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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I think they used to carry Thin Blue Line too, IIRC.
    I'm almost sure that TBL was Silent's house brand... although I think TBC did have some used bikes at one point late in their existence.

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    Since I was also a silent sports customer, yes I think that's correct. They were being sold alongside rocky mountain in the shop at the time I believe and were clearly intended to compete on price. There was one frame which was made domestically I believe (CO2 max) and the rest were catalogue frames from Taiwan, which is what I got... Tange ultralight tubing and a mishmash of stuff, partial XT, gripshift, the Judy XC, sugino crankset, cantilevers rather than the newer v-brakes... in retrospect it seems a bit of a franken-bike, but it served well enough. Rode the cheakamus challenge the first year I had it, did ok for an easterner.

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    Yes I am 99% sure that TBL was only available via Silent it was their house brand.

    Only bike I can really remember lusting after was the early DeKerf bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    ...the cannondale Flash 2 29'er that is coming in the spring...
    If you don't mind my prying - when did you have to order this?

    I'm seriously considering the Scalpel 3 and if it's that's the amount of time it's going to take, I should make up mind, SOON!!!!!
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    If you're thinking about buying anything from Cannondale you should ask your local store for the expected delivery date.

    and then add another month. Cannondale are notorious for being slow to deliver their bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLNC View Post
    If you don't mind my prying - when did you have to order this?

    I'm seriously considering the Scalpel 3 and if it's that's the amount of time it's going to take, I should make up mind, SOON!!!!!
    You don't need to worry just yet. I got it on a pro-deal so different rules apply....
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    Introducing Frosty...

    Here she is...

    Not in bad shape at all. A couple of spots of surface rust on the frame, and some of the hardware (bottle cage bosses etc) is rusty. A new chain is definitely in order, and probably some new cables, but on the whole, not bad at all...

    I am a little disappointed that the decals are so worn. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get a set of 1994 Blizzard Decals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    I had a 1992 San Andreas with the rubber buggy baby bumper suspension with 1.5" of travel and the Suspenders inverted elastomer fork. It garnered a lot of attention in those days, and it did smooth out trails in a sproingy sort of fashion. It also sounded like a skate sharpener on Caterpillar tracks on the trail as the floating discs rubbed all the time and the monocoque frame amplified chain noise and everything else. But just about any FS bike I've owned with real shocks and forks actually rode much better.

    A 1994 Blizzard would actually be a better buy than a San Andreas that old.
    Here's my 1992 San An.

    Always wanted a 4 Banger, such a blast to ride. Even better with 6" travel.

    The Dekerf has had many lives, softail works really well in Ontario, except it's a wet noodle.

    Old bikes are neat. Hoping to re-build my old Kona this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Here she is...

    Not in bad shape at all. A couple of spots of surface rust on the frame, and some of the hardware (bottle cage bosses etc) is rusty. A new chain is definitely in order, and probably some new cables, but on the whole, not bad at all...

    I am a little disappointed that the decals are so worn. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get a set of 1994 Blizzard Decals?
    Looking good! All it needs is a little TLC.

    Are you thinking of refinishing it? The powder coating at True North is quite nice and has held up really well on my diSSEnt.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Omigosh. I love those bar ends. Classic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Here she is...

    Not in bad shape at all. A couple of spots of surface rust on the frame, and some of the hardware (bottle cage bosses etc) is rusty. A new chain is definitely in order, and probably some new cables, but on the whole, not bad at all...

    I am a little disappointed that the decals are so worn. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get a set of 1994 Blizzard Decals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
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    Are you thinking of refinishing it? The powder coating at True North is quite nice and has held up really well on my diSSEnt.
    I am now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I am a little disappointed that the decals are so worn. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get a set of 1994 Blizzard Decals?
    Bagpipes was making vintage Rocky decal sets but I haven't seen him on the MTBR forums for a couple of years now. When Rocky moved the paint shop from Delta, BC to St.Georges QC, a lot of the vintage decal and paint masking stuff were cleaned out and didn't make the move so Rocky won't have anything laying around.

