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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:02 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:43 am
Posts: 6
Well, after having to miss the show at Toxik due to a last minute request for help unloading my project car and getting it safely stowed for another summer of late nights, I decided I should post my Spice restomod. It's partially correct, partially period correct, with a few modern twists and one distinct retro feature.
I originally picked up this frame last spring to replace my AMS Boss Rock II as a trainer to help me lose some weight, and didn't get too far. I sourced a 2000 Marzocchi Z1 QR20 front end with an eNVy arch, a Deore LX M570/571 derailleur combo and ran into a 6 month block of overtime, car problems, and other fun stuff. Now it's in the home stretch, waiting on a few small pieces before a full summer of fitness.

Here's the quick and dirty spec sheet. Blanks haven't been purchased yet or I'm not sure what they are.

Frame: 2001 Rocky Mountain Spice 20.5

Fork:  2000 Marzocchi Z1 QR20 with eNVy fork brace and aluminum stem

Headset:  Raceface sealed threadless headset
Stem: Bontrager Stem
Handlebar: Race Face Air Alloy Riser

Brakes: Hayes Mag G1 front with Hayes adpater/Magura HS22 Raceline rear with what appears to be a homemade brake booster
Brake Pads:  Brake Authority front/Magura trials rear
Brake Cables: Hayes/ Magura
Cantilever cable hangers: 
Brake Levers: Hayes G1 flip flop/ Magura HS22 Raceline HD

Shifters: Shimano Deore LX trigger shifters (M570/M570)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX FD-M571
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX FD-M570
Derailleur Cables:Shimano
Cassette: Shimano 11-32 cassette
Chain: Shimano
Cranks:  Race Face Turbine
Crank Bolts:  Rock Bros titanium
Chainrings: Race Face 44/32/22
Chainring bolts:  Race Face
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN55 73x113
Pedals:  Shimano M545

Hub Skewers: Cheapo ebay front with custom QR20 ends/ Shimano Deore XT rear
Rims: Pro Wheel/Sun Rim Rhyno Lite XL
Hubs:  King Kong KD-H2 QR20/ Shimano Deore XT

Seatpost:  RMB 26.8
Seatpost Binder: Stock RMB

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:57 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:43 am
Posts: 6
Well I did some more work, undid some and made a couple changes.
I found another Hayes G1, so swapped out my Magura rears for a disc, using a Magura Storm SL rotor, matched my seat post to a Value Village find RMB seat ($4!) and installed my crankset using the titanium crank bolts. Other small changes are Race Face Love Handle lock on grips, a change from a heavily worn 9 speed cassette to a lower model 8 speed and the tires being swapped out for Schwable Black Jacks.
I started the tuning process and discovered a bent rear derailleur hanger (Which RM still sells!), so further tuning is delayed until it comes in. I also discovered that I had acquired a proper Rocky Mountain QR20 front hub laced by Wheel Tech with a recent Kona parts bike purchase, so score! Mean time, some work is being done to both Konas and a proper rebleeding of the wife's Magura HS22s.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:25 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:09 am
Posts: 25
Location: B.C Canada
Great work on a deserving bike!

I had a 97 Spice, which i bought new, and got stolen shortly after. :x Just recently started looking for another one to fix up.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:39 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:43 am
Posts: 6
Thanks, it's currently a rider but it's coming apart again this November for some paint work. Just gotta get the wife on getting my decals done, and order some new hoops.
There's a 16.5" Spice frame on the FB Marketplace in Squamish if you're appropriately sized, but I needed Sasquatch size

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