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Old 03-05-2009, 02:46 PM
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I'm looking for a high quality light weight beach cruiser style bike. I'm in NJ and have seen a few on the net out in CA - very cool designs but don't want to buy without ridding. Any sugestions on where to go - most of the local places have "standard" quality - very heavy.....
Old 03-07-2009, 06:08 PM
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for sale on craigs list all the time.
Old 03-07-2009, 07:06 PM
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Lots of people, um, I mean "things" are for sale on Craigs List these days.
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I have a three speed electra that I love. I was expensive 510 bucks, but is decent build quality. It is hard to find quality beach cruisers. If someone made on how they make mountain bikes I would love one.

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There are called "comfort bikes" elsewhere. Basically, a bike you can ride while carrying an umbrella in the rain, big, lower pressure tires to absorb bumps. The OP wants a "light weight" beach cruiser. Traditionally, beach cruisers are not light weight.
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IMHO, "beach cruiser" = disposable. Back in the day, our beach cruisers were the big old clunkers (sometimes "re-cycled" from the trash heap) that we used to and from the beach so we didn't get sand and salt on our good bikes. If you plan the same usage for a bike, why would you want to buy anything better than a cheap, heavy POS? If you want lightwieght and comfortable with fat tires, what about a mountain bike?

To answer your question about a source in NJ, have you tried Beacon? (beaconcycling.com) They've got a pretty good selection of Cruiser/Classic bikes on their website, with a bricks and mortar store in Freehold.

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