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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:18 pm 
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Started life as a ?1994? Sorrento with alivio/acera-x/altus, its been fitted with all sorts of cast offs and rubbish left over.

When I started doing up my oranges and RTS/LTS, I also began picking up random spares and parts, this is the result. I know it doesnt match, and purple and yellow is a mess, but Im not respraying it as its got its original gray paint.

Looks terrible but I love it. And it rides lovely. Slow and laid back, comfy as a clunker.

Spec in brief - full LX/mavic 230on Pulstar hubs/atac stem/use post/titec riser/ules and roadie saddle

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Even the howies and animal stickers are original old 90s jobs 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:53 pm 
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one of those was my first proper MTB - it's a 1995

i can still recall the original spec....

first dibs if you ever sell it...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:41 pm 
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cce wrote:
one of those was my first proper MTB - it's a 1995

i can still recall the original spec....

first dibs if you ever sell it...


Do you remember the altus sti's, with the round dial to tell you the gear?

Excellent. Broke the original BB learning to bunny hop, bent the acera x cranks trying to tabletop... Ah the days 8)

Sorry tho cce, this is one is a keeper. Mine since 1995 and staying that way. Sentimental etc.

Glad it has an admirer tho :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:46 pm 
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fingers wrote:
cce wrote:
one of those was my first proper MTB - it's a 1995

i can still recall the original spec....

first dibs if you ever sell it...


Do you remember the altus sti's, with the round dial to tell you the gear?

Excellent. Broke the original BB learning to bunny hop, bent the acera x cranks trying to tabletop... Ah the days 8)

Sorry tho cce, this is one is a keeper. Mine since 1995 and staying that way. Sentimental etc.

Glad it has an admirer tho :wink:


i chewed three of those BB's to death inside 6 months, the STIs were eventually swapped for some STX-RCs

let's see if i can remember the final spec before i callously tore it apart to build a zaskar frame with the bits, and used it for painting practice

OE seatpost, front wheel, front mech
STX cranks with pace spider
UN52 BB
diacompe 986 front and LX rear cantis
STX rear mech
STX-RC STI's
red bling
2.1 skinwall ritchey rear
1.9 blackwall ritchey front
onza ules, kalloy stem, club roost risers....
STX on mavic rear wheel
my god i am sad


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:54 pm 
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Original spec - avenir steel bar and stem and barends
Avenir alu post, seatclamp (still on mine!), Sell san marco saddle,

Acera x hubs, f mech, chainset,

Alivio r mech

Altus (c90??) STI and cantis.

Single wall alloy rims with crap centrelink tyres.

How sad am I :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Mavic 230ti on Pulstar hubs.......very nice 8)

You know without the yellow and red bits........sorry, I mentioned colour :oops:

:lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:32 pm 
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I know... But I have this (nice??) purple stuff and it seemed a shame not to use it...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Did I mention the purple...........no, I like the purple 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Well the yellow will wear out in the fullness of time, see?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:17 pm 
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(this is what I was scooting round on BITD wishing it was a DBR...)


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