Schwinn Deluxe 7 Cruiser Bike

Deluxe 7

  • 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

User Reviews (5)

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Jonn Reid   Recreational Rider [Apr 24, 2017]
Strength:

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!

Weakness:

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.

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Matthew Collins   [Jun 19, 2013]
Strength:

Classic looks. Very rideable. Smooth

Weakness:

Plastic headlamp will crack

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
5
Jeepers   Recreational Rider [May 10, 2011]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Plastic fender light. Keeps blowing the bulb.

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.

Similar Products Used: Other Schwinn Cruisers.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
RetroSpeed   Recreational Rider [Jun 25, 2009]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: 1955 Schwinn Phantom; 1961 Schwinn Corvette.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
joris1   Recreational Rider [Dec 12, 2006]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: No.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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