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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:24 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I get a PM from Coomber a while back - the equivalent of a shady looking character sidling up to you in the street (but not a dark ally - that would be an entirely different character, more like GT-Steve) - 'pssst! wanna buy an e-stay?'

Ooof! I had the red Deore LX e-stay many many moons ago, it was virtually unridden and as mint as could possibly be. It was my size and was to be the bike in the loft but of course things change and the bike soon went.

Roll on some 18 years (!) and this site throws up 17" after 17" with just the odd ropey 19" whilst ebay is the usual nightmare. I always had this bike in the back of my mind, cycling wasnt complete without that 1990's Saracen e-stay...

So back to that PM...

I loved the colour straight away, I had done many a bike like this in pre RB days, always with a bit of ano purple. I had been stock piling this & that but never managing to hang on to a set of thumbies - arrrgh! Anyway, no worries, rebuilt those old sti that everyone loves to hate and all is well. 73mm 122mm UN71 BB is a bit wide so the chainline is well out for now but, its pretty much complete. Not fussed by XT as this generation of LX is functionally similar anyway.

Hope you like it!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:32 am 
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Stunning - what a great colour.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:36 am 
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Oh deary me. Having sale regrets already. That looks amazing. Well done.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:01 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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here it is in a former guise from Sidewinder:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:03 am 
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That is really nice and agree with Bullpup on the colour, those pastel colours are cool 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:13 am 
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I think it looks better with the extra black although the matching Maguras are way cool.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:50 am 
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Ah yes, Dave's old Kili Racer. I had that one powder-coated for him.
Great to see it built up with proper 1992 components.
(We'll ignore the 'modern' aheadset...)

Thumbs up!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:13 pm 
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@COOMBER , you given another one away mate ?

looks really nice LGF ,they do ride well


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Bought it from Sidewinder a while back, and garage is at capacity. Then the trekker came up and always wanted a UU so hhad to shift this on. Just waited until I could find it a good home.

Regret it again now of course!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:27 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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coomber wrote:
Bought it from Sidewinder a while back, and garage is at capacity. Then the trekker came up and always wanted a UU so hhad to shift this on. Just waited until I could find it a good home.

Regret it again now of course!


At least you know where it is...


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