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 Post subject: Diamondback Apex 1998/9
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Just finished sorting out my old Diamondback Apex. Bought in 1999 but think it could possibly be a 1998? I was expecting it to be navy blue as per the catalogue, but it turned out to be a little different. Luckily it's a perfect match for Rover Mid Pageant Blue so touch up paint is easy to come by!

Up until a few weeks ago my wife had been using it so it looked like this:


But now looks like this:



Frame: True Temper TT Lite 16"

Fork: Marzocchi Z4 Flylight Air (also still have the original rigids)

Headset: FSA Orbit XLII
Stem: Thomson 100mm
Handlebar: Race Face Deus Flat
Grips: Lizard Skins Charger

Brakes: Shimano M600
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT

Shifters: STX-RC 8spd
Front Derailleur: STX-RC
Rear Derailleur: Deore LX
Cranks: STX-RC
Bottom Bracket: UN52
Pedals: Diamondback flats at the moment, XT SPDs soon

Rims: Alex
Hubs: STX-RC
Tyres: Continental Double Fighter

Saddle: Madison Flux
Seatpost: System EX 400mm 26.8

Wheels and Drivetrain are all original, pretty much everything else isn't. Not sure about the new bars, but it may just be a case of getting used to them after 12 years of risers. Tyres are a temporary stop gap while I decide what to put on it long term.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:36 am 
Retro Guru
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Location: Sideways in Wellington, New Zealand
I had an Apex SE with the TT lite tubes. They are very good steel frames.

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Very nice

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