Wednesday, November 18, 2009

1990 Fisher Bob Weir/Grateful Dead bike

This is our latest project, the Bob Weir owned Fisher bike. When Fisher was riding road bikes in the 1970's he was also hanging out with the Grateful Dead and formed some friendships with the band members and crew. Bob Weir wanted a mountain bike so Gary hooked him up with a Tom Teesdale-built Fisher. The frame was sent to Prairie Prince ( for paint. At some point in time, the frame lost most of its parts, including the custom painted stem. One of the Grateful Dead roadies ended up with it and it was put into a storage locker in NYC. When the storage fees weren't paid, the contents were sold at auction. The bike then went through a couple of NYC collectors prior to ending up at the MOMBAT.