Cruiser bicycle

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Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike

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.

Monark. and used styling and distinctive to attract a Donald bike with horn, “cowboy models named Gene Autry Hopalong Cassidy. details such fringed saddlebags, holsters, [ ] springer suspensions, horn tanks, extensive chrome The Huffy Bicycle featured AM radio into the top tube. 8 ] 9 ] of the During the 1950s and 1960s, bicycles from Great and Continental became popular, lighter and nimble sports models or racer “. models featured gearing, taller narrower tires lighter weight pounds) [ ] and hill-climbing ability. the late U.S. manufacturers as Schwinn producing their version of English racer [ 11 The cruiser ceded market to muscle lowrider bikes banana seats, shift levers, ape-hanger bars by West motorcycle customizers—which turn gave to the BMX bikewhile the went into steep sales


By 1972, new wave lightweight derailleur-equipped led a of new interest in bicycling, resulting the bike 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. the late and early cruiser frames the basis the newly mountain bike. 14 ] comfort, style, affordability (compared mountain and bikes) led to popularity in years. [ ] During mid Seventies, group of in Marin California began bikes down fireroads of Mount Tamalpais. a race called “Repack” the ride so grueling riders had repack their brakes with after each [ 15 The offroad was rocky the steep helped riders high speeds they bounced slammed over and mud. harsh treatment regular road to crumble, the racers for a durable and alternative. They discovered that balloon-tired “clunkers” they called could be for $5.00 a garage and would tremendous punishment.

Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike

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, a worldwide phenomenon. [ ] [ ] The 1970s and 1980s saw emergence of in collecting bicycles, and for balloon-tired climbed. [ ] A collecting community developed, with and specialty focused on collectors. [ ] [ ] [ ] The of the Pee-wee’s Big [ 25 highlighted the character’s cross-country for his cruiser bicycle. bikes today. comfort, style, affordability (compared mountain and bikes) led to popularity in years [ ] In early to Schwinn produced series of models, including “Cruiser Deluxe” featured a tank with chrome fenders, balloon tires, rack, a fork, and blue or frames). The resurgence continued 1995, when reissued the Phantom to the company’s birthday. [ ] During same time

similar offerings from Columbia limited reissue the classic 5-Star was in the 1990s), [ ] and [ 28 Harley-Davidson even a cruiser with their and trademark [ 29 These helped up interest cruisers, which them to attention of Baby Boomers, remembered the from their and now reaching an where a bike was exciting than fast bike, who also the money buy whatever wanted.

The classic looks, reliable performance, comfortable and relatively price of (compared to bikes or racers) also to young Xers. [ ] Nearly major bike now offers least one model, if an entire Some notable manufactures include Bicycle Company Felt Bicycles. sales have to rise the past and today towns have sponsoring regular rides as way to the low-tech, fun aspect cycling. [ ] [ ] [ ] Three contemporary bike are related cruisers. For Latino car have been the suspension older American to build Their younger have begun their own “lowrider bikes”.

Lowrider bicycles usually built old Schwinn or other bike” frames, the entire look of school” accessories as springer and bullet is in cruiser tradition. bike magazines catalogs also cruisers and a great of accessories cruiser owners. 33 ] similar trend the sudden of “chopper bicycles over past couple years, in to the of interest custom motorcycles. manufacturers offer style bikes their cruiser These bikes feature a center of suspension forks, rod paint and large tires.

Finally, have also the “comfort ” category, combine the ride and posture of with a conventionally styled Comfort bikes such features fenders, suspension and forks, large padded with giant All of features are from cruisers, redesigned to more like road or bikes.

Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike
Cruiser bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia cruiser bicycle bike

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