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Old 04-18-24, 11:04 AM
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Thinking of getting a vintage Rocky Mountain Metro.

I will be looking at a vintage Rocky Mountain Metro this Sunday and I want to know what you guys think of it. I mostly like the frame and I might change the drivetrain in the future but I like that it is steel, uses 700C and no front suspension. I stand 5'6" and this bike is a medium or 17". What do you guys think of this bike in general, it's size relative to my height, and how much do you think it weighs as is ( can not find the weight online ). Thanks.
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Rocky mountain made some of my favorite mountain bikes. Old hammers, elements, slayers, and flatlines. A medium could be fine, you might have to go for a shorter stem. An optimal bike for gravel,commuting, and general riding. I suspect the weight is sub 30lbs, but over 25lbs.
It has 36 spoke wheels, 3x crankset, probably mountain bikeshifters and a heavy seat. Plus rocky was mostly a mountain bike company so the frame probably isn't especially light.
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5'6" should go for a frame at least 19", so as this one is 17" you may feel the bar is slammed no matter how high you set it.

Take a chance, it's only $50.
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Rocky mountain made some of my favorite mountain bikes. Old hammers, elements, slayers, and flatlines. A medium could be fine, you might have to go for a shorter stem. An optimal bike for gravel,commuting, and general riding. I suspect the weight is sub 30lbs, but over 25lbs.
It has 36 spoke wheels, 3x crankset, probably mountain bikeshifters and a heavy seat. Plus rocky was mostly a mountain bike company so the frame probably isn't especially light.
Thanks. I agree with maybe getting a shorter stem if I find that it is a little too big but I have a Brodie Tourque MTB of the same era, size 16" and I find it a tad too small for me. so it should work out one way or the other. I just hope that the bike is still available when I go see it this Sunday because I did not put a deposit in case I don't like it.
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Are you kidding?

The world is NOT running out on ancient obselete cheap vintage bikes.

The current post-covid postive over-supply shock exacerbates it more.

My bike flipping sales are good and consistent, if it wasn't for missed deals I couldn't snag, I'd have too many and be overstocked.

For every deal I "lose", two more pop up next week.

I also cap my purchase price to $50 to no matter what. Yes, often sellers say no to that, but again, if I offer more like $75-100 to which they may agree, again I'd have too many in inventory.
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