September 23rd 2017
This very early ’87 electric blue Bear Valley was offered for sale one afternoon and I couldn’t really turn it down (they’re rarely seen in this condition, and even rarer to come up for sale).
It was missing the original saddle and handlebar but I threw on the Avocet and the bullmoose bar. I also replaced the original (scruffy looking) VP777 pedals with a pair of Sakae Low Fat, and put on a pair of new old stock Marin Pro Combos. I’ll find a low riser bar for it and get it sprayed a matching blue at a later date.
The levers and shifters are showing their age, as is every single spoke, but I might leave them as they suit the bikes 30 years.
Surprisingly, it looks smaller than it is (19inches c-t-c).
Here’s how it looked in the For Sale ad: