Rocky Mountain - Altitude 1991 - Up and running and changing still...

FluffyChicken

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Updated pics and details June 2011 on some page.
viewtopic.php?p=1159248#1159248

Update: 2014 - Skip the old crap and head to the new mess
viewtopic.php?p=1159248#p2198933


so you can ignore my newbie to the site ramblings (ok not much is different, I just know and remember more now :LOL:)



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Well thought I'd start my ride thread and see what I can do to get the old thing running again.

Here's what I've got and a front wheel, there is a back wheel but you should know what they are like ;)

Now it's not been used for a long time bu was very well used when I build it up.

Thing is what should I do with it, the frames scratched and some decals are of course damaged.

The gripshift should be coming off and the rapidfires back on if I find some going cheap. It certainly needs two new rims, currently a Araya RM395 on the front and a cheapo tin foil Mavic 230 TIB in crappy gold.

Everything else seems to work with my 5 min check. Well apart form teh damage rear mech cable.
More pics to post later if I get any time to shrink them and post.

EDIT :add the list


Frame: Rocky Mountain : Altitude : 1991 [20"]

Fork: Rock Shox MAG21 [1994]

Headset: MAVIC 316
Stem: Kalloy aka Club Roost I-Beam 140mm(?) 0deg, Silver
Handlebar: Very Short Ritchey ProLite, Black
Grips: I've forgetton Onza ?
Barends: No room left for them.

Brakes: XTR M900
Brake Pads: Eagle II ? Red(rear) Yellow(back)
Brake Cables: Bugger knows what.
Cantilever cable hangers: XTR M900
Brake Levers: XTR M900

Shifters: GraipShift SRT-500R-II
Front Derailleur: XTR M900 26.8mm Bottom Pull
Rear Derailleur: XTR M900
Derailleur Cables: Bugger knows these either
Cassette: XTR M900 12-?
Chain: Sedis ?
Cranks: XTR M900
Crank Bolts: XTR M900
Chainrings:
- Bottom: 24t Sakea Ninja
- Middle: 36t XTR M900
- Top: 48t Middleburn, Red
Chainring bolts: XTR M900
Bottom Bracket: BB-91 63/107
Pedals: Onza HO Ti

Hub Skewers: Tranzx, Silver
Rims:
- Front: Araya RM-395 32h
- Rear: Mavic 230TIB 32h [aka tin foil]
Hubs:
- Front: Hope Ti, 32h
- XTR M900 32h
Nipples:
- Front: Unknown Aluminium, silver
- Rear: Unknown Aluminium, gold
Spokes:
- Front: Wheelsmith DB (gauge ?)
- Rear: Ritchey DB (gauge ?)
Tyres:
- Front: Onza Rip, width?
- Rear: Onza Rail, width?
Tubes:
- Front: unknown
- Rear: unknown

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: Kallouy Uno 27.0 xxxmm
Seatpost Binder: Tranzx

Weight: Think it was ~23.5lb
 

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FluffyChicken

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I did have some time and happened to be at the right computer to do it.

First few shows some obvious cosmetic damage.
Is it worth doing up the frame and how?
Is it easy to do the fork brace, I assume just a can a black spray paint?
Decals, can these be bought anywhere or made anywhere or possible to get off Rocky Mountain themselves?

Then to specific problems
Hope hub has this spacer missing, it could be in a box but chances of finding it are remote. They are made of Aluminium so possibly find someone to make it or I could bodge it :)
But since the rims need replacing. I could just buy some new complete wheel front and back (rear is M900 series XTR with cassette, could be XT cassette or XTR once they rivited them on, as I have two of the older crank bolt type that just fell apart and are useless things)

Curiosity, anyone know what this inner ring is and how good. I cannot remember why it is there but I've found the original XTR inner ring to replace it.

Last one is just the front view.
 

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Dipsy

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Try hopes website for the missing spacer they are pretty good at spares.

Good luck with the rest of the job looks like it will be a good steed when done
 

gump

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Hey, nice bike!

Looks like a 91, though don't think they changed in 92. 93 went to std stays not wishbone etc.

Looks like a 20"?
Decals are pretty hard to come by, but been meaning to speak to someone on here who has just done the artwork for them, and looking to get some people together for repros.

Pick up a nice old set of wheels or re rim the hubs, give it a clean, a little love, then bring it on a retro ride :)

Ideally put the original synchros forks etc back on for the super sweet look...
 

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oh, Ford radiant red is spot on match for the rear, never tried to colour match the front.
 

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RM

Thats one sweet bike dude and not many of them around. Looks like my size if you decide to sell it ;) but seriously though that is def worth fixing up. As for the fork brace, yeah a can of spray paint will do. I've just done one myself. And yes get rid of those grip shift. awful awful things imo. could never understand why when flying down a hill at high speed you would want to rotate your wrist to change gear and risk losing a good grip on the bars.
 

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Re: RM

haggis":3d4lbjq0 said:
Thats one sweet bike dude and not many of them around. Looks like my size if you decide to sell it ;) but seriously though that is def worth fixing up. As for the fork brace, yeah a can of spray paint will do. I've just done one myself. And yes get rid of those grip shift. awful awful things imo. could never understand why when flying down a hill at high speed you would want to rotate your wrist to change gear and risk losing a good grip on the bars.

ok, so thats three that want it! :LOL:
best you fix it up FluffyChicken and get us drooling..

yeah bin the grpi shift. voted uncool by the masses here ;)
 
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