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Old 04-04-07, 06:51 PM   #1
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86-88 Norco Bigfoot????

Thought i would post this here. Didnt have much luck in MTB section.
This is a bike i got for free at our local recycling depo. I like to know a year and if it has any value. Here are some pics and a parts list. Any help would be great. Thanks

Serial #F8K01425
Chang-Star Brake Levers
Chang-Star Front Brake
Exage Mountain Rear Brake
Shimano Deore Light Action SIS Derailers
Shimano SIS SP Cables
Oval Tech(Efficiency Plus)SR Front Sprockets
SX Sakae 3 Piece Crank
Vetta Seat
Araya 26x150 Rims
Joytech Hubs
26 x 1.9 Kenya Tires w/norco logo
Hung Kuang Pedals
It has minor scrapes and decal damage. Thanks for your time guys.
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Old 04-04-07, 07:03 PM   #2
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I believe many Norcos were relabeled Nishikis. Judging by the components alone, if they are original, it's an entry level model, though probably better than a department store bike. You can find date codes on the reverse of the Shimano components, and if they are original, to get a better sense of the model year. Check against this chart.

As you state in your thread title, I would guess late 80s.

Value? Probably not much on the resale market. But if you plan to ride it, looks like a decent bike. Interesting location for rear brake bosses.
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Old 04-04-07, 07:13 PM   #3
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Try posting in the vintage, retro, classic forum at They know something about old mountain bikes there. Those u-brakes mounted under the chainstays were on almost every mountain bike in 1987.
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