Cruisers used t o be the big thing in Santa Barbara. Indeed, there was a time when everyone had one and they were all trying to emulate the Cook Brothers or Gary Littlejohn style. Today, everyone is gravitating towards fixies leaving the cruiser market to the true enthusiasts. What goes around comes around. At first, the cruiser set was unique. Then they weren’t so. Now they are again.
There’s lots of reasons: trends change, fixies are cheaper and faster, Santa Barbara is the bike theft capital of California so having a really nice bike can be risky. In fact, the guys who are true to their cruiser roots are riding either authentic Gary Littlejohns and Cook Brothers, or they are having frames custom made by Rex at Santa Barbara Cruisers. Santa Barbara is a beach town and cruisers are here to stay.
Please see below for some more pics of Serena’s Typhoon.