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Retro build or modern build RM Blizzard.
Poll ended at Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:30 pm
Retro build 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Modern build 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
Don't even get the bike 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Modern gears but retro look 60%  60%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 10
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:30 pm 
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I'm planning to buy a Rocky Mountain Blizzard.
The parts from the bike are mostly worn. So it need a midlife-update.

Shall I rebuild it like good old times, or give it a modern jacket?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:37 pm 
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Modern gears, retro look. I just never liked the look of Shimano, and with a great steal frame like that you just want to really ride it.

That said, if you could get together a NOS Cooks crank and Proshift/Pauls groupo.....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:41 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
Modern gears, retro look. I just never liked the look of Shimano, and with a great steal frame like that you just want to really ride it.

That said, if you could get together a NOS Cooks crank and Proshift/Pauls groupo.....


That would look nice, but a bit eh much euro's.
I would love to build it M900 XTR, but as I see the prices for those components rize. Hmmm :(


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:01 pm 
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M900 is a little late for that frame anyway..

Lovely bike, where from?? :wink:

If you want to use it, go for some newer parts, never bothers me too much, and you may get to enjoy it more :D

But, I think it looks pretty good in std trim too..black and white with XT was fine. Maybe some Black toplines and Pauls/Graftons cantis or such would remove some of the silver and look good too.
Maybe a M950 build? Older, but not hard to get hold of, Vs, 8/9 speed..Good compromise for functionality? Not sure colour would suit best though.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:11 pm 
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Sounds good, I'm planning to use (IF I buy it) mostly black components, Race Face parts, or Syncros, and maybe Chris King wheels in it.
A closer look on the bike, I noticed this one on the picture is a bit different, I still has U-brakes, the one I'm visiting this weekend has normal canti's, the colour is a bit different and has got the cables on the side of the top tube. Which looks weird.


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Looks to me like someone has used an old roadie clamp on cable guide to put the cable on the side, wonder whats wrong with the old ones (may need a trip to a frame builder / resprayer to have a new one welded on)

Colour has to be black and white with loads of syncros and race face (and maybe a bit of Black Spire). Brakes - Pauls would look lovely and maybe Pauls thumbie mounts for 9 speed action. Then its King hubs and UST rims and one of them relatively modern silver and black XT mechs. Jobs a good 'un! (forgot - white turbo saddle)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:15 pm 
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With modern parts it;ll look a little like this : Image


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:39 pm 
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Only better looking

I'll choose good looking parts :) :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:17 pm 
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Darn, the bike is sold. Topic can be shut down. :(


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we can still dream of what could have been 8) :wink: 8)


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