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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:22 pm 
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Been offered this frame and the seller thinks its a Rocky Mountain but im not seeing that. Any help much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:54 pm 
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That looks like a Rocky Mountain RM9, an absolute beast of a downhill bike from around 1999/2000. It's actually verging on being retro, stick an 8 inch travel fork in it and jump off a roof!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:15 pm 
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mechagouki wrote:
That looks like a Rocky Mountain RM9, an absolute beast of a downhill bike from around 1999/2000. It's actually verging on being retro, stick an 8 inch travel fork in it and jump off a roof!


Its a beast of a frame and everything all over it has adjusters even for the rear discs. Have had a look at some pictures of the rocky mounatin rm9 and it just does not look the same. Think ill buy anyway as it looks too good to miss. any more info is appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:16 pm 
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and does anyone know what the hole thru the top bar would be for?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:16 pm 
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It doesn't look like a Rocky to me, but the serial number might shed some light on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:15 pm 
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pokertee wrote:
and does anyone know what the hole thru the top bar would be for?


My guess would be for a double saddle like Scott and a few others used:

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Does Chumba Racing ring any bells with anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Damn that scotts a nice bike. Never seen a seat like that. Wish this frame was the scott one.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:50 pm 
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what would be the use of a double saddle??


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:52 pm 
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It has certain things in common with an RM9 but it isn't one :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:58 pm 
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twain wrote:
what would be the use of a double saddle??

It would enable the rider to shift his weight forwards or backwards during a downhill whilst remaining seated.

At least that was the theory. It's just one of those innovative ideas that never really worked but did produce a few interesting bikes.


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