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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:03 am 
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These bikes don't even have dirt on them. Are they ridden on paved mountains?

Now HERE is a Rocky Blizzard that has ripped up the best terrain Canada has to offer: The Rocky Mountains, North Shore Mountains, etc., etc. (oops, never made to Moab; Oh well.)

1993 Rocky Mountain Blizzard 18.5": for sale by original owner.

This bike has been set up to conquer any mountain. All components updated since purchased; lower gearing for climbing any service road or goat path.
Canadian hand built "hard tail" frame, in great shape. Shimano XT with Thumb Shift (rare?). Rock Shox Judy up front. Eyelets on the back for a rack. Custom seat, rear fender (removable), crossbar and steering stem covers (to protect the "nads"), handlebar ends, (bear claw) clipless pedals (ride with normal or cleated shoes).


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:44 am 
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Here's my blizzard now finished :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:22 am 
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stacey wrote:
These bikes don't even have dirt on them. Are they ridden on paved mountains?


:lol: can't speak for everyone, but yes, unfortunately my steeds tend to see a lot more pavement then dirt. not easy for me to get in some decent offroading on a regular basis as i have to drive before i can ride. :(

but maybe we lot here also just tend to tidy up our bikes after each ride and before pics. ;)

welcome and thanks for contributing to this thread! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:19 pm 
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stacey wrote:
These bikes don't even have dirt on them. Are they ridden on paved mountains?

Now HERE is a Rocky Blizzard that has ripped up the best terrain Canada has to offer: The Rocky Mountains, North Shore Mountains, etc., etc. (oops, never made to Moab; Oh well.)

1993 Rocky Mountain Blizzard 18.5": for sale by original owner.

This bike has been set up to conquer any mountain. All components updated since purchased; lower gearing for climbing any service road or goat path.
Canadian hand built "hard tail" frame, in great shape. Shimano XT with Thumb Shift (rare?). Rock Shox Judy up front. Eyelets on the back for a rack. Custom seat, rear fender (removable), crossbar and steering stem covers (to protect the "nads"), handlebar ends, (bear claw) clipless pedals (ride with normal or cleated shoes).

They do say people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, so perhaps they should also say a man with a flat tyre shouldn't denigrate other people's bikes!

Seriously though, I think those 1993 Blizzards look way better with their original (but fragile) wrap-round decals as in the example shown below. If you search here, I think you might find somebody (maybe tiboltrider?) managed to get some replacements made (possibly by Gil_M?). The point being that the white to black fade is far too crude to be worthy of a Rocky Mountain, but that's only because it wasn't intended to be on show.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:46 pm 
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Anthony wrote:

Seriously though, I think those 1993 Blizzards look way better with their original (but fragile) wrap-round decals...

If you search here, I think you might find somebody (maybe tiboltrider?) managed to get some replacements made (possibly by Gil_M?). The point being that the white to black fade is far too crude to be worthy of a Rocky Mountain, but that's only because it wasn't intended to be on show.


Agree with the wrap around decal comment! 8)

Thanks Anthony but it wasn't me - yet! :lol: My frame still looks like this >>>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:24 pm 
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An update on my '94 Blizzard on page 2. Now an overgrown BMX play-thing, probably the most used bike I have at the moment! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:27 pm 
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beepbeep wrote:
An update on my '94 Blizzard on page 2. Now an overgrown BMX play-thing, probably the most used bike I have at the moment! :D


My gawd, what did you do to the poor thing! :lol: all jokes! ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:48 pm 
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My gawd, what did you do to the poor thing! :lol: all jokes! ;)


I bought it last year - as a tired, forgotten, ex-racer that had been sitting outside for a decade and injected some fun back into it's life! :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:11 pm 
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beepbeep wrote:
RockiMtn wrote:
My gawd, what did you do to the poor thing! :lol: all jokes! ;)


I bought it last year - as a tired, forgotten, ex-racer that had been sitting outside for a decade and injected some fun back into it's life! :wink: :lol:


don't matter what it looks like or built with, as long as it's getting ridden, that's all the matters! ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:20 am 
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Here's my contribution to this thread ...


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