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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:47 am 
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Hi all! It's been a little while since I've posted. I thought I'd share the end result of a Fisher journey spent over the last year. I made a lot of purchases and subsequently liquidated a good bit of the "Fish"ers I caught. The end result -- My wife is now on a Yellow 1988 Montare (NOS frameset, with period parts), and I have a green 1986 Montare that is all original except the tires. Mind you, the seatpost was upgraded to one with a fore/aft QR function, but it was done by the original owner when new, and I have the OEM one.

My Montare (the green one) was owned by the original owner until last year when he sold it to me. It sailed the Great Lakes in the U.S. on tall ships for years! With such a great story, I love it even more.

I'm really enjoying these nostalgic rides. These bikes really feel good on the road too with the nice rake. Enjoy the pics.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:14 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I LOVE that 86'!
I had a blue and white 88' a few years ago.
More detailed pics please :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:30 am 
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bea.....utiful.
you know I love the fishers and you have a pair of beauts there.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:37 am 
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Very cool.

Fishers and New Balance.

I must say I do approve!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:40 am 
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makster wrote:
I LOVE that 86'! .. More detailed pics please :wink:


Thank you thank you! Ask and ye' shall receive... :P

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:07 am 
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That's absolutely gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing the pics 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:16 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:06 am 
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As near as I can gather, every component is completely original. Even the Specialized seat appears to have been the spec that year. As mentioned the seatpost was an upgrade at the time of purchase, but I have the original too. And my favorite part is it still has the clear chain guard on the rear wheel. Normally I'd remove that from my bikes, but since this one kept it so many years, I cannot bring myself to do it.

Check out the part number of the crank arm. Pre-M-730, pre-MT-60! Just FC baby! :mrgreen:

I think in the whole world, the three of us are the biggest fans of Fisher. :wink: I use this bike when I ride with my family. It seems to be more appropriate than my Cannondale Scalpel. I also use it occasionally for Friday morning coffee rides.

My wife's 1988 Montare frame came NOS from First Flight Bikes in NC USA. The stem came off a Hoo Koo. The rest of the parts came off various Fishers I've owned or elsewhere. But they are in general all original spec appropriate.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:03 am 
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Loving the extra pic's - very nice!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Another fan of 80's Fishers here! That is lovely, I do like the "light action" rear mech. Nice size too.

Have you seen the price of Suntour bear traps recently? :shock:


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