About this project
The only full-size Beach Cruiser bike that can be taken with you anywhere. Take it to city transit, store it in your room’s closet or stash it in your car trunk. Bazooka cruiser bikes are not only fun to ride, but they also are easy to be carried around anywhere. Be it across the street or on the other side of the planet, Bazooka folding cruisers can be your companion wherever you go; thanks to its folding technology, and lightness. Its full size frame and tires with belt drive technology allows you to have the most joyful and safe rides just as any other conventional bike.
Bazooka California Folding Bikes are more fun. Period.
Ride it. Fold it. Stash it
Here is how you fold a Bazooka California Bike in seconds
Why a Folding Beach Cruiser?
Well...there is no limit to the answer. So you can save space!
Aside from riding it, here are just few of the many benefits...
You could ride it and look cool with it...
Perhaps you can take it to work! Here is the bike next to a small desk in a very small office.
Or maybe hide it in your closet whereas other conventional bikes are being vandalised or stolen out on the streets!
Hide it so no one can see it...
Before we start, let us tell a little more about our story by going back in time:
Bazooka folding Bikes company was formed back in 2002 in Vancouver, Canada with variety of folding bikes from 14” wheels to 26” full size folding mountain bikes. In 2005 we came up with the first concept of Folding Beach Cruisers with conventional chain and gearing system, which suddenly became one of Bazooka’s most popular folding bicycle. As the years went by, we have received many comments and requests from previous Bazooka folding bike owners, that wanted an improved version of the folding beach cruisers that are lighter, rust proof, and with better gearing system. Hence we came up with this new concept of Bazooka California, which is the Folding Beach Cruiser with better folding mechanism and carbon belt drive as well as Shimano internal hub gearing system.
After several months of research and development and prototype making as well as listening to our past clients, we have finally come with the perfectly designed and functional prototype.
A beach cruiser is an nostalgic kind of bicycle. No matter where you ride it, or how old you are, the beach cruiser always brings your childhood memories, thus not only making your rides comfortable, but also emotional.
Aside from all the sweet things about beach cruisers, there are 2 downside:
They are extremely bulky and get rusted easily!
For this reason, we came up with World’s first Beach cruiser that is not only Folding, but also is with a Carbon Belt Drive System by industry leading Gates Carbon Drive with Shimano Nexus Internal Hub 3 Speed Gears! Will get to these a little further down this page...
Here are just a few problems that Bazooka California can solve for you:
Bazooka California folds and unfolds in only seconds (approximately 15 seconds give or take). No more hassles of removing the front wheels, or expensive car bike racks that are always a pain...
Traditional bicycle chains are dirty, greasy and tend to fall many times. They also stretch, skip, are noisy and heavier. Belt drives on the other hand, are always clean, dry and never fall, are quite and smoother. In addition, Bazooka California Bikes are lighter than conventional cruisers. Thanks to Gates Carbon Belt Drive System for making our bikes lighter.
Conventional derailleurs tend to skip often, are not accurate, need more costly services, and cause chain falls. Shimano Nexus Internal Hub Gearing System is smooth, accurate and low maintenance
In addition to the above solutions, Bazooka California also comes with front and rear Fenders as well as industry leading WTB Thickslick Tires and belt guard so you will be able to ride smooth and clean in all weather conditions.
Bazooka California Anatomy
• Frame & Fork: 7005 Aluminum Alloy
• Headset: Neco Sealed bearings
• Stem: Alloy 22.2mm x 25.4
• Handlebar: Alloy Cruiser type
• Crank set: Prowheel Alloy (175mm)
• Front Sprocket: 55T BCD 130
• Rear Sprocket: CT1124NMN 24 T
• Belt: 11M-122T-12CT Blue GACD
• Seatpost: 27.2 x 350mm alloy black
• Saddle: Wide cruiser style with springs
• Seat clamp: Alloy Quick release type
• Pedals: VP components Folding type
• Brake Caliper: Tektro V type front brake
• Rims: Alloy double wall black
• Spokes : Stainless Steel 14G black
• Hub: Neco Sealed bearing
• Tires: WTB Thickslick 26” x 2.0
• Maximum Weight Limit: 250 lbs (113 kg)
• Recommended rider height range: 5'2” - 6'2"
• Folded Dimensions: 39” x 11" x 27" or 99cm x 68cm x 28cm
Bicycle weight : approx.. 30 lbs/ 13.5kg
Which Frame Size is right for You?
Here is what you will get with the respected Rewards:
All US and Canada backers get Free Shipping!
All Double Deal Rewards get 2 Carrying Bags at no cost!
The Bazooka California will come in 3 types
California 1: Which is with classic single speed and rear coaster brake and front V-brakes, with industry leading Gates Carbon Drive
California 3 : Which will come with a with rear coaster brake, front V-brakes and Shimano Nexus Internal Hub 3 Speed Gearing System, with industry Leading Gates Carbon Belt Drive
California 8 : Which will come with a with rear coaster brake, front V-brakes and Shimano Nexus Internal Hub 8 Speed Gearing System, with industry Leading Gates Carbon Belt Drive
All models will come with:
- Front and Rear Fenders
- Belt Guard
- Comfort Wide Saddle with Spring Shocks
- Folding Pedals
Bazooka California Bikes will be available in 3 Frame Sizes to fit most heights:
15" / Small
17" / Medium
19" / Large
Carrying Bag Add on
Keep your bike clean and dust free in this optional Folding Carrying Bag. The bag is made from rugged Nylon, heavy duty zippers and robust webbing. Perfect for train or bus trips when you are bringing along your bike, or for storing your bike in your car, apartment, or boat for prolonged period of time.
Bazooka California Folding bikes, will be made of high grade 7005 Aluminium Frame and Fork, with Stainless Steel parts which will make them very light, durable and rust proof.
The frame and forks are welded with precision by experienced welders at our frame manufacturer
Gates Carbon Belt Drive
No Rust. No Grease. No Fooling
Free yourself from oily, rusty chains, and join the Gates Carbon Drive revolution. Clean. Smooth. Strong. These are the advantages of the Gates Carbon Drive™ System. Our carbon reinforced belts last longer than chains, never need grease and are nearly maintenance-free. Say goodbye to high-maintenance bike chains. Say hello to simplicity and fun.
Shimano Nexus Internal Hub Gearing System
The Shimano Nexus 3 and 8 have revolutionised the bicycle industry gearing system. Their smooth gear shifting mechanism will make your rides smooth and joyful.
The Nexus 3 & 8 are with a built in rear Coaster Brake, which makes it very easy to stop or control your speed and makes your bike look more minimal due to one less cable going to the back of the bicycle.
Shipping is Free within Canada and 48 Continental States of USA. If you don't see the shipping rates for your country, Please email us for shipping quote.
Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate as we are about the Bazooka California Bikes and make your pledge in order to receive your super awesome Folding Bike.
Risks and challenges
Bazooka Team has been in designing and manufacturing bicycles since 2002. So we have extensive experience on dealing with suppliers and manufacturers.
Our manufacturing relationship is in place to start once we have the funding to move forward. With components coming from various suppliers there is always risk of delay. However based on our experience and supplier quoted lead times we feel very comfortable that we can deliver a quality product, on-time. Throughout the production process we will provide timely and clear updates and will be available to answer any of your questions directly.
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