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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:14 pm 
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Thanks Mr K but i've got hold of a couple of old alpinestars shirts. Really looking forward to the peaks meet and finally getting this bike finished.


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Huntso wrote:
Good luck with the project, I had one and to this day still not sure whether I actually iked it or not
Have a butchers at it in all its old purplefied glory


What fork is that?


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Huntso wrote:
Good luck with the project, I had one and to this day still not sure whether I actually iked it or not
Have a butchers at it in all its old purplefied glory


What fork is that?

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love the sound of this! one thing though if you paid all that wonga for the decals why not laquer them in? you'll get a much better finish with base and laquer than with 2 pack.


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billinjah wrote:
love the sound of this! one thing though if you paid all that wonga for the decals why not laquer them in? you'll get a much better finish with base and laquer than with 2 pack.

That was the original plan but I cannot guarantee the decals won't react with the 2 pack laquer, if they did then I'd of wasted my time and money. I could go down the celluose route and lacquer that way but at the back of my mind I thinking I might get gil_m to make some original cro-mega decals with a twist at a later date.


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ive laquered over gils decals lots of times always been fine


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I used to have a Cro-mega DX (yellow and white) and I remember when it got delivered. My parents left a note on it saying 'Do not open till we get home', bearing in mind I saved up for it I was gutted. However, being 14 or so I did as I was told and just spent the rest of the afternoon gazing at the oversized head tube and thinking I was defo going to be the coolest kid in school!

The bike was to big for me and weighed a ton but I loved it! Anyone got one on this site?


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Anyone got one on this site?


Depends, is it the E-stay one or the regular one? I have one of those, the regular one I mean (1990 model??).

Indeed, weighs a ton but somehow I guess this will be around after WW3 or the next global nuclear war ;-) Seems bomb-proof to me...


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I remember my e-stay Cro-Mega DX being quite light (well light for one of my bikes) at around 26-27lb?Mine was a blue in very poor condition with bright pink Onza barends!


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That fork was advertised as an Accutrax, clearly wasn't though so the answer is I have no idea.
Thought it looked cool at the time, changed my mind now.


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