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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:23 pm 
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When I got my 1989 Tufftrax and Beavis got his 1990 Palisades bitd a couple of lads we knew had 1989 Emmelle Dolomites. As mentioned they had mostly Mountain LX gear although I think they had a few down grades to Exage Country like my Tufftrax from memory. Very similar spec I seem to remember, even possibly down to the Deore thumbies. They had a redish/purple/black marble effect paint job.

Beavis and me used to lord it over the Emmelle riders as our bikes cost a bit more (£360/70 for ours, £320? for theirs) so were obviously better. They then chopped the Emmelle's in for a 1990 Alpinestars Cro-Mega DX and Al-Mega XT which put us back in our box. :oops: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:43 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
When I got my 1989 Tufftrax and Beavis got his 1990 Palisades bitd a couple of lads we knew had 1989 Emmelle Dolomites. As mentioned they had mostly Mountain LX gear although I think they had a few down grades to Exage Country like my Tufftrax from memory. Very similar spec I seem to remember, even possibly down to the Deore thumbies. They had a redish/purple/black marble effect paint job.

Beavis and me used to lord it over the Emmelle riders as our bikes cost a bit more (£360/70 for ours, £320? for theirs) so were obviously better. They then chopped the Emmelle's in for a 1990 Alpinestars Cro-Mega DX and Al-Mega XT which put us back in our box. :oops: :lol:


Do you remember if they were the double U Dolomites?

CArl.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 1:50 pm 
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So anyone got a picture of the smoke Dolomite?? Had no idea mine was the pick of the bunch! (just knew it wasn't a saramarispeshfox)


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:10 pm 
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drcarlos wrote:
brocklanders023 wrote:
When I got my 1989 Tufftrax and Beavis got his 1990 Palisades bitd a couple of lads we knew had 1989 Emmelle Dolomites. As mentioned they had mostly Mountain LX gear although I think they had a few down grades to Exage Country like my Tufftrax from memory. Very similar spec I seem to remember, even possibly down to the Deore thumbies. They had a redish/purple/black marble effect paint job.

Beavis and me used to lord it over the Emmelle riders as our bikes cost a bit more (£360/70 for ours, £320? for theirs) so were obviously better. They then chopped the Emmelle's in for a 1990 Alpinestars Cro-Mega DX and Al-Mega XT which put us back in our box. :oops: :lol:


Do you remember if they were the double U Dolomites?

CArl.




Can't say for sure but I think they were canti's front and back. Defo not double U, maybe rear U but probably canti's all round.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Emmelle were complete load of shit,
Had one for about a month, got money back as forks bent right back and frame was bent too.
Got a Raleigh Massif instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:05 pm 
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had 2 back in the day, a Cortina and a Cougar I think. 100GS on 1, 200GS on the other. Can't remember which way round. Would have been 90/91? I liked them, but but were stolen when only months old. Replaced the last one with my Topanga with 300LX, before the upgrades began.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Sounds like I won't be bidding against you lot then! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:30 pm 
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I have an Emmelle Classic Aluminium 200 in dayglo yellow which is actually a reasonable bike and looks great. I've never seen another, the components suggest it is about 1990. My boy rides an Emmelle Slammer which is a bit heavy, but he likes it.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Here's a 'team' model, can't really see if frame/parts any good (rear mech looks cheap) but it looks interesting
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 1934897209
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 Post subject: Re: Emmelle info?
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:02 pm 
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jaypee wrote:
Here's a 'team' model, can't really see if frame/parts any good (rear mech looks cheap) but it looks interesting
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 1934897209
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Nope its poop, biggest clues are lack of much hanger on the frame and the cheap seat post and saddle clamp.

Carl


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