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On to the MOMBAT Fisher page! I never really cared for these bikes but it is probably the one that we get the most inquiries about. I still have the original box for this one and only took it out a couple of years ago. I suppose it should have been left in the box but I'd rather look at the bike than a big old slab of cardboard?



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More details and pictures @ https://mombat.org/1995_Fisher_Dead.htm
 

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Now if you had one of the Red Rocker bikes made by Fisher for Sammy Hagar, that would be something. Not much but something.

I think I'ld prefer to look at a box than this one though.
 

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Fisher Greatful Dead bike

The funny thing about the Greatful Dead bike and the Red Rocker is they were ordinary Hoo Koo E Koos with different graphics. The Greatful Dead bike is wrapped in plastic graphics designed by Prairie Prince, former TUBES drummer. The Red Rocker was painted COMPLETELY red and sold only at Sammy Hagars bike shop in Sausalito-now called Mike's Bikes at Gate 6 road in Sausalito. I was chatting with Gary Fisher about these two bikes a couple of days ago and he said they sold less than a thousand of the G.D. bikes and around 3-4 hundred Red Rockers.
 

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The funny thing about the Greatful Dead bike and the Red Rocker is they were ordinary Hoo Koo E Koos with different graphics. The Greatful Dead bike is wrapped in plastic graphics designed by Prairie Prince, former TUBES drummer. The Red Rocker was painted COMPLETELY red and sold only at Sammy Hagars bike shop in Sausalito-now called Mike's Bikes at Gate 6 road in Sausalito. I was chatting with Gary Fisher about these two bikes a couple of days ago and he said they sold less than a thousand of the G.D. bikes and around 3-4 hundred Red Rockers.
When we sold the GD bikes new, our rep told us the stickers used a six stage silkscreening process, as opposed to a four stage process for the normal stickers. He said that contributed in part to the increase in price over a regular HKEK as well.
 

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The G.D. models were nice and all but...

Heck, I still wish that I'd never sold my plain, gray Hoo-Koo-E-Koo.....
I miss that bike. My first "real" mountainbike. :-(
Hindsight's always 20/20....
 

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Decals

Does anyone have a set of the decals for the Dead-Fisher bike? I have the down tube GD bones and looking for the rest of the set . Thanks :confused:
 

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Gary Fisher Grateful Dead bike & accessories

I also picked u a Grateful Dead HKEK back in the day. These bikes were part of the 1995 line-up and were out before Garcia's death. Personally, I though they were a cool looking bike and the shop I bought it at gave me a good deal on it since I was buying a Fisher Cronus at the same time. My bike is still in the original box and has never been assembled.

It was in the 1995 catalog and dealers also advertised it with a poster from Fisher that showed the bone art but it was different than what was on the bike. Fisher actually made a few accessories that went along with the Dead bike but they weren't stocked in too many shops here in northern NJ. They made really cool tee shirts with the coghead logo on the front bone art on the back that mirrored the bike's down turn and a subtle "Gary Fisher" on the sleeve. They also made two sizes of the water bottles for these bikes with the coghead logo. I have all of the accessories as well. I't's been a while since I've even looked at the bike (a.k.a. box). I can take pix and post them if anybody wants.

I also have a Fisher Klunker in the box too that a shop gave me a decent deal on so I had to take it. I was a Fisher guy way back when but have since switched over to Ellsworths. I still do ride my Cronus because it hanldes grear and I love the feel of riding a steel bike.
 

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truth-rider said:
I also picked u a Grateful Dead HKEK back in the day. These bikes were part of the 1995 line-up and were out before Garcia's death. Personally, I though they were a cool looking bike and the shop I bought it at gave me a good deal on it since I was buying a Fisher Cronus at the same time. My bike is still in the original box and has never been assembled.
Dude! see if you can carefully peel off the decals and then stick them on a nice old chrome plated bike from the mid 1980s - that would be RAD!;)
 

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How many cheese sandwiches would they have cost?
Two cheese sandwiches, one Godzilla burrito, a sixer of China Cola, one cracked glass pipe, a very used tie-dye, a beat Mad Hatters hat, a touch of Humboldt love, a dozen doses and a ride to the next shows.
 

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Two cheese sandwiches, one Godzilla burrito, a sixer of China Cola, one cracked glass pipe, a very used tie-dye, a beat Mad Hatters hat, a touch of Humboldt love, a dozen doses and a ride to the next shows.
:D

I saw the 'Dead in Buffalo in 1993, that was a crazy, crazy day.
 

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My Hoo Koo E Koo was originally dark blue with purple "Gary Fisher" decals.

Was that the same year as the First Flight bike or not?
 

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I picked up a Red Rocker on Craigslist last week. Looks to be stock other than the tractor seat the woman I bought it from had on it - I replaced that with something less absurd I had laying around.



 
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