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1990 Rumblefish Barracuda 24

1990 Rumblefish Barracuda 24

1990 Rumblefish Barracuda 24" Prototype This was the 2nd Rumblefish made and the first cruiser. I did a lot of testing on this bike. I rode it everywhere. Racing, street riding, mnt bike downhill,

  1990 Rumblefish 24" Barracuda Cruiser (prototype)

The first Rumblefish prototype frame built was a 20" pro frame.
The frame turned out really good but there was a problem with the blue print that did
not show itself till after the fame was made. The problem was the chain line on the rear stays. 
(more on that when I post that bike)
So immediately I built a 24" because with the bottom bracket height relative to the
axle height of a cruiser I knew that the chain line would not be a problem.
This bike was made using fillet brazing and tig welding.
Bike rides really good. Fast out of the gate and quick steering.
I designed the Rumblefish frames to be race bikes with  aggressive  geometry.
20 1/2 top tube, 14"-15 1/4 rear stays and 37" wheel base. On the 24".
I'm 6 foot and I run xxl stems. The idea is a fast accelerating and quick handling package 
that you can run any where on the track. I could have made the tt longer and run a standard stem
but I feel that a tight wheel base is more important.
This was kind of standard at the time. Soon after (around 1992 or so) the bike started get longer.
I remember being out at coal canyon and a friend of mine was riding a hyper pro 20" frame. It was somewhere around 42" wheelbase.
  • Rumblefish cruiser 
  • Rumblefish fork 
  • Chris King headset 
  • Magura  hydraulic brakes
  • GT pro cruiser bars
  • DK inverted xxl stem
  • Ez jive grips
  • Tune cranks 175mm
  • Bullseye pedals
  • Selle Italia Troy Lee seat
  • Rumblefish seat post
  • Rumblefish seat post topper
  • Campy sheriff star hubs
  • Bombshell CS carbon rims (36 hole)
  • Titanium spokes 
  • Alloy nipples 
  • Vee tire co. 

Submitted by Papa wheelie 03x

  • Race
  • Company: Rumblefish
  • Model: Barracuda 24
  • Wheel Size: 24"
  • Headtube angle: 73
  • Seattube angle: 73
  • Toptube length: 20 1/4
  • Headtube size: 1"