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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:10 pm 
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mine also starts with st9901.. i don't have a picture of the frame number with me and right now i'm quite far away from the frame.
But from what you are writing i can tell that mine is either 98,99 or 2000 since i have disc mounts and the non-aps canti-mounts.
Do you by any chance know if the frame can handle a 130 mm fork?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Yeah 5" is about the limit as long as your not being silly with it , I haven't heard of anyone popping a headtube off one but the later ones started to get fugly gussets . These frames were made like bmx at the time when bmx was still pretty core and bikes were like tanks :lol:

They can take it .

The geometry is only around half a degree different to all those long travel xc frames that are knocking about now . Cotic , genesis etc .

Like the ones here , yours sounds early but not the earliest . The ones I prefer .


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:15 pm 
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yes good to see you back!!!

im very very impressed with this

the more trailstars i see, the more they grow on me :twisted: i dont ride hardtail though :lol: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:43 pm 
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Ah nice one! What is it you like about the early ones? compared to TS2's and other revisions?

Glad you're still around, someones gotta be interested in my experiments! :lol:

Yep I've joined the club too, heard so much goodness about DMR I now have 3 frames and a SS frame on the way. eek So I'm sure about accident more craziness and lateral mad ideas ran away but the same things are happening in my mash up room. :idea:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:53 pm 
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That's the one I had all those years ago , it's still plentiful and last time I looked was cheap . Unless you guys have bumped up the prices :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:53 pm 
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Ah, I've read your comments now. yep all 3 of mine have "fugly Gussets" and the one I'm keeping has geared dropouts! but I'm sure you'll appreciate it.

I was watching/enquiring (while buying mine) what I think was a red early one, BMX BB, horizontals... they will be a fair bit heavier I guess, PG tubing but I guess you say they are tough though. Hmm experiments experiments!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:07 pm 
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Thats my yellow trailstar!!

I have a stalker lol

as far as i know there was only 2 yellow ever made and they were intended as demo frames but found their way into a couple of shops.

i worked in a bike shop many years back and this bad boy was collecting dust on the wall, so i snapped it up.

its a very very very early trailstar, US bb cups horizontal dropouts. only option at the time.

its had many a make over in its days, ive had it about 11 years now.

got some z1 bams to go on soon so watch this space.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:57 am 
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Just wanted to say that's the nicest Trailstar I've ever seen. If it was built by accident, I hope you preserve it by accident too ;).


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