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 Post subject: 1988 Fisher Montare
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:06 pm 
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I saw this '88 Montare in a garage with the tyres rotting off, so I offered the owner $50 for it. I realized from the speed of his acceptance that he was ready to pay me to haul it away. It looked like it had been stored a lot longer than it had been ridden.

I spent another $110 on tyres, cables and whatnot, and now it is perfectly suitable as a town bike for someone a foot shorter than I am. From a collector's standpoint it isn't valuable, with the cheap Fisher frame, the universally derided BioPace chainset, and the Roller-Cam Sport (AKA "Mud Shelf") brake.

I plan to give it to a friend who fits it and who needs a bike more than I need this one.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:38 pm 
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What are the chances of finding a Montare too small? Most that come up (on the bay at least) are huge!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:29 pm 
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Looks earlier than 88' to me?? Judging this on my very recently sold 87' Montare. IIRC the 88' Monatare was yellow, but maybe that was just the Monatare XT :?
I think its lovely, btw :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:37 pm 
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yeah I think it looks very cool to- what are the shifters BTW? Hats of to you, your a good friend indeed.


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good rescue and very cool you are passing it along...looks to have many miles left.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:01 pm 
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what are the shifters BTW?


M700 deerhead, as are the levers, brakes and mechs.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:18 pm 
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nice, I wouldn't be giving it away :wink:


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