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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:24 pm 
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if you're going for a replacement 1 colour respray I'd recommend car body shops. 85% the quality of places like argos etc, but @ around 1/3 the price ;D

I wouldnt recommend chroming through "sweating" of the steel & inevitable rust problems.


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199 something RM Stratos :D

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Hi, I've got a Blizzard can anyone identify the vintage? Its in a dark metallic green, Tange Prestige, with silver decals. '95 I think?


Sounds a bit like a 1992 team comp :?: prestige ultimate tubing though :?: depends if its got canti stops :?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:58 am 
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retrobikeguy wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Hi, I've got a Blizzard can anyone identify the vintage? Its in a dark metallic green, Tange Prestige, with silver decals. '95 I think?


Sounds a bit like a 1992 team comp :?: prestige ultimate tubing though :?: depends if its got canti stops :?
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Yep Tange Ultimate Prestige, with Ritchey stamped BB shell, serial number starts BL... Did have canti brace on seat stays but has been removed as V's made it somewhat redundant - was this very silly? Planning to get a disc mount brazed to it - I want to set up with some modern kit so not have it as a museum piece.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:09 pm 
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is it all dark green, or burgendy back end?

Also the 91-92 ish equipes were all dark green iirc.

mmm old Altitudes......

Anybody want to sell one? :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:10 pm 
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:o Could the mystery Rocky be an Equipe?


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cchris2lou wrote:
for me the most beautifull rocky is the blizzard .


Defo, loved that black and white combo.. Had a mate BITD who bought one in 1990.. Syncros forks, stem & post.. 8)


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Oh Bollocks,

Got an Orange and a Dyna Tech and a Bontrager on the way...

...Now I remember how much I like these... May have to get a Rocky too :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:12 pm 
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rutteger wrote:
Here's one shamelessly ripped of mtb-news

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RM Suziq apparently! Not a model I was ever aware of :?


I remember that one! RM showed one at Bicycle expo, Ally Pally 1994.

What benefit the extended top tube was I don't know... Was in the catalogue that year too.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:50 pm 
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sunchaser wrote:
:o Could the mystery Rocky be an Equipe?


For those following this Poirot-esque riddle: having browsed the RM catalogues in the archive, I think it's a Blizzard; the seat stays meet the seat tube at the same point as the TT whereas the Equipe stays reach further up to meet above the tt/ss junction. Also it has Tange Ultimate Prestige tubing vs. Prestige and the serial # starts "BL..." The only mystery is the very dark metallic green paint (almost black)... :?


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