However, there is a recently posted bike that should be an equal contender with mr_ship's 1986 Salsa Scoboni, and this is rogue's 1986 Fisher Montare (see the pic). May be next month then.
You are going to put a mass produced bike with the dork disc still attached and tires that don't match up against a custom made fillet brazed Salsa Scoboni?
You lost me there but PM me, I have that same green Fisher frame in the garage. I took it apart as a donor bike a year or so ago. Not as pretty as the frame you pictured but you can have it for the cost of shipping and a little patience.
I do accept your point about the utterly fabulous Scoboni, it really is a thing of beauty like a vintage Ferrari say. But there's room for appreciation of all level of vintage/retro bikes on this forum whether high end exotica, hand crafted custom, or mass produced. Not all old bikes have to tricked out with the accepted components and bling bits to be worthy – they can be just someone's beloved bike from bitd, which I think counts for a lot. It's about fun and enjoyment at the end of the day, in the scheme of things, and we shouldn't take it too seriously to the point of disparagement. Lets keep it positive and creative.
As much as there are things I like about the Fisher, I've only room for one bike at the mo – I've enough to contend with my partner's magpie-like tendencies. Thanks for the offer though.
Clockwork A309 A0163
Wanted: 26.8mm Orange or Zoom seatpost and Onza RCR 160 Bar Ends (preferably both polished silver). Oh, and an end to 'The Struggle'.