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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Derby purchased the Nishiki brand in 1989 and I have seen Nishiki with Kent serial numbers. If you post yours, I can break it down, or refer to post #1 in my http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-database.html .

The Blazer was an entry level ATB introduced in 1993. The rear derailleur appears to be the version of Shimano Acera X introduced in 1996, but the Blazer was spec'd with Shimano C90 in 1996. However, it did go to Altus X in 1997, so it may be a 1997 model. This would appear to be be corroborated by the green/black colour scheme, which was not offered in 1996 but was available in 1997. In which case the frame and fork are hi-tensile steel with CrMo only for the seat tube, which would explain the weight. FYI, the MSRP in 1997 was $239.00 US.
Your knowledge fountain overfloweth. Thank you! I will grab the serial # later today.
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