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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:01 pm 
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It's the first of January 2011. It's time to start a build thread of the 1991 Gary Fisher Mt Tam.

I bought this frame off Kingroon in May 2009. Was planning to rebuild it and have been collecting parts since then! I just finished collecting the parts and now it's time to get the frame resprayed and service the forks. Gil made me some nice new decals and within a few weeks I will have the frame back from the spray-shop!

Most parts I have collected are NOS, others very minty! Got a new Nitto seatpost, NOS Fisher stem and bar and even NOS Fisher tires!! And of course NOS XT parts.

I will start of with a pic of the frame I got from Kingroon:

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And how it is going to be......

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Will post pics of all the parts soon!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:01 am 
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Looking forward to seeing this develop. Good luck!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:27 am 
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Smart 8) Will watch this space :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:44 pm 
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Here are some pics of the parts I have been collecting!

Not sure what brakes to use: M732 or M734?? Both were used in 1991 and I don't know which ones were original on the Mt Tam. Does anybody know?

This is how it is at the moment. It's gone be resprayed in the next weeks!
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NOS stem and bar
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NOS Sakae pedals and toeclips
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New Nitto S65 seatpost. The original was S67
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NOS Fisher saddle
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Mint M730 crank, needs an extra polish
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NOS FD-M735
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NOS Grab-on brake lever grips
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NOS XT shark fin
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Mint M733 brake levers
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NOS Fisher 88mm
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NOS RockShox RS1 sealkit
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NOS RD-M735
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Mint XT thumbshifters (new one is coming :wink: )
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New Fisher grips (not sure if I'm gonne use them :? )
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Used BR-M732 brakes. They need a polish, but perhaps going to use my M734. Suggestions?
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NOS XT headset. Perhaps I'm gonne use the original Fisher headset
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RS1 fork parts
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No pics of the tires and wheels yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Nice gathering of bits for this build.

Regarding the brakes....in my lowly opinion, I like the look of the M732 better than the low profile.

Good luck with the build.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:34 am 
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sq_root_of_2 wrote:
Nice gathering of bits for this build.

Regarding the brakes....in my lowly opinion, I like the look of the M732 better than the low profile.

Good luck with the build.


I could also upgrade! I have some BR-M900?!?!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:04 pm 
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M732 brakes.....still my choice. Matching XT stuff looks nice.

When are you expecting the repaint to be done? I want to see this nice project as it moves along.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:09 pm 
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sq_root_of_2 wrote:
M732 brakes.....still my choice. Matching XT stuff looks nice.


Silver or black?

sq_root_of_2 wrote:
When are you expecting the repaint to be done? I want to see this nice project as it moves along.


I have a few options for company's for painting it and hope to make a decision this week! Still not sure about the correct color :cry: :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Very nice frame + parts! It's nice to see that people are so patient to search and collect parts for 1 or 2 years to compleet a build. I guess there's a learning curve for me in that :lol:

off topic: is there one very enthousiastic Bart bidding on lots of retro parts on marktplaats.nl or is it a coincidence?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:19 pm 
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I really like the bike and pink decals as pictured in the original photo above. Would you do it like that or don't you like it?

I prefer classic silver brakes but as you can see on my Merlin project I chose black because everything else was black. I would say it depends on the final colour of the frame and the other components.


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