Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:42 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:16 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:24 pm
Posts: 5668
Location: Dorset
Welcome to the site matey. You wont find a more helpfull bunch of people than those on here!
I stumbled across the site about 6 months ago while looking for info on a Cannondale I had just bought on ebay.
Have since bought this Alpinestars....
Image
and bought and sold a few bits for it.
Mine is mainly LX/STX with Mavic 217 rims on Parallax hubs. I sold the LX levers/shifters and bought some DX levers and some 6/7 speed XT thumbies. Also have some replacement bar ends to fit when I get 5 mins!
Really happy with it now but that doesn't stop me looking for more :lol:
My next plan is to bring the dale back from Germany (I left it there as I spend a lot of time there on training courses) and give it a full restoration.
This is if I dont see another bargain like my Alpinestars :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:49 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:09 am
Posts: 4806
Location: Location: Location:
Hi mate,

welcome to the site.

Definately keep it original and go DX :wink:

Funny thing as soon as I noticed Ed had posted I was looking for the word "patina" :lol:

Chris.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:27 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:07 am
Posts: 163
Location: Messingham, Nth Lincs
Thanks for all the comments guys, I didnt realise AlpineStars were so popular ;)

Ive been busy all weekend buying new caravans and cars, but did manage to wash the Cro-Mega and have a better look at its condition.
The frame is actually in pretty good nick tbh, its covered in stone chips (or Patina ;)) and there are a helluva lot of scratches, but Im fairly sure I will be able to polish most of these out with some T-Cut and elbow grease. Sadly the cable guide from the bottom of the BB is missing, so I'll need to try and find one on eBay or somewhere.

I spent an hour routing through ma "Box o Bits" and found a good few of the original upgrades that I fitted, apart from the canti's which are from my first Trek 9800. I may see if I can find some older DX canti's just to keep the faith (so to speak).

Image
Image

The chainset is also a bit out of kelter as I seem to think that the AS came with full size Bio-Pace rings, and the DX one I have is micro-drive.
The spuds look pretty good although one pair appears to have lost its balls :o and I obviously decided at some time in the past to grit-blast them to make them look better??

Image

Thunbies are ok, need a clean up, as do both mechs and possibly some new jockey wheels for the XT rear. Brake levers are original upgrades bought at the same time as some Dia-Compe canti's and seem in good order again, just needing a clean.

Image
Image
Image

Ive also found an old 7spd cassette, but its an old road one so whilst the spacers will be ok for me to use, obviously the ratio's are wrong. Im damned if I can remember the old 7spd MTB ratio though, something like 13-28 was it? Perhaps if anyone knows, they could just post the sprocket sizes for me, I have a box full of loose sprockets so should be able to knock one together from that.

I'll post another update when Ive had a chance to polish the frame a bit better. I might even give my kids a cloth and some T-Cut to earn a bit of pocket money......


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:39 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:18 pm
Posts: 3798
Location: Staffordshire
12-28 is what the racier bikes went for back then. Plenty to choose from:

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQLHQ5f ... &_osacat=0


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:52 am 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:34 pm
Posts: 12314
Location: Branston, Lincoln
Is this going to be done in time for the Lincoln ride! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:05 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:07 am
Posts: 163
Location: Messingham, Nth Lincs
Pickle wrote:
Is this going to be done in time for the Lincoln ride! :wink:


hehe, I could certainly bang it together in time and then strip it all off to re-do it, but to be honest, my Trek is still on V brakes and 8spd XT.......does that count as Retro? :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:17 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:17 pm
Posts: 409
Location: Lost
Blimey charlie, that brought back some memories - halcyon days!! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:56 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:40 pm
Posts: 1526
Location: Atherton, Manchester
Nice ride 8)

But then again i am biased :lol: :lol: :lol:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:37 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:07 am
Posts: 163
Location: Messingham, Nth Lincs
ooooh thats sweet :D

I cant believe you still have the original saddle, I did have but fitted it to a bike that I sold about 3 yrs ago :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:06 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:40 pm
Posts: 1526
Location: Atherton, Manchester
Got it last year off Ebay completely original right down to the tyres, grips and seat 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: al, cce, kikideparis, PopsTrippin, Racin'snake, ringo, wiggviv, xerxes and 58 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group