Adam bought a pair of cruisers this winter from some guy on Craigslist. Using parts from both of them as well as a couple of used parts from The Hub, and a couple parts he had lying around the garage, he built me a really sweet cruiser:
And now the detail shots:
I guess these bikes were originally made for Sears Roebuck, but they were made in Austria. (Weird, yes?) The chain ring says “JC Higgins.” Tough to tell when they were made, but most likely 1950s.
One of the cool things about this bike is it has an internal 3-speed hub that still works great. The hub is from a 1979 Raleigh Limited that Adam took apart this winter, but it fit this bike perfectly. A perfect cruising-around-town bike for the summertime.