Please help me pic what color of cranbrook to buy....

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  1. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    Im not sure what color to go with....Give me your oppinion on which one you like best....When you click on the link,click on the picture of the bike to enlarge it....
    I will be taking the fenders off so the color off the frame is im trying to decide on....


    Walmart.com: 26" Men's Huffy Cranbrook Cruiser Bike, Champagne: Bikes, Scooters & Skates

    Walmart.com: Huffy 26" Men's Nel Lusso Cruiser: Bikes, Scooters & Skates

    Walmart.com: Huffy 26" Men's Huffy Cranbrook Fashion Cruiser: Bikes, Scooters & Skates
    Or if you have any other ideas on a bike a can buy for around 100.00 or so let me know....
    Thanks
    John-John
     
  2. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    I like the Champagne one, could look real classy w/a unpainted engine :D

    O'course there's always the rattlecan solution...
     
  3. Dave31

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    I was gonna build one of those Nel Lusso, but they guy changed his mind. I thought it would be a really cool motorized bike.

    I like the black & Green cranbrook.
     

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    Kevlarr New Member

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    Choose by the frame color because the fenders will fall off anyway.

    I'm partial to the Champagne because it's what I have but I'll probably repaint the frame in steel gray this winter because I haven't found any paint that matches the original for touch-ups.
     
  5. Tcams

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    Get the one that you like the most. Kev is right..the fenders are crap and bend real easy...death trap if you ask me. I like them all..I believe there is a shwinn at walmart for 120..I could be mistaken though..

    Good luck..
     
  6. K.i.p

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    I like the black and green for whatever it's worth.
     
  7. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    Thanks for the replys....I know the fenders are junk,thats why I am wanting oppinions on the frames themselves....I will take the fenders off first thing and buy a double hanger set from my local bike shop for 35 dollors a set....I have a set of thick chrome double hangers I bought from him over 3 years ago and they are solid as a rock and holding up strong....
    John-John
     
  8. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    If I am only using the bike for everyday use and not a show piece I try to use the color that is easiest to touch up(BLACK).
     
  9. stilldoc

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    I have the Champagne Cranbrook and I really like the way it came together, but I love the warm look of that mahogany Nel Lusso.
     
  10. fall_down_stand_up

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    Call me crazy but I wont put a front brake on it....I have a moondog im riding now and I switched to a heavyduty rear coaster brake and still have the brakes on them but only use the coaster....If it has a hole to mount a front brake on it I might buy one from my local bike shop....
    Im leaning toward the champange a little bit,but someone mentioned the black for easy touch ups with scratches and such.....
    Thanks again for the help in picking...Keep the votes coming....
     
  11. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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  12. Tcams

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    I vote for the champagne. If your worried about keeping your bike frame paint in perfect condition then go for the black. I tried to add some Ratly style to mine by adding the apehangers, I like the layback look. Im looking into getting steel heavy duty rims because the stock ones seem really soft and easily bent(just like the fenders). I cant wait to see what your gonna do with yours. I like seeing more and more cranbrooks and the different styles that are put into them.

    -Tcams.shft.
     
  13. stilldoc

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    Oops. Sorry Fall Down/Stand Up, I edited out the question about the brake because I was afraid of derailing your post.
     
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    nel lusso but loss the basket. I like the classic look with rear rack...
     
  15. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    Ummmmm,I seen yours and was thinking of stealing your ape hanger look,but mabe not....I have 2 Raw kits setting here and I have to build something fast or im going to loose my mind....
    How does your handle with the ape hangers????
    John-John
     
  16. Tcams

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    Steal It. I would love to see what your going to do with your cranbrook. There Bad A$$ and they handle just fine. I bet some smaller ones would be sweet too. 15" is kinda big.. but I love them. The stock ones IMO are weak, different handies will give the bike a way cleaner look.
     
  17. fall_down_stand_up

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    You think like I do,change a few things like handlebars and BAM!!!!A whole new bike and look....Ok champage and a little design of my own....I have to order the bike from were I live(the country walmart)and should be in,in a couple of weeks....
    This is crazy though,I have a moondog and the way the rear swings down is in a S shape it gives it a longer look.....I have a 64 spaceliner that has the look of a cranbrook(just much cooler)the only thing is I dont think it was built to handle much) John-John
     
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  18. fall_down_stand_up

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    This is the spaceliner....
     

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    That would make one sick mb...If you polishes that thing up and made it shine. wooooweeee...Im dreamin. But yeah.im stoked for you..Cant wait to see what you make of it.
     
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