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 Post subject: rocky mountain fusion
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:41 pm 
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hi,
i need to take a picture of this,
but a rocky mountain fusion 1995
we have done at least 10,000 miles. three sadles.
its been to new zealand twice, via tokyo and bangkok. done alll teh big trails there
three pairs of forks, rocky mountain, manitou suspension and now pace carbon forks
3 pairs of wheels since 1995, two handbuilt at condor
1 headset since then replaced with a hope
manitou stem and bars; cnc'ed
its done cantis, v brakes and now runs a v brake with a left handed front shimano disc on a hope hub with a mavic rim brake rim( dont ask!).
a giro fisik cow hide saddle
every known groupset known to shimano
xtr cogs; soon to be replaced with an on one single speed set up.
has two middleburn chainwheels and a ta one.
a norba, apple, and tikki stickers, alongside a dirt sticker. plus others.
did have a USE post, but since putting on several stone, a thomson post inspires confidence.

god knows how many tires!

it can ride like the devil, i did 60 mph downhill, on slicks in new zealand

and last but not least

ITS PURPLE!

any comments?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:43 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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What is your point ? :lol:

lets see some pics first .


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:55 pm 
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erm,
its still riding and not a relic!
i am also a bit amazed at its longevity
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:00 pm 
The Guv'nor
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sounds like it (and you) have had some interesting times....

let see some pics :D


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 Post subject: rocky mountain fusion
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:06 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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hi
i will do, if only to take some for insurance purposes!
i may be wrong, but this bike is a working bike, not something that is a weekend bike,
this week i will ride to work, setting off at at 6.30 am returning at 7pm ish.

anyone else use a bike like this? not wanting to do the burning flesh bit here


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:56 am 
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Welcome!

This site is not only about garage queens :lol:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6365

We are an inclusive bunch... we just love bikes :D

Show us some pics and tell us some stories :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:23 am 
Mr Darcy
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Its a Rocky, course it lasts :roll:


I was using a 96 Hammer as a SS for a bit recently, great bike! Just been superceded though..

Careful on the on-one SS tensioner - the one I had was an absolute POS and spring gave up on third ride, and could not get enough tension :shock:
Now I use a DMR simple tension seeker, which admittedly looks a little cluncky but works fine.

Get some pics up then! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:55 am 
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gump wrote:
Its a Rocky, course it lasts :roll:


Hahaha - not from my experience - three Blizzards in two years :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:21 am 
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:lol: I am not sure if your experience is typical!! :?

I think there were a few other bikes you broke too. There must be a sideline role for you in some hardcore bike testing :D


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 Post subject: first pictures
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:47 pm 
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here its is in an early incarnation


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