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Old 05-05-06, 10:06 AM   #1
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Help With Identification of Bike

Hello:

I am new to the world of mountain bikes but I have a question I am hoping has an easy answer. I was given an older bike referred to as a "Gary Fisher" bike, but the yellow paint and green graphics say "SoBe". I can't find a tie-in between the two companies.

Is there such a thing as a "SoBe" mountain bike, if so I can't find any site to tell me more about it. Could this be a "Gary Fisher" bike re-done with "SoBe" graphics, if so, how do I identify it as a "Gary Fisher."

I've included a couple of photos. Thanks for any thoughts and help regarding this!

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Old 05-05-06, 10:07 AM   #2
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The sobe is just a sticker that someone put on the bike. If you are really interested in the year and model check out the serial number on the bottom of the bike (bottom bracket) then give Gary Fisher a call. They should be willing / able to help you out.
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Thank you, LowCel! I got the numbers off of the frame and called "Gary Fisher" customer service. The gal wasn't able to find the number in her data base and concluded that it was a bike produced before their 1994 purchase of the company.

The number on the frame, as best I could read it, is FS90065449, which I'm thinking dates it to the early 90s, perhaps 1990 because of the first 2 numbers (I could be totally wrong, though). I spoke to a guy at First Flight Bikes who checked out the photos and didn't feel that the newer equipment shown was original to the frame.

Not sure where to go from here. I think if I can get off the "SoBe" graphics and paint, I should be able to see what "Gary Fisher" decals are on the frame.

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I'm glad I was able to help out (somewhat). Good luck figuring it out.
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Is the rear brake cable inside the top tube? Is that an aluminum frame? Could be an old klein.
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