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who made the first 24" cruiser?
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post Mar 18 2013, 07:24 PM
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does anyone know who made the first 24" race cruiser?
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post Mar 18 2013, 07:46 PM
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post Mar 18 2013, 08:06 PM
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Are you asking just about prototypes or full on production models?
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post Mar 18 2013, 08:55 PM
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RRS was the first production 24" during the cruiser era I believe.
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post Mar 18 2013, 09:32 PM
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QUOTE (RandyS @ Mar 18 2013, 07:55 PM) *
RRS was the first production 24" during the cruiser era I believe.

Yep
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post Mar 18 2013, 10:42 PM
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QUOTE (RandyS @ Mar 18 2013, 10:55 PM) *
RRS was the first production 24" during the cruiser era I believe.



Well, from what I remember, RRS was the first prototyped cruiser with Joe Claveau winning pro cruiser on one in 1981. I think Hutch, Mongoose and GT all beat them out in production models with Mongoose I think being the first of those. (not sure about that though)



I have several RRS cruisers, by the way, and currently race a custom Standard made with the exact same geometry.

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post Mar 18 2013, 10:46 PM
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post Mar 19 2013, 12:36 AM
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If your asking production, I think it may have been RRS also.
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post Mar 19 2013, 04:07 AM
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yeah, i was talking production ready for the public to buy....thanks for the reply.
anyone want to post some pics of the early 24"s
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post Mar 19 2013, 12:32 PM
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I think Popeye's right. RRS showed up with the prototype and instantly every company jumped into production. I think other companies had models avaialable to public before RRS. GT comes to mind.

I remember the slowest lag in production was tires. Took several months before Comp 3s were available in 24 inch sizes. As soon as they came out, the 26 was essentially obsolete. Couldn't find anyone willing to buy my Kos Kruiser.

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