I found the Scott Summit abandoned, on the street. I brought it to the police and three months later it was mine, with papers.

That’s how the bike looked when I found it:Scott Summit as foundScott Summit

One can easily notice the different tire colours, the flat rear tire, the very ugly saddle. What can not be seen is a broken shifting cable as well as the corresponding cable holder.

Scott Summit frame

Scott Summit handlebar
Scott Summit handlebar

however, the summit was a good mountain-bike back in 1995 when it was produced. One can see this from the components used.


Very short history

Scott Summit can be found in their 1995 catalog at “Sport Series” MTB, together with models like Scott Youcatan, Scott Boulder, Scott Yecora or Scott Tampico. The “Scott Sport Series” is also present on the top tube:

Scott sports series decal
Scott sports series decal

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction    TIG-welded steel
Frame Tubing Material    Tange chromoly (butted tubing, as can be seen on the
Fork Material    Chromoly

Component Group    Shimano STX, Shimano’s top of the line 20 years ago.
Brakeset    Shimano Alivio brakes, Shimano STX levers
Shift Levers    Shimano STX RapidFire Plus
Front Derailleur    Shimano STX, top-pull/clamp-on 28.6 mm
Rear Derailleur    Shimano STX
Crankset    Shimano Alivio HyperDrive-C, 24/34/42 teeth
Pedals    Wellgo LU-898
Bottom Bracket
BB Shell Width
Rear Cogs    7-speed, 11 – 28 teeth
Chain    Shimano CN-IG30, 1/2 x 3/32″
Seatpost    Kalloy SP-242, 26.4 mm diameter
Saddle:    Scott Sport
Handlebar:    Scott AT-2
Handlebar Extensions    Integral to handlebar
Handlebar Stem    Alico chromoly butted
Headset    1 1/8″ Victor VP-H93 sealed

Hubs    Shimano Alivio
Rims    Mavic 236, 32-hole
Tires    26 x 1.95″…the tires where is a very bad condition, so I replaced them
Spoke Brand    Stainless steel, 1.8 mm straight gauge
Spoke Nipples    Brass nipples



Basic renovation of the Summit included:

  • changing the rear tire with a black one, good quality
  • changing the saddle with a very nice Selle Royal Dardo saddle, in new conditionnew saddle
  • cleaning, tuning and lubing the shifters and deraillers. The quality of the Shimano STX is incredible. The shifters are some of the best I ever seen. In the picture below also the new shifter cable can be noticedShimano STX rear derailler
  • Cleaning and adjusting the brakes. Replacing one of the brake cables.

2 thoughts on “Scott Summit 1995”

  1. Hi, I have the exact same bike as you rescued and rehabbed so nicely. My shifter for the rear derailleur has broken and I’m trymg to find a replacement. I don’t see any STXs around anymore. Can you recommend a replacement that I could purchase online? Thanks so much!!

    1. Hi Judith,

      Thanks for the comment. I have no idea where to find the STX, but I guess eBay might be a place to start. Or some LBS around you…if lucky. Where do you live?


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