The Schwinn Cruiser 1980 to 1984

The Varsity was offered between 1960 and 1962 as an 8 speed and as a 10 speed between 1963 and 1982. The rise and fall of the cruiser culminated in the 1960s with the introduction of ten speed bicycles and another style known today as BMX. The days of the “beach bum bicycle” were upon us and yard sales were a hot spot for finding a good bargain bike. With a stylish look and functional features like a battery-powered headlight and “tank,” today’s Schwinn models still incorporate a similar design.

Since 1933, beach cruisers have been a part of daily life for so many people. Owning a beach bike may be an accessory for some, but for others it is a way of life. From cruising to commuting, bicycles have enabled us to take control of our journey and experience a new type of transportation. Always improving, the cruiser has evolved over time from simple to sleek.

This bike delivers smooth riding with a springy saddle, foam grips on the handlebars, and waffle-tread tires. Stopping is equally stress-free with its pedal-backward coaster brakes. Sixthreezero also makes a men’s version of this beach cruiser.

For the next few years, the design of the Schwinn beach bike would continue to evolve including the release of the 1940s Lady Excelsior. Schwinn’s World B10E Motorbike was officially born in 1933. In an effort to create a more durable bicycle, Frank W. Schwinn utilized wide “balloon” tires and a “cantilevered” frame that incorporated two top tubes. The start of something great, this original cruiser would see many changes throughout history. The Schwinn Men’s Cruiser Bike is built out of a burly steel frame and comes in mutliple sizes to support a vast range of heights.

If you’re more of a price-oriented shopper, I would definitely say go with Schwinn, it’s a great option. Also the name, it’s classic, it speaks to us, it’s Americana. So I have nothing bad to say about it, I would say $150 range if you’re okay with that two and a half to three and a half star, Schwinn cruisers are a great option. Explore the ideal new ride in our range of kids’ bikes, electric bikes, ride-ons, and more! Whether you’re shopping for the family princess or the local superhero, we’ve got you covered with Disney and Marvel bikes.

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All of these features are copied from cruisers, but redesigned to look more like regular road or hybrid bikes. One of the first uses of the term “cruiser” for motobikes may have been in the WW2 era, by Mead Cycle Co., who sold via mail-order bicycles of the brand names Ranger, Pathfinder and Crusader. The Crusader “Cruiser” model was the high-end men/boy’s bicycle, and included additional features, such as front headlight, rear schwinn dealers rack, and most importantly, the motorbike tank. The low-end model, (also described in ads’ fine print as a cruiser), was the crusader “chaser,” and the ladies’ the crusader “clipper” and ‘cutter” models to complete the nautical theme in the product naming scheme. Navy Cruiser ships were depicted in the Mead Cycle Co. ads. Enhance your cruiser bike with accessories that reflect your personality and enhance its functionality.

Three other contemporary bike trends are related to cruisers. For decades, Latino car enthusiasts have been lowering the suspension on older American cars to build “lowriders”. Their younger siblings have begun building their own custom “lowrider bikes”. Several manufacturers offer “chopper” style bikes in their cruiser range.

It can hold up to 290 pounds, and the removable lithium battery lasts up to 65 miles before needing to be recharged. Schwinn quality padded cruiser seat is soft and supportive, while the handlebar’s upright stem provides comfortable riding position that’s easier on you low back. The salt air is no match for the Coast’s rustproof components, which include stainless-steel spokes, an aluminum frame and fork, and a maintenance-free Gates Carbon Drive belt. Sealed bearings keep out water, and Kenda puncture-resistant tires are hardly fazed by broken glass and clamshells. On boardwalks and level city roads, you’ll likely spend most of your time in the hardest gear, but you’ll be thankful for easier pedaling when the street takes a slight upturn.

Install SeatpostUse the wrench to loosen the seatpost binder bolt. Insert the seatpost into the frame past the minimum insertion marking. We independently evaluate all recommended products and services.

We have spent over a century building the bicycle industry into what it is today, and we’re not done yet. Shoppers purely looking for style will find it in spades with the Huffy Panama Jack Beach Cruiser Bike. Flower detailing across the bike’s frame, chain guard, and included cup holder feel straight out of a movie set in Polynesia—in all the best ways possible. White-walled tires and a front wicker basket add to the vintage appeal. The bike has six retro styles, from creamy white to sky blue.