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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:02 pm 
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i recently had a chance to buy one of these
never thought i'd get to own a rocky mountain, always fancied one.
so when a friend of mine said he had one going cheap i couldnt say no...i did try!
it took just over an hour to strip my Specialized FSR to use it as a donor for components
quite an easy build really
just the brakes to fine tune and the gears to check in daylight tomorrow

there are a couple of cracks in it, one where the BB meets seat tube on the weld
and another on the seat tube/lower pivot weld, i will get these fixed soon
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Lovely bike, one of my favourites!did you et the cracks welded?Didnt know if this would be any good to you?I stumbled across it looking for rocky mountain frames.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rocky-Mountain-ET ... 3a6233bb44


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:22 pm 
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haha thanks for that, i spotted that too, but that's the part of my frame that's ok, it's the main triangle that has the cracks on
but i got the frame, forks, front brake, rear mech, front mech, a deore chainset/octalink BB, seatpost and clamp for a good price
i've not had it welded yet, but will when i get round to it, i'll post updates when i do :)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:40 am 
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nice to see another 2003 year ETSX! 8)

Hope you get the cracks sorted. I've read that they were somewhat prone to those. Hope to never have any issues with mine. I have a ETSX-70 myself. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:46 am 
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i have the details of a welder that has worked on a specialized ground control aim, and a zaskar for a friend (ex aerospace engineer)
so hopefully it should be ok when it gets done

never thought i'd own a rocky mountain, so couldn't turn it down


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:28 am 
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so whats happening with the FSR ??


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:09 am 
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It's in a box in my spare room at the moment.
It wasn't easy taking it apart (mentally not physically)
I should sell it really... But I can't do it, it's too nice


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:24 pm 
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i know exactly what you mean, i've got my nice modern RM element but just love the feel of my FSR i honestly don't think i will ever part with it (unless of course i break it >_< )


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:36 pm 
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thanks to Jamabikes i am now the owner of a Raceface Deus Headset
it makes sense for it to go somewhere canadian so onto the rockymountain it goes
the hope has gone back to the Specialized non-build
i think it looks quite happy here :)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:02 am 
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hehe i went for the canadian build with my rocky :P


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