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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:54 am 
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‘What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster? Is it a monster?’

Haha....Couldn’t resist...

I really like that Yeti!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:39 am 
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3onner's 1991 Alpinestars Al-Mega DX

Built this up from nothing but a frame.
No build thread yet to share....but really fun finding the parts, especially the forks + steerer.

Could have easily started to paint parts I found to match and de anodise bits considered to be the 'wrong colour' but as I started to build it I have gone for the 'built as found' approach...keeping all parts as original as possible.

Neat touches on this are the cable guide adaptors (the paint in the cable guides needing a little sanding for a neat fit) and the original pearlesant white cable outers to match the frame paint.....its the small things......


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:48 am 
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Wicked looking! Damn shame there’s no build thread to show the Subtle work you described - and kudos for all original and uNtouched with subtle work


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:47 pm 
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Jimi911's 1984-5 Brazed Bontrager
Build: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=419979

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:08 pm 
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Update to 3onner's 1991 Alpinestars Al Mega-DX

I know you guys and girls like a build....he is the next best thing....a tour or the bike with the story of the build
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNTEg7gYuu8&t=41s

enjoy


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:13 pm 
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jimi911 wrote:
Jimi911's 1984-5 Brazed Bontrager
Build: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=419979

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Quality. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:08 pm 
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3onner wrote:
3onner's 1991 Alpinestars Al-Mega DX

Built this up from nothing but a frame.
No build thread yet to share....but really fun finding the parts, especially the forks + steerer.

Could have easily started to paint parts I found to match and de anodise bits considered to be the 'wrong colour' but as I started to build it I have gone for the 'built as found' approach...keeping all parts as original as possible.

Neat touches on this are the cable guide adaptors (the paint in the cable guides needing a little sanding for a neat fit) and the original pearlesant white cable outers to match the frame paint.....its the small things......


What a bike! But PLEASE find another seatpost for it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:27 pm 
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What do you suggest?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:55 pm 
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What do you suggest?



DX in silver, or an XT


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:59 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
3onner wrote:
What do you suggest?



DX in silver, or an XT


+1

Black looks good on it but that WCS is too much of an anachronism.


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