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    Diamondback Ascent Ex pics request

    I had my 1992 DB Ascent Ex stolen about six months ago. Still miss it greatly and
    wondered if anyone could post some pictures of one as unfortunately I never took
    any myself while I still had the bike in my possession.

    Thanks in advance if someone can help.

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    DiamondBack Ascent Ex Photo

    Okay, so I don't have an Ascent Ex 1991, but here is a 1987 for fun.
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    Thanks for that anyway. The geometry on the bike in the photo looks better than my old
    bike with the proportionally much shorter top tube. Much as I miss my old bike, it sure gave me
    a backache as I was stretched out so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredclunk
    I had my 1992 DB Ascent Ex stolen about six months ago. Still miss it greatly and
    wondered if anyone could post some pictures of one as unfortunately I never took
    any myself while I still had the bike in my possession.

    Thanks in advance if someone can help.
    IT is not a EX, I built it up myself from a warranty replacement frame, but it is a 91-93 Ascent.

    until yesterday it was my only ride, but it just got a big burly brother..

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    Here is my '90/91 Apex Le Euro model

    I thought it would be fun to dig up photos of my old bike. THe green '87 Ascent Ex is my dads (not ridden more that 100 miles). I had a yellow '87 Ascent Ex as well that was warrantee replaced in '91. I loved the Apex Le -- should have kept it.
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    1992 Diamond Back Ascent EX

    Here's mine. I'm still working on it. I've made it a 1x7. Can't wait to ride it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredclunk
    I had my 1992 DB Ascent Ex stolen about six months ago. Still miss it greatly and
    wondered if anyone could post some pictures of one as unfortunately I never took
    any myself while I still had the bike in my possession.

    Thanks in advance if someone can help.
    Should be easy and cheap to replace...though it sucks that it was stolen in the first place.
    -eric-

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    Sorry about your bike. That really sucks. Here's my DB Ascent. Hope you find another one. I really liked mine.
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    'Faster and faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death'
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    Joe R.

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    Redid my 1990 Ascent EX into a 1x7. Paint was shot so took down the bad spots and primed/painted as you see. Mostly original or NOS equipped (except front crank).

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    Diamond Back Ascent Ex

    Found this one yesterday. I rebuilt it and cleaned it up.It still needs work but it rides nice so far. It has the orginal LX components and the paint looks real good. I usually switch to thumbshifters but I think I'll keep the shifters it has now. I need to replace the cables.
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    "Faster and faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."

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    Cool. I just got the large version of that same Ascent EX, all LX Components. These old MTBs are sweet! Bought it used, added new cables, chain, grips, tires and slightly used Sugino chainrings (shimanos were trashed). This thing rides great! Solid, real fast on the prairie path. I forgot what a rigid felt like.
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    Do you know what year? I was thinking an 1988 or 89?

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    Your EX looks good. I'm guessing the year to be around 1990 or 1991. I need to check out that PDF GM posted above.
    "Faster and faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."

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    What year is my Ascent EX

    I have a DB Ascent EX from early 90's. The paint job is a grey smoke with a tinge of magenta when it is out in the sunlight. Anybody have one and know what year it was made?

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    I had an 89ish Apex that had a smoke frinnish that is exactly as you descibe, tinge of purple in the sun, came with all Deore DX

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    That sounds like the right year and the exact same paint job. Mine is an Ascent Ex but they probably used the paint scheme on mulitiple models. I will try to post a picture later.

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    was loverly... last i heard it was hanging in the garage of my brother in law... will have to take a pic if its still there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstauffer
    I have a DB Ascent EX from early 90's. The paint job is a grey smoke with a tinge of magenta when it is out in the sunlight. Anybody have one and know what year it was made?
    I have a 1990 DB catalog and I think that's what you might have. The finish is called "Smoke w/ Lilac clear coat", decals are black with pink accents. It came with a full LX group.

    I had a 90 Topanga that was white with the purple tinted clear coat. That thing looked great but was a tank. :-)

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    That's gotta be it. It looks great, but it is pretty heavy, compared to the Trek 950 we bought at the same time. Thanks.

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    Does the catalogue say what kind of tubing the 1990 Ascent EX has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstauffer
    Does the catalogue say what kind of tubing the 1990 Ascent EX has?
    "100% Tange MTB Double Butted CR-MO MTN tubing. Brake Booster seat stays. TIG welded. Fastback dropouts with eyelets. 73 mm BB shell.
    FORK - 100% CR-MO Super Radius (TM) w/ 600 radius curved offset, large diameter variable gauge blades."

    An interesting item I noticed is that all the bikes had 32 hole front hubs and 36 hole rear.

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    Hi mates,

    I'm from Spain, and this is my DB Ascent nowadays
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    Hey guys I need a crankshaft assembly for my ascent call 505-716-5356

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamv69
    Hey guys I need a crankshaft assembly for my ascent call 505-716-5356


    Crankshaft? What engine is in it?

    I assume you mean bottom bracket - the spindle and bearings between the cranks. You can still buy new ones that work - you'll just need to take the cranks off and measure the length of the spindle, then order a 'square taper' one that matches. Note that you need special tools to do this - might be better done at a shop.

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