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Any of you convert a mountain bike into a cruiser?

Old 07-05-21, 06:49 PM
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Old 09-06-21, 11:27 AM
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Yes! just converted an old 87 Schwinn Sierra (the one with the beautiful green and yellow paint scheme) into a single speed masher for my kid going off to college. Turned out great. Wish I could post a picture but I'm a newbie and not allowed yet!
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Old 11-17-21, 09:59 PM
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A lot of cool bikes on here. I have basically done the same thing, but might be a bit more radical on my Cogburn fat tire bike. At first I made an extension and just raised the bars up about 5 inches or so. But now I have just finished installing a set of apehangers on it, and I wanted the more crank forward position so I made a bracket and moved my seat back about 6 inches. I had it re-cabled at the bike shop and now it's much more comfortable. I am still playing with it a bit, adjusting the handlebars, and seat, and trying different seats that I have used in the past. I thought about even putting a banana seat on it, and I might yet, but maybe not.
However, I think in the future I would like to try a longer wheelbase cruiser bike, as I am setting a little farther back over the rear wheel then I would prefer, I think.
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Old 11-23-21, 07:50 AM
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can't have suspension surelyyyy
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Old 11-23-21, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Lastmohecken View Post
A lot of cool bikes on here. I have basically done the same thing, but might be a bit more radical on my Cogburn fat tire bike. At first I made an extension and just raised the bars up about 5 inches or so. But now I have just finished installing a set of apehangers on it, and I wanted the more crank forward position so I made a bracket and moved my seat back about 6 inches. I had it re-cabled at the bike shop and now it's much more comfortable. I am still playing with it a bit, adjusting the handlebars, and seat, and trying different seats that I have used in the past. I thought about even putting a banana seat on it, and I might yet, but maybe not.
However, I think in the future I would like to try a longer wheelbase cruiser bike, as I am setting a little farther back over the rear wheel then I would prefer, I think.
Can you post a photo of your bike? Very interested in how you set the seat back
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Old 11-23-21, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by tangent70 View Post
Can you post a photo of your bike? Very interested in how you set the seat back
I will post a picture, soon. Being new on here, I need to get my post count up, so I can post a picture.
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Old 11-23-21, 08:52 PM
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Cruiser can't have suspension surelyyyy
Or gears, IMO.
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Old 11-24-21, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tangent70 View Post
Can you post a photo of your bike? Very interested in how you set the seat back
Ok, I got my 10 post in, so here goes on my first picture. This bike started out as a fat tire bike, called the Cogburn which was sort of targeted at hunters at the time, but I think this company is out of business now. I hated the low mountain bike handlebars, and wanted a more uprlght riding position. I guess it's a work in progress.







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Old 11-24-21, 08:49 PM
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Since those pictures were taken, I have moved the seat slightly forward, and raised it a little more. And I rolled the shifter for the rear derailleur up on top of the handlebar, because my thumb is injured and weak, and I can't downshift with it. Now, I don't have to use my thumb and it's much better for me. I live in pretty rough hilly country, right on top of a mountain, and once I get out on the road, I am either coasting downhill or working my guts out trying to pedal up hill. So, I am considering modifying it into an E-bike.

I prefer the more crank forward position of a cruiser, so I made a bracket to move the seat back a ways. But I may have taken it too far. And may end up moving the seat forward a little bit more from here, but I definitely like the position better then the stock location.

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