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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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UPDATED - FISNIHED with some more lightweight in the future. (Jun 24)




This frame has been collecting dust for 2 years. Just got it started...

As you can see so far:
- Frame walnut blasted, powdercoated gloss black (canti-guide removed from upper seatstays)
- Rock Shox SID XC Dual-Air (2000? 2001?)
- Syncros stem
- Syncros seatpost
- Sella Italia Flite Titanium (blue leather)
- FSA Platinum Pro Titanium ISIS BB
- FSA Carbon cranks
- Easton Monkeylite Carbon High Rise bar (temporary)
- Oury lock-on grips (not very light, but my favourite)
- Avid Speed Dial Ti V-brake levers
- Sun CR-17A rims (blue ano)
- 64 Union Ti-Dye spokes
- Ringle Bubba hubset (blue ano)
- Control Tech Ti (semi) quick releases (blue ano)
- Ritchey Scuzzy Logic headset

Parts not yet installed:
- Avid Ultimate V-brakes
- XT thumb shifters
- XT derailleurs
- 2007 Crank Bros Egg Beater SL (blue springs)
- Control Tech Low Rise Carbon bar

Still required:
- 8 speed cassette
- 8 speed chain
- decals

Future upgrade:
-Syncros XC headset

I hope you like it! :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:24 pm 
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Very nice, don't mountain bikes look funny without tyres on? :?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:46 pm 
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nice, are you going to repro the decals?

I always think frames look a bit naked without :?

Great frame too... :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:06 pm 
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Good start for a project. What is 'walnut' blasting?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:19 pm 
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same as sand blasting but using crushed walnut shells instead of sand.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the kind words. A few points to ponder...

Decals - I'd like to get repros, but I'm time strapped, so no fiddling around getting them made from scratch. Rocky Mountain customer service sucks lately, so no answers there. I have a set of modern decals, but since they're made for fat tubes, they're a little large. I was also thinking of getting some very small white block font dcals and go for a Ducati decal type scheme. Less is more etc...

Walnut blasting - just like sand-blasting but the media used is crushed walnut shells. It's effective without stripping away any metal. This stage was quite important as the original Rocky finish was powdercoat which was impervious to aircraft paint stripper.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:41 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Control Tech bar on.
XT Thumbies on.
Egg Beater SL's on.
Avid Ultimate (front) on...sort of
decals on


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:38 am 
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There is a guy in Germany you can contact for the original decals. Still interested?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:38 pm 
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Walnut blasting? Wow...must use up a lot of nuts! Maybe the place you had the frame done have trained squirrels who do the work :wink:

Great project by the way! I remember I wanted an Altitude years ago after seeing one painted in team red and yellow. Good to see somebody else who realises new school and old work great together (no point having flexy cranks, no travel up front and crap brakes).


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:47 am 
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Spikes wrote:
There is a guy in Germany you can contact for the original decals. Still interested?


Just drop a PM to Bert Serotta. Probably he can help you out with some original decals!
Good luck and cheers,
Chris

http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showthread.php?t=174402&highlight=rocky+mountain+decals


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