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    Vintage Gary Fisher Hardtails

    Were there any particularly good years for the hardtails? I remember a girlfriend having a 1999 HKEK that was a nice riding frame. I'm looking pick up an inexpensive hardtail for back-up/loaner duty.
    Last edited by morgan1819; 10-25-2008 at 06:20 PM.

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    I particularly like my 2003 Big Sur but I'm not sure that counts as vintage although I guess it will eventually assuming I don't break it.

    I have a bud with a 1996 Hoo Koo E Koo that I think counts as vintage.
    Pretty nice bike.

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    Big Sur's and Paragons have always been pretty decent bikes...

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    Rode a '00 SuperCaliber for 9 years. Retiring it right now due to increased flex throughout, and some annoying creaking. Still, 9 years on a race frame was pretty sweet.

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    I rode a 2000 Big Sur for six years. They're great bikes. I liked it so well, I bought a new one in '06.

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    Hope the OP found what he wanted or keeps holding out for an older Gary. I found a '96 XCaliber that's been rockin my world. Just put 10 miles on it about 30 minutes ago. True Temper OX3 frame rides soft and creak-free. Climbs better than I do (if you can work that out in your head).

    My MTB "pusher" has a '97 HKEK that inspired me to search for this vintage GF. It was worth the hunt. I got the XCal for XBOX 360 money.

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    I've got a 97 tassajara cro-moly. Love the frame, great feel, components are low end, but definitely a classic cro-moly fisher USA feel to the bike.
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    2001 Marlin was good for me. Bought for $450, I put 5,000 miles on it and then sold it for $250, did not have any issues. Other then breaking the wheels.
    2012 Cannondale Flash Carbon 3 29er
    2013 Tarmac Sport
    2009 Langster Moscow
    "What is wrong?"
    "You need a new bike"

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