Cruiser or Mountain Bike

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  1. Tcams

    Tcams New Member

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    Im currently hunting on Craigslist for a bike to use for my second build. There are some mtn bikes and cruisers here and there but I cant really Decide which bike to do. M first build was a cranbrook from walmart and I now have an electra to swap the cranny motor. I thought Id start a thread asking you guys what kind of bike your prefer and why. It would be cool to hear some responses.

    Mountain bike or Cruiser??usflg

    Pics are nice.
     
  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    A mountain bike has a better pedalling position and has strong brakes. A cruiser looks cool, steers slower and has a longer wheelbase. Its personal preference.
     
  3. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    Just curious how much does the average cruiser weigh?
     
  4. troyboy

    troyboy Your East Coast Gasbike Connection

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    A cruiser ways about 45 Lbs. 65-70 Lbs. with a full kit on.

    Justin
     
  5. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Go for a mountain bike, i have a cruiser but the mountain bike is easier.
     
  6. bluenosegoat

    bluenosegoat New Member

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    I have not ridden a cruiser yet. I am seriiously considering building one just to have one but I like to ride aggresively. I've always have had mx bikes and loved my old Jeep cj with the 401 and nearly 400 hp. I see where the comfort factor is in the cruiser but when ever I'm out if I come across a canal or a dirt road I have to hit it full out and you just cant do that with a cruiser. I ride my bike to church on Sunday so a cruiser would be a welcoome addition in the garage also.
     
  7. rkorson4209

    rkorson4209 New Member

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    Well if ya got a cruiser, why not do a MTB.I myself like diff styles of riding, so this is how I look at it. I have my cruiser for well cruises, and long distances, to the store and back and what not. And then when I wanna tear it up and do a lil off roadin, or winter ridin I can hop on my MTB. That way you have a nice looking clean show bike, and a dirty beater,lol. I dunno it works for me. But I seem to never be satisfied, so now I am thinking on building a road bike. I have the kit just looking for the right bike.
     
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  8. wes

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    I still want a mtb, but to completely dif cruisers is cool too
     
  9. Tcams

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    I want to find a mtb with a v frame so I dont have to do any mods with the front/rear mounts. Im gonna try and add some of tcams style to it. whatever that means.lol
     
  10. wes

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    I like the lower profile mtb like those in the pics that sick bikeparts has on there site, but its hard to find one that doesnt need a lot of work for cheap, and they're always on craigslist when i dont have the money!!!
     
  11. Tcams

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    Ive been thinking. I may just get another cruiser frame and put some front sus forks on it. Thats all im really looking for. I just have to find the right forks that will work on a cruiser frame.
     
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    Tcams New Member

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    How can you tell if its 1 1/8 threadless or 1" threaded/threadless just from looking at it.
     
  13. Cabinfever1977

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    I took a suspension fork from a roadmaster sx sport bike(bought like new for $20) and put it on my Schwinn delmar cruiser bike(new $99) and it fits perfect.
     

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