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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:24 pm 
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I actually picked up this bike two summer ago, but never got around to posting anything. But there's another that got posted recently so I figured it was time.

Here it as delivered;

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These are hardly common, but I've never seen one with the BB junction and top tube painted like this one. It seemed to be somewhat original; the forks, stem and, post, but probably not the parts. I picked up a parts bike for it a few days later.

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It's an '86 Kuwahara Sierra XT, used very lighty, and came with a second set of wheels. So it's 6-speed non-hyperglide. The Rocky catalog says 7-speed, but I was happy to have a super clean set of XT parts.

I picked the black anodized wheels, found a super-aggressive stem, and here we are;

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I need some 2.0mm cables and housing to finish it up, but I really like it so far. It's not all rosy though, because there is a crack in it - right where that blue spot is on the top tube. I think something heavy fell on it. It's a weird V-shaped crack, and only a very small dent.

And finally; last summer I needed to round up the serial numbers of all my bikes, so I took off the cable guide under the BB and found this.

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Maybe this is why the paint is different? Maybe they did one by mistake?

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:46 pm 
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8) very nice, shame about the crack though.

How long is that stem? :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:08 pm 
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That's well nice.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:09 pm 
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Shhhhhh.... <whispers> ya Kuwahara wears 1987 'new' XT, 1986 was Deerhead with 7spd Hyperglide appearing with the revised XT range for the 1989 model year

Shhhhh......


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:22 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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The Rocky catalog says 7-speed


And catalog pics show 6spd XT thumbies

If you're picky about these things.

:lol:

So, 1989? With Deore II? :wink:

If you wanted that pesky 7spd Hyperglide nonsense


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Colour scheme makes this 1988.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:12 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Retro_Roy wrote:
Colour scheme makes this 1988.


Now the beer has worn off, Deore MT60 with 6spd would have been original if it were 1988, and I had my woefully unfashionable bullmoose bars on my then mtb

I can see why RM are so popular - my contemporary bikes look very old fashioned next to these.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 am 
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So here's my 1988 Rocky Mountain Avalanche.

Given how many times I've checked those old Rocky catalogs, I don't know how '87 got stuck in my head - it just doesn't work like it used to I guess.

Maybe the Kuwahara is also an '88;

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=276088

This seemingly all working out.


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