The era it was built?Hmmm, good question. The intent? The overall "downhilley-ness?
Follow up question:
What is the difference between an 80s/90s mountain bike and a gravel bike?
I equate the same idea to perfectly groomed mountain bike trail. The idea of chopping out every root just doesn't sit well with me.One theory I saw was that modern mountain bikes are too good. So that most trails people actually ride kinda boring. A gravel bike that has a lot of similarities to a mountain bike from 20-30 years ago makes them exciting again.
Bikes like this and the Boss Cruiser, or even a King Sting are really more strandie than BMX cruiser as they aren't really meant to be, or emulate, a race bike...just for cruisin' in BMX style .What's the difference between a 6 speed, 26", bmx cruiser and a 80s/90s mountain bike?
Lol maybe not the "no ill effects to ... yourself" part. Hold my beer whilst I demonstrate. But I agree with the rest.I feel the acid test between a bmx cruiser and commuter/hybrid bike with pretensions should be if you can ride it down a flight of steps with no ill effects to the bike or yourself.
Bike should be nimble and controllable enough that a person of average fitness and coordination can ride down the steps out the front of a museum or town hall 9 out of 10 times.Lol maybe not the "no ill effects to ... yourself" part. Hold my beer whilst I demonstrate. But I agree with the rest.
Like Russ Okawa from Sachs? That's cool, didn't know that nugget of knowledgeIn the prehistoric days of BMX, Russ Okawa developed a two speed bmx hub from sturmey three speed hubs that 'dominated' early on... until they went to a track where they had banned all multi speeds. I've seen an advertisement for it, from Canoga Schwinn I believe, but can't find it now.
If you didn't know his bmx pioneer (hall of famer) history, you may not know he was also a photographer (what he went to college for). He was a mentor of Mel Stoutsenberger... early bmx racer and photographer. Mel moved on to MX photography when he kinda felt pushed out of BMX due to age (18).Like Russ Okawa from Sachs? That's cool, didn't know that nugget of knowledge