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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1830 on: March 16, 2022, 09:29:21 AM »
those g&s reissues look awesome but 80 bones for them is criminal...

town and country sticker on these boards is a must!

also re: trying street tricks on these just watch out because i think without concave they are a lot weaker than traditional decks... someone correct me if wrong though

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1831 on: March 16, 2022, 09:38:17 AM »
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Been thinking about getting a 70s shape for a long while and finally went for it (totally not influenced by the Lurpiv videos of them skating a Z-Flex deck).





Alva 1977 Twilight Re-issue 7.75" x 29.5" with 16.25" wb (website and other places list it at 16" but they measure it from the outisde edge of the bolt hole instead of measuring it from the center).

OJ Super Juice 60mm 78a

Bronson G3

Indy 109 with aftermarket Indy conical 90a bushings

Mini Logo 1/4" risers

1-1/4" hardware

Super fun board so far. Wheelbase makes it stable but the trucks make it super carvy at the same time. Despite it being 7.75" x 29.5" the board actually feels bigger, but I think this is because of the long wheelbase. Hoping I can take it on transition soon.

I'm not looking to make it period correct, but I do want to put a couple of stickers on it that would make sense for the brand/shape (probably Indy + Dogtown?)
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That’s really cool. I’ve been wanting a narrow cruiser to go with Ace 00s. Not sure if this would work. Alva seems to sell it with Ace 22s for some reason. Sims Taperkick could be cool too but those don’t seem to be available right now. Got any suggestions for old school reissues like these that would fit the bill?
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I was considering the G&S KT4 Square Kicktail and the Z-Flex 29" cruiser before this, so maybe those might interest you.

Thanks. That G&S is looking pretty damn good to me. Unfortunately these seem to be very difficult to find in Europe.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1832 on: March 16, 2022, 09:52:41 AM »
damn that alva setup is so sick. I have been thinking of getting a 70s style cruiser like that. definitley on the list of random bullshit I want to buy but shouldn't spend money on lol

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1833 on: March 18, 2022, 09:26:52 AM »
anyone have experience on acs trucks for a polarizer type thing? cheap pair on fb marketplace near me...

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1834 on: March 23, 2022, 12:34:49 AM »


Threw some of these on the cruiser to replace my beat up old 60mm 78a slimeballs. I gave these a shot because I like the graphic and they’re from the PNW. They’re pretty bad… really slow and plasticy feeling like something that comes on a board from a toy store. I spent a few hours bombing hills hoping they would get better as they break in, but no luck. I also couldn’t find a solid answer on the durometer. I’ve seen them listed as 78a, 80a, and 99a on different sites, and their own site just says “softies”. If I had to guess I’d say they’re somewhere in the mid 80s. I know people have asked about Road Crew in the wheels thread and there’s never been a consensus. I can’t speak for the other wheels they make, but I’d avoid these ones.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1835 on: March 23, 2022, 02:35:26 PM »


Threw some of these on the cruiser to replace my beat up old 60mm 78a slimeballs. I gave these a shot because I like the graphic and they’re from the PNW. They’re pretty bad… really slow and plasticy feeling like something that comes on a board from a toy store. I spent a few hours bombing hills hoping they would get better as they break in, but no luck. I also couldn’t find a solid answer on the durometer. I’ve seen them listed as 78a, 80a, and 99a on different sites, and their own site just says “softies”. If I had to guess I’d say they’re somewhere in the mid 80s. I know people have asked about Road Crew in the wheels thread and there’s never been a consensus. I can’t speak for the other wheels they make, but I’d avoid these ones.

Good to know. I’m in PDX & I was looking at these recently because I actually don’t like the ACID cruiser wheels I’ve got right now (too grippy) Probably just grab some key frames or something…
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1836 on: March 24, 2022, 11:57:25 AM »
adding to the recent alva discussion
had the first nice evening a long time yesterday. just been constant wet. this thing is so much fun. 12.75 wb turns on a dime.
alva bela reissue 8.5
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1837 on: March 24, 2022, 01:32:45 PM »
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Threw some of these on the cruiser to replace my beat up old 60mm 78a slimeballs. I gave these a shot because I like the graphic and they’re from the PNW. They’re pretty bad… really slow and plasticy feeling like something that comes on a board from a toy store. I spent a few hours bombing hills hoping they would get better as they break in, but no luck. I also couldn’t find a solid answer on the durometer. I’ve seen them listed as 78a, 80a, and 99a on different sites, and their own site just says “softies”. If I had to guess I’d say they’re somewhere in the mid 80s. I know people have asked about Road Crew in the wheels thread and there’s never been a consensus. I can’t speak for the other wheels they make, but I’d avoid these ones.
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Good to know. I’m in PDX & I was looking at these recently because I actually don’t like the ACID cruiser wheels I’ve got right now (too grippy) Probably just grab some key frames or something…

rough riders are also pretty good for pdx pavement, but keyframes will also do just fine

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1838 on: April 26, 2022, 08:18:30 AM »

Gonna be more of a cruiser but it will see some curbs and transition too.
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1839 on: May 05, 2022, 11:00:47 AM »
Built a filmer board, but I'm sure that I'll throw on hard wheels and make it my main sometime down the line.




