1983 Fisher Competition

restored by: Fraggle

owner: Cycleshark


Built by Tom Ritchey in 1983 for Fisher Mountainbikes, San Anselmo California

Serial# SC11

Size 22"

Weight 12.7 Kg


Shimano Deore XT M700 "deerhead" groupset

3x6 speed friction shifting

Magura (Western Germany) shorties motorcycle brake levers


The "Competition" is a true racing machine with short chainstays and steep angles.

This was Gary Fisher's personal bike, the official inventor of the mountainbike. It must be one of the first bikes labelled "Fisher". Before the first Fisher catalogue came out in 1984 Gary ran the "Kelly & Fisher Mountainbikes" company together with Charly Kelly, after which the new kind of bicycle were named "mountainbikes".

The chromed bullmoose handlebar still shows the "Mountainbikes" brand engravement.

The frame is fillet brazed of Italian Columbus SP lightweight steel tubing.


Six-time NORBA National Champion Joe Murray started his career riding a "Fisher Competition" as well.


hier zusammen mit dem Fisher Supercal29 (klick) unterwegs