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What's the fastest you've ever gone on you cruiser?

Old 09-23-13, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
Going fast on a cruiser kinda defeats the purpose.
Who says you can't go fast on a Cruiser bike?

On a more serious note, I'd imagine you could get pretty fast on a beach Cruiser if the gear ratio is set high enough. Is it cheating to retrofit a Cruiser with an internal gear hub?
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Originally Posted by StarDust4Ever View Post
Who says you can't go fast on a Cruiser bike?

On a more serious note, I'd imagine you could get pretty fast on a beach Cruiser if the gear ratio is set high enough. Is it cheating to retrofit a Cruiser with an internal gear hub?
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Old 09-25-13, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Cruising82 View Post
I must say monitoring your speed on a beach cruiser is wrong. However I will guess and say around 14 to 15 mph.
I monitor my annual kilometers, the device just happens to record speed also.
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Originally Posted by rat fink View Post
About 47mph for me.
with my spinal issues I can only ride a cruise because of the positioning and I ride about 7,000 miles a year uselly 30-60 a day and I pass a pike called Janesville pike a 1,800 foot mountain thatís 8 miles up and 11 down or what ever side you come up , you better have good brakes itís on the Appalachians and around the rocky curved roads I topped at 67 headin down it itís scary as **** when your that fast and honestly turning does not exist , my bike topped at 35 with its 7 speed flat ground or down hill but I have it upgraded from a 36 tooth because I would go up hill in 7th to a 52 tooth front sprocket , it stops turning down the pike at about 50 ish 55 Iíd had to guess been biking for 4 years and go across Pennsylvania north to south once a year
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Old 06-11-22, 05:10 AM
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67mph, downhill with a following breeze in the back of my Nissan Frontier. Seriously, I don't use GPS or cyclometers on my cruisers but I would guess I've reached 21 or 22 mph going down a highway overpass.
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Old 06-12-22, 09:33 PM
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wow everyone is very impressive
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Old 06-13-22, 06:05 AM
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wow everyone is very impressive
Or, they forgot to change their cyclometers from kph to mph.
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I once recorded the speed on my LaJolla once, on Strava; it did 12mph. That thing has issues to keep from pushing it hard, but it does have a 48/16 gearing. I've went faster on prior cruisers before. One of them had a 62t crank on it, from a mtb- once it got going, it was going.

All those people acting like you can't build one for speed.
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Old 06-28-22, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
I once recorded the speed on my LaJolla once, on Strava; it did 12mph. That thing has issues to keep from pushing it hard, but it does have a 48/16 gearing. I've went faster on prior cruisers before. One of them had a 62t crank on it, from a mtb- once it got going, it was going.

All those people acting like you can't build one for speed.
I think it would be funny to see one with drops, seat post spun to mimic road bike seat rube angle over cranks.

Entered into say a gravel race by a strong rider just to be a jerk.
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Old 06-28-22, 03:58 PM
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14 mph on my Mongoose Dolomite, slight downhill with a tail wind.
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Originally Posted by striker65 View Post
14 mph on my Mongoose Dolomite, slight downhill with a tail wind.

Thats hauling...my average speed on my Dolomite ALX is usually about 7mph. it will go almost anywhere...but at about 7mph lol

I dont really care about speed so much on my cruiser but i do track my distance and Strava will show top and average. I did come down a steep hill taking a shortcut and topped out at 37. It was rock solid and the brakes worked great but I havent done it again

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As others have mentioned, cruisers are purpose built more for relaxing rides than pure speed and we generally accept that. Then, human nature kicks in:
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Old 07-15-22, 12:40 AM
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As fast as my Doberman can pull when she sees a cat up the street.

Which is considerably faster than I can pedal this bike.
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Old 07-16-22, 03:33 PM
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15mph
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On my Schwinn 2 speed kickback, I could easily hit 18-20 MPH for a 1/2 mile or so.
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Old 08-22-22, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
If you're going for speed records or even tracking your speed on your beach cruiser, you're doing it wrong.
For who, you? I wind mine up to 42 on flat ground. Cadence is around 165 on a 48-18 set-up with 26 inch wheels. I like chasing UPS Trucks near my house. Fun for meÖ.
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Old 08-25-22, 04:44 PM
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I just went 23 mph on my 3 speed
23 cog 34 chainring

but Iíve been faster with my
21 cog and 36 tooth chainring
single speed
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Old 01-29-23, 10:28 PM
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How fast depends on how long you dared to hang onto a passing truck.
When I was younger, most bikes were single speed cruiser type bikes, it was common place to grab hold of the hand bar on the back of a passing truck for a quick tow.
Certainly not safe but I'm still here. More than once I remember thinking that stamped steel bike hubs with loose bearings probably weren't meant to go that fast.

These days my problem is stopping, as i get older, and heavier, a few local hills here, (and they aren't very big hills), tend to turn coaster brake hubs into a grease bubbling mess.

If my phone GPS is right, I hit about 23mph on the one hill near my house here. It don't seem like much of a hill till you try and stop a 70lb bike with a 350 lb rider on it.
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