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Old 02-10-2016, 06:38 PM
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Default 2015 cruzzer ???

Just wondering what the owners of original whizzers think of these...
when I saw this listing that question came to mind.... lots of cables and wires... that's for sure.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-CRUZZER...tWAeZP&vxp=mtr
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: 2015 cruzzer ???

They're a lot like the last of the NE5's. Some changes and different engine parts. Clones really, or they'ld have the name too.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: 2015 cruzzer ???

I'm not a whizzer owner, but I think the name is a little... strange.

I get that it's supposed to be "cruiser" but a nostalgic nod to the whizzer brand, but an unsuspecting joe would be confused as **** and pronounce it like "buzzer".

I can just see the perplexed look on people's faces when they see CRUZZER on the side of the bike and start thinking " wtf is a cruzzer?"
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:35 AM
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I'm not a whizzer owner, but I think the name is a little... strange.

I get that it's supposed to be "cruiser" but a nostalgic nod to the whizzer brand, but an unsuspecting joe would be confused as **** and pronounce it like "buzzer".

I can just see the perplexed look on people's faces when they see CRUZZER on the side of the bike and start thinking " wtf is a cruzzer?"

Yeh, the Chinese can come up with interesting names at times. I found the listing for the Cruzzer only because I was searching for rear wheel adjusters that were long enough without going to a full blown motorcycle style. The whizzer ones look ok if they are strong enough, in the below link....but I got sticker shock on all the replacement parts. The last set I bought were way too short to use.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cruzzer-motorbike-rear-wheel-adjusters-fits-Whizzer-Bicycles-/301697538996?hash=item463e931bb4:g:2ZQAAOxyrrpTj2D j

Could of replaced the zz s with ss s and named it the Cusser.
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: 2015 cruzzer ???

Their other clones were called. Cyclone and Polar , of the 3 Cyclone is a better name choice I'd guess. They musta ran into more patent trouble with that.
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:45 PM
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The new knockoffs seem to have a rather short frame? The real whizzers look pretty cool to me up to 99. I think the new Cruzzers giant taillight abomination and all the unhidden cables and wires, reflectors etc., really throws off the looks of this 2015 unit. They need to clean it up, ones eye doesn't even know where to look.
Love to get a old original from the 50s in decent shape but prices seem to have gone through the roof.
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: 2015 cruzzer ???

I was also wondering the advantages and or disadvantages with a belt sheave drive over a chain and sprocket. Seems like there would be torque like crazy with the big dia.
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Two brakes,decompression lever,throttle,turn and lighting switches,ignition switch,horn...all that leads up onto the handlebar...so,yes it's a rats nest of cables and wiring.
Vintage bikes look a lot cleaner,I agree
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I bought 2 Cruzzers from a friend moving out of California about 8 years ago and they started easy and rode nice. But like you said, they don't have the vintage look of the originals. I sold both a few weeks later. The '99 and later Whizzers can be made to look like a classic with a lot of effort.
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Sounds like you sold them fairly fast. Somebody saw the beauty in them. Ill be keeping my eye open for a 99 or earlier to do just that in the future.
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