1986 Diamond Back Ascent Update!

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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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1986 Diamond Back Ascent

Back in 1987 for my birthday i recieved a brand new Diamond Back Ascent, This was my first Mtn Bike. It was really cool to have a real Bike. It was a Red bike with 1st gen Light Action SIS Shifting. fast forward to 2015. I found this a 1986 Diamond Back Ascent. in Chrome! These are hard to find. The Chrome in good condition is even harder to find.

2015-09-09 21.38.03Pictured here with a era correct Vetta Rack and Continental Town and Country tires.

 

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I plan on Doing a full rebuild and clean up with the original components. and adding some mtb tread tires.

More Pics to come….