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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:11 pm 
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Gorgeous bike
Shame no original ‘98 Red V12s ;)
I’m looking to get all red parts for my next build.....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Oh Wow! That looks fab!!!! Great work

is the coating now super smooth, no rub down marks showing?

Done a fantastic job there. It's easy to over think these builds but anything goes with parts I think. Mine - pictured previously started as a cheap frame and wanted a bike to ride about on locally that wasn't too posh plus I wanted an early TS. I never got too precious but I do have those tired Z1's I mentioned, some NOS classic look Wing bars and a few other bits, I might even faff with brakes XT maybe. and I did have some proper SS wheels to build/fit.

BTW you're right yours looks like an early one, possibly not butted? and a 1997? no disc tabs.

The rear end is surprisingly long, even slammed it's a long chainstay.

Awesome keep us posted!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:20 am 
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Nice - looking to buy/build something up for pump tracks and jumps and an old Trailstar would be spot on. Good build!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:45 pm 
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This is kind of my era also (early noughties). I had a trailstar which I bought 2nd hand and built up out of spares. It's long since split into parts although I still own the frame.

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Before the trailstar I ran this twentyfourseven, which in hindsight was a real peach to look at!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:05 pm 
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Joe, how was the 24Seven compared?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:19 pm 
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Both beautiful bikes Joe, just like me and my mates were riding around on at that time. I bet that Trailstar took a bit of effort to get rolling with that gearing! (looking at the build I bet it must of weighed 40lbs as well!)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:24 am 
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reanimation wrote:
Joe, how was the 24Seven compared?


I can't really remember now to be honest! I seem to recall I didn't get on with the BB on it - it had a strange BMX spline type thing which relied on locking rings to stay secure. I could never keep it tight for more than a couple of rides.

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Both beautiful bikes Joe, just like me and my mates were riding around on at that time. I bet that Trailstar took a bit of effort to get rolling with that gearing! (looking at the build I bet it must of weighed 40lbs as well!)


Yeh very high geared - I think I bought it with that chainring and quickly changed it to a smaller one which still resides on the frame now.

And yes, super heavy! But absolutely bombproof. It jumped really well, but I doubt I could hop it as high nowadays.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm 
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Joe_Rides wrote:
reanimation wrote:
Joe, how was the 24Seven compared?


I can't really remember now to be honest! I seem to recall I didn't get on with the BB on it - it had a strange BMX spline type thing which relied on locking rings to stay secure. I could never keep it tight for more than a couple of rides.


Thats actually the last thing that annoyed me on my Trailstar last trip out, Gusset Pigmy BB was winding out and coming loose/tight! Didn't get on with it from new but it does look tough!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:33 am 
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Absolutely awesome bike, well done remembering mine fondly now


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