My links to other cruiser sites, cruiser companies, etc etc
This is a Vancouver-based group who do a lot of rides. Pretty much the 'official' cruiser bike site for Vancouver.
A blog site - hasn't been updated in quite a while though
HUKK is a North Shore shop/classic bike museum.
Custom paint for your bike!
Electra has some awesome looking cruisers and has been in the business for over 10 years. They make a great assortment of bikes with affordable prices.
Manhattan Cruiser is a division of KHS, better known for their road and mountain bikes. Manhattan has expanded their product line over the last year with even MORE great bikes!
Kustom Kruiser was formerly known as Dyno, a division of GT.
Felt have some sweet bikes...
Great source for Sturmey parts among other things. Knowledgeable staff who are more than willing to help you figure out what you need before you order. They're based in Massachusetts but they can get some stuff the local stores can't.
A reference picture archive containing hundreds of images of vintage bicycles, parts and literature. They also offer restoration services for your classic or antique bicycle.
Lots of lowrider and cruiser parts. Mostly stuff aimed at the lowrider market but lots that works for cruisers too.
More lowrider parts - good selection and prices.
Simple is Giant's cruiser line. These bikes seem to be pretty well built - the lower end models are common with the rental places around the city and those bikes have to stand up to a lot of abuse. They also have a chopper line - check the dropdown menu on the product page.
Del Sol has a few nice models - I like the Shorliner in orange...
Nirve makes some gorgeous choppers and cruisers - they have a very full product line and make a lot of accessories too.
This site has some general info and instructions for servicing various Sturmey hubs. Not a lot of pictures but if you're just looking for a quick refresher it'll help you out.
Wholesale bike parts online...
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Monthly Cruiser Bicycle Rides
Really useful site for finding out what the weather is going to do in the next 12 hours or so. Absolutely critical for cruiser rides during the rainy season!
This is the forecast from a US company - it's the one that the weather widget on the front page of the site uses. Seems to be SOMEWHAT accurate but not as good as the weather network.
Denman Bike Shop is the closest shop to Stanley Park. They've got one of the best selections of cruiser bikes and parts in the city.
Custom Bicycle Discussion Boards
Crazy awesome French site with gobs and gobs of very very nice custom bikes.
Crossbow Cycles make reproduction Monark-Style springer forks. I want one!!!
A new cruiser manufacturer I hadn't previously seen. Nice looking bikes, some WICKED cool fender designs you won't see anywhere else.
Hardcore chopper site - lots of good pics, clothing, you name it. Worldwide coverage!
Yagger's is quickly becomming a regular cruiser hangout. Located downtown close to everything it's a great place to end the evening.
Fearless Gearless is your fixie and single speed home. Lots of bike advocacy and probably the best place to find out what's happening in Vancouver (well, except for here!!)
Very nice looking cruiser & custom forum. Lots of bikes and builders throughout North America...
Handy calculator for determining spoke length when building wheels. The pre-defined rim selection isn't particularly useful for cruiser folk but the hub selection is pretty good. I've checked this against other spoke calculators and it seems to be accurate - the spokes it told me I needed for my Manhattan seem to be the right length!
Sheldon Brown of Harris Cyclery tells you how to build a wheel. I've built a couple using these directions now...
Wicked bad ass kustom bikes! Serge has a page up on there with his creations, lots of others too!!
The Bike Zone in Surrey is the home of a regular Thursday cruiser ride
Trek has come out with a cruiser line this year!
The Magazine for Self Propelled People! Vancouver bike culture magazine...
GOBS of photos, the true history of cruising in Vancouver. Rod Kirkham is the big daddy of the Vancouver cruiser scene!! Definitely one to bookmark if you're in to the Vancouver cruiser scene...
Bicycles and Parts including Sturmey Archer products
Lots of BMX parts, clothing, etc...
Gorgeous gorgeous bikes made in Amsterdam... Gotta have the finest, you need Basman!
Archives all the way back to 2001! Find out what's going on in the European chopper world!
Lots of old bike pictures, parts and restoration help.
Swiss site with bikes for sale and LOTS of pics, forums etc... French site
Gotta love the government of Canada... They've got this awesome map generator that will spit out topo maps of ANYWHERE in Canada, with whatever other "features" you want overlaid... The UI could use a little work, but the important thing is the data is HERE!
The Bike Kitchen is a project of the UBC Bike Co-op, with the support of the UBC Alma Mater Society and the Trek Program Centre. Any extra revenue raised by the Bike Kitchen is used by the UBC Bike Co-op to provide bicycle programs on campus and in the larger community
jett grrl bike studio was created as a way to empower women on their bicycles. we offer a series of mechanics classes, aimed at educating women about their bikes and how to take care of them. but don't worry boys, jett grrl is not just for women! it is for anyone who wants to learn. all we ask is that everyone checks their ego and their attitude at the door :o) jett grrl is all about providing a RELAXED, FRIENDLY, NON-INTIMIDATING environment
This handy site will help you plot out how to get from A to B on your bike. It takes things like hills, traffic signals, pollution, etc in to account when suggesting routes. Seriously good stuff!
Online guide to bicycling, mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Translink's web site about the Central Valley Greenway, a brand-new 25 km bike path connecting Vancouver to New Westminster through Burnaby
Haro has some great looking bikes in their 2009 catalog - they're definitely trying to give Electra a run for their money!
City of Vancouver's Central Valley Greenway site
This is a good set of wheel building instructions - I find I have better luck with this site than with Sheldon's instructions. The method is slightly different...