1986 Diamond Back Ascent Update!


I have completed the rebuild of the Ascent. It was a clean bike to start with so it really didnt take much. I did update the tires to some MTB Knobbies and replaced the black riser bars with the wrong clamp diameter. with some chrome flat bars.

A good clean up and new cables is all it took.


DB Cro-Mo Sticker on the Fork and Tange MTB Frame Sticker.


Original Sugino GT Cranks in great shape and the Diamond back Sticker on the bottom of the seat tube


Original Suzue “sealed hubs” on the flip side is the original Shimano 5 Speed Freewheel. Even the original Chrome Spoke Protector was in great shape. I usually take them off but it was in such good shape i decided to leave it on.


The Flat bars and Shimano AT50 Brake levers with Friction shifting. (yes pre SIS)


The Shimano AT50 Cantilever brakes were in great shape so they just got a clean up and brake pads were scuffed up.



Update: 1987 Centurion Ironman Expert

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I have been enjoying this bike. i have returned the pedals back to the stock 105 Toe Clip pedals and dare i say ..yes i added back the Biopace Chainrings. the bike is original enough i felt the bike needed the original chainrings.

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