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 Post subject: Alpinestars ASR600 1996
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:30 pm 
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Gents,
Just purchased this on ebay and probably won't get to pick it up for a few days.
I'm interested in doing a period build assuming a reasonable percentage of the parts are original.
My limited search has turned up little information on this model and I was hoping some of you may be able to help with the year / original specification etc.
Any assistance very welcome.
Simon. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Not seen one of these before but I like :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:45 pm 
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1996, spec. here...

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/Bike ... &Type=bike


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 Post subject: Spec
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Ta,
From what I have seen these were only made in 1996?
I have just spoken with the seller and it appears to have been upgraded as it has XT shifters and XTR Vs and levers although I think the crank and rear mech are original.
More importantly he says it has nothing worse than a bit of cable rub.
Looks like I may have had a result here - I'm picking it up on Thursday and will post more pics then.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:05 pm 
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There's a reason the original spec. was so low; by this time Alpinestars' reputation had gone thoroughly Image


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 Post subject: Spec
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Yes I know about their fall from grace but hopefully it will ride better than their reputation.
I just really like the look.
Thanks for your input.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Apologies, it was meant to be a comment on the marque rather than your choice of bike...

...which is rather Haro'esque in a way.


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 Post subject: No offence taken
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:24 pm 
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No worries - I took your comments in the spirit they were intended and now you mention it, Haro'esque it is.


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Sorry Simon can't help much here. Reckon its a 96-98 model but thats as much as i can tell you, my alpinestars knowledge doesn't really go much past. '93!


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 Post subject: Ta
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:14 am 
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No worries Mark, thanks for responding.


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