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 Post subject: 1989 Ascent Ex
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:16 am 
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This is sort of a unicorn bike for me.

When I was a wee nipper, around 9 or 10, and first getting into the sport, It was one of these(actually it was an Apex) that really got me going.
Obviously washing up and milk rounds were never going to allow me to save up that much, So I ended up with a lovely 300ex Lump of pig iron instead.

I've had quite a few Diamondbacks since, but none have ever held the appeal of the smoke series.

Sorry about the pic quality, I got all excited and used my phone as it was at hand.


Frame: 1989 Diamondback Ascent Ex

Headset: Tange 1"
Stem: Offroad FlexStem
Handlebar: Diamondback
Grips: ?mia?
Barends: No No No!!!!

Brakes: Deore XT with original pads
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Deore 2 finger Mt63

Shifters: Deore ll Mt60
Front Derailleur: Deore ll
Rear Derailleur: Deore ll
Cassette: Sachs screw on
Chain: it has one
Cranks: Deore XT 17
Bottom Bracket: Deore XT
Pedals: ?mia?

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Mavic Oxygen
Hubs: Suntour XC9000 sealed bearing
Tyres: NOS Kenda (timbuk ll copys)

Saddle: Selle Turbo
Seatpost: Deore XT


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:19 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:52 pm 
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nice :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Hi i have one check out my pics in gallery 2


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:17 am 
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Scrat wrote:
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Thats a beautiful bike you have there Scrat i have one just the same everything is original just as it was back in 1989 it even has the original Farmer John tires :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Ascent Ex
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:57 am 
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Those early 90's DBs were always nice to ride, and good value too.

Out of interest where did you find those tyres?


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Nice bike.

I should build mine up really.


al.


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Ascent Ex
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:14 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Those early 90's DBs were always nice to ride, and good value too.

Out of interest where did you find those tyres?

Hi raidan73 the tyres are the original that came with the bike when it was new back in 1989 so you can imagine how many miles my bike has (not done ) :)


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