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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:04 am 
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Location: The Rocky Mountains
I've always had a THING for the 96 Blizzard.
I rode one as a commuter to school and work for years. I had it 1st set up as a fun trail bike, then a rigid commuter with slicks, then a winter bike, then a single speed pub bike, then back to a trail bike. It was all great until I accidentally left my garage open one night back in 04 and it was gone the next morning :cry:

Ever since, I've been on the look out for another one, and over the past 3 years I've been pretty lucky to come across a few, but all had some issues with them (rough condition, dents, decals missing, rust, too small, etc)...until this summer someone was kind enough to contact me with a near mint condition Blizzard he had stored indoors for years. I quickly made a deal and was pretty excited to bring it home that day! :D

Over the past couple months I did some minor touch ups on it and a good clean and it looks almost as good as new 8)
All original parts except for the saddle. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:30 am 
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Wow, that’s lovely. Amazing condition!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Wowzers. That one has been on my list for ages. Absolutely mint!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:58 pm 
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nice Blizz! jealous/envious. had one briefly but was too big and sold on. been on my radar since then. saw one that looked mint/stock at the annual Ride for Heart event in Toronto. kicking myself for not inquiring who's it was or even taking a photo. :facepalm:

don't recall onza brakes being stock component. :?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Thanks Rocki! I'll let you know if find another or if that 17.5" comes up for sale again.

I know that feeling about missing out / not inquiring about a bike...the one and only Rocky Titanium I've seen in recent years was someone riding one around a campsite in BC on one and I was in the middle of a interval workout...the smart thing would've been to stop or go back afterwards. Never saw it again :(

I not 100% sure about the brakes. I know the catalogue says WTB brakes, but I don't recall seeing any with those. I had another 96 Blizzard that also had the Onza brakes, but all others I've had were upgraded to v-brakes.
For some reason, I thought some came stock with Dia-compe 987s as well. Anyone else remember?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:51 pm 
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8) now that looks nice, and a bit too clean :lol:

Im sure the '96 Blizzard i have came with WTB brakes though.


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