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#1 2017-11-14 8:04am

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1996 Gary Fisher Pure Bender

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1996 Gary Fisher Pure Bender

"Fasic" #1

This bike started life as a 1996 Gary Fisher 'Pure Bender.' Was bought in March of 2017 as frame only as the basis for my first "Fasic" build. (For those not in-the-know, first-generation Basic Bykes Small Town Hicks and Big City Bastards are Gardner-made frames that for one reason or another were not accepted as Standard Shortys and Lengthys. Thus, Basics were 'fake' Standards, and this Gary Fisher is a 'fake' Basic. Ironically, this frame is likely better-made, certainly better-welded, than the Gardner SBC's.) I'm submitting it as-is for now, but down the road this bike will receive 4-piece bars, rider-condition gold PDMX-15 pedals and repops of Pulse pegs. Otherwise (and even with the 2-piece bars) I'm very happy with the build. Last picture is the bike I took most of my inspiration from -- Steve Roy's 1993 Basic Small Town Hick. (Steve went on to become one of the founders of another Canadian BMX institution, 1664.) 

Frame: 1996 Gary Fisher Pure Bender (from the museum) paint stripped and cleared over raw by me. Custom decals by Attila Sarlósi Fork: 1991? 1992? GT (From the museum -- thanks Brown!) Stem: Fake GT Mallet (sourced via the Canadian old-midschool BMX FB group, Harry Mougoyannis)Bars: No idea. 8.5" rise -- they were bent, I fixed 'em (sourced via the Canadian old-midschool BMX FB group, Harry Mougoyannis) Levers: Rider condition DC SS-5 -- every bit as good as Tech 7's! (fleabay) Grips: A'me Tri X4 (porkchop) Detangler: Odyssey Gyro (sourced via the Canadian old-midschool BMX FB group, Ryan Linskill) R. Brake: DC 996 (was lying around) F. Brake: ACS BOA (sourced via the Canadian old-midschool BMX FB group, Pascal Bouchard)  Brake Plate: ...I think it's called a 'Rad' plate? Wheels: Non-Superlace GT sealed 48's (sourced via the Canadian old-midschool BMX FB group, Pascal Bouchard) F. Tire: ACS RL-Edge-alike (sourced via the Canadian old-midschool BMX FB group, Harry Mougoyannis) R. Tire: Kenda (porkchop) Headset / Bottom Bracket: YST (porkchop) Crank: rider condition Takagi 175 (from the museum, thanks troynlori!) Spider: NOS Cam (from the museum -- thanks getwheels!) Chainwheel: Rider condition Anlun (from the museum -- thanks jasonc128!)  Pedals: (currently) Victor VP 565. (soon) rider-condition gold Shimano PDMX-15 Seatpost Clamp: I don't really know. Period correct double-bolt. Mongoose? (thanks RC!) Seatpost: generic 25.4 (fleabay) Seat: BMX!! (sourced via the Canadian old-midschool BMX FB group, Harry Mougoyannis) Pegs: not yet. (will be repop Pulse pegs, called 'Punk' pegs)

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43! Ahahahahahaha... 43.

WTB (long-term projects): anything DBI, 97-98 Schwinn SS1, 'Dave Cullinan' Robinson f/f, Homeless Mack SL.

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#2 2017-11-14 4:28pm

jriedmiller
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Re: 1996 Gary Fisher Pure Bender

Cool build, I dig that!


Buying high and selling low for decades!

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#3 2017-11-14 4:46pm

OG'89
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From: Hamilton, Canada
Registered: 2011-09-01
Posts: 3038
Bikes: 17
For Sale: 1

Re: 1996 Gary Fisher Pure Bender

Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun doing this one. Getting the 1st gen Basic decals remade was the icing on the cake.


43! Ahahahahahaha... 43.

WTB (long-term projects): anything DBI, 97-98 Schwinn SS1, 'Dave Cullinan' Robinson f/f, Homeless Mack SL.

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