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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:04 am 
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Normally I would choose a Brodie over a Rocky Mountain, but I don't know what the exact features of both these pre 90s models are. Maybe more people face that and maybe that explains the low number opinions. Show us something and provide us some additional details so we are able to make this though decission.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:42 am 
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thunderbolt
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hunderbolt

romax
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ight=romax

compare away.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:22 am 
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Thanks for the links RR.
I just noticed G. put a Norco seat post on the Thunderbolt.
I love the paint on Tony's Romax.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:07 am 
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Bassed on pure aesthetics of the 2 bikes alone, I would go for the Thunderbolt. The Brodie seems a little bit "prototype" to me, in its sloping toptube but retaining its long headtube design.... that and the fillet brazing on the Rocky is lush!

Normally I would favour a Brodie however



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:10 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
Bassed on pure aesthetics of the 2 bikes alone, I would go for the Thunderbolt. The Brodie seems a little bit "prototype" to me, in its sloping toptube but retaining its long headtube design.... that and the fillet brazing on the Rocky is lush!

Normally I would favour a Brodie however



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Quite a few years between the one posted though and that's why we need pictures of the bikes in question in the original post :D <hint hint>

1992/3 ish (unfortunalty stolen :( )
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http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-cl ... 64433.html

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http://yoda.densan.ca/kmr/thunder.html


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Brodie by a landslide.

Paul is basically a demigod. The brand didn't really survive and get bought out the way RM did. In terms of vintage heritage, small scale, rarity, and quintessential Canadian-ness, Brodie all the way.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:23 pm 
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I believe the Thunderbolt and styling pre-date the Brodie Romax in the first place
(1986 Thunderbolt is pretty much the same, as though the same person made them ;))
This being an early Romax (1987)
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=155131

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to be continued.... ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:28 pm 
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i prefer Romax...... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Enough with all the Romax pictures, it's not right to think the things I'm thinking - not about a bike anyway!


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