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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:10 pm 
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Very nice paintjob, excellent parts! Can't wait to see it finished :)


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This is looking fantastic Chris, an epic build in the making.

The frame looks great, 2k paint is usuallly very durable so I wouldn't lose any sleep of it. Might have been wise to get Gil's decals underneath it though.


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Wow, you're fast! You put all us other RM owners to shame when it comes to building a project! :lol: And so much NOS stuff too! :shock:


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RockiMtn wrote:
Wow, you're fast! You put all us other RM owners to shame when it comes to building a project! :lol: And so much NOS stuff too! :shock:


Cheers Frank , yeah things seem to be taking shape quicker than I expected ! :D


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RockiMtn wrote:
Wow, you're fast! You put all us other RM owners to shame when it comes to building a project! :lol:


I can buy a Rocky Mountain, and not do a thing with it for a year, with the best of them. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:34 pm 
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utahdog2003 wrote:
RockiMtn wrote:
Wow, you're fast! You put all us other RM owners to shame when it comes to building a project! :lol:


I can buy a Rocky Mountain, and not do a thing with it for a year, with the best of them. :lol:


you're not suppose to be PROUD of that! :twisted: :roll:

get on that avalanche will ya?


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From an owner of 4 Rocky's in the process of rebuilding I can agree with Frank. You put us to shame with the effort going into this build Woody.

The paint looks nice. I wouldn't worry about the durability of it right now; it takes a solid month for the paint and all the hardeners to cure properly. Just don't put any wax or polish on it until then.

Ok now my sincere opinion. What a beauty this will be when it's done. It's F'n gorgeous and those shipments that arrived will be stellar on this gem. I said earlier, this is my favourite paint combo / style for these Blizzards. I'm glad you stuck with it!

So, in my defence for the slow progress of my builds, all the usual excuses and I can't help but waste so much time trolling the net for the white whale which prevents the work from getting done on the other "off-white whales" that I've already acquired.

On a side note and I only bring it up because I know you can ALL relate to my state of excitement; I'm on a work course about 6 hours from home and my wife sent me a text message yesterday during a lecture. "There is a big-a$$ box that just showed up at our door. It's from BC so I just put it with your collection." SWEEETTT!!!!!! And this is what slows the process of restorations ......... collecting. I can't wait to get home!!!!! (obviously to see my wife ;)

This build is making me feel like I need to re-focus and git-er-done.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:28 pm 
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Update no.3

I've managed to make some good progress with the Blizzard and its nearly complete now. Its turned out to be one of my favourite looking bikes now. I hope it rides aswell as it looks!

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An English breakfast to keep me going / A few tools to start the building
A few lasts bits to arrive in the post
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Deore XT brake blocks
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Yellow inner tubes

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Headset fitted and decals applied

Fitted as much as I could today!
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Just need to get the rear mech from Sinnett177 this weekend then fit that and the chain , tidy up a few cables and crimps and then its complete!! One thing i'm not happy with is the seatpost so that will be changed at some point.

Hope you like it guys. :wink:


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Forgot to add ,the original decals had the lettering with a blue shadow effect but I didn't like that so I got Gil to do the shadow effect in grey. I think it looks better like this.

Anyway you can make your own mind up. Will put some full pic's up next week when its finished. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:58 pm 
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do I spot traces of rust on the cantilever bolts :shock: :lol:

just joking - great progress you made withhin short time and very well build - like it :D


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