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 Post subject: My e-stays
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Hi!

As new in town I am honored to be here to show you my e-stays bikes, some of them are projects, some others are... I don´t know... e-stays bikes:

First, 1992 Alpinestars CromegaLX:

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Has all shimano LX m560 groupset, ritchey vantage comp rims, gree michelin wildgripper tires, odi attack grips and avocet r1 saddle.

Second, 1991 alpinestars cromega DX:

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This is a "go to buy some bread" bike, this will be changing over the time because I am not happy with this.

Third, 1992 alpinestars Almega DX:

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This one is not finished yet, I wante a "neoretro" bike, so I put a M3 fork, shimano xt m770 rear mech and shifters, race face deus xc cranks, ringle stem, mavic x221 with ritchey hubs wheels and thomson seatpost... will see how it looks when it´s done.

Finally a project... 1989 Kestrel MXZ:

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I want to build this full xt with a straight rigid fork or a suspension one because I don´t like curved ones...

Sorry for my english, the quality of the photos and thanks in advance for your comments.

Saudos/Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:46 pm 
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very good collection amigo!

Have you had the bikes from new or, collected recently?

Your english is pretty good. Better than mine considering i have lived on this island for 35 years. :)

You are not alone with your E-stay preference, loads on here.

gracias.


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:49 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
You are not alone with your E-stay preference, loads on here.

+1
Wanna sell 'em?

:oops: Sorry. Obsessive-compulsive force-of-habit. :lol:

Beautiful bikes you have there, rjsc68.
I like how the white Cro-Mega looks with the green Michelin tires.


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:37 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
Have you had the bikes from new or, collected recently?


Thanks for your comments incorrigible and marc two tone, answering your question, no, I didn´t have the bikes from new, I collected them over the years here and there, the cromegas came from Germany separately (only frames), and the almega came from France, only the frame too.

I am a mtbholic... :P

Saudos/Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:27 pm 
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They are all nice bikes, but that Kestrel :shock:

There is a whole thread dedicated to E-Stay bikes: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115852

I am sure the other guys would love to see your collection.


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Hola

That kestrel....nice !

Mr bontrager had a hand in its design if I remember rightly.


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:17 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
You are not alone with your E-stay preference, loads on here.

+1
but the thruth is I do not feel modern parts in reterobikes...


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Again, thanks a lot for your comments, I understand you skolioza, and agree with you too, how I look this bikes are a living thing, once you try with this equipment and see how it looks, how it feels and if you (me) are happy... well that´s it, job done, if the result makes you (me) unhappy, let´s try again. With the ´91 cromega I am unhappy, I don´t like how it looks, in the future i will make some changes... the almega...with this I want a neoretro, I am 44 yo fat man and I can´t move 46-36-26 rings with a 11-30 cassette :oops: , so I try to put in some modern parts to help me in the mountain... as I said before... will see.

I don´t know if I could express myself correctly... apologize for that.

I really appreciate your comments, thanks a lot.

Saudos/Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Well - if they're bikes to ride, and rides better (in Your oppinion) with modern stuff - why not... most important is to having fun with ride!
Retro-modern is still not my point of view, but in this case I can understand this choice


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 Post subject: Re: My e-stays
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:12 pm 
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hola rjsc, bienvenido al foro.

Nice bikes you have there.
Maybe in the neoretro I'd choose a silver crankset instead the black one.

I like the pic of the cromega with that old John Deere maybe? behind.

There are a few other spanish in this forum.

Saludos,
Emilio


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