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Curious Scott Sawtooth

Old 10-20-12, 01:40 PM
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Curious Scott Sawtooth

Hi pedal knights
I need your help with this bike:


The decals are from 1986?
It's not engraved (Scott) at the dropouts and stem clamping, so it could be from the "Adventure Series".
Until on the saddle and the tires it is original or the parts are present.

I'm not sure ... Build a custom bike or is it worth to restore it?

Any help is welcome.

Cheers
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Old 10-20-12, 01:46 PM
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I have an '86/7 RD Coyote and a similar Scott frame (mint green). I think they all came from the same place as the frame details are almost exactly alike. The RD Coyote is the only other bike I have ever seen that Tange decal affixed. I have been able to get exactly zero information on it. The components on your bike are newer (late 80's/early 90's)), but it may have been upgraded.
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Old 10-20-12, 01:57 PM
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I'm pretty sure the exage 300lx RD is newer than 1986. According to Velobase, that exage mountain crank came out in 87-88. The ubrake puts the frame around 86-88. So, if the Exage mountain crank is original it could be an 87-88

I would just build it up with your own custom build that suits you

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Old 10-20-12, 02:03 PM
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The rear derailleurs are very early 1990s but that crankset is circa 1988. 1986 is too earlier for a U-Brake. They came out in 1987, so I'd guess the crankset is OEM and it's probably a 1988. Serial number?
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Old 10-20-12, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
1986 is too earlier for a U-Brake. They came out in 1987, so I'd guess the crankset is OEM and it's probably a 1988. Serial number?
Ok, well roller cam brakes were around in 1986 and then the ubrake could have been an upgrade, but like you I suspect the crankset is oem so later than 86
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Old 10-20-12, 03:00 PM
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Ok, well roller cam brakes were around in 1986 and then the ubrake could have been an upgrade, but like you I suspect the crankset is oem so later than 86
I briefly considered that a rollercam could have been OEM, but the probability seemed too low, given that the front brakes also appear to be Exage Mountain.
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I don't think it's particularly valuable, so I think you should fix it up in whatever way you'll enjoy riding it the most. I think restoration is overrated. Just ride it.
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Want to sell those tires? Lol.
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Want to sell those tires? Lol.
No, I never do.
but swap it.
Look what they are worth to you, then we send us a packet.

Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I don't think it's particularly valuable, so I think you should fix it up in whatever way you'll enjoy riding it the most. I think restoration is overrated. Just ride it.
Yes, this is what I wanted.
But better ask.

Something like that, with slicks, singlespeed, oldschool...
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I have the mint green Scott, with lower U-brake. Mine has US Ski Team decals on it. Will try to post a few photos tomorrow. From the U-brake discussions they were used from 86-88. Is there any way to figure out specifically what year it is?
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Originally Posted by Alfadave View Post
I have the mint green Scott, with lower U-brake. Mine has US Ski Team decals on it. Will try to post a few photos tomorrow. From the U-brake discussions they were used from 86-88. Is there any way to figure out specifically what year it is?
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Originally Posted by Alfadave View Post
I have the mint green Scott, with lower U-brake. Mine has US Ski Team decals on it. Will try to post a few photos tomorrow. From the U-brake discussions they were used from 86-88. Is there any way to figure out specifically what year it is?
Welcome to the forums. We may be able to determine the manufacturing date and/or source from the serial number.
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The serial number is F7104951 I will post some photos when i am authorized to do so.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Alfadave View Post
The serial number is F7104951 I will post some photos when i am authorized to do so.

Thanks
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Your frame was manufactured by Fairly of Taiwan in October 1987. This is late enough in the year to almost certainly be a 1988 model. It's also consistent with the era of chain stay mounted U-brakes.
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Thanks for that info. I cannot post photos yet, but will send some when authorized.
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