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Postby Ivar the Red » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:35 am

Ok I'm new here to the bicycle thingy...but I'm starting to trim down a little, and I thought I'd give this a second chance. I haven't rode a bike since I got my driver's licences. :lol:
Anyway in my search for a new bicycle...I came across two freebies from a friend...here is the first one...

Wal-mart special???
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I have questions about this one. I'd like to fix it up and was curious about who makes them, I haven't found anything on the web yet, so I thought I'd try to tap this "fount o' knowledge"....

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Postby Fenlason » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:05 am

Johnny the first bike is a department store quality bike. off hand it looks barely used. It would be small for you. I am not sure about your wife.

Some people start with something like this, to see if they like riding. some know right away and buy a better bike. Some because of the quality, don't like it, and never move on to a nice bike. Although I can't understand it, some people just don't like biking.. :thinking: :roll: 8)

there are some people that are perfectly content on a bike like this.

the Blue bike.. I still can't tell how expensive a bike it is, or What kind it is. It looks better made than a bottom end bike.




On "our" home thread, I posted a link to the shop that sold it.
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Postby TPMcGinty » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:22 am

Here's what I found on the Dyno:

http://www.dynobikes.com/catalog/glide.php

Looks like a nice bike.
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Postby Ivar the Red » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:14 pm

Tim, I found that one too. It looks like maybe mine is an older model and the badges and names changed a little?
What I'm really looking for here is a good parts source. I found a few on-line. We don't have a bike shop here in town...about 30 miles away we do. Would a bike shop have things like fenders, seats, etc for this style? Is it a common style bike?
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Postby Fenlason » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:34 pm

Ivar the Red wrote:Tim, I found that one too. It looks like maybe mine is an older model and the badges and names changed a little?
What I'm really looking for here is a good parts source. I found a few on-line. We don't have a bike shop here in town...about 30 miles away we do. Would a bike shop have things like fenders, seats, etc for this style? Is it a common style bike?


fenders would be just wrong on that bike.. :roll:

Fenders are often a try it and see type of thing. seats. ect. are not specific to that make.

At "my" shop. we would have some parts, others would be a special order.. but only because we are in a local that does not sell much for crusiers. places that have a cruiser market should have all kinds of stuff.
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Postby Steve_Cox » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:01 pm

Johnny

The blue bike with the gator tag is about the only kind of bike you see down here on the beach, guess that's why they call it a beach cruiser. Just don't try to take it up Mount Scott. :lol:
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Postby Ivar the Red » Sun May 03, 2009 3:12 pm

Fenlason wrote:
Ivar the Red wrote:Tim, I found that one too. It looks like maybe mine is an older model and the badges and names changed a little?
What I'm really looking for here is a good parts source. I found a few on-line. We don't have a bike shop here in town...about 30 miles away we do. Would a bike shop have things like fenders, seats, etc for this style? Is it a common style bike?


fenders would be just wrong on that bike.. :roll:

Fenders are often a try it and see type of thing. seats. ect. are not specific to that make.

At "my" shop. we would have some parts, others would be a special order.. but only because we are in a local that does not sell much for crusiers. places that have a cruiser market should have all kinds of stuff.


Ahhh come on Glenn...big old white wall tires, chrome fenders, and some pinstriping...wouldn't it be cool. :D
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Postby Laredo » Sun May 03, 2009 9:55 pm

small fenders -- really more mudguards than fenders -- would be fine on that bike IMO.

It cries out for a cargo rack in back as well.

Since you have only a minimal investment in them already, take a gander at the Mother Earth News website article on building up a bike. Even the purple one ought to be suitable for use after a trip through that exercise, and it would give you an idea about whether / how much you want to upgrade the blue bike too.
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Postby Levi » Tue May 05, 2009 1:15 pm

The blue one is a nice bike. It's a cruiser and comes from a good manufacturer.

and fenders would be wrong on it. It needs a handlebar mounted beer holder
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Postby HalfTrack » Tue May 26, 2009 5:47 pm

Levi posted "and fenders would be wrong on it. " I'd definately go with the Beer Holders, maybe Twin beer holders! Take a look at a similar styled bike with fenders. When I got it, I knew it would look better (my opinion) with fenders.
Also Like Fenalson said " Fenders are often a try it and see type of thing."
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Postby Ivar the Red » Tue May 26, 2009 6:11 pm

I think the fender issue solved itself today. I rode to work in the rain and got a lot of "splashing". I think a trip to the bike shop in Lawton is in order this payday.
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Postby kennyrayandersen » Tue May 26, 2009 9:09 pm

Fenders? We don’t need no stinking fenders! Unless it rains! :lol

I don’t have a bike with fenders or a kickstand for that matter, but I can see why someone would want them.

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Postby Alan Wood » Tue May 26, 2009 9:41 pm

Riding to work in rain especially heavy rain can be a soaking event indeed.
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Postby Fenlason » Sun May 31, 2009 7:04 am

Fenlason wrote:
Ivar the Red wrote:Tim, I found that one too. It looks like maybe mine is an older model and the badges and names changed a little?
What I'm really looking for here is a good parts source. I found a few on-line. We don't have a bike shop here in town...about 30 miles away we do. Would a bike shop have things like fenders, seats, etc for this style? Is it a common style bike?


fenders would be just wrong on that bike.. :roll:

Fenders are often a try it and see type of thing. seats. ect. are not specific to that make.

At "my" shop. we would have some parts, others would be a special order.. but only because we are in a local that does not sell much for crusiers. places that have a cruiser market should have all kinds of stuff.


I was seeing it more as a stripped down "rat bike".

fenders white walls and pinstriping is cool..
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