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 Post subject: 1st ride out
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:38 pm 
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Bought this of Ebay a few months ago for a princely sum of £16

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Got home and gave it a bit of a clean up, added some new/old bits.

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Gave it a clean up and it looks like this

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Well i had a spare hour today and it was dry out so took it for a blast, 1st one for the bike and also my 1st in a few years. Ended up looking like this

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Have to say i hav'nt had so much fun in ages, And for a 16ish year old bike it rode spot on.
Not the blingiest bike in the world but hell for a grand total of £73 who can complain 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:44 pm 
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well done son! must be a classic, doesn't have an e-frame or what dya call it. and hats off for using it for what it was made for :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:46 pm 
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Forgot to mention, 1st ride out and within the 1st 2 miles what did i do....
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Yup had an off straight into some nettles :oops: :oops: :oops: You gotta laugh aint ya :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Great pictures. The second is the best. Thats how a mtb should look. No matter how much it cost.
£73 is a hell of a lot of money to me at the mo in fact it always has been.

Well done. Hope too meet up on a retro one day :D :D


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 Post subject: Wikkid
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:02 pm 
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Love it - Alpinestars graphics were and are the retrobusiness ain't they!

Mr K


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 Post subject: 1st ride out
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:53 pm 
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Judging by the mud, it looks like some fat fenders would be the next parts to go on that bike!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:56 pm 
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Love the ride!!


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Nothing quite like coming in after a head to toe mud bath......ah, its brill :wink:

You've been bitten again aint ya exbiker?!

More like bornagainbiker :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:24 pm 
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Great bike and a total bargain well done!

Need to find a clump of dock leaves to fall into after the nettles ouch :(


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:01 am 
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FairfaxPat wrote:
Judging by the mud, it looks like some fat fenders would be the next parts to go on that bike!


Nah the muds good for my complexion :lol: :lol: :lol:

Stick Legs wrote:
Love the ride!!


Me too, One thing i did notice though which is a good thing, my last stint of biking was on an FSR and the Alpinestars just rides soooooo nuch better and is a lot more precise on the trails

GTRTS&AVALANCHE wrote:
You've been bitten again aint ya exbiker?!

More like bornagainbiker :lol:


Definately absolutely loved it, just hope it dont get to expensive this time round :oops:


clockworkgazz wrote:
Need to find a clump of dock leaves to fall into after the nettles ouch :(


I remembered that bit lastnight at work driving down the motorway my knee was stinging like a right mutha :oops: :lol:


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