I built this up especially for winter riding here in the Twin Cities. The mid 90's Gary Fisher Tassajara is a rigid MTB. It is foolish to ride a geared bike through the Minnesotan winter. So, I hashed this bike together with a Singleator knock-off geared for climbing short hills and descending w/out the bike getting ahead the the pedals.

Via Craigslist I picked up a Salsa Moto handlebar and a NiteRider Cyclops for 20 bucks. I installed a Blackburn Expedition rack and some Mt. Zefal fenders that I picked up at the yard sale for 3 bucks - new in box. It is not the same yard sale that I found the original bike for 50 bucks.

I added some Bontrager H-4 26" x 1.5 hybrid tires. I added some LX cranks and SPD pedals I had laying around. I order and installed a new Bontrager seat post and topped it with a Bontrager Race Lux saddle for comfort.

It tuned out to be a great ride. The only thing I may need to change are the tires, which is dependent on what kind of winter we will have this year.....hopefully mild and hot!!!

Will "Sub Zero" Donovan

St. Louis Park, MN



Gary Fisher Tassajara - Side view


Gary Fisher Tassajara - drivetrain detail

Gary Fisher Tassajara - top down view
Gary Fisher Tassajara - hub detail
    Gary Fisher Tassajara - Decal
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