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Mystery cruiser/mountain bike(5 posts)

Mystery cruiser/mountain bikeone_ocelot
Sep 13, 2002 11:44 PM
Hello all,

Perhaps someone can help me. During my life as a cyclist, I have encountered several cruiser/mountain hybrid bikes. I've seen different types, but they all have had sleek, curvy frames. Most have had aluminum frames, but some have had steel. I've seen some with internal gearing systems and drum brakes - perfect all-weather commuters. Some had the extra cruiser tube that bridges the gap between the seat and down tubes and others didn't.

I cannot for the life of me recall the name of any one of them.

Can anyone help me out; point me in the right direction? I know that these bikes aren't traditional cruisers; they're light, fast and have mountain bike-like geometry.

Thanks,

Ocelot
I think that Lightspeed did one years ago...Spoke Wrench
Sep 14, 2002 5:07 AM
They also built a titanium kids tricycle.
Bianchi Auto Milano?Dave Hickey
Sep 14, 2002 5:11 AM
re: Mystery cruiser/mountain bikejaredhartman
Sep 14, 2002 5:52 AM
Merlin makes one; it is the Newsboy.
re: Mystery cruiser/mountain biketeoteoteo
Sep 14, 2002 7:31 AM
Merlin newsboy is very cool but ultra expensive. It has MTB geometry. Schwinn made the Black Panther and I believe Trek still makes the Clyde. I have seen both of these built up as pretty cool bicycles. However, I don't think they'd fair very well as MTB's

I have considered going into business with a friend making similar style bicyles for both Traditional MTB's and Single speeds. There are definately plenty of resources to get the frames made but as with every endeavor I wondered too much about whether there would be a market for them.