    Here's a screen cap from the 1994 brochure

    That's likely an earlier frame than 1994 as the wishbone seat stays were gone by 1993. The 1992 Blizzard looks closer from a frame layout point of view, although the rear seatstay wishbone meets the seat tube higher on your frame.


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    You might be able to get some vinyls done if you can come up with the artwork. Not perfect but not bad either.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    You might be able to get some vinyls done if you can come up with the artwork. Not perfect but not bad either.
    Any idea where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Any idea where?
    Peter has been known to work for beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Peter has been known to work for beer.
    The other option is to paint it like last year's thirtieth anniversary blizzard, and see if I can get decals for that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Omigosh. I love those bar ends. Classic.
    ^^ Fully agree.

    They were actually the first thing I noticed. I want a set now! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    Bagpipes was making vintage Rocky decal sets but I haven't seen him on the MTBR forums for a couple of years now. When Rocky moved the paint shop from Delta, BC to St.Georges QC, a lot of the vintage decal and paint masking stuff were cleaned out and didn't make the move so Rocky won't have anything laying around.

    Here's a screen cap from the 1994 brochure

    That's likely an earlier frame than 1994 as the wishbone seat stays were gone by 1993. The 1992 Blizzard looks closer from a frame layout point of view, although the rear seatstay wishbone meets the seat tube higher on your frame.


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    It's definitely not a 1994 - no wishbone and Race Face cranks, but the decals (or what is left for them) are the same colour as the 1994 model, and the paintjob is the same colour. as the 1994 model. The guy I got it from bought it in September 1994 at a bike shop in Vancouver, but thinks it might have been a 1993.

    Anyway, pm message sent to Bagpipes. We'll see if he responds. Thanks for the lead...
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    Gil_m over on the Retrobike forums does a whole bunch of decal stuff for vintage bikes from what I've heard. I have a set of his decals for my Explosif, they came with the bike when the previous owner sold the frame to me, he got the decals from gil_m since he was planning on repainting the frame. Life got in the way for him, so I got the frame and the decals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    It's definitely not a 1994 - no wishbone and Race Face cranks, but the decals (or what is left for them) are the same colour as the 1994 model, and the paintjob is the same colour. as the 1994 model. The guy I got it from bought it in September 1994 at a bike shop in Vancouver, but thinks it might have been a 1993.
    The production year was usually in the serial number in those days, should be stamped across the bottom of the BB shell. .
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    Unglued, because I like ya, this thread may be of some use to Peter...

    anyone know Rocky Mountain font used?

    Contained within are secret musings of Rocky Uphill, Bagpipes and PeteyPete. Good stuff.

    While you're talking to him pick up some Christmas cards.

    If this works out perhaps you can use my ugly mug as a headtube badge?
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    That's my bike! My old one anyway (1994). They only made that seatpost for a year? It broke. It was junk. I had the thumbshifters, the see through grips, that awesome bar... the toeclips! Hahahaha.

    Memories...

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    I still lurk around here from time to time .........

    PM returned

    And I'm not from Hamilton. (where did that come from)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagpipes View Post
    And I'm not from Hamilton. (where did that come from)
    I always thought you were one of the large contingent of Hamiltonians on here. Oops.
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    Ok...so I have the bike now and have realized that I don't know jack about restoring old bikes. My thought is to take all the parts off and then see about getting the frame repainted. Then inspect and clean up the parts, replacing as needed over time. Sound about right?

    Two questions. Firstly, what is the safest way to remove surface rust from the frame?

    Secondly most of the aluminum parts are kind of dull and I would like the, to be as shiny as the day the bike rolled out of the factory. Any suggestions as to how to get me shined up again?

    More pictures of the bike in its current state to follow. Probably not this weekend though, as it is still warm enough to ride and the Hydrocut is beckoning...
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