Gary Fisher 1997 Marlin Hardtail Bike

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[Apr 28, 2019]
RedDottedDemon


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

A no nonsense diamond Cro-Mo frame, grip-shift, with decent standard 26" wheels. Lighter than some aluminum bikes, it's like a BMX'er for grownups.

Weakness:

If you're heavy, as I am, the wider off road tires barely clear the rear triangle, and the knobs tend to rub if you're exerting a lot of lateral strain by pumping side to side. But tightening up the spokes on both sides by half a turn helps, and taking a razor and trimming the side knobs can also help.

Price Paid:
189
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1997
[Aug 31, 2008]
famousff
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong, light weight, great price for just the frame.

Weakness:

no front stock shoxs

I bought the frame for 40 bucks. I bought a used front rock shox forks. I bought new handle bars and stem cheap at a local bike shop. Stock the bike is threaded. i updated and changed to thread less. The bike total was 130 bucks which includes the parts. Great bike, i have always wanted a gary fisher and never knew it could be this easy and cheap to make my own with brand new parts.

[Dec 31, 1999]
Toby Marzot
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Sturdy, quick handling,

Weakness:

heavy, no suspension, no vee brakes

This is my friends retro bike. It rode well on the smooth stuff, but when the trail got extreme it bailed out. Also, love the ride quality of steel. Thinking of buying it and putting new parts and forks on it. Mabye bombers w/ 4 inches of travel, lx/xt parts, the fenders. Sweet beater bike.

Similar Products Used:

Y2K Fisher pargon (my bike)

[Jun 19, 2001]
Tom
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Its got a super baby blue paint job. And a nice saddle with a testical cusion.

Weakness:

frame cracked but nothing a little jb weld couldnt fix.

This frame is tight ive seen it for less than 1200 but its worth it. After i bought it i put these inverts on it that my friend sold me for 20 bucks. The only slight problem i had was when i was doing this sickkkkkkk 3 foot drop and the top tube cracked but i put a little jb weld on it and its good as new.

Similar Products Used:

Santa Cruise Bullet, Intense m1, canfield brothers, foes

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