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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:11 pm 
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very nice konaglider... good original spec! i was surprised by the quality of the ride and the weight of the stripped frame and forks!
Probably be moving this one on soonish as i have a DB Axis project in mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:14 pm 
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now pray tell, what it the Axis project? ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Konaglider wrote:
Here's mine but in red. These are really quite nice Japanese Tange frames, surprisingly good to ride.

JIS headset sizing on these.


The Ascent EX shares the same frame as the Apex during this time. I think this was also the last year for the Ascent EX and Apex frames to be made in Japan.. my 89 Apex is made in Taiwan


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Good to know Dirt disciple... i see you like your Apex's.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:45 pm 
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haha yep.. just bought another one yesterday :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:50 pm 
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frantik wrote:
haha yep.. just bought another one yesterday :D

Is that included in your sig? 'cos we look to be tied - I've got 2 x 95s and a 91 (and a 91 and 92 Axis).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Neil wrote:
frantik wrote:
haha yep.. just bought another one yesterday :D

Is that included in your sig? 'cos we look to be tied - I've got 2 x 95s and a 91 (and a 91 and 92 Axis).


lol yeah I just grabbed the 95 in my sig yesterday. I'd love to add an Axis to the stable but I've yet to see one in the wild. My 89 Apex is on the chopping block though.. it's a little too big and the geometry is funky.

I grew up in Camarillo, California in the 80s and 90s so I've got a special place in my heart for Diamondbacks..

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Just out of interest for you then...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:35 pm 
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cool.. Newbury Park is about 15-20 minutes from Camarillo.. I guess they had their offices there for a while. I've got 4 WSI bikes and never seen that sticker before though


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Grabbed me one of the "purple haze" Ascent EX's last night :D

these are the seller's pics

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It's definitely an 88 but the weird thing is the 1988 catalog had the Ascent EX spec'd with Exage components, but this is almost all Deore. there is even a Deore decal on the top tube (you can see it in the OP's pics too). The catalog also and didn't have the Ascent EX coming in purple haze. Seems like they must have changed the spec halfway through the year or something.


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