Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Sportdoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    5

    Old DB Ascent... straight sorks...What year is this frame???

    Just built this IGH from an old DB frame I scored.
    hoping one of you experts can tell me what year it is?

    Also, funny, i measured the seatpost expecting either 25.6 or 25.8... but I got 25.71... What the?

    If I knew which year the frame was it might help me decide if I should try to cram the 25.8, or Squeeze the heck out of the 25.6...?

    What would you do?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Old DB Ascent... straight sorks...What year is this frame???-img_20130828_191546.jpg  

    Old DB Ascent... straight sorks...What year is this frame???-img_20130828_191527.jpg  

    Old DB Ascent... straight sorks...What year is this frame???-img_20130828_191614.jpg  

    Old DB Ascent... straight sorks...What year is this frame???-img_20130828_191556.jpg  


  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Sportdoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    5
    Whoops... Typo there...

    Straight.... Forks
    not sorks

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    173
    Old DB Ascent... straight sorks...What year is this frame???-img_0732.jpgLooks like its from the 80s cause i have one from the 90s

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    12
    I believe the straight fork is from '89. I think that was to only year for that fork. I've got one too, in red.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    12
    btw, I need a new seatpost for mine too. I'd love to know what size you go/went with and how it worked out. thanks

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Sportdoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by golden tooth View Post
    btw, I need a new seatpost for mine too. I'd love to know what size you go/went with and how it worked out. thanks
    To everyone who has chimed-in on this thread:

    Thanks for the info... I've decided to go with the larger seat post. Seems that the post that in there now is, if I had to say too big or too small, I'm going with too small... You need to really crank the QR down, and it seems loose at the top and not so loose at the bottom of the post.

    I'll let you know how it works out as soon as I install it...

    Is there an on-line catalogue, that might show the specs for this bike when it was new...? I tried Bikepedia but no luck.

  7. #7
    Me ride.
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    151
    I have a DB Topanga with the same make and model styled decals, and got it new in the fall of '90.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    53
    Have you got better pictures? In daylight? I suspect 90-91

    That stem looks dangerously high, and needs lowering. The size of the seat pin should be marked on it.

Similar Threads

  1. Straight 1 1/8 Fork on a Tapered Frame?
    By anirban in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-29-2013, 12:56 PM
  2. Early Diamondback Ascent frame
    By Ol'SkipTooth in forum Diamondback
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-18-2013, 05:16 PM
  3. Looking for Straight 6 frame.
    By FISHLEG in forum Mongoose-Schwinn
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-26-2012, 06:56 AM
  4. Wanted to buy - Schwinn Straight 6 frame
    By monochrome in forum Mongoose-Schwinn
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-12-2012, 12:44 PM
  5. What year did G.T. discontinue using U-brakes? Also frame year?
    By jeffgothro in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-03-2011, 06:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •