Fisher CR-7 Ground-Up Restoration

Mar 26, 2012
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Maplewood, MN
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This build was a 'from the ground, up' restoration of a former mountain bike I had raced and ridden from 1990 - '95. The iconic Fisher CR-7 was a ground breaker in combining two dissimilar metals using the vertically compliant steel for the rear triangle and the front fork, with a laterally stiff aluminum main triangle. The rear is bolted onto the main frame. This bike was voted one of the top ten innovative mountain bikes of the first generation, 1985 - '95.

Build List

1990 Fisher Cr-7 frame set
1993 Trek Matrix Wheels , Made in the Waterloo, WI
1990 Fisher FATTRAX tires , original spec on the CR-7
1988 Fisher turbo leather saddle
Shimano Deore crank set , era correct
Shimano Deore brake levers, era correct
Shimano Deore LX brake calipers, era correct
Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur, era correct
Shimano Deore thumb shifters, era correct
Suntour XC Pro front derailleur, original spec
Oury grips
Control Tech stem, era correct
Seat post, era correct
Riser bars, era correct
Purple anodized bottle cages, repop
Purple anodized quick releases, repop rear, my original front
Purple anodized bear trap pedals, repop
Purple anodized Control Tech / Control Stix bar ends, era correct
Fisher decal set, exact reproduction with vinyl coating





Here is a link to my build thread: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/fisher-cr-7-ground-up-restoration.106374/

The bike rides like a dream! I have enjoyed my 'ride down memory dirt trail' during the building, and now the riding, of this vintage mountain bike. Thanks for joining me on this ride!

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Happy Trails and.....RaT oN~!

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Mar 26, 2012
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Well done, as usual. And the trails in MN are so much more forgiving than those in Southern AZ. Enjoy!
Yeah, except for the low hanging branches and encroaching itchy weeds this time of year. We are very green this year with lots of rain and heat and humidity. So the trails are really narrow as a result.

I've always said the stuff you encounter on the trails in AZ is either hard or sharp, or both!

Thanks for the kudos. Hope you are well.
 
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Beautiful bike really takes one back to the hey day of mountain biking. Wouldn't mind having one like this in my own garage. Nicely done...:thumbsup:
 
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Good looking revival...nice Fisher, he’d probably love it.
Makes me want to get my Schwinn MoabS out and clean it up, replace some parts and ride it again. It started my bike addiction fray back in ‘95.


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Mar 26, 2012
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Good looking revival...nice Fisher, he’d probably love it.
Makes me want to get my Schwinn MoabS out and clean it up, replace some parts and ride it again. It started my bike addiction fray back in ‘95.


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Thanks Ed! I am going to send Gary a couple photos and maybe a link to the build thread. He's always so stoked to hear about another Fisher 'on the trail again'. Hope you do get the Moab S down off the wall. Put some riser bars on it and ride!
 
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Great bike OJ . Nothing like having a bike that can handle all conditions and that take you back to that special time and place . Love the action photos . You still have the racer look !!!!


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