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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Hi, hope you aren't too cold guys.

ALPINESTARS 1991 cro-mega. I've got one to refurb later this year. after a long hard stare at the existing components, some have been upgraded but, it seems i have a 'DX' model. This was mainly determined by the alu megalite stem and dx cranks. no decals are present, you see :wink:

Here's the thing. I'm not blown away by the grey/white colourway of the DX (sorry) but do love the red/white of the LX. so, apart from components like grouppo, stem etc...is there any other way to determine if i have a DX or LX if i was just wielding a frame only? i.e serial number?

I ask this dubious question as it would irritate me if the serial number could be deciphered to identify DX from LX and, i did the opposite aesthetically. end of the day i will resurrect the bike as it should be according to serial number but, if serial number reflects year, frame material ect..only then, i would much prefer to go the LX route.

thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:14 pm 
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C'mon Marc I think you know it's a DX and just looking for a slim excuse to paint it red and white!!!! Grey/White, far classier, can't help you out with the serial number thing I'm afraid.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:51 pm 
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[quote=" just looking for a slim excuse to paint it red and white!!!![/quote]

must be the 'boro fan in me :wink: I'll keep looking for a fail safe response that LX and DX frames are identical and cannot be seperated by serial number then it's red/white(here's hoping).


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:46 am 
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There's warnings on here about the stems being recalled.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:46 am 
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Don't know if this help's Marc but the 91 brochure states the DX has investment cast fork dropouts as opposed to the LX which has forged fork dropouts, not a definitive answer but its a start, it also states the DX frame was double butted and the LX wasn't.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:12 am 
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The Lx forks has mudguard eyelets where the dx doesn't!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:27 am 
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So that is your answer, grey and white just like my new one is going to be. If you insist on Red, get some red inner tubes! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:19 am 
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Tc wrote:
The Lx forks has mudguard eyelets where the dx doesn't!

Tc

cheers tc, the bike came with full-length mudguards,half arsed fitted, just about gives it away as an DX.

to all, the stem is long since binned and replaced with something thicker than balsa-wood original.

I'm just going have to sit and stare at it til i've decided which way to go LX or DX.


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cheers everyone.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:33 am 
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Nice to see you with another Alpinestars Marc, I've always regretted not buying your 92.

Much prefer the grey dx colours but then I'm biased :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Just to be a pain why not either paint it in the red and white and have the decals made up as Cro-Mega-Custom

or use the white and a colour of your choice Blue Green perhaps would be different

or call it a Cro-Mega XT which didn't exist give it all XT parts and paint it any colour you want maybe the black and white of the Al-Mega XT

just ideas don't shoot me !! :facepalm:


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