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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:41 am 
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Chute55uk wrote:
not tet built, japan tange. I think tom only did the mt tam in this era but could be wrong. if the bb shell has been tapped out....good luck with that as its an 88mm wide shell :shock: (well it is on mine anyway)


Studying those photos again, the BB shell really does look tapped! :lol:
I wonder what axle it had in there?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:20 am 
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well I have, I agree but, when I looked inside my montare frame it looked similar and about 3mm in from the edge there is a groove for the circlip that holds the bearings. the 88 catalogue specs a fisher sealed cartridge bb which translates to a push fit bearing and axle job (a bit like the kleins) and indeed the modern shimano bb30! ha who knew :lol: .
its hard to get a pic of the 87 procal bottom bracket but there's a hd video of someone riding one and I paused it as the cranks went passed the camera and there is a couple of decent shots of a static 87 hanging up and it looks like a wider bb shell, in any event it had a press fit bb that's for sure.
so if it is tapped its not a pro caliber.
here is a pic of a '87 and a '88 for comparison of paint schemes, it seems the fade points and decal placement were not uniform by any standards :lol:
jeez im sad


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:25 am 
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oh and here is mine at retroride surrey hills, just because..... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Chute55uk wrote:
jeez im sad


No way is that sad! :lol: Its just that you are well informed enough to not go ahead and buy a potentially duff frame. Well spotted I say. I thought the decals looked odd too, the line behind the fisher logo looks too thin. Oh well, its too big for me anyway.

Your Montare looks great!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:35 pm 
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thanks! I only built it because I cant buy a procaliber, just as well its too big for me also.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:26 am 
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Nice walk down memory lane this thread. Iirc was it one if these going for an asking price of $25000 on eBay.com ?

Always craved the Fishers until I discovered FCC.


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