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Old 10-20-20, 12:59 PM
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Help ID older Gary Fisher full suspension bike frame

I recently "rescued" a full suspension Gary Fisher frame from my local transfer station(read: dump), the frame does not have a model name on it. When I got home I noticed a very sizable hole in the seat tube, I believe it renders the frame useless. I have a hard time seeing things wasted and am looking to strip the bike of all remaining parts i.e. seatpost, cranks, brakes, Fox DHX 5.0 rear shock and maybe even the rear triangle. I cannot yet add photos here on the forum but the serial number is WR0648670. Could anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks!
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Old 10-20-20, 04:10 PM
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Upload your pics to the Member's Album.
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Old 10-21-20, 09:57 AM
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Upload your pics to the Member's Album.
Hello Rob. I didn't know that was an option... and I'm not sure of the steps. Would you mind advising?
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Old 10-21-20, 12:32 PM
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Hey there! I think I got a couple of pics up in the album!

Thanks!
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That looks like a GF Sugar model from the early 2000's, with an upgraded coil/remote reservoir shock. Beyond that I don't know the nuances between Sugar models 1,2,3 or 4.
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Originally Posted by redcon1 View Post
That looks like a GF Sugar model from the early 2000's, with an upgraded coil/remote reservoir shock. Beyond that I don't know the nuances between Sugar models 1,2,3 or 4.
Thank you Redcon1!
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Old 10-22-20, 02:15 PM
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Adding photos to the thread now that I've hit 10 comments! Look at me go!!!

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Looks like it's a Trek era GF. Check out this info:

Vintage Trek Bicycle Catalogs and Bike Brochures, Fisher, Klein LeMond
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That frame has had a long and useful life, but it is time to move on. I believe it belongs where you found it.
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That frame has had a long and useful life, but it is time to move on. I believe it belongs where you found it.
Was hoping to ID the bike in hopes that some poor soul out there is looking to replace a rear triangle and had been searching high and low to no avail... I like to think of it as a community service. I also just want the parts in my parts bin to have more friends... nothing wrong with that right?

Let me say it again... I hate waste. I can't be the only one right??
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Where is the hole?

No discs or even disc tabs.

MTBR has a Vintage subforum, perhaps go there. Someone might want components. Vintage Trek site has GF catalogs to help with ID. Iím not finding one with a coil, that might be a replacement

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It has disc tabs or it has the spot to bolt disk tabs on to. Had a 2003 GF sugar 29er years ago and even then the adapter was a PITA to find.
https://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/...t-img_1431.jpg
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Where is the hole?

No discs or even disc tabs.

MTBR has a Vintage subforum, perhaps go there. Someone might want components. Vintage Trek site has GF catalogs to help with ID. Iím not finding one with a coil, that might be a replacement

Thanks for the responses. Here is a picture of that nasty hole.
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The shock looks very suspect to me.

I doubt they ever made that shock on a size that would fit a Sugar of that early vintage, and the dent in the frame looks like it may have come from the rear triangle bottoming hard.

All clues point to this frame having passed through the hands of a complete idiot who trashed it. I would not trust any part of the frame.

Pull the components and recycle the frame..

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