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Hi, I picked up this bike because I am looking to get back into riding mountain bikes. I bought this bike for the right price. It needed "work" which helped me get it at a decent price, I had it fixed and riding around the block in 15 mins. Anyways....I chose this bike because I know Gary Fisher is a quality product. It has Shimano Diore (sp?) components. I am wondering if anyone can tell me approx. what yr the bike is and what model it is? I am going to tear it down this next weekend and try to make it a little easier on the eyes. Let me know if I need to get you guys anymore info that would help. Thanks!
 

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Just Playin - It's an early '90's Hoo Koo E Koo (HK-II) - sometimes abbreviated HKEK
FWIW it's Spelled 'Deore'
Cool bike - Have fun :thumbsup:
 

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I checked out the other decals on it again. On the forks it says evolution. Towards the top of the seat tube it says something like "made in taiwan designed by fisher". What else can you guys tell me about this model of bike? I was having a hardtime finding much history on bikes this old. thanks!
 

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taggart406 said:
I checked out the other decals on it again. On the forks it says evolution. Towards the top of the seat tube it says something like "made in taiwan designed by fisher". What else can you guys tell me about this model of bike? I was having a hardtime finding much history on bikes this old. thanks!
gosh, I dunno - what what exactly do you want to know?
 

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I personally wouldn't put a bunch of money into it but that's just me.
 

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taggart406 said:
Is it worth putting money into? LOL what's something like this worth?
Only is stuff breaks or if you want to change your contact points - saddle, grips, pedals and tires
 

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If it's the 89 model the specs are on this link: http://mombat.org/Fisher_Specs.htm

More info might be found if you ask here: http://forums.mtbr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39

A bike collector might be interested in it.
I kinda doubt those VRC doods would be interested in buying that bike - It may be 'retro' but it's hardly vintage or classic - much like my '87 'Hopper :p

They will probably know more history about it - although I doubt there's much to tell - No offense to the OP.

OP, have you though of single-speeding that thing? I think it would make for a great SS :thumbsup:

Or maybe a full restoration like STU in TOKYO did of an older C-Dale.
 

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I appreciate all the info guys! I agree, I think its an 89'. I have a couple questions and was hoping you guys could get me pointed in the right direction.
-Where can I find more info about SS'ing this little guy (as far as where to start and what the main differences will be)
-Whats the easiest way to determine the headtube size? Found a set of Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 4 forks that I think would be nice on there.
 

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highdelll said:
What would be the difference?
Bio-Pace or something? ;)
Subtle differences in the Shimano product lineup through the years. The left crank arm, shift/brake levers and brakes are not from the 1989 Deore II group.
 

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I'm not seeing this model offered after 89'. I can take a picture tomorrow after work of the drivetrain side. Are there any differences if it was a 89 91 or 92?
Is 1 1/4 headtube going to make it difficult to find suspension forks?
 
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