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    Why No Mambas?

    I have been perusing this particular forum for a few days now and love those older bikes.
    I really don't know how certain time periods are categorized, but have seen some mid-90s bikes.
    I have a '95 Gary Fisher Mamba I got from my bro and I have been slowly been upgrading worn parts, and I really dig this bike. I got on this forum this morning and punched in Mamba in the search function and to my surprise and disappointment, discovered there are none of this model bike posted.
    I realize that when it was new it was a open price point bike, but still think it is a great bike, especially with just a few upgrades.
    So, why no Mamba love?

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    So why didn't you post a picture of yours? Then the gang here will let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyGnarlyP290 View Post
    I realize that when it was new it was a open price point bike, but still think it is a great bike, especially with just a few upgrades.
    So, why no Mamba love?
    Question answered in your previous sentence.
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    I think there was a handmade frame called Mamba too. Anyone remember that??

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    this one?
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    I.love.that.one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    I.love.that.one.

    Sigh....
    Me too

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    I have 1997 all stock that I am contemplating going through in order to get back into shape. I bought it new, rode it but not hard for a few years and the past 10-12 it has been garage art. Anyhow, I didn't do much maintenance to it then and although it has been stored inside, I'm trying to avoid spending more than $100 on it.

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    Let's see if I can upload a pic of it.
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    I just got mine finished a little over a week ago, so haven't had time to take any pics. I will in the next few days though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spankbomb View Post
    Let's see if I can upload a pic of it.
    Holy seat angle robin...a$$ hatchet.
    TTHHHHHHHHHPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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    Quote Originally Posted by heeler View Post
    Holy seat angle robin...a$$ hatchet.
    I know, I know. Got it back today with a new set of tires, tubes and tune-up.
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    Some Pics Of My Mamba

    So, I finally took some pics of my '96 Mamba.
    Off the top of my head, the stuff I changed goes like this:
    Replaced the Rock Shox Q5 with a cro-mo rigid fork threadless type
    Dumped the rotted skinwalls for Maxxis holy Rollers
    New stem and bar
    Different saddle
    Replaced the cheapo Shimano crank with a new Alivio crank with the middle gear only and a bash guard set up
    Redline platform pedals
    Replaced the Shimano canti brakes with Deore linears
    New Origin8 levers
    New Shimano 7 spd index shifter instead of grip shift
    And all new cables, lube job, etc.

    The only thing left I really want to do is replace the rear cluster and chain.

    When I got it
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    Hi I was wondering if you could tell me the value of this bike I have the same one as in the picture it was gifted to me because I am in desperate need of money for my rent but I don't know how much to sell it for.

    QUOTE=CharleyGnarlyP290;9187872]So, I finally took some pics of my '96 Mamba.
    Off the top of my head, the stuff I changed goes like this:
    Replaced the Rock Shox Q5 with a cro-mo rigid fork threadless type
    Dumped the rotted skinwalls for Maxxis holy Rollers
    New stem and bar
    Different saddle
    Replaced the cheapo Shimano crank with a new Alivio crank with the middle gear only and a bash guard set up
    Redline platform pedals
    Replaced the Shimano canti brakes with Deore linears
    New Origin8 levers
    New Shimano 7 spd index shifter instead of grip shift
    And all new cables, lube job, etc.

    The only thing left I really want to do is replace the rear cluster and chain.

    When I got it
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    Now
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    ^ well you want this thread before you get in trouble with the mods...
    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    but as an answer...$30-50 maybe (could get ore, could get less)
    All the gear and no idea.

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