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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:40 am 
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Was flicking through an old 'how to ride offroad' book on holiday and came across these pictures of what appears to be an Alpinestars FS - I was unaware that they made such a thing. Can anyone remember if they did exist, what happened to them (licensing issues or did they go bust?) and, has anyone seen one about... As a time guide, the American book was published in 1997 so I'd guess it would be at least a year if not two before publication.

Neil

PS. Sorry for the blurry pics - handheld camera phone...

PPS. Don't immediately recognise the front fork either...


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looks like a prototype .

never seen one before .


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I vaguely remember seeing one in the German 'BIKE Markt'. Somewhere around 1995.


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they were in regular production, and there was even an MBA test. Good performers for what I remember.
The coolest Alpinestars proto was the '92 one, it had a triple clamp fork, a massive single tube (a la t26) and the damper was inside the tube itself. Shiny silver, too. i had a pic in a magazine but 1 I haven't got a scanner 2 I've lost the mag, so no proof.


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