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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Highly pleasant. Always fancied a Rocky. Win the lottery tonight and I'll have one to go with a zolatone Marin.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:43 am 
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I think that needs a red ano RF Real Seal headset with matching Air Alloy bar, powder coated yellow RF Turbine LPs, and black RF Deus stem and XY seatpost.

Oh wait… I think a pic would better persuade you of my opinion. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:36 am 
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Minus 2 points for the Deus stem, Frank. Otherwise, full points. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:05 am 
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Minus 2 points for the Deus stem, Frank. Otherwise, full points. :wink:


but why? the first gen Deus XC stems are such beautiful CNC loveliness!


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:02 am 
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Lovely Vertex you have there! It's a '96 or '97 I suppose?

As for cranks, I think the current red ones looks awesome, but I have a spare set of red powdercoated ones that are battered. Having them powdercoated in yellow is a good destination for them. I'll change the chainrings for gold/red/gold from Syncros and Raceface somewhere soon as well.

So a complete RaceFace setup for stem, post and bars is a nice alternative to the Syncros dictate as I can see. Hmmm.... why not getting another bike set up like this. After all, why choose?


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:29 pm 
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PeteC wrote:
Minus 2 points for the Deus stem, Frank. Otherwise, full points. :wink:



Just having a laugh, really, Frank. Can't recall if the original CNC'd Deus was period-correct to 1997? Not that it matters, it RF and it's a lovely stem.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Lovely Vertex you have there! It's a '96 or '97 I suppose?


It's a 96, RM 15th Anniversary edition. It's in really fairly poor shape, as with the components. It only looks good from a far unfortunately. :( I'm building it up as loaner/thrasher.

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Just having a laugh, really, Frank. Can't recall if the original CNC'd Deus was period-correct to 1997? Not that it matters, it RF and it's a lovely stem.


I've been trying to figure out when these stems were produced. But not likely period correct for the frame. I think these stems were from mid/late 2000 or so. When did RF first offered a stem… early 2000? Think their first were the "System" ones? Or "Prodigy"?


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Some progress on this beauty, rather evolution than revolution though. I think gold ano fits the bike really well, so I've fitted a gold H2O and a nice set of Syncros gold anodized chainrings. The middle one is a silver version, gold ones are quite hard to find but I'll fit them whenever I've got my hands on one.

And yes, those are yellow Ouri's :o

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:12 am 
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very nice buddy, i never had the pleasure of ridding one of those puppies but my old trainer had a later alloy altitude,could it have been a 20th anniversary ?he loved it !
i was ridding a klein attitude team at the time, the team edition my mates just to call it a spiegel e (fried egg) because of the yellow and white


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Altitude T.O.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:51 am 
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1. Lovely Altitude! The gold rings and red cranks look great. The middle ring helps it from looking like you have the gold vinyl version of "Pieces of Eight" draped around your cranks. I just disagree with the tires. Still, nice bike, man.

2. And minus one for not having black rings on those pretty yellow cranks, Frank. Great Vertex, though. Congrats.

3. The SyStem was the more period correct stem than the later Deus. The early Deus stems had the nicest finish.

4. That water bottle cage would look great on my Altitude...


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