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Posted 18 Mar 2011One of the old RRS ads called the 24" the "Un-Cruiser" and that tagline comes to mind when I'm out riding mine all over the place like a new school MTB...
There is some kind of Mojo or something with this bike that makes me want to ride it all the time. All the parts work as a whole and the bike is just perfect for me as a rider. I'm really picky about the mechanical details and this bike is dead-nuts dialed in and smooth as silk. It just has "it" for me.
I put some real Reedy pedals with fake Helix cages on it for riding and replaced the DiaCompe seatclamp with a Powerlite PL1; otherwise, it's been unchanged since I built it a couple years ago.
I've been trying to teach myself to take "Photographs" rather than "pitchers" so I carry my camera stuff whenever I'm out riding the RRS around all the little Sea Islands we have here in coastal South Carolina. I still have no idea what I'm doing photography-wise, but I sure as hell love my RRS!
Photography tips and critiques are certainly welcome!
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Posted 1 Aug 2009I’m really slow with builds and I’ve had this F/F for about 5 years now. I’ve slowly collected parts for it since I got it. I wanted to do this build as a true 1981 24” cruiser which means using Cheng Shin blackwall tires from a Schwinn “middleweight” and UKAI 24 X 2.125 rims. When I got my GT 24” in ’81 that was all that was available. (the wheels on this build are mine from BITD). Comp III 24’s and 24 X 1.75 7X’s didn’t come out until summer of ’82. Almost a year after the first 24” cruisers came out! I also wanted to build this like I would have liked it in ’81. Whenever I would change or upgrade parts on my 20” race bikes BITD, the hand-me-downs would go on my cruiser so this bike has some similarities to my 1980 Sting.
I've shelved this build several times when I couldn’t find the correct canti studs for the frame. I finally realized that it was silly not to put the bike together with calipers until I find the studs. Besides, I remember quite a few RRS riders using caliper brakes back then. If anyone could hook me up with the correct studs I would be super stoked! I’m also not quite sold on the black rims. It may be too much with the blackwall tires. I do have a set of the same wheels with silver rims I may try. I just need to get off my azz and lace them up.
This thing is an absolutely incredible bike to ride. My JMC 24 which is my daily neighborhood cruiser was previously the best handling bike I have ever ridden. The RRS is even more fun to ride believe it or not. It is very nearly as quick and nimble as a 20”. Needless to say, it’s my new rider!
It’s all OG finish and decals except the stem which is mine from BITD and I stripped the anno off it back then. The seatclamp had been powdered pink when I got it so that was also stripped to silver. The finish on the F/F definitely has some battle scars and the decals on the F/F are also fairly scuffed up but I didn’t consider replacing them. They are white on clear rather than die-cuts which is pretty cool since most RRS’s I’ve seen have die-cuts with the “#1” style headtube logo. This frameset also didn’t have any fork stickers and didn’t look like it ever did.
Besides the black Campy BMX pedals, the black vinyl frame and bar pads were the biggest pain to find amazingly enough. Big thanks to Randy Chamberlain for the gift of the frame pad and Tom Pszenny for the bar pad gift.
Frame/Fork- 1981 RRS 24” #91042
Headset- Campagnolo Super Record
Stem- MCS 6-bolt
Bars- Mongoose Kos Kruiser
Grips- Oakley II
Brake lever- Shimano pre-bent w/ Honda XR75 Lever cover
Crank Arms- Campagnolo Record Strada 172.5 mm
B.B.- RRS eccentric/ O.M.A.S BSC w/ titanium spindle. 127mm
Chainring- Sugino Super Mighty 42T
Chainring Bolts- Campagnolo Pista
Pedals- Campagnolo BMX
Chain- Regina CX Pista 1/8”
Seat- Unicanitor style #5 nylon
Seatpost- Race Inc. 7/8” chro-mo
Seatpost Clamp- Dia-Compe 2 pc.
Brake Caliper- Dia-Compe 730 w/ Honda cable sleeve
Brake Shoes- Mathauser
Brake Cable- Shimano
Hubs- Campagnolo Record Strada high flange 36H w/ track axles
Rims- UKAI 24 X 2.125
Spokes- DT double butted stainless w/ DT brass nipples
Tires- Cheng Shin C90 24 X 1.75
Freewheel- Maeda Suntour "2 prong" 18T
Pads- Black vinyl
Plate- Generic rectangle w/ Hot Inc. Number
Posted 15 Feb 2009I just got these off the Bay. I can't remember who it was that made them. I seem to remember an ad in either the ABA or NBL papers that advertised these "high cages" but I can't remember any names. They look too nicely made to be homemade IMO. The holes are beveled and the teeth are not filed, they are cut/stamped that way. Anyone remember who could have made them? Here's some pics:
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