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KWC's new Rip Curl cruiser

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that a few months ago, we began using my PK7 mountain bike at my place of employment (Kentucky Wesleyan College Campus Security). In that time, it racked up some 170 miles of mostly trouble-free service.

But, as you may have noted when I introduced it, I wrote that we would be eventually replacing it with a cruiser.

Replacement time came in June, when it was discovered that the PK7 had a small but noticeable crack in the frame, rendering it unsafe to use.

Given the opportunity to select its replacement myself, I went to and ordered a Magna Rip Curl cruiser - the same basic model as the blue one I've been riding for over 2,600 miles and over three years. It does have a slightly modified frame but appears to be at least as durable, if not more so, and weighs about the same - 38 to 40 pounds.

Unlike my original model, this bicycle comes in not blue but in a metallic gunmetal gray with somewhat shocking neon green wheel…