Schwinn Deluxe 7 Cruiser Bike

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00

Product Description

  • Classic ’55 designed Schwinn cantilever frame
  • Classic Schwinn Springer fork smoothes out the pavement
  • Shimano Nexus Internal 7-Speed Hub
  • Classic two-tone Schwinn 2-spring saddle for sofa-like comfort.
  • Schwinn whitewall Typhoon cruiser tire
  • Light and corrosion resistant alloy wheels
  • Schwinn scooped fenders

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jonn Reid a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2017

Strengths:    The looks!! - An absolutely stunning bicycle to look at totally beautiful! I think its probably the best looking bike in the world.
Gets 100 times more compliments than my $4000 Orbea Orca road bike!
Shimano Nexus 7 shifts incredibly. Totally seamless.
Ride - Super smooth, just as a cruiser should be!

Weaknesses:    The Weight, 67LBS with a few accessories. Even with the Nexus 7, it was impossible on the hills!
Brakes - Really quite inadequate for a bike of this weight to only have a rear coaster brake. Takes forever to stop from 20Mph.
Suspension squeak.

Bottom Line:   
A totally amazing bike, completely love it! If you want the most stylish bike around, look no further.
- 2017 model year

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Favorite Ride:   Stanly park seawall

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Bike Setup:   Many accessories - Schwinn speedo, phantom light, bell etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew Collins

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2013

Strengths:    Classic looks. Very rideable. Smooth

Weaknesses:    Plastic headlamp will crack

Bottom Line:   
Bought mine in 2000. Been riding it ever since! The multi speed nexus hub makes it very versatile. Towed a kid trailer for 5 years. I have well over 1000 miles on this bike and never had a problem with it. Its a classis looking bike that you can use. Tackles all but the steepest hills. Springer front makes the ride smooth. The front end will need adjusting every couple years as the components work loose but its nothing to snug things up. 7 speed hub has never given me trouble. The hub has never been overhauled and its been 13 years. Love it!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeepers a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2011

Strengths:    Definately the looks! The paint and style is a real head turner. Smooth shifting, comfortable seat, and rack for carrying small items.

Weaknesses:    Plastic fender light. Keeps blowing the bulb.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike! Everywhere I ride, people stop to look at the bike and marvel at its beauty. Kids want me to beep the horn, and old folks recollect having a bike very similar when they were kids. Very smooth and comfortable, and having seven gears makes long rides very easy, even if the elevation changes.

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Favorite Ride:   Cruising through Parks & Around Lake

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Other Schwinn Cruisers.

Bike Setup:   Stock - no modifications needed.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by RetroSpeed a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2009

Strengths:    As noted, the styling for the Deluxe 7 is definitely a tribute to Schwinn’s balloon cruisers of the mid to late 1950s. Moreover, in a community that coined the term “Beach Cruiser,” the Deluxe 7 definitely stands out from the myriad of bikes available.

The Nexus Internal 7 speed hub makes the heavy bicycle a breeze to ride and the wide seat with springs make long rides comfortable. The aforementioned makes this Schwinn a cruiser and not a bicycle built for speed.

Weaknesses:    The frame scallops and tank details are decals and not painted which will likely yellow over time. Also, the Phantom headlight is plastic rather than cast metal like the originals and will likely require replacement should the bike fall off its stand accidentally.

Bottom Line:   
I knew I wanted to own a 2006 Schwinn Deluxe 7 the first time I saw one in person. The pictures online and in catalogs do not do the bicycle justice. With its cantilever frame, springer fork and Schwinn Phantom styling cues, it is truly a throw back to the balloon bikes of the 1950’s with modern technology in the use of the Nexus Internal 7-speed hub. At first sight most believe it is a restored original until they look closely at the handle bar mounted Revo Shifter and cables that lead to the rear hub.

Nearly everyone that sees the Schwinn parked asks to “toot” the horn enclosed in the Phantom style tank and usually turn on the light fastened to the front fender.

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Favorite Ride:   Huntington Beach Pier

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   1955 Schwinn Phantom; 1961 Schwinn Corvette.

Bike Setup:   All of the vintage Schwinn accessories collected over the years fit the Deluxe 7 without modification as I have added a transistor radio holder, Phantom rear light and chrome crash bars to the seat and rear frame.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by joris1 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2006

Strengths:    Overall looks.
The front light integrated in the fender (looks again).
7 speed shimano nexus hub.

Weaknesses:    No back light.
Rust rust rust becouse of poor material, exept rims and spokes (the bike is always indoors! and almost only used on a sunny day)
Squeaking saddle and front suspension.
Paint damages very fast and rus appears directly.
Poor production of the fenders.
Front brakes of low quality.
Front light: very poor beam, battery life, total design won't last long.

Bottom Line:   
Best looks for a standard cruiser and comes with a 7 speed hub.
Very low material quality. This bike will lose its beauty very fast.
I only bought this bike because of the looks an the 7 speed hub.
Do not buy it when you want quality.

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Favorite Ride:   cruising on flat road

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   2005

Similar Products Used:   No.

Bike Setup:   Fully standard.
Added LED back licht.

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