Originally Posted by OOC-MB1
so what is a good good bike? i wanna build my 2nd one but don't know what is a good cruiser.
Without getting too into detail, here are a few guidelines I follow...
Don't buy anything that is aluminum or originally came from a big box store. The vibration and high speed pot holes will eventually fatigue the frame and something will eventually brake.
Try to find an older name brand bike (specialized, trek. Gary fisher, Diamond back, gt, etc) that probably cost a lot brand new but has depreciated because of age... In this case look for a bike that was purchased new but hardly used. Dont buy second hand parts from the hard core moutain bike guy that lives in tahoe during the summer...
Have patience, finding a good bike cheap takes a lot of searching and you might have to drive to the next town over to find that jewel. Don't be tempted to buy that slightly used cranbeook because it is there and $20 cheaper than at wal mart.