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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 9:17 am 
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I recently aquired a bike and the frame was marked Al Carter ,it was deore lx thoughout and bars stem and seat marked with this guys name.
Rthe frame was good Tange db and it had rigid forks.
Anyone any ideas? :?


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:03 am 
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No idea TBH, but i so nearly got one either at the same time as my shogun trailblazer or GT tequesta.

Looked like a great bike on paper and in form


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:56 am 
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Al Carter were something to do with Emmelle which was the trading name of Moore and Large.
They were Taiwanese made and branded over here.
My training partner had a Black Panther which had Deore DX throughout and a decent Tange frame...... goog bike for the money.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 2:14 pm 
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Disco Drive wrote:
Al Carter were something to do with Emmelle which was the trading name of Moore and Large.
They were Taiwanese made and branded over here.
My training partner had a Black Panther which had Deore DX throughout and a decent Tange frame...... goog bike for the money.


Spot on thats it now i remember, just before my mate and i bought a GT Karakoram and Tequesta we both weighed up the al carter and decided it might be a bit naff, sure its not though. Just the Emelle bit put me off, and really fancied the GT :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:45 pm 
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well looks like its an emmelle bike then rebranded ,thanks guys for that ,
Now who is he ? Thought up name ,just could not find anything on Googlre.
There was a usa champ called eric Carter ,but no Al ,strange that , could be amade up marketing spin ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:34 pm 
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Aluminum frame, at the time the MD who thought of the 'up market' Emmelle was Robin Carter. Hence, Al Carter.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:35 pm 
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Just checked the date, it isn't 01/04/07.

Oops. :wink:


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