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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:48 pm
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Location: Burnaby BC Canada
Okay, so I really scored picking up an early 90s Rocky Mountain on Facebook marketplace, only paid $50. It has a number of great parts including Machine Tech Zero Flex calipers (didn't know what they were until someone on RB filled me in) Dia-Compe SS-5 MKII levers, Raceface cranks, 8 speed XT RD, Syncros Stem, nice light wheels, etc.. Not sure what I'm doing with the frame yet or the spent Judy fork. Great score though, all this for $50.
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Note the well used saddle. I remember these, nice side profile but a bit odd looking (always been a flite guy). around 200g so pretty light. After some research looks like they're pretty rare. I'm pretty good at recovering so decided to save this one:
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The date mark on the bottom is '93

I plan to find out myself soon but I'm wondering what others thing of this saddle, is it comfortable? Since it seems rare, maybe it never caught on?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:58 pm 
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Wow!

You definitely did well there!

What frame is it?

:arrow:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:13 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Location: New Forest, UK
Absolutely my favourite saddle ever. Made by San Marco; two versions, C40 steel rails or Titanium.

I can't bear Flites!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Burnaby BC Canada
jonnymcenroe wrote:
Wow!

You definitely did well there!

What frame is it?

:arrow:


Thanks! It was a challenge for sure. The seller of the bike told me it was based on the early 90s Rocky Mountain Equipe model but built for him by a Rocky employee friend of his, cool story. Not sure what I'll do with the frame yet, it's about 4.75 lbs, pretty light Cromo frame of the day


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:48 pm
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Location: Burnaby BC Canada
hamster wrote:
Absolutely my favourite saddle ever. Made by San Marco; two versions, C40 steel rails or Titanium.

I can't bear Flites!


Interesting, I regret to say how a saddle looks is as important to me as how comfortable it is (Flites are my favorite for both looks and comfort), especially on the vintage bikes I fix up. The Bonty looks odd to me with its rear cut off corners at some angles. Looks great from the side though. Was thinking of selling it


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