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    Help identifying this bike. Please help

    I purchased this bike today at a garage sale for $20. It is in pretty rough shape but the frame is nice. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the bike as I cant find anything online. It is a Gary Fisher and says Wahoo on it. It has a model number of SB-6102:1. Anyone have an idea of what type of bike it is? Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ourkidney View Post
    I purchased this bike today at a garage sale for $20. It is in pretty rough shape but the frame is nice. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the bike as I cant find anything online. It is a Gary Fisher and says Wahoo on it. It has a model number of SB-6102:1. Anyone have an idea of what type of bike it is? Thanks in advance for your help.
    It is exactly what the decals say: a Gary Fisher Wahoo, lower level mtb. Headset/stem dates to early '90s
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    Im gonna say mid to late 90's Gary Fisher Wahoo. Not a bad bike at all just spec'd low. I believe it uses the same frame as the higher end models and is from when Gary Fisher was still independent well before Trek absorbed the brand. Fisher made some great frames especially from steel which im sure yours is and they will last forever as long as they are not abused. My 06 Fisher is still going strong even after some hard riding.

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    I'm geussing mid 80's?? I still ride an old Fisher from '85, but it has a seatpost collar. Everything else looks similar. Mine came with canti-brakes but others had V's. Is that a kick-stand mount I see ?!? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badassbassangler View Post
    I'm geussing mid 80's?? I still ride an old Fisher from '85, but it has a seatpost collar. Everything else looks similar. Mine came with canti-brakes but others had V's. Is that a kick-stand mount I see ?!? lol
    I think you mean 90's and your bike the Hookooeekoo is 95 or so. You are definitely off a decade there.

    What Shiggy said is in regards to the fact that it has a 1 1/4" headset that is threaded and a quill stem. That dates it to Gary Fishers oversized era and when lower end bikes had threaded headsets and upper end bikes were using aheadset/threadless headsets like now.

    With a tensioner it would make a killer singlespeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    I think you mean 90's and your bike the Hookooeekoo is 95 or so. You are definitely off a decade there.

    What Shiggy said is in regards to the fact that it has a 1 1/4" headset that is threaded and a quill stem. That dates it to Gary Fishers oversized era and when lower end bikes had threaded headsets and upper end bikes were using aheadset/threadless headsets like now.

    With a tensioner it would make a killer singlespeed.
    HAHA! I must have lost 10 years somewhere along the line! You're right. I bought the HooKoo in '96 or '97. Makes more sense to me now that I'm sober
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    Base model, strait gauge cro-mo (maybe even some Hi-Tensile), make a good commuter but not really intended for anything more than gravel paths.

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