1991 Rocky Mountain Summit RL

Ryry_1985

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Hi everyone, I posted this on the Show Us Your Rocky Mountains thread but on the lovely suggestion of another forum user, I am now posting this recent find here too.

A recent and exciting find in Vancouver—serial # 4014, 1991 Summit RL. Nearly catalog spec with the exception of the removed cages and straps. It seems that one of its owners also had some bar ends running at some point and as a result a new set of Attack grips is on my “looking for” list to bring it back to glory.

I bought it from a fellow who I imagine was the bike’s second owner judging by its condition. He bought it from a LBS called Bikes for All for $300.00. The seller found it to be an uncomfortable commuter, his intended use, and it was let it go for a second time with seldom use. The tires are still in surprisingly good shape too and as other Summit fans have noted, I’m particularly fond of what appears to be a brazed seat post clamp/seat stays and brazed dropouts, and the ovalized tubing. I’d be curious to know if it was Toyo built, or a Toyo built main triangle and rear triangle by RM or perhaps all done here in Vancouver. Whatever the case, pretty thrilled!

A good polish, some TLC, a couple little bits, a straightened saddle and it’ll be ready to roll!
 

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Tsundere

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I love the blue and white, seen a few bikes lately with varying combinations of those two colours and it always looks good, nice find.
 

Retro_Roy

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I did notice head tube length and wondered if it might be a bit big for you.
Does that mean it will be up for grabs soon? Did you sell that brodie you
picked up in west van?
 

Ryry_1985

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I did notice head tube length and wondered if it might be a bit big for you.
Does that mean it will be up for grabs soon? Did you sell that brodie you
picked up in west van?
Yes and yes. The Summit is currently up on Marketplace in the usual spots. And I did pass the big silver climbMax along to Collin.

I’ve been purging big time so I can reallocate funds towards my Romax build. Nearly there.
 
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