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 Post subject: Fisher CR-7
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:07 pm 
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This one started as a punt on e-bay - if it went cheap it would be a useful donor bike for parts....

3 weeks later and I find myself driving into north london to pick it up having done some reading on CR-7s and getting a liking for them. I had a chat with the seller who was a really nice bloke from Canada, where he had bought the bike in the early 90's direct from Fisher via a shop in Ottawa called Bicycle Revival. Its got a cool chromed rear end 8)

Thing is now I think that it should be kept together - it's totally original apart from the rear rim, saddle, bars and tyres. The forks were fitted by the shop and the seller is getting the originals brought over from Canada foc :D

All the components are in really good nick - no corrosion anywhere and the brakes have a set of the scott pads and the sugino cranks are superbe. :D all in all a bargain for £60 quid.

I have got a set of seals/bushes for the RS-1s so should be set for a nice build BUT as advertised he frame is cracked. :cry:

As it happens two pretty bad ones as well - one on the RHS running from the top the other on the LHS up from the bottom. I think these are 7000 series aluminium - can this be weld repaired? or am I better off trying to find a donor front triangle? There must be some experience out there - I think that Al-Mega's have a similar issue:?:

Anyhow here's some pics, have posted in the Reader MTBs section as I'm determined that it should remain a survivor any advice much appreciated :D

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OOOH, nice one! 8) 8)

But, was it you who bought the seals/bushes kit for the RS-1 of eBay this sunday?? :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:18 pm 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
OOOH, nice one! 8) 8)

But, was it you who bought the seals/bushes kit for the RS-1 of eBay this sunday?? :wink:


yep :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:23 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
stumpjumper1990 wrote:
OOOH, nice one! 8) 8)

But, was it you who bought the seals/bushes kit for the RS-1 of eBay this sunday?? :wink:


yep :D


Well, I'm glad it is going to be used on another Fisher! :lol: :wink: :lol:


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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
nevadasmith wrote:
stumpjumper1990 wrote:
OOOH, nice one! 8) 8)

But, was it you who bought the seals/bushes kit for the RS-1 of eBay this sunday?? :wink:


yep :D


Well, I'm glad it is going to be used on another Fisher! :lol: :wink: :lol:


Were you bidding too? Are you putting RS1s on your Mt Tam?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:21 am 
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nevadasmith wrote:
Were you bidding too? Are you putting RS1s on your Mt Tam?


Yep! My Mt Tam is from 1991. It was the first serial production bike with a suspension fork; the RS1.
I have 2 RS1's but could use a new seal-kit. I almost have alle the components collected (nearly all NOS) and now have to respray the frame. Also have the decals from Gil-m! Can't wait to put it together....
I even have some NOS Fisher tires!


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Cool mt tam - is that the last year they were made? You'll get to put 2 finger brake levers on yours! ;)

Do you have the rest of the 1991 catalogue - looking at the decals that would date my cr7 to that year - the down tube decal is the same.

Will reserve all other questions to your build thread - can't wait to see it!


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cant see your cr7 pics from here

glad the rs-1 seal kit gonna get used (was bidding but missed the end)
out of interest are they the same as the mag series seals
i need a set for my rs-1's


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Do you have the rest of the 1991 catalogue - looking at the decals that would date my cr7 to that year - the down tube decal is the same.


No sorry, I only have this page from the catalogue!

Will start a thread of the build soon!


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mikee wrote:
cant see your cr7 pics from here

glad the rs-1 seal kit gonna get used (was bidding but missed the end)
out of interest are they the same as the mag series seals
i need a set for my rs-1's


I don't know, when they arrive I'll post up some pics And details in the readers kit section. I am pretty sure that they will be standard parts - can't see the level of investment available at the time streching to bespoke seals so maybe we can find a supplier.


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