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March 26, 2021, 11:05 a.m. -  Andy Eunson

My second mountain bike was a Fisher Montare that came with the first Shimano mountain bike group. Deore with the deer head emblem. I recall their first mountain bike specific freewheel. At a product knowledge seminar attended by many shops the rep proclaimed that it was sealed. Pippin asked if we could inject grease with a Phil Wood injector when it got dirty. The rep said it was sealed. Pip said yeah but can you inject it with grease when it got dirty. This went back and forth a few times until the rep finally conceded that maybe Vancouver had different conditions than California where he was from. Still, those free wheels were good. And the brakes had toe in adjust dealies whereas the Mafac brakes we had been using you just bent with a bfw. Better retrofriction shifters too. And I think when XT came out there were grease ports in the hub dust caps.

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