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I thought Rocky Mt was a Canadian based MTB company

Old 05-16-24, 10:11 PM
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I thought Rocky Mt was a Canadian based MTB company

This was at the co-op today




Campy

Prolly sell frame for $175. Size 59


columbus tubing
cinelli BB shell
Campy drop outs

I didnít even know they made road bikes. This must be a contract build.
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Old 05-16-24, 11:02 PM
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Wow. Maybe it was made in-house, Cinelli BB shells and Campagnolo dropouts appeared on plenty of North American bikes in the 80s. Now I wonder if there were any lugged RM mountain bikes BITD.
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Rocky Mountain offered a few road bikes in the late 80s (which this one appears to be). The overseas built Matrix, and the Giro and Turbo both built in house by Derek Bailey. Giro was Columbus SL and had stock geo and components. The Turbo was full custom. They're not super common but not too rare to see up here in BC.
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I will say…..damn heavy.
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That's a nice one, definitely a Bailey creation. I would date it to c. 1987 based on the decals. I have a Giro from '85 which appears to be made from Vitus tubing.
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coolkat has already explained it, but yes -- they had a handful of road models along the way through their history. Much like Kona of the period: lots of mountain bikes, and maybe a road model in a particular year. (Same thing with Brodie, for that matter.)
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Rocky Mountain was acquired by the Procycle group in 1997. At that time they also owned the rights to CCM and Miele. The company susequently changed its name to Rocky Mountain. Its headquarters are located in St Georges de Beauce in the province of Quebec
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You have my attention now! Like others have said, the steel road frames were around in the latter half of the 80's. I have an '88 turbo. The pics are certainly a Turbo Ltd - the fork crown and seat cluster with the grub screw design are the giveaways. I've seen turbos and giros built with most major tube sets: Reynolds 531, Columbus SL, Tange Prestige, Super Vitus 980, and others. They usually used a plastic press-in vitus derlin BB cable guide so a regular one won't thread on. The serial number of the BB is pretty early I think. Check the fork column as they should match. My '88 has a SN in the 63,000 range.
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Originally Posted by takmanjapan
You have my attention now! Like others have said, the steel road frames were around in the latter half of the 80's. I have an '88 turbo. The pics are certainly a Turbo Ltd - the fork crown and seat cluster with the grub screw design are the giveaways. I've seen turbos and giros built with most major tube sets: Reynolds 531, Columbus SL, Tange Prestige, Super Vitus 980, and others. They usually used a plastic press-in vitus derlin BB cable guide so a regular one won't thread on. The serial number of the BB is pretty early I think. Check the fork column as they should match. My '88 has a SN in the 63,000 range.
It's always great when you read a post like this and you also learn something new. I didn't realize that there was more than one kind of under the BB cable guide.
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