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Old 01-23-2012, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: Sub $300 cruiser, new?

Mainly looking for something to tool around on the weekends and not plant me on my face from a wheel or frame failing.

I keep eyeballing the Nirve B1 since it can be had for $250 locally (Performance Bikes nearby can get them) and is a style I like. But whenever I tally up the parts list I always go back to the fact that I can cut the bill by about 20% by just getting a new Cranny or the like...

But, when it comes down to it, I am going to just go with my gut and save a little longer for the Nirve (or until a cheap, good quality cruiser shows up on CL).

As for the gas tank, I am really liking the looks of the top mount moped tank like the one Imperial Cycles sells, for a board tracker look. I think I will try to find one in a local yard, or eBay...

Thanks again all! When I start gathering the bike and parts, I will definitely put up a detailed build thread. While I am enjoying my weed eater friction drive bike, I am ready for something with a little more polish.
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