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    Year and Specs of Diamondback arrival

    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to the forum, I posted this in the Bike and Frame section and someone suggested might be best suited here.

    I'm trying to identify the exact year and get the specs (frame construction) of the below 1990's diamondback arrival.

    It was bought around 1996-1998 in the UK, its decals claim its a Diamondback arrival, all the decals are original, I'm thinking about replacing some of the parts and bringing it back to life as my daily commuter, the frame itself is very light but the components are entry level (acera), rims aren't straight

    Any help with this would be great.

    cheers,

    Shaun
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    was it bought new? as I think the arrival was around in the 80's and very early 90's, came with XT components and didn't have top tube routed cables...but that doesn't mean they didnt resurrect the name later for another bike.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yeah it was bought new, the original arrival was 1987 and i think they brought a version out early 1990's, this one is at least 1996 possibly 1997 as it has a Nick Craig 1996 Champion decal. I think the frame is polished aluminum but would like to confirm this.

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    yeah looks aluminium, looks all original, looks to be very very low end. IS this when DB had separated into DBR for the mountain bikes and plain old diamondback for the ..e.r... big box stores., not sure when that happened.
    2003 Yeti ARC
    2008 GT Zaskar Reissue
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    could be, whats your opinion on adding some better components say shimano deore and changing the slightly bent rims and using as a commuter? AestheticallyI like the look of this bike with the polished aluminum against the black forks and stem

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    Looks like a great start for a commuter if it seems to fit well. Saying that, I wouldn't put much money into it.

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