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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Now that is one pretty bike 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:05 pm 
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that is excellent mate well done


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Top job well done.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. It's been great to build a memory from the past and give it an upgrade with the 8 speed and v brakes. It looks to be a bike that I can get to use a lot as well now as the days are getting longer.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:56 am 
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beauty! Well done.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:26 am 
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Thats a fine looking cross over between the Cro-mega and the Al-mega. Top job done and another member to the A* elite.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:31 am 
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3 weeks since I finished it and I can't get enough of riding this bike :D It has been a long time since I rode a bike with no suspension at all and I can't believe how responsive it is. All the components are working like new and the feel from the tyres is brilliant as the frame really pushes the power into the back wheel. Downside, it doesn't feel so good on extreme rocky descents and I have been getting some real batterings. But on hardpack trails there is nothing better.

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Build list:
Frame & fork - 1991 Alpinestars Cro-mega DX
Headset - Shimano XT
Stem - Orange Stalk cro-mo
Handlebar - Exotic alloy (painted)
Grips - Ritchey Truegrips
Brake lever/shifters - Shimano XT M739
Brakes - Shimano XT M737 V Brakes
Chainset - Shimano MT60 with 46,36,24 rings
Front mech - Shimano DX
Rear Mech - Shimano XT M737
Cassette - Shimano M737 8speed
Hubs - Shimano XT M737 parallax
Rims - Mavic X517
Spokes - ACI butted
Tyres - Panaracer Smoke/Dart 2.1 folding
Tubes - Schwalbe xtra lite
Seatpost - Kalloy Uno
Seat collar - Nukeproof
Saddle - Selle Italia Flite
Cables - Shimano XT/XTR
Decals - Gil_m


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:28 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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brilliant
good to see another one rescued

i love the way these ride too


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:31 pm 
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the bike looks great. nice to see it went to a good home.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:24 pm 
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cromega wrote:
the bike looks great. nice to see it went to a good home.

Cheers for that, I'm glad you like it. It's a great bike and I enjoyed the project.


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