My 1980's Beach Cruiser... ID Help Needed

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This is the very same cruiser that I rode around Ocean City MD back in the summer of 1987. I've had it all these years and never had a clue who made it, as I purchased it used ($25) without any badging on it that I can ever recall.

I'd love to restore it- possibly to original condition if I can ever figure out who made it. I'm just about to move into our new home near a little town with rail trail and would love to resurrect this thing.

Here's the best details I can give besides the pictures:
1) Bottom bracket serial number is " 50517078 "... there also seems to be some sort of mark that looks to be a little letter "c" , a circle, or possibly just a nick or imperfection before the serial number, but it looks intentional for whatever that is worth...
2) Bike was purchased used in 1987 but was in excellent shape at the time... I want to say it was probably 3 years old or less in '87- so probably was made around '84-'86
3) My sister's boyfriend (now my brother-in-law) gave this thing an overhaul in the 1990's... hence the non-standard equipment of newer tires, basket, free-style pegs, and ugly 90's teal & aqua green paint job!
4) The following are either original or most likely original:
a) seat
b) wheels (pretty sure...see note about coaster brake below)
c) Handlebars (had complete black foam grip/cover to gooseneck back in '87)
d) gooseneck
e) frame, fork, crank, pedals.... therefore all mostly original
f) original color was a dark blue navy metallic before the 90's spray bomb!

On a funny note- the coaster brake broke that summer and I spent half the summer riding down Coastal Highway in traffic with no brakes- other then my sneakers!! Really smart!!
I'm not sure what my brother in law did but they work now... LoL!!

I'd love any ideas or suggestions what this is if anyone has any... Thanks for any input!
 

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It looks like a Jamis Boss cruiser.
Thanks Wildcat !!
And Yes- I think you nailed it too- as being Jamis Boss cruiser.

It matches up with so many other examples that I've seen now that I had a Brand/model to do a comparison search with. The dead giveaway besides the frame seem to be the standard issue "Cheeks" seat- which mine still has.
Another thing I learned last night while researching is that these things were most prevalent on the East Coast, and they were also frequently used in rental fleets. This also probably explains the origins of my bike as it was probably a boardwalk rental cruiser in Ocean City MD the previous summer or two and got rotated out the summer that I got it for $25... I also think the original badging might have been removed and had a rental company name instead...
All just conjecture- but many of the pieces seem to fit the circumstances too.
Ironically- this thing was actaully sitting next to a Jamis Citizen dual sport when I took those pictures!

Thanks again for the lead on what it is... I appreciate it!
 

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I think it's a Boss Cruiser clone. Dropouts are wrong, BB to chain stay transition not right, welds not great, fork looks cheaper version (pull the fork...I believe the jamis Boss would be stamped akisa h.t.).
 
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Excellent example for comparison:
View attachment 211002
Dropouts look different:
View attachment 211001
Thanks to MattiThunderrr and RustyGold for the additional info and reference pictures... I will check the fork for the AKISU stamping and confirm back...
Unfortunately, the mystery will have to go on a couple weeks as the bike is at my parents place 2 hours away and I'm not able to make it there for the next couple weekends...
I also think my forks might have been chrome before the paint job too- something I've seen on most of the Boss Cruisers.
I'm going to have my motorcycle trailer and had planned to bring it back home for a winter project, so I'll shoot back what I found out about the AKISU stamping. Thanks again for all the leads on this!
 

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