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#303148 - 10/09/08 02:42 AM Bicycle Brand Question
RobertE Offline
What is the brand of inexpensive Cruiser style bikes that the hardware stores in San Pedro sell? I'm looking for a Crusier bike back home and don't want to pay a fortune.

Thanks Everyone.

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#303151 - 10/09/08 03:20 AM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: RobertE]
H20dog Offline
Wal Mart sells them...check their website.

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#303158 - 10/09/08 04:15 AM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: H20dog]
Peter Jones Offline
Trek also make them and they're vastly better made and more durable. I don't know how much they cost.

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#303294 - 10/10/08 02:00 AM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: Peter Jones]
tacogirl Offline
Anyone in San Pedro have an old bike they do not use or want? A local friend recently had his stolen and with it being low season it is not in his budget to replace it at the moment.
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#303332 - 10/10/08 08:34 AM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: tacogirl]
Laguna Punta Offline
My bicycle was bought at Castille's and the brand name is Hurricane. The most important thing is to buy only the bike with stainless wheels and aluminum spokes. Otherwise the salt will soon destroy the steel wheels. A one speed bike works the best in San Pedro...the gears also have problems with the salt air.
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#303409 - 10/10/08 05:23 PM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: Laguna Punta]
Peter Jones Offline
Beware also of the frame rusting from the inside. I know of a nasty accident when the frame just disintegrated when the bike hit a bump. A good point in favor of the Treks, as their frames are aluminum.

There aren't decent chains available here. In Britain you can get nickel-plated rustless chains (made in Germany I think) at a fraction of the cost of stainless steel ones, but I've never heard of them here.

But none of this matters for a bike used in a more user-friendly environment. The main problem there with the Chinese bikes is that the metal is low grade and soft, so wears quickly.

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#303414 - 10/10/08 05:42 PM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: Peter Jones]
collyk Offline
We love our Hurricane bikes. We bought two, over 2 years ago. They live outside. They are our exclusive form of transport. They are still alive and will probably last another six months. If you look after them on a very basic level, they are surprisingly hardy bikes.
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#303541 - 10/11/08 12:55 AM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: collyk]
Peter Jones Offline
2 1/2 years? How do you keep them so long? (ie how do you stop them being stolen?)

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#304004 - 10/13/08 04:34 PM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: Peter Jones]
collyk Offline
Peter,

We only had one bike go missing and that turned out to be a drunken misunderstanding on the taker's part. It was returned the next day.

We usually always lock them if they are where we can't see them. If we use them at night, we don't leave them anywhere obvious. That is about the only things we do. Perhaps we are lucky but we often go shopping with our bikes, forget to lock them and leave shopping in the basket as we go from store to store. Have never had anything go missing. Maybe our bikes just give off good vibes. Who knows?
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#304015 - 10/13/08 04:58 PM Re: Bicycle Brand Question [Re: collyk]
Peter Jones Offline
I've had bikes stolen in town and from my house. Locked on almost every occasion.

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