Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:08 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 70 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:23 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: the Netherlands
My start of the weekend can't be any better, as this is what was delivered to me today :D

It's a 1994 Rocky Mountain Altitude in 19.5" size. Frankly, I cannot believe how well it survived the 18 years. It's used and ofcourse marks here and there, the occasional chainsuck and some paint is chipped off. But the paint itselfs looks like new and the decals have some marks but still look great.

I'm puzzled with the colour. When you look at the picture in the brochure, you would think the '94 edition is mostly silver. But in reality, it's a great two tone of silver and green, very much depending on the angle you look at it.

This is not going to be a weekend build. Partly because I don't have all parts lying around, but mainly because I haven't made up my mind yet on what to fit. I'm a big fan of Syncros and I think it should be equipped with a Mag21. But what about the wheels, brakes and shifters? Turbine LP's are almost mandatory, but can I find them in the red/purple kind of anodizing style, similar to the seat collar? And the same dilemma for the headset, the brochure version shows a RaceFace aheadset in that same colour...

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:31 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16748
Location: Yorkshire, England
Well I know somebody with the red headset and cranks I think. but he's also building a 1994 Altitude, a bit more work though and might need you pictures to get a few things put back on it correctly.

It would have to be MAG SL-Ti though being 1994 ;)

Still further along than my project, mine needs some paint at some point.

Are you going to replace the ActionTec drip at the bottom, I notice a lack of chainsuck plate fixing not there ? Did they not have them in the 1994 version.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:41 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: the Netherlands
Thanks Fluffy! You just made me remember I should take some pics of the holes in the seatstays :wink:

And the Mag21 SL... That's for sure a great fork! I have two Mag21's lying around, a red '93 version that does not suit, and a much better gold '94 version in very good condition. Hmmm... should I go for the SL hunt?

Of course I'm willing to help with pictures and documentation for the other guy's restoration! Is he willing to part from these cranks and headset?

I need to put something in the hole in the bottom, any idea what should suit?

Anti chainsuck device.... Can't see any marks of one fitted... Brochure is not too helpful either...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:44 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Posts: 341
Location: Ontario, Canada
Get a red headset and cranks then leave them out in the sun for a while? Should get to close to that seatclamp colour...

Have always loved that year of Rocky's, you have a great frame.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:52 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16748
Location: Yorkshire, England
ringo's serial number is just a few up from yours so confirms it pretty well.

A DryValve goes in the bottom, you have about as much as I do once I pulled the er valve out :lol:

http://www.actiontec.us/attack.htm

I wouldn't bother with the SL's, just get an SL steerer for weight :lol:
the paint would only flake away and look bad anyway.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: the Netherlands
A close up picture of the seatstay ends.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:54 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:16 pm
Posts: 4280
Location: Perfect Sound Forever
Nice frame, I'll put some pics of mine up... but it's had it front mech cable stops removed and has been powder coated light blue! Those crazy singlespeed cats eh?

I have Mag 21 SL Ti's for sale.... :D

Perfect condition and hold air well, just the usual marks under the lacquer..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:58 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: the Netherlands
ringo wrote:
Nice frame, I'll put some pics of mine up... but it's had it front mech cable stops removed and has been powder coated light blue! Those crazy singlespeed cats eh?

I have Mag 21 SL Ti's for sale.... :D

Perfect condition and hold air well, just the usual marks under the lacquer..


That's the one on ebay UK, right? Too bad about the cable stops and rear brake hanger. Are you going to get that fixed? Let me know, I have a similar issue.

Looking forward to the pics!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:10 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:16 pm
Posts: 4280
Location: Perfect Sound Forever
Given that the frame will need repainting, I will get cable stops brazed on by a shop in Leeds (that have an excellent frame builder). I will probably give the rear canti stop a miss, as I can get away with running early XT V's...

I'm not going to do a catalogue build - I've enough of those currently on the go!

As a complete fluke, I have a NOS set of Ritchey Rock rims, identical to those in the 94 catalogue and I've some White Industries hubs to build them into.

Fork wise I have a choice... the Mag 21 Ti Sl's (above) or the yellow Judy SL's that came on the frame.

If I go the Judy route, I might be naughty and try to paint a 94 frame like this... I was tempted to paint in 94 colours as silver looked easy, I wasn't aware of the green fade...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=213312

Good to see yours has the seat clamp - what size is it?

Pics of mine later!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:52 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:16 pm
Posts: 4280
Location: Perfect Sound Forever
Here's mine...

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 70 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group