Anti-Hero Eagle 8.5" x 31.8" with 14.25" wheelbase
Venture 5.8 Hi with Loose Trucks Conversion Kit bushings
Powell Peralta G-Slides 56mm 85a (going to swap these out for Bones ATFs when I can)
Bones Swiss
Jessup
Indy 1" hardware
REAL Venture wooden 1/8" risers
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1840 on: May 12, 2022, 02:14:27 AM »
Not sure if i've posted this here before but here goes my throw together of old parts with silly wheels.

Magenta 8 inch deck of some kind
Thunder 147 raw
Bones hardcore bushings - soft blue
Bronson Bearings
Enjoi astro panda wheels - 62mm 83a
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1841 on: May 12, 2022, 07:23:02 PM »

It has been pretty rainy here so I have been messing round with more stuff I have and made this board up for a bit of fun, which works well from the quick roll I did have on it.


Polar Surf shape 8.75
Indy 129s
Powell Mini Cubic wheels
Quarter inch risers


Big enough to hold a normal foot position but small enough to be nimble in a good way.

I was initially going to put 149s with normal wheels, but the shape didn't work. Then tried 139s on this board but they stuck out a lot more than I would have liked so dug out an old set of 129s (7.5" wide) trucks to go on this board with the super wide Mini Cubic wheels, which add almost half an inch on each side.

The deck is no where near 8.75 for the most part, especially towards the tail, so I was wondering what to try on this board before coming to this conclusion.

It has wheel wells so didn't need quite as much height either, which is always nice.


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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1842 on: May 13, 2022, 07:17:22 AM »

It has been pretty rainy here so I have been messing round with more stuff I have and made this board up for a bit of fun, which works well from the quick roll I did have on it.


Polar Surf shape 8.75
Indy 129s
Powell Mini Cubic wheels
Quarter inch risers


Big enough to hold a normal foot position but small enough to be nimble in a good way.

I was initially going to put 149s with normal wheels, but the shape didn't work. Then tried 139s on this board but they stuck out a lot more than I would have liked so dug out an old set of 129s (7.5" wide) trucks to go on this board with the super wide Mini Cubic wheels, which add almost half an inch on each side.

The deck is no where near 8.75 for the most part, especially towards the tail, so I was wondering what to try on this board before coming to this conclusion.

It has wheel wells so didn't need quite as much height either, which is always nice.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CdYNHp9p6eQ/

Super sick. I had a similar setup with 139s and 60mm Super Juice and it was so much fun, the wide wheels with narrow trucks made me feel like I was locked into a track on 50-50s.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1843 on: May 13, 2022, 08:07:43 AM »
Looks great @Mbrimson88 Makes me want to red-drill my Surf shape for my Stage 2 131s. Might just do it.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1844 on: May 13, 2022, 04:59:04 PM »
I had these Hot Juices on a similar setup with the Beach Bum and 169s, but I started dabbling with regular-size wheels on the Bum and put the cruiser wheels on the Bummer with 215s. This rig is unbelievably fun. I don’t know what it is about these wheels, but they have a noticeably smoother roll than the Super Juices and Thunder Juices I’ve ridden.


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« Reply #1845 on: May 13, 2022, 06:02:56 PM »
I had these Hot Juices on a similar setup with the Beach Bum and 169s, but I started dabbling with regular-size wheels on the Bum and put the cruiser wheels on the Bummer with 215s. This rig is unbelievably fun. I don’t know what it is about these wheels, but they have a noticeably smoother roll than the Super Juices and Thunder Juices I’ve ridden.



That looks so rad. Gonna need to go look up bummer dimensions, are those wheels poking out a bunch?

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1846 on: May 13, 2022, 10:11:09 PM »
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I had these Hot Juices on a similar setup with the Beach Bum and 169s, but I started dabbling with regular-size wheels on the Bum and put the cruiser wheels on the Bummer with 215s. This rig is unbelievably fun. I don’t know what it is about these wheels, but they have a noticeably smoother roll than the Super Juices and Thunder Juices I’ve ridden.


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That looks so rad. Gonna need to go look up bummer dimensions, are those wheels poking out a bunch?

They barely poke out up front, 1/8 in. maybe. The back hot rods quite a bit, more like a half inch. I’m used to it and it’s not really bothersome. The 60mm wheels snd 215s are pretty forgiving if I accidentally kick ’em, but I’m sure I’ll probably take a stupid slam the second I get too comfortable lol.

I think you could run Super Juices inside out to great effect on this setup, or go down to 169s/77s. The turn on the 215s is just beautiful, though. I’m trying to make them work at all costs, to be honest.

(Antihero lists the Beach Bummer dims as 10 x 31.5 w/ a 14.6 wheelbase, btw.)

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1847 on: May 16, 2022, 02:30:40 AM »
Looks great @Mbrimson88 Makes me want to red-drill my Surf shape for my Stage 2 131s. Might just do it.


Keen to see it if you do set it up.

I have a few sets of Powell Mini Cubic wheels, so it certainly works with all the old smaller trucks I have sitting around.

There is a set of Ace 22s that someone traded in I have been thinking about for a while, along with some others.

Never had the smallest Indy or any other brand trucks though, which I know people use, much like Penny trucks, but those things just feel too small for my "fun boards" anyway.

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