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 Post subject: 97 Rock Mountain Soul
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:59 am 
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well, I've finally finished painting the Rocky Mountain - a bike for my misses as she wanted a titanium or steel bike like mine! it's not going to be totally retro, more based on bits I've got lying around (mostly 95-01 XT)

original paint was okay, apart from the fact that it was over rust...

anyway I've done a halfords best job with lacquer over the top, quite chuffed with the way it's come up - it's not perfectl;y smooth but the lacquer makes it shiney (thanks for those that suggested doing that)

anyway, just the built of it and my Kona to do - so what do you think?
(check my gallery for more pics)


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That looks awesome, top job KK...


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NIce , it must be the same can as my Yeti , Ford olympic blue I think . :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:20 am 
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Bermuda blue? anyway thanks for the kind comments - I think I'm more excited about it than she is... :lol:

some pics of my Kona are now on my gallery, obviously it'll need to be finished & tested by next weekend!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:57 pm 
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finally finished the bike a few weeks ago and at last here's a photo of it (at Coed Y Brenin), build is mostly old-new XT (2001ish), but i'ts got an old manitou 5 fork, dart front and IRC mythos rear tyre plus the front wheel is a 93 LX-bonty - so a bit retro, a bit new :wink:

quite chuffed, seems reasonably light and the misses likes it - suprising what you can do with bits left lying around the shed! all i bought (apart from the frame) was seatpost, rear wheel and shifters :D, quite like the toiga seatpost as it looks like a syncros one, so suitable for an RM


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:56 pm 
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I like it, good job. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:02 pm 
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Nice job! How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Nice frame - I love the old style Rocky's = they look so right!!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:34 pm 
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Ooof! Thats a honey! :P


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Nice colours 8)


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