Gary Fisher 1999 Opie BMX Bike

1999 Gary Fisher Opie, BMX

User Reviews (3)

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George Elmy   Racer [Dec 13, 1999]
Strength:

Nice frame. seems strong and is real stiff.
gets out of the gate realy nice

Weakness:

components suck. cheep one piece crank
some generic brack that had to be filed to get the cable to release, wheels were advertised as sealed berring but were only a contact seal. Also a bit on the heavy side

This would be a good bike in the $300 to $350 range but not worth the $450 they want for it

Similar Products Used: Haro group 2
Redline John Purse
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2
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Rob Dydrek   Racer [Sep 15, 2002]
Strength:

nice ride, gets good jumping heigth

Weakness:

rims blow bearings like crazy and the crank is crap

over all this is a pretty good bike not a bike for beginers that is fo sho

Similar Products Used: mosh brass
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3
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4
Barron   racer [Dec 10, 1998]

I actually have Opie's big brother the 24 Lush Rush Cruiser. I bought the 24 model for mountain bike cross training. There's an indoor bmx track up here so I thought this would keep me busy during the cold/snowy winter months and improve my bike handling skills at the same time. Out-of-the-box this bike is spec'd out very nicely for the price: Bontrager parts package including Bruiser rims. Some downfalls of this bike are (1) weight, it seems heavy to me but I guess I'll take a little extra weight if that means better durability; (2) crank, before you even take the bike home have the dealer swap out the shitty one-piece crank for a three-piece model (they're more rigid and work with mountain bike pedals); (3) poor chain clearance. I didn't notice this until I swapped the 44-tooth sprocket for a 40-tooth. Due to the frame design, the chain is very close to hitting the frame. Mine actually hits the frame a little when the going gets rough. I guess this isn't that big of a deal but you would think Gary Fischer would have noticed this when designing the frame and allowed for a little more chain clearance in his frame design. Overall its a nice ride, but only worth 4-chilis due to the chain clearance flaw.

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4
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