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I think the Kona would be the best riding of them all. Mostly just based on the handlebar configuration, it is hard for me to use the really swept back bars. For a cruiser though, I would just buy something old and customize it to my desire.
 

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Style over comfort.

I'd scratch the Raleigh and the Electra off my list simply because of the much-too-high handlebars. Sit upright in your chair with your hands floating just above your knees. Then raise your hands to chest level and feel the tension creep into your shoulders and upper arms.
 

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Ok thanks for your answers and yes I see what one person had said about sit upright in the chair and raise your arms up. I can feel the tension. Also I do know that in bicycling this month they had a felt listed.

Also I am trying to avoid the local 2nd hand shop since they want almost what I new crusier cost. Maybe not really but they at least want $150 for some old junk that is at least 20yrs old. Yes can not blame them, whatever the market will bear and what people will buy, but some of these bike are just junk. Or in otherwords worth alot less than $150.
 

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I'm partial to the classic cantilever framed cruisers. The seat stays extend forward from the seat tube in a curve to the down tube. These stays resist any forces that would tend to twist the seat tube out of the plane of the head tube, making for one very sturdy, bombproof frame. The first MTBs were made using old Schwinn cantilever frames because they could take incredible abuse without failing.



 

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wim said:
I'd scratch the Raleigh and the Electra off my list simply because of the much-too-high handlebars. Sit upright in your chair with your hands floating just above your knees. Then raise your hands to chest level and feel the tension creep into your shoulders and upper arms.
I'd never let stock bars or seat affect my buying decision. Just swap them out.
 

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Is it possible to change the tires on the raleigh bike, or what i mean is it possible to use the same rim just put a narrow tire on there so that there will be less tire resistance, withourt buying new rims?
 
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