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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:09 pm 
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This just arrived this morning (thanks Nick, beautifully packed!) and I am in love already :)
The photos don't really do it justice, in the flesh it just sparkles.
So, thought I would start a 'build thread' for her. I am usually very conservative in my builds and tend to go as near to catalogue as possible (and finances allow) but there is something about this frame that makes me think I might bling it up a tad. Gonna go 7speed XT or equivalent for the main running gear I think but might try and add a few modern touches here and there. Very excited about this one and proud to be a Rocky Mountain owner!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:47 pm 
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that's an awesome frame. do you have the parts allready? very curious about the modern touch you want to give this Rocky...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:53 pm 
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By law I have to fallow this as you saved me parting with money.

and them Tange Super Big Forks go so well, but will be hard to add bling against.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:21 pm 
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Looking at the original spec I think these were DX..
When I say 'bling' I guess I am saying a bit of Syncros here and there as opposed to the RM post, stem etc.. And maybe something a bit nice wheel-wise... I haven't any parts yet apart from some xt shifters, so now begins that hunt for a nice 27.0 mm post I guess :roll:
Any help/advice would always be gratefully recieved... :D

I may even have a go at building my own wheels. Haven't tried it before but 'The Bike Whisperer' has always promised me a day of his knowledge...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:40 pm 
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Ah sensible 'bling' not a purple/gold anno mix sort of bling.

To see where you come from as original then

If you cannot find a syncros quickly and you need a 27.0, then look for the Tioga T-Bone (modern) as it'll do for now.

Black or Silver on the post/stem ?
Shouldn't be too hard to find a 130mm Syncros quill with a noodle.

If you don't mind having Deore DX hubs (immaculate iirc) built on 231CD's then I may know somebody selling some soon.

Sithlord is selling a few bits of bike bling at the moment, worth a scan through his long list.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:20 pm 
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That looks handsome and very shiny :) Great score.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:35 pm 
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Yes, tasteful 'bling' :D
Not sure I am ready for purple or gold yet...
Think I might go silver stem/post. And yellow cables :D
'Dem wheels sound interesting Fluffychicken, I shall keep my eyes open for them (price allowing of course....)

Now, where am I gonna hide this baby before the wife gets home? :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:39 pm 
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All black parts and coloured cables sounds spot on to me. Lovely looking frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:57 pm 
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yep....i like that.....seat pulled up.....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:21 am 
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I do have a pair of wheels somewhere with the wolber at-18 rims laced to dx hubs like the original spec though they're silver


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