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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:45 am 
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Wow man that thing is really nice. Not many people have the patience to assemble a logical groupo like you have done... Looks very under stated and factory fresh.. Even though it is totally custom!..love it!


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:51 am 
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thats fantastic! you have really brought the old girl bacl to life, and made her even better!

enjoy riding the moble nostalgia mobile!


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Thanks guys, subtle and logical was the aim of the build. I have always liked the look that Fisher got with this model - others were a bit too blingy or boring for my tastes but for me they got this right. I remember weeks or months before i purchased this bike back in 1996 i would look at a catalogue and magazines every night and this model just stuck out. I liked the contrast of the yellow Quadra 21R and the white aluminium frame.

I do have the 1996 catalogue so was going for a catalogue build and then i thought why not upgrade the parts to what the top Fisher model had back in 1996. The top aluminium model was called the Supercaliber and had all XT so i thought i would go will full XT and have spent that last three months or so tracking it all down in as close to NOS condition as possible. I just coudnt get the wheelset to complete it so stuck with the LX ones - which i am happy with.
The Montare had Sugino crankset orginally and i wanted to stick with Sugino as i personally prefer the look over the XT so went with an XT equivalent spec hence the Mighty 900.

As for subtle i wanted it to look as though on first glance it was just like the catalogue picture but when you took a closer look you could see that those yellow shocks were not Q21R but Judy SL, and those components where not STX/LX but XT etc :D


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Very lovely. Well worth the time and effort.
Ticknall on Tuesday? :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Awesome man,

That is EXACTLY what I did with my Trek 930..Now I dont fell as nuts..

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:00 am 
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The frame is now at the Powder Coaters and decals en-route from Gil.

I have all period upgrades waiting to go on the bike - XT front, and rear mech, Sugino 900 crank set, XTR cantilevers, Judy SLs.
Also a new bottom bracket as the original (LP26) felt quite rough and not very good tbh, also new sealed headset as the original (Dia-Compe Kontak SA2) was not sealed and again started to feel a bit rough.

I don't know what to do about the gear levers now, i don't know whether to stick with the grip shift of go down the rapid fire route?

My friend, what does NOS mean in fact ?
I'm a brazilian Trek fan and bikes lover ever since I started to pedal them back when I was 6 y.o. Today I'm 43 y.o.
Congratulations for the great bike !


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:02 am 
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The frame is now at the Powder Coaters and decals en-route from Gil.

I have all period upgrades waiting to go on the bike - XT front, and rear mech, Sugino 900 crank set, XTR cantilevers, Judy SLs.
Also a new bottom bracket as the original (LP26) felt quite rough and not very good tbh, also new sealed headset as the original (Dia-Compe Kontak SA2) was not sealed and again started to feel a bit rough.

I don't know what to do about the gear levers now, i don't know whether to stick with the grip shift of go down the rapid fire route?

My friend, what does NOS mean in fact ?
I'm a brazilian Trek fan and bikes lover ever since I started to pedal them back when I was 6 y.o. Today I'm 43 y.o.
Congratulations for the great bike !

Hi thanks and you must have some amazing trails in brazil 8)

As for NOS that stands for new old stock, so basically old parts that have never been used :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Nice work
it really looks great :wink: soon get the old girl dirty :lol: cant wait to nhit the trails with you ,once the elbow heals up dude :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:59 am 
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Beaut job. Well done. Am a real fan of Fishers - and Treks too but don't tell anyone! :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:26 am 
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captaincosmic wrote:
Nice work
it really looks great :wink: soon get the old girl dirty :lol: cant wait to hit the trails with you ,once the elbow heals up dude :D


Same here Steve. I am away next week so definitely the week after i will be a consistent fixture so to speak :D

It is seeing your lovely builds every other week that got me really enthusiastic to rebuild this and then not worry about getting it all dirty - using it is the name of the game, oh yeah also your fetish of using NOS XTR 900 gear helped as well :lol:


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