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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I got this from the local thrift store but no clue what kind of bike it is. I have searched through hundreds of pictures and catalogues with no luck. The unique detail on it is the under-monostay u-brake. It seems very rocky mountain-ish but havent been able to find a match.

Perhaps someone has seen something like it before?

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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why i'm thinking rocky:

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Looking at the similarity between the detailing and the wishbone in pictures 1 and 2, I'd say that it could be a RM too :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Great chance it's a Rocky. Have you found the serial number already? That might give an indication. Usually you find it under the bottom bracket shell.

Nice frame though!


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Another RM vote here. the seat tube details and stays look to similar not to be. Could be wrong though.

The location of the rear U-brake is typical for smaller frames.

The "Taper" sticker looks very much like the art from Easton's Taperlight logos. Certainly doesn't have anything to do with the manufacture, I think.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:43 pm 
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troje wrote:
Great chance it's a Rocky. Have you found the serial number already? That might give an indication. Usually you find it under the bottom bracket shell.

Nice frame though!



Here's the serial number, Is there a code to decipher it for RMs'?

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:53 am 
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i'd say that's an RM Wedge. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:22 am 
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I vote Wedge too.

Same steep head angle, and upside down U-brake as the one in the '88 catalog.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:42 am 
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it doesnt appear to have a very extended seattube then if it is a wedge


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