1999 Gary Fisher Lush Rush 24
Beefy Aluminum Race Bike from the MTB guru. Like the Opie -in fact it is a Lush Rush 24" Cruiser
I can't actually find data on the cruiser, but have seen data on the 20" Opie, which looks identical, down to the metalic green paint -but in a 20". Since posting, I heard from several members who have had this bike, so I hope to see theirs posted up too.
Gary Fisher, a Trek owned MTB company, tried out BMX in the 90's for a just a brief while and made some great bikes, and some really interesting bikes. This is an interesting bike. Basically, the Trek sister was their Team Issue frames, but they had a full seat tube. The Opie has the half seat tube and instead puts extra gussets connecting each chain stay to it's respective seat stay -probably overkill since this frame is plenty strong already.
Huge ovalized tubes are light alloy, but so big they add weight. I think this was intended more for trail riding than for race.
The funny rear gussets that join the seat stay to the chain stay was a challenge to get the chain to clear -had to mount the sprocket right up against the BB and put any spacers on the Outside of the sprocket.
This is a theme bike, so no attempt to build it up as OG -and I wouldn't know what the right parts were for it anyway, other than they were likely all made by Bontrager. I went with a Black Iron Cross (Maltese Cross) theme.
DK Iron Cross: Grips, 39t Sprocket, platform pedals
Iron Cross valve stem caps, and some custom made black vynil decals
DK Bucket Seat, SE 27.2mm alloy seat post, TNT copy black clamp
Eastern front load drop stem
Aheadset threadless -caged ball bearing
Tektro Talon lever (Free Agent branded), Tektro v-brakes, Odyssey cable
Redline cruiser handlebars
Bullt Proof sealed, high flange hubs. Front rim Sun Rims Rhyno Lite, Rear Sun B.F.R. 36 holers.
Tioga Comp III tires skinny/fat set up
Unknown 3 piece cranks -heavy. 175mm, with 10 spline spindle. 19mm with sealed Profile BB.
Primo freestyle chain tensioner for 3/8"
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