Downtown Bike Show Felix Wong

“My next bike will most likely be a cruiser,” I told Tim a few weeks back at a Bike Month Kickoff Party at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. Alas, Tim has now moved out of state but my interest in these laid-back, classic balloon-tired two-wheelers still remain.

That is one reason I went to Fort Collins’ annual Downtown Bike Show, then. This year it was moved north a block from outside the Bean Cycle to Gearage. Good thing because there were a lot more bicycles this year.

There just weren’t cruisers too. Other bicycles included a gorgeous late 1800s Peugeot, a handbuilt bamboo strider bike for toddlers, and a few 29er mountain bikes.

But the relatively inexpensive beach cruisers ruled the roost. You can check them out in the photo gallery below.

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Cruiser with faux gas tank.Orange cruiser with basket.Blue cruiser with "1MOBKE" license plate.Handbuilt strider made of bamboo and welded steel.Unicycle.Vintage gold cruiser with baby carrier.Red and yellow cruiser.Orange and green cruiser with wooden rear rack.Matte light purple cruiser.Custom cruiser.Utility bicycle and 29er behind.Slick Niner bike.A Peugeot from the late 1800s.

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