Don't mind me - it's just the jealousy and envy talking
:lol: No Problems, I actually laughed when I read that and looked at those pictures again. It did look a bit tired there...
The Bike is a 1988 that was custom ordered for me. It is a 17.5 frame, and it came with the Wheel Tech built Wolber rims, the Roll ahead fork, 50 tooth big ring, slicks and the custom 6 color splatter paint that I have never seen replicated by any other maker other than Rocky. Apparently it was a very tricky process to do the way they did it with out looking overdone, or as if it was just splattered form a paint brush. There are some streaks that are nearly 2 feet long.
I still have the original fork, unfortunately the steerer tube was slightly bent after a jump with the bike. Rocky said they could fit it, but could not duplicate or even replicate the paint job again. It was then i upgraded to a straight blade Syncros fork, using that until I installed the Judy. It was a 6 speed system, however I modified it to a 7 speed system when 7 sp came out.
The bike has served me well for and it was ridden fairly hard, maybe even abused a little, but it was always lovingly maintained, religiously torn down and rebuilt after every hard ride. I think it actually still looks pretty good for a 18 year old bike that has been rode hard.
I have often though of sending it away and having it refurbished, however I would lose that 6 color paint that I so love about this bike. So I do nothing. I actually was able to get a set of decals for a repaint back in the early 90's, however they are Green with the Grey Shadow.
I'm currently looking to build a new MTB, but I just rode this the other day for some Off Road action, and it is one hard bike to give up....
Here are some recent pictures of it.
Now that Winter has hit here I'm using it for my Winter Commuter again