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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:04 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Location: Lancashire
This is my Alpinestars Cromega LX 1991

I bought the bike in its original form for £100
It came with a modern saddle, cheap(new) Vbrakes, Road slicks, low grade Shimano BB, cheap bar ends, and a selection of 400LX and 500LX which all had to go.

I added the LX M550 cantis, LX M550 chainset, UN52 BB, LX M550 Rear Mech, HG70 Cassette, and removed the bar ends, and bottle cage.

Also thanks to Mark who supplied the Saddle, Rear canti hanger, pedals, and tyres, which complete the build.

The future may hold some new spoke nipples to tidy it up around that area.


Frame/Fork:Alpinestars Cromega LX

Headset:Tioga Black steel OEM
Stem:Steel OEM
Handlebar:Alpinestars Mega Lite OEM
Grips:sponge OEM
Barends:N/A

Brakes:LX m550 NOS
Brake Pads:LX M550 NOS
Brake Cables:Shimano OEM
Cantilever cable hangers:Rear hanger OEM
Brake Levers:500 LX

Shifters:500 LX (push push)
Front Derailleur:500 LX
Rear Derailleur:LX M550
Derailleur Cables:Shimano OEM
Cassette:Shimano HG 70
Chain:Shimano HG OEM
Cranks:LX M550
Crank Bolts:shimano OEM
Chainrings:LX M550
Chainring bolts:LX M550
Bottom Bracket:Shimano UN52
Pedals:OEM

Hub Skewers:Shimano OEM
Rims:UKAI
Hubs:Exage
Nipples:Awful rusty items
Spokes: stainless
Tyres: Ritchey Force
Tubes:Specialized

Saddle:Alpinestars OEM
Seatpost:Ally OEM
Seatpost Binder:Chrome QR OEM




Original photo from RetroBike ad
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photos following T-cut and changes
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:54 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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That's in lovely condition, and top work indeed getting it back to factory 8) 8) 8) 8)

Has the paintwork been tidied up by your good self as well??


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:03 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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i bet you feel better after that ?

i know i do

looks lovely ,top work fella

if your replacing the nipples ,i'd get a few spokes too
they will snap


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:13 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Has the paintwork been tidied up by your good self as well??


I just did a bit of work with the T-cut


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:27 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Very nice and great resto. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:42 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Lovely bike chap... I've recently been bitten by the AS bug, they're just so good to look at.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:32 am 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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bike looks great - you've done a most excellant job. 8) :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:59 pm 
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Well done

its great to see more alpinestars and you have done really nice job on the finish

enjoy riding it, they are great uphill

cheers

stubbsy :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:42 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Thanks for all the positive words, it's sometimes hard to hold back and not upgrade these bikes too much with tricknology.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:52 pm 
Deputy National AEC
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Wow HC you've done it proud, it looks vibrant! Amazing what a bit of spit and polish can do. Look forward to seeing it at the OWMTBC.


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