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    FISCHER road bike?

    Hi, I recently got a FISCHER road bike from my uncle in Poland. I believe it's from a German bicycle maker. Details on the bike:











    FISCHER road bike, chainstay protector says, "Shimano Equipped"
    • Campagnolo Berlin 36 ETRTO 622x13c Rims
    • Suntour GK/GL Hubs (F/R)
    • Michelin Lithion Tires 700x23c
    • ITM Handlebars
    • DIA-COMPE Brake Levers/Hoods
    • Shimano Exage Motion Brakes
    • Suntour SL Front Derail
    • 52/xxT (130BCD)Chainrings
    • Dotek-FG-PRO6-170 Cranks
    • Suntour GPX BB (1.370"x24 tpi & 70 mm shell size???)
    • Shimano RSX (RD-A410) Rear Derail
    • Suntour AP Cassette 13-24
    • KMC Z-50 Chain (new)


    I believe this bike through the years might have been modified... First, the brake's reach is a little too short. Even with the pads adjusted at the limit, the pad rides slightly off the rim (towards the tire) by about 1 mm. Second, the mixed drivetrain components (Suntour & Shimano).

    First, I'd like to find out a little about the bike. Second, the BB is worn and at the moment I can't open it up (I already adjusted it to remove some play). What are my options in terms of BBs, better to just get a sealed cartridge unit? Third, the reach of the brake calipers is too short. Fourth, I recently replaced the chain and when pedaling hard (uphill) in certain gears the chain skips. I looked at the chainrings and cassette and they don't appear to be worn funny. I wanted to flip the cassette gears around, but discovered that the Suntour cassette has asymmetrical teeth that engage the freehub (thus they cannot be flipped).

    I measured the old chain, it was over 1/8" longer at the 12th link, so I can assume that the rear cassette is in fact worn.
    Last edited by bmwpowere36m3; 06-13-11 at 09:21 AM.

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    I guess chainring bolts are hard to source in Poland?
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    probably not, but a quick fix at home...

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    Nice bike with very clean looking construction.......could be Austrian to as Fischer skis are, but I guess "Fischer" is a Germanic name afterall...
    Looks to be a upper mid level model, considering the component makeup.

    Chombi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    Nice bike with very clean looking construction.......could be Austrian to as Fischer skis are, but I guess "Fischer" is a Germanic name afterall...
    Looks to be a upper mid level model, considering the component makeup.

    Chombi
    I recall Fischer won a lawsuit against Fisher, forcing Fisher to change their triangular logo which along with the similar name could have led consumers to assume they were the same brand. I think they may have been forced to change the brand name to Gary Fisher at that time too but my memory is fuzzy on that point. The Fischer bike might be a product of the ski company, they made tennis racquets too and who knows what else? Given that they sued Fisher, maybe they were marketing bicycles at that time.

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