Due to the police deciding to close the main road out of Bournemouth this morning (due to approx. 3 snow-flakes!) I have spent the day at home.
Split my time between tiling my kitchen
and stripping my Fisher ready for restoration.
This is my first resto for about 10 years and am loving it already!
I picked this up on Ebay about 4 months ago. It was located in Leeds and jerky very kindly offered to collect it for me.
Due to me being very unorganised and Rob changing employer, I only got my hands on it a week ago.
First impressions were pretty good.
The paintwork is dreadfull, loads of chips and scuffs all over it.
The rest of it was just filthy! Its got the full M730 groupset and Araya RM20 rims. I love the Fisher Bulge bars and the Strong seatpost (looks ti?).
It seems that the only non-original part is the modern seat!
My plans for this are very simple. I want it to look like it did 22 years ago!
Actually, the dating of it is a bit confused. It has the colour scheme of an 87, but the Bulge bars were an 88 item.
It would be FAR easier if it was an 88 XT, as they were a solid red finish!
Anyhow, here are a few pics.....
The evening I collected..
All stripped down...
U brake with sharks-tooth and push-fit bottom bracket
Next step is to find a decent powder coater/spray shop who are up to replicating the paint finish and source the replacement decals.
Then its a case of cleaning up and seeing what parts are up to keeping and what I need to find. Got to say that most of it looks excellent so hoping to keep replacement costs to a minimum.
Again, MASSIVE thanks to Rob for helping me with the logistics