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Old 03-24-08, 01:03 PM   #1
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New in Aviano, Italy

Been lurking for a while, finally registered.

I'm military, living around Aviano, Italy. I've only been here a bit, and just really starting to get out on my bikes now. I need to pick up a nice road touring bike, but it probably won't be on the local economy. Prices and taxes are high, and the dollar is super weak!
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Hi SMD, too bad the dollar is so weak--it would be nice to pick up some nice Italian steel tourer.

What bikes do you currently have?

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I've got a Rocky Mountain, that my dad gave me, it's older but a great bike. It's got the rear suspension setup like the element, but it's older. Late 90's or early 00's if I had to guess. I need to find a way to contact them with the serial number to get some details.

I've also got a Niner S.I.R. 9, a Raleigh One-Way, and a Giant Bowery.

I can still pick up a nice italian bike, but I'll have to get it from Jenson or something.
I just put a rack and Panniers on the Raleigh, I'll be commuting to work with it tomorrow morning.
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Can you list the components for the Rocky Mountain? We can make an educated guess that way. A photo would help too...

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Welcome?

What Branch? I started riding while I was in the Navy in 86'. It was a good way to get around Boston and once I took it through Italy it ended up a way of life. Awesome memories!!
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Sorry for the delayed reply.

The Rocky Mountain is labeled with a "Special Edition"

It has a Vanilla Float R rear shock, and what I'm told is a Manitou Mars (yellow) Front Fork.

It has an XTR rear derailleur, and XT front, Rolf Hubs.

It's an awesome bike, but I don't know if any of the parts are upgrades.



For kicks, here's the Niner


The Bowery



I ended up ordering a Salsa Casseroll, kind of a different direction than the Bianchi's I had been looking at, but I think it will be a better all around bike for me.
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