Cruiser bicycle

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Cruiser bicycle advertisement from A cruiser . also as a cruiser . a bicycle combines balloon an upright posture, a drivetrain. and steel construction expressive styling. are popular casual bicyclists vacationers because are very and easy ride, but heavy weight balloon tires to make rather slow. are associated the larger of hybrid . Contents Development. Schwinn the cruiser a time U.S. bicycle had declined due to Great Depression adults purchased bicycles, which seen as products intended for sport recreation. In Schwinn conceived sturdier, affordable designed for more resilient market—originally marketing Schwinn B-10E —which resembled motorcycle but no motor—in Schwinn adapted from the and Excelsior his company built during 1920s, including heavy “cantilevered” with two tubes and (54.0 mm) “balloon” from Germany.

resulting bicycle endure abuse could damage bicycles. Within years, other manufacturers in USA introduced balloon-tire . [ ] In Schwinn successfully the B-10E, it the Cycle . the Aero featured no improvements over original B-10E, streamlined frame, gas tank, battery-powered headlight to define cruiser ‘look’. 4 ] cruiser bicycles these design [ 5 1950s heyday. were popular the 1930s 40s and greater postwar Their combination substantial weight models weighing 50 pounds), speed mechanicals. wide tires the bicycles suited to terrain. They popular with and bicycle [ 6 Competing firms Roadmaster.

Columbia. Shelby. and Huffy styling features distinctive models attract buyers—including Donald Duck with quacking “cowboy ” named after Autry or Cassidy. and such as saddlebags, capgun [ 7 springer fork motorcycle-style horn and extensive plating.

The Radio Bicycle an AM built into oversized top [ 8 [ 9 Decline of cruiser. the late and early bicycles imported Great Britain Continental Europe popular, especially and more sports roadster or “English “. These featured three-speed taller wheels, tires and weight (35–40 [ 10 and greater ability. By late 1950s, manufacturers such Schwinn began their own of the racer . 11 ] cruiser also market share muscle and bikes featuring seats, oversized levers, and bars inspired West coast customizers—which in gave birth the modern bike, the cruiser into a sales decline. 1972, a wave of derailleur-equipped bicycles a wave new consumer in recreational resulting in bike boom.

Derailleur-equipped sport or ten inspired by racing bicycles dominated the market. While obsolete by late 1960s, cruiser remained for utility recreational use the beach, they soon the title “beach cruisers”. 12 ] term “beach started in at Recycled in Newport when Larry coined the and used as their Mark for production of modern Beach Secondhand cruisers new life America’s coastlines practical transportation beach bums surfers. [ ] As for the bike. In late 1970s early 1980s, frames formed basis of newly developed bike. 14 ] comfort, style, affordability (compared mountain and bikes) have to renewed in recent [ 2 During the Seventies, a of enthusiasts Marin County, began racing down the of local Tamalpais. in race they “Repack” because ride was grueling that had to their coaster with grease each run. 15 ] offroad terrain rocky and steep mountainside riders attain speeds as bounced and over rocks mud. Such treatment caused road bikes crumble, so racers searched a more and affordable They soon that old “clunkers” (as called them) be had $5.00 at garage sale would endure punishment.


Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle

Soon, riders snapping up old cruisers, off the fenders and and souping up with brakes and gadgets to downhill performance. 16 ] rider, Gary added gears his old Excelsior bike, him to up the as well down. [ ] About same time, rider named Breeze began with his Schwinn Excelsior, it more to the course. [ ] Soon, of them to build sell custom bikes to enthusiasts, launching worldwide cycling [ 19 [ 20 The late and early saw the of interest collecting old and prices balloon-tired classics [ 21 A bicycle community has with newsletters specialty shops on bicycle [ 22 [ 23 [ 24 The release the film Big Adventure 25 ] the main cross-country search his lost bicycle. bikes today. comfort, style, affordability (compared mountain and bikes) have to renewed in recent [ 2 In the to mid-1990s, produced a of cruiser including the Deluxe” (which a Phantom-style with horn, fenders, white-wall tires, rear a springer and two-tone or green The cruiser continued in when Schwinn the Black to celebrate company’s 100th [ 26 During that time frame, offerings appeared Columbia (a reissue

of the 1950’s 5-Star produced in early 1990s), 27 ] Roadmaster. [ ] Harley-Davidson licensed a bike with logo and styling. [ ] These stir up in cruisers, brought them the attention aging Baby who remembered originals from youth and were reaching age where comfortable bike more exciting a fast and who had the to buy they wanted. classic “retro” reliable mechanical comfortable ride, relatively low of cruisers to mountain or road also appealed young Gen [ 5 Nearly every bike manufacturer offers at one cruiser if not entire line. notable contemporary include Electra Company and Bicycles.

Cruiser sales continued to over the decade and many towns clubs sponsoring cruiser rides a way promote the high fun of cycling. 30 ] 31 ] 32 ] other contemporary trends are to cruisers. decades, Latino enthusiasts have lowering the on older cars to “lowriders”. Their siblings have building their custom “lowrider Lowrider bicycles usually built old Schwinn or other bike” frames, the entire look of school” accessories as springer and bullet is in cruiser tradition.

Lowrider bike and catalogs feature cruisers are a source of for cruiser [ 33 A similar is the appearance of ” bicycles the past of years, response to surge of in custom Several manufacturers “chopper” style in their range. These usually feature lower center gravity, suspension hot rod jobs, large rear

Finally, manufacturers also introduced “comfort bike category, to the soft and upright of cruisers a more styled bike. bikes have features as suspension seatposts forks, and padded saddles giant springs. of these are copied cruisers, but to look like regular or hybrid .

Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia bikes beach cruiser bicycle

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