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    Where to find old Rocky Mountain decals...

    Hi there,

    This is my first post here. I thought this would be the place to enquire about old Rocky Mountain decals. I'm looking for decals for a 1990 Rocky Mountain Blizzard. I have a 1992 Blizzard, and I'm thinking of re-painting it with the 1990 color scheme. I'd like to get some old-style decals for it, as Rocky has changed the font of the decals on their newer bikes. I already contacted Rocky Mountain, and they have no more old-style decal kits left. Anyone know where to get old decals, or know of anyone who makes them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetness
    I'm thinking of re-painting it with the 1990 color scheme.
    This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but I bet Marinoni, which does a ton of re-paints and has done Rockies, probably has decals, or more likely can reproduce them. They tend to do stencils and paint new "decals" when they do the new paint job.
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    i've been lucky enough to find two sets of decals at dealers. but the last set was three years ago, and they had to call in a favour from the local frame painter to get them, so the odds aren't so good any more.

    however, i found a guy selling reproduction decals on ebay a while back. the only problem is that you'd have to provide him with an example of the Rocky decal in .eps format. i was going to get him to make a Schwinn decal for me, and i figured the best way to do it was find a font that was a match for it and make the graphic myself in Fireworks or Photoshop.

    i never did get around to it - thanks for the reminder!

    here's his address - dynamicdecals@linksigns.ca

    i forget his name, sorry.

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    I hate to do this to you but I can't resist. I have that fork but I aint sellin' it! Its on my Santana singlespeed. Well actually part of it is. The Syncros legs are plugged into a RockShox RS-1 crown. I have the Syncros crown but its 1 1/8 and I need 1".

    Good luck with the Rocky. My main ride is an older Rocky Mt. Element FS. I put it together about 6 years ago and I love it so much, I have no desire to replace it.

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    I used to work at rocky in '94

    I have a few old decals at home let me know what color your decals are or post a picture of your frame and i will see what i can scrape up

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollercam
    I used to work at rocky in '94

    I have a few old decals at home let me know what color your decals are or post a picture of your frame and i will see what i can scrape up
    Thanks for all the info guys. Rollercam, I've included some pics of the bike here. One the way it is now, a close-up of the decals, and another with a very crude idea of the new paint sceme I'm thinking of. I'd rather have a different color of decals. Maybe black or blue? Any chance you've got these decal sets in one of these colors? Let me know what you want for them.

    Cheers.
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    [QUOTE=Santana SS]I hate to do this to you but I can't resist. I have that fork but I aint sellin' it! Its on my Santana singlespeed. Well actually part of it is. The Syncros legs are plugged into a RockShox RS-1 crown. I have the Syncros crown but its 1 1/8 and I need 1".

    When you're tired of that fork, just let me know!

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    Fyi

    There's a Syncros Fork on eBay right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne
    There's a Syncros Fork on eBay right now
    Can't seem to find it. What search words did you use? Or do you have a link?

    Thanks.

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    I am not at home right now but i belive that i may have the downtube decals in the color(s) that you need however the top tube decal i am not sure about

    that has a tange prestige tubing decal?

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    If you get a set of decals, have them scanned at a high resolution before you put them on the frame. You can then create a digital file to share with others and use youyrself the next time you want to repaint.
    Show me your Toads. Old Brodies, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollercam
    that has a tange prestige tubing decal?
    Yes, it had a tange prestige tubing decal under the bottle bolts on the seat tube.

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    I have these tubing and fork decals, if you have prestige concept tubing(ovalized at the tube ends) then i can get you those tubing decal too, and if i dig i may be able to find the STRUTS fork decal. Take a close up picture of anything that you need and i will see what i can scrape up.




    here are the down tube, top tube, head tube and seat tube decals


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    Here is the 1990 RM Blizzard, the first year w/ a Syncros fork. The first year the fork was in production, I believe.
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    MTB Katalog site.

    Interestingly, the 1989 Blizzard came in two versions, with either a sloping TT or horizontal TT. By the next year they figured out that west coasters buying high-end bikes want nut clearance, so 1990 was the first year RM offered only the sloping model. The design stuck, and they still built it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollercam
    I have these tubing and fork decals, if you have prestige concept tubing(ovalized at the tube ends) then i can get you those tubing decal too, and if i dig i may be able to find the STRUTS fork decal. Take a close up picture of anything that you need and i will see what i can scrape up.

    Here are close-ups (a bit fuzzy) of what's left of the prestige concept tubing sticker (The tubes do look and feel very slightly ovalized at the ends, although I never noticed it before) and the blizzard decal and the fork decal.

    So I'm looking for;

    1 prestige concept tubing sticker x 1
    2 blizzard decal (preferably black) x 2
    3 fork decals x 2
    4 Downtube "Rocky Mountain" decal. Those black-with-turquoise-background stickers look like they are pretty close to the color scheme from the catalog GonaSovereign shows in his post. x 2
    5 Headtube badge x 1
    6 Seattube badge (same as the headtube badge) x 1

    Thanks for your help with the decals.
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    sorry for the size but i wanted to make sure that these were what you wanted
    let me know which dwon tube decal you want ie. 2nd from the top

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    Hey Rollercam, I sent you a PM.

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    Hello,
    I am new here and this is my first reply on a thread at mtbr.com

    I am glad to recognize, that there are some more collectors of classic rocky mountain bicycles around the globus. And as I see, they have the same problems...
    When I bought my 1991 Rocky Mountain Titanium last winter, I have also been confrontated with the problem of getting new decals, because the original ones were pulled of. I decided to ask a specialist to make some repros. You can see the result on the picture below. I ordered 7 different colours for several models. Also available are fork stickers, tubing stickers and the logos for head- and seattube.
    So if some of you are still looking for new decals for your vintage Rocky Mountain, do not hasitate to write me an e-mail.

    Best regards,

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    Nice decals! Where did you have them made and what was the cost? Can they do other brands if you provide artwork?

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    One set of decals costs 45 euros (incl. fork stickers), or 40 euro (without fork stickers).
    One set includes:
    - 2 toptube stickers
    - 2 downtube stickers
    - 2 RM-logos (for head- and seattube)
    - 1 tubing sticker (aluminum, steel or titanium in two different styles)
    - 2 fork stickers (optional!)

    i have stickers of some more brands like syncros, onza, fat chance (no frame decals), etc. Just have a look at the pics.

    Bert
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    I am restoring my 1987/88 Stratos (only year with bottom U-brake I believe). I bought this new from Russ Hay Bikes here in Victoria and still runs smooth as ever. I would love to get an original decal set if still available.

    Also looking a vintage DX crank set.

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