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Thats a pretty cool bike for the price. I am 6'4 so it may just work fine for me. There are some other possibilities for this bike as well.
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If you read through the feedback, most of the posters are tall guys. One them says that he is going throw ape hangers on that bad boy!
I drove to a nearby town where they had them in stock. Not a bad looking bike. Wasn't real fond of the deep v rims or whatever they are called.I just couldn't talk myself in to purchasing it.
I spotted one of these on the 3rd and already 'virtually' chopped it up to see the possibilities using parts I already had. OCC Stingray triple tree, the Onyx and my frame design from a previous thread, slightly changed...
Undecided, still have to check it out more in person to see if it's something I'd like to pursue.
The pics alone are cool! Would love to see the real thing.
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it is a cool sketch but all youd be using from the original bike is the wheels. why not just build a frame from scratch and keep the 29" cruiser. I thought about getting one of these also but doing a few small mods to the frame to make it unique
It would use everything but the head tube, handlebars, and forks, just reconfigured, modified and added to. If you look at all the existing tubes, many of them have nearly the right shape in different areas of each bike, just move them around and add a couple. Top section of the rear triangle will need to be cut to change the angle too, but it would all work. $200 29" stretch cruiser...
I saw a guy riding one of these yesterday. It's actually a good looking bike.
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I got one of these a while back for a daily beater and really like it. Its a BIG BIKE! Kind of like riding a horse. I find your myself looking down at people(literally). I havent done much to it just ditched the stock pedals,put an all black chain on, and switched the front fender to the rear end. Oh and added a sweet airplane wind toy! Some day I plan on building a new set of wheels for it with sturmey archer drum brake hubs. Here it is in the back of my truck next to my 24" race bike.
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I had that bike for a little while. The frame and overall design is really sweet and high quality but I had problems with my wheels and bottom bracket real fast. I am 5'10" and it fit me fine, even with the seat up about 5" or so. The top tube comes down really low below the seat so you don't have to be a really tall person to ride this bike. I miss that bike, but I do love my Nirve even more.
I read some good reviews on it but, one caught my eye. One fella had to contact Kent International to get some parts for his and was told that they didn't offer anything. I guess that works ok if you are going to rat one but, to keep it like it is and have to get replacement parts, you would have to go to a more expensive 29er cruiser makers. Could be an expensive bike to own in the long run. They seem to be moving off the racks so maybe in a couple years, c list will be plagued with these suckers. lol.
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