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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:59 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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Location: weight weenie 26er
1st class mtb with lovely welds


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:00 am 
Gold Trader
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not welds, fillet brazed. ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:46 pm 
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What a burner... Lucky dog!

raidan73 wrote:
I love the cable stop and little roller for the rear brake 8)

Looks familiar to me. 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:56 am 
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Location: The Rocky Mountains
Thanks for the comments! :)
I'm really happy how this one turned out!

enc wrote:
Have you tried a quality paint cutting compound (not t cut)on the frame to try and "cut" the paint. Red colours are prone to fade but often respond well to cutting.

The frame has a clear coat over the paint, and over the Rocky decals too, so unfortunately I don't think a cutting compound will work in this case.
I did use a light rubbing compound and polish to make the finish a bit shinier.
I'll try to get some more close up pics posted later.

raidan73 wrote:
I love the cable stop and little roller for the rear brake 8)

Some of the frame details are similar to the 1990 Blizzard but this Thunderbolt does have a smaller roller which is neater looking. And yes, this frame is all fillet brazed...no welds :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:01 pm 
Geoff Capes

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I love the colour! What a great find :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:12 pm 
BoTM Winner
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It's a time capsule for sure, nice work Blizz, saving this gem from obscurity! Lovely...


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Awesome ride. 8) 8) 8)


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