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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Hi guys! My name is Alberto! I have a vintage Alpinestras Al-mega E735 and I was just waiting to refurbish it because I think it's more than beautiful!!! :D
First of all, I'm from a little town near Treviso in Italy and the Alpinestars' factory is about 15 km from home. My father bought this bike in 1993 directly from the factory. This was the team's bike but I can't find any infos about this model. Maybe you can help me!! :D
Last month I decided that it was the time to start the project.
For now I can only post some pictures of the frame, wheels and the forks.
The frame has been cleaned and chromed as it was in 1993 with new stickers (the same as the original ones).
The wheels are Rigida CSB, painted with the same blu as the "Alpinestars" stickers.
The forks are Manitou answer three in nearly new conditions.
Here some pictures of the components! In February pictures of the bike completed!!

the frame!

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The rims!

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..and the forks!

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That's it for now!!

Cheers

Alberto


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Verrry nice, and shiny...

A strong start there. Looking forward to this build. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:27 pm 
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That frame looks lovely, looking forward to seeing the finished bike. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:07 pm 
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welcome
looks good

when you say the frame is chromed do you mean chrome plated
or just highly polished ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:16 pm 
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wow, looks amazing alberto!

manitou front sus aswell. keep us informed.

do you have brake mount studs and rear mech hanger sorted out?

welcome to retrobike.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:01 pm 
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mikee wrote:
welcome
looks good

when you say the frame is chromed do you mean chrome plated
or just highly polished ?

No no it's just highly polished! :D Sorry!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:03 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
wow, looks amazing alberto!

manitou front sus aswell. keep us informed.

do you have brake mount studs and rear mech hanger sorted out?

welcome to retrobike.

Hi! Thanks! Mmm.. What do you mean?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:54 pm 
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very nice. will the brakes be ok on the painted rims?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:25 pm 
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welcome to retrobike........very nice frame too!.....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:57 am 
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Hey Alberto

Welcome

Great way to make an entrance!

That frame is a thing of beauty and you have a good flair for photography

Check out my Manitou Three forks over here

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=129920&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60

Your bike is going to look AMAZING

But yeah, what's the situation with the painted rims and your brakes?


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