
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Giant Simple.
Great color combination! How does it ride?
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Great color combination! How does it ride?
Thanks. It rides pretty well and the stock seat is very comfortable. Fenders rattle around a bit on my roads but other than that nice solid bike.
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Old 09-28-20, 09:29 AM
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Thanks. It rides pretty well and the stock seat is very comfortable. Fenders rattle around a bit on my roads but other than that nice solid bike.
Ah, never thought about full sized fenders being noisy. I have a set of short black fenders on my Electra 1, they never make a sound.

Gorgeous bike though.
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Ah, never thought about full sized fenders being noisy. I have a set of short black fenders on my Electra 1, they never make a sound.

Gorgeous bike though.
Good point, I should probably make sure everything is tight. The fenders do have these weird spoke like stems that connect to the frame; don't have anything to compare it to so not sure if that is normal
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My Electra C1, mostly stock except for a Brooks B67 saddle, Sunlite 927 tires, stubby fenders, bike computer to track mileage, bottle cage and an incredibell.



The wife's C1


The daughter's C1

Love them all.
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Originally Posted by squarenoise View Post
Here's my 1950's Ward Hawthorne, 3-Speed / BMX / Klunker. Did the rust patina myself, ground off the outer teeth of a Lamber Viscount crankset to make for a cool chainring guard, and just had loads of fun putting this bike together. Perfect chill neighborhood cruiser.




















Nice bike! Here’s mine. 😁

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Nice lay back seat post!
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Old 10-25-20, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post

Nice bike! Here’s mine. 😁

DANNNNG! That's a sweet ride! How do you like the drum brakes? I've been thinking of doing that cause I honestly can't stand (no pun intended) coaster brakes.
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Vintage CCM converted to 26" wheels (shimano D coaster hub) . Period correct buzzer and mirror. Flip up seat for

storage. New (old style) led front light.

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