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 Post subject: 1986 Fisher Procaliber
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just finished putting this together a couple of days ago. When I bought it, it was a Frankenbike. The previous owner(s) had replaced all the original parts with mostly lower end components. I only bought it for the frame. I built it with parts I already had lying around. I will eventually give it some a nicer wheel set.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:00 pm 
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good job :wink: I like it very well. ...oh yes xt wheelset will complete it.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Thanks, Nader. I actually have a pair of vintage XT hubs. I really should learn to build my own wheels. The going rate around here to have wheels built is $45 per wheel, plus parts. Not sure I want to spend that right now.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:49 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Looks great - 80's bike in my size too, they tend to look like gates mostly.

I'm betting it rides really nicely?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Thanks, Rob. It really does ride nicely. In the last three or four years, I've possessed around 20 vintage bikes. I'd say this Fisher is in the top three of my best riders. (Although, because it's my newest build, I might be overly enthusiastic)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Very nice! You're sure it's 1986?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:43 am 
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I based the year on it having one solid colour. All the pictures I've seen of 87, 88, 89 bikes, the frames were tri-coloured - yellow/red/black.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:25 am 
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Nice one. I love those old MTBs a lot.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:50 pm 
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Nice bike...sorry, I know this post is old.

I think it's an excellent guess on the year. After all, the funky chainstay mounted U-brakes weren't around very long. Having worked in a bike shop that sold Fishers in 1987, I can confirm that the Procalibers of that year were the red-yellow-black scheme.

Now to get a period-correct steel stem and flat bar for the bike.


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