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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:23 pm 
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This will be my first build thread on the forum
I'm not tech savvy as yet so this is a general test uploading photos,

I bought this project from Ebay in December
Its a 1992 Rocky Mountain Stratos frame, 20" with the original Ritchey
headset and Tange Big forks , i won it for £10.00

I didn't really have a plan other to sling some parts on it and ride it, till it fails. Seller was Cranks in Brighton a local bike co-op
the seller assured me that the frame was crack free .
This is a much hated beer can frame prone to seat and head tube cracks.
7000 tubing .
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/27iaHNx]Image[/url]Vintage Rocky Mountain Stratos 1992 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:50 pm 
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So I was quite buzzed up when i picked it up , having visited a few pubs on route from the train station,
The Frames power coat is rough with oxidization in most areas [urlImagerocky mountain stratos 92 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr][/url]
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/K2c8Zn]Image[/url]Rocky Mountain Stratos 92 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:12 pm 
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This Frame has a amazing patina but i wanted to look for cracks
so out came the wall paper scrapper . :oops:
I imagine the previous owner lived on the South coast as it looks like the the frame has had a salty environment.[url][[url=https://flic.kr/p/27zJGLu]Image[/url]rocky mountain stratos 92, dec17 028 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr/url]
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/27igisr]Image[/url]rocky mountain stratos 92, by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]
No Cracks dints repairs hmmm lets crack on.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:31 pm 
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So one of the first problems i encountered was fitting a seat post
the correct post size is 27.0mm
i had a 26.8mm post handy but that would not fit as it was to tight, at first thought the clamp had been over tightened with ill fitting post.
But i think it was plain old oxidization and dryed out gunk.
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/25VaZ2J]Image[/url]rocky mountain stratos 92, dec17 032 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:49 pm 
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So for me this project has been a rolling one .
Parts have come and gone .
And i've a list of bits i'm obsessing over .
but i've fallen in love with this bike its not harsh as i imagined
its turning into a favorite rider
been day dreaming whether to get it power coated and new decals
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/27iiXoc]Image[/url]strato build june 2018 001 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/K2jYu4]Image[/url]strato build june 2018 002 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/LxpQq1]Image[/url]strato build june 2018 003 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:16 pm 
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Rocky mountain stratos 1992 20" 7000 Aluminum, Japan .
Forks- tange Big Fork
Headset- Ritchey Logic
stem - Syncros Cattlehead quill 1-1/8th
Bars - Ritchey ForceLite
Brakes - Magura Hs-11
Grips - ODI Attack
Shifters - m62 Deore Thumbshifters
Seat post - Syncros 27.0mm 425mm
Saddle - Ritchey Vector Plus Rail
Seat Binder - Salsa QR
Chainset - Shimano deore DX
Front mech - Shimano XT top pull 31.8mm Clamp
Rear Mech - Shimano Dx
Pedals - Shimano DX With PowerGrip Straps
Rear Wheel - Shimano DX Hub, ArayA CV-7 Rim , IRC piranha pro 2.1"
Front Wheel- Shimano Exage Hub ,Mach Rim ,Panaracer Dart 2.1
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/LxsNLy]Image[/url]stratos 1992 001 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:35 pm 
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I really like that, great that you went with a frame you weren’t sure about but at £10 who could say no :)

I’d certainly consider a new finish and decals from Gil, especially as you enjoy the ride. Presume she’s a keeper so why not.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:37 pm 
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[url][/[url=https://flic.kr/p/27ioywv]Image[/url]Rocky mountain stratos 92 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickrurl]


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:17 pm 
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Minifreak wrote:
I really like that, great that you went with a frame you weren’t sure about but at £10 who could say no :)

I’d certainly consider a new finish and decals from Gil, especially as you enjoy the ride. Presume she’s a keeper so why not.



Minifreak yes shes a keeper , just like cars you have to gain trust.
thought it might of fallen apart by now . as it was a throw away frame really..
But the wheels of manifestation are spinning as i rode it from East London to Maldon to visit the shotblasters powder coaters 40 miles in half a day , really enjoyed it[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/K2skai]Image[/url]Rocky mountain stratos by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/25VjrHd]Image[/url]blackwater ride 021 by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/27irn1t]Image[/url]maldon shot blasters essex by Wholly Spokes, on Flickr[/url]
:D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:20 pm 
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Do it, do it :)


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