Help me choose between TWO bikes!

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by Mick5s, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mick5s

    Mick5s New Member

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    Hey All

    So I have narrowed down my choice to two bikes. I need to get them from Target because I have $90 in gift cards there.

    I'll show the choices, but feel free to recommend any others on the site.
    They must be beach cruisers, and accept a front brake.

    Here they are!

    http://www.target.com/p/Schwinn-26-...cency&lnk=Rec|pdp|ClickCP|item_page.adjacency

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    http://www.target.com/p/Huffy-Mens-...cency&lnk=Rec|pdp|ClickCP|item_page.adjacency



    Whatever you guys think about these or others is pretty much the final word. I have been unable to decide for a couple weeks now!
     
  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    I like the rack on the huffy...
    other than that ,,,wichever paint scheme you prefer
     
  3. JSSuper

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    Of those I kinda like the Huffy personally, But I am new here too and my opinion isn't worth as much. Not to mention I am having a hard time picking a bike to build also.
     
  4. Mick5s

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    Yeah. I LOVE the Huffy and would buy it in a second, if it weren't for the fact I wasted nearly $300 on my last Huffy Karaoke MB. It didn't even last a year.

    But if you think it will work and I can put a front brake on, then the Huffy it is!!
     
  5. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    Either bikes will work. Both can accept front and rear brakes. Not hard to install a China HT, other then a mount will need to be made. I, myself would go with the Huffy...added features.
    [​IMG] Something to look forward to.
     
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    @Al.Fisherman-- really cool clean looking bike. like the boost bottle!

    So pretty much any front brake assembly would work right?

    And I cannot put a rear brake on without making a mount, correct?
     
  8. Al.Fisherman

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    The rear brake and a mount has nothing to do with one another, unless you are talking about a mount for the brake. These are photos taken on a Huffy cruiser
    Rear brake
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    Front brake
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  9. Mick5s

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    Alright. Will I have to get new wheels for the brake pads? I think the normal cruiser ones will work.
     
  10. Texhun

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    WOW! Totally digging that Huffy. Is it just me or do the Huffy frames seem stronger than Schwinns? I've never messed with one but they just look stronger.
     
  11. GearNut

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    Go with the Schwinn Men's Majestic Cruiser Bike as suggested by MotorBicycleRacing.
    You will have gears to use rather than a single speed, The best brakes possible without going to full disc brakes (which are better still), and the ability to run a shift kit if you wish to.
    All around a better choice by far.
     
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    LOL, that rear brake isn't crappy enough looking. Can you try a little harder to find a crappier looking one?
     
  13. Mick5s

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    Actually, I think that I might go with this one:


    [​IMG]


    I love the white tires and the old motorbike look. I think it would be awesome.
     
  14. Al.Fisherman

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    I have the original wheel on both front and the back is a non coaster brake wheel. It is a multi speed wheel. I found the proper ratio for starting and pined the chain to that gear. I can't change gears when peddling, but I don't peddle more then 20 feet to begin with.

    Really can't tell any difference between the two. Have not had frame failure on either one.
     
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    Whats wrong? The bar coming off of the brake is additional support for a rack. Yes the frame needs painting.
     
  16. heycisco

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    I have the Nel Lusso bike like the one posted with a two stroke motor. But far as the ride goes, it needs a front suspension forks. for a better comfortable ride, disk brakes would be the way to go. the v brakes I have are added on, but wear out pretty fast. I also changed the seat it came with.
     
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  17. Mick5s

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    Even after those upgrades that it needs, would you recommend it? Because it seems very cool! No major problems yet?

    Recommend?
     
  18. rustycase

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    I think I can see ur gonna get the pretty one, but MBR and GN are looking out for your best interests.

    The Schwinn Majestic Cruiser is a far superior platform for a motorized bicycle.

    and that ain't just my opinion.
    It can be proven.

    :)
    rc
     
  19. dizzystheman

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    I think you should start with a bike that has brakes, front and back. So I prefer something like a Schwinn Beach Point cruiser or Clairmont. More money but greater value.
     
  20. Mick5s

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    Yeah but the fact that those bikes have gears, which I would have to just take off anyway, and they don't look nearly as great as something like the Huffy Nel Lusso or the Nassau.

    I just don't want it to be just another thing that looks like I had a bike in my garage that I stuck a motor on. I really want it to be different, even have some kind of theme if you will.

    Just a generic black Shwinn cruiser might be much better, but it really is not what I am looking for.


    IF there are other bikes that are better than the Huffy, like those Shwinns, and have some cool look to them or something different then just a normal every day bike, then maybe I have just not looked hard enough.

    I just want it to stand out and look very planned out in terms of style and whatnot.
     

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