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I have a bike I purchased from a rental company about 8 years ago. It would have been three years old then, so that makes it a 2008 year bike. I could have sworn it was made by a medium end bike company, like Trek or Specialized, but I can't remember. I've also covered the bike in bumper stickers so I can't see the original graphics. I do have a logo from the front though.

enter image description here It's a 24 speed but I really doubt that that matters. Here's a side view, but it just looks like a pretty generic bike to me.

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I don't think it is a duplicate because I really don't care who made it, but the bike is for sale and a potential buyer may care.

This bike was rented, and later purchased, on Cape Cod, United States.

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  • I recommend removing the stickers and then including a photo of the whole bike from the right hand side – Swifty May 12 at 19:04
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    To remove the goo use Goo Gone. – Daniel R Hicks May 13 at 0:31
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    Well that logo definitely isn't Trek or Specialized, or any of the manufacturers on that scale. As I recall, Trek's bikes are made in Taiwan and the USA, not China; I'm not sure where Specialized's non-US-made bikes are made. Is the logo instead related to the hire company? If it's the manufacturer's logo, somebody might recognize it; otherwise, we don't have enough information to go no. A photo of the complete bike would probably be useful, along with information about where in the world you are, and so on. Have you asked the hire company? – David Richerby May 13 at 9:50
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    Please tell me that's not a red light on the front of your bike. Red lights on the front are really dangerous: I've nearly had head-on collisions with people because I saw their red light and assumed they were moving away from me, so stopped watching them to pay attention to things that seemed more urgent. – David Richerby May 13 at 13:39
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    @Swifty that's a fair point, I keep forgetting it's us Brits that are not the norm 😄 – Dan K May 13 at 14:29
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Looks like a Gary Fisher bike to me.

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If it's a 2008 then it would have to be the Mako because all the other Gary Fisher bikes in the database have a suspension front fork. It was the cheapest Gary Fisher you could buy that year.

This particular bike came with the rare and highly coveted pig accessory.

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  • +1 for Gary Fisher. But I'm not convinced by the 2008 Mako, it is the wrong colour, the Mako has little emblems on top of the fork legs and has 21 speeds vs our 24 I think. I have been looking on vintage-trek for an hour without any luck, take the baton and run with it ;) – Swifty May 13 at 14:24
  • I agree it may not be a 2008, that's just what Paul said in his question. I said "if" because I'm a doubter also. If we had a parts list we would stand a small chance of narrowing it down. – David D May 13 at 14:34
  • If you want to go further I’d ask for the wheel size, a better picture of the rhs of the bike, maybe a parts list and any items that have been changed or upgraded. But Paul is likely going to be delighted with Gary Fisher. You might come up a shortlist of where the bike name is probably located on the frame and if he’s really desperate he can remove that one sticker. This is the first ID this bike I’ve seen where the logos are present but covered with stickers... maybe because other people just remove them and have a look see. – Swifty May 13 at 14:51
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    Paul is delighted! – Paul Cezanne May 13 at 16:41

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