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#1 2008-11-20 8:09pm

austincruzer
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1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

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1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

"Old school meets new school"

I bought the bike in 2000 at Firehouse Custom Bikes. This is a 26" Firemans Texas Cruzer Race frame/forks. Greg originally called the looptails "Race" frames because he also offered a longer, non-looptail 26" frame, which has now been discontinued.
I'm an old BMXer, and we had lots of Cooks Bros, OMs, Lagunas, and Kos Cruisers around Austin in the early/mid 1980s. Austin is a cruzer town. This bike is a tribute to those days.
Check out Firemans Bikes at http://www.firemansbikes.com. Better yet, buy one.


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Last edited by austincruzer (2009-01-11 7:50am)


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#2 2008-11-20 9:01pm

Philtor210
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

This is gonna worth big bucks once they get bigger... and believe me... they will. cool


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Looking for these parts, PM me if you have: Pivitol seat, purple rims, Ti 48 spline spindle, any Ti parts.

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#3 2008-11-21 6:45pm

chicago.al
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

Very nice set up......Looks Old School and Damn Nice!!!

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#4 2008-11-22 8:50am

chicago.al
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

I think these bikes are really going to be sought after.....like most other great things, when they are gone... When Greg Mundy decides to close up shop or sell to an overseas company.... That's when these bad MOFO's are  going to be coveted. Hopefully that won't happen. Another thing I would like to see happen is to differentiate the model years a little. I know there was a first generation....then the current loop-tail,.....I would like to see a 3rd gen 26" with a slacker geometry....more like an OM FLYER.....I would grab one instantly! These are truly the closest ol' school cruisers available and they are Bad A**!!!!!!!!!

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#5 2008-11-22 9:16am

austincruzer
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

Thanks for the comments. Best bike I've ever owned.

Last edited by austincruzer (2008-12-14 12:33pm)


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#6 2008-12-13 11:41am

Ghost Rider X
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

That is an awesome cruiser!  I love the color combo.  I had that saddle on one of my mountain bikes, very comfortable, can ride all day long!


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#7 2008-12-14 12:27pm

austincruzer
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

New pics added 12/14/08. New parts include MCS seat post clamp and Knight BMX retro style stem. It looks like an old Tuf-Neck!!


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#8 2008-12-19 10:15am

Ghost Rider X
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

The new pics look great.  I like the fact that your shades of blue match nicely.  Did you originally buy this bike as a F&F or was it a complete?  Do you know if they newer model 26" F&F have the same geometry as what you have?
Thnx,
GW


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#9 2008-12-22 8:58am

austincruzer
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

I bought the f/f and had Fireman's build it up using my parts. When I bought the bike in 1999, the color combo was originally black and green, but I didn't ever like it as much as I thought I would, so I switched to black and blue. I believe the geometry is the same on the new f/f. Thanks for the comments.


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#10 2008-12-22 9:46am

stclair411
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

I love these bikes! I can't wait to get one. I'm hoping I'll be able to pick one up after the Holidays. I would really like to go down to the shop in Texas and actually pick it up in person. Cool ride man.

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#11 2009-03-22 8:05pm

pcohen
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Re: 1999 Firemans Texas Cruzer 26

looks great... being a old BMX'r too Big and Retro is the only way too go.


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