1991 Fisher RS-1

Early attempt at full suspension.  Comes with the unusual Lawwill leader fork and twin disk brakes.  The rear hub was custom made by Campagnolo for Fisher.  They were generally set up with 8 speeds and a Pro-Stop disk brake.  The color and unusual part spec make this bike an early prototype and/or team bike.  I'll try to get some good close-ups of the unusual features.

We had pictures of this bike on the web site which prompted a call from Joe Lawwill.  Mert Lawwill, Joe's father, did the suspension design for Fisher on the RS-1 bikes.  Joe thought that this might be his personal bike from "back in the day".  He asked if I could look at the bike while talking on the phone so I climbed up on a stool to take a look. Joe said to look at the "Gary Fisher" decals on the down tube and asked if they had a scratch mark around them and they did.  He said the decals came on a clear backing sheet and his buddy put the decals on and proceeded to cut the backing material off with a knife leaving a scratch mark around the decals.  Joe showed him how to take the clean backing off of the decals but the outline remained.  I would have to say that would be enough evidence to know who used to own this one!

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Frame Easton SuperSize VariLite double butted 7005 front with 7005 rear swing arm
Fork Mert Lawwill Leader with Risse Racing Genesis damper
Rear Shock Mert Lawwill designed elastomer blocks
Rims Mavic M231 rear Araya RM-20 front
Hubs Campagnolo Centaur rear, threaded for disk, 8 speed, 14 mm axle, 140mm width / Bullseye front, threaded for disk
Spokes DT  Stainless Steel
Tires Gary Fisher FatTrax 2.20" rear, 2.60" front
Pedals Onza clipless
Crank Sugino XP with 24/36/46 rings, Shimano XT left arm*
Chain Shimano Hyperglide
Rear Cogs Campagnolo 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Gary Fisher sealed 104mm
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore 7 speed thumb shifters w/ drilled clamps and body
Handlebars Titanium
Stem Gary Fisher 1 1/4"
Headset Tange 1 1/4"
Brake set Shimano front disk brake / Hope rear disk brake, no floating rotor
Brake levers Suntour XC Expert
Saddle Gary Fisher Trail Tail
Seat Post Kalloy 31.6
Colors Natural with purple fork
Size 16"
Serial #   None found


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