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    New question here. Looking for Info On My Mid to Late 80's Fisher Mt. Tam.

    Hey, Everyone, I am new to the Forum and I am hoping I can get some help determining the year and other info on my bike.

    Here is what I do know:

    I know I purchased it in the 80's but can't remember the exact year.

    Serial Number 19T30

    Color: Light to Dark Blue Fade

    Deore XT components with 18-speed thumb shifters and a U- Brake

    The bike is in very good condition except for tires which are dry-rotted.

    The bike has been kept indoors and has very little rust.


    What I would like to find out:

    Is there some way to determine the exact year of the build?

    I can add photos if it helps in determining the age. I just need to take a couple more. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks, ADK Biker

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    Unless someone can come along and provide an answer based on the serial or the colour, it can help to date the components.

    Shimano components have a 2 letter date code stamped on them.

    Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating

    Scroll down until get to the Shimano section, and then go huntin' on them bits for date codes.

    Assuming they were original to the bike and new at the time they were installed, that should give you an idea of the age of the frame, assuming it didn't sit around for eons awaiting a build.

    Grumps

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    Searched Google images and found a blue fade Mt. Tam. 1988.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=late...zN1zJ2BuFZuKM:

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    Thanks, Grumpy that sounds like a good place to start. All components are original to the bike and new at the time of purchase. When I ordered it from the shop they said it was the last blue fade they had at the time but no mention of how long it had been available.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Unless someone can come along and provide an answer based on the serial or the colour, it can help to date the components.

    Shimano components have a 2 letter date code stamped on them.

    Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating

    Scroll down until get to the Shimano section, and then go huntin' on them bits for date codes.

    Assuming they were original to the bike and new at the time they were installed, that should give you an idea of the age of the frame, assuming it didn't sit around for eons awaiting a build.

    Grumps

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    Thanks, 202 Cycle. The photos look exactly like my bike including the u-brake, I would think it has to be right around that time. I am not sure how long they used the u-brake. I think they decided it was not that good for Mtn. Biking because it picked up a lot of junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADK Biker View Post

    I know I purchased it in the 80's but can't remember the exact year.

    We must have partied together........

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