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 Post subject: Diamond Back Apex 1989?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:25 am 
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Sorry for the crap pic and poor state, just reclaimed my 1st mtb off my bro-in-law... happy days... I vould have it back... so long as I gave the horrible epic i "gave" him a service...


Frame: DiamondBack Apex

Fork: DiamondBack straight blade taper thing

Headset: Shimano
Stem: Girvin Flex stem (I think the T-bone is somewhere about... I hope
Handlebar: DiamondBack alloy
Grips: DiamondBack
Barends: Onza (my very first upgrade

Brakes: Shimano
Brake Pads: Front:cools stop, Rear: Dia Compe
Brake Cables:Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano DX

Shifters: Shimano DX 7 speed thumies (too bad the rear one is bent)
Front Derailleur: DX
Rear Derailleur: XT (origianl DX exploded Dec 1992 :( )
Derailleur Cables:shimano
Cassette:DX 7 speed
Chain: shimano... or rust
Cranks: LX (the DX ones died a horrible death mid 1992
Crank Bolts: LX
Chainrings: not sure, there soe weird stuff there
Chainring bolts: LX
Bottom Bracket: LX
Pedals: hmmm, not sure yet, cages or clipless

Hub Skewers: shimano
Rims:Front Araya, Rear: Velocity (the very 1st type rim they made)
Hubs: shimano sealed (DX?)
Nipples:?
Spokes:?
Tyres:Front: Panaracer Dart, Rear: Tioga Psycho K
Tubes: ?

Saddle: Vetta SL cro-mo
Seatpost: yes
Seatpost Binder: aviner

Weight:?

woo hoo... the memories...

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ooooh... its not very happy... bit of air in the tyres and a bit, er lot of lube on the chain... and it'll be back to new... crickey what did they do to you!?!?! stupid family:roll:
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:17 am 
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Nice, its really cool when you can reconnect with your own old gear

I'm sure you'll bring it up to nice and shiney quick smart :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:43 am 
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i knew some one who had one of those, stripped off all the paint and stuck Marin Titanium stickers all over it - lol, alas bare steel doesnt stay shiny for long


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:38 am 
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yeah, it could do with a strip back and refurbish as it has stickers from back in the day all over it (my attempt to pretend to be a racer)... but ... I really love the smokey paint job... its so pritty as my GF says...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:32 pm 
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Location: Scotland/Poland
Cool chainrings, outer one looks like Syncros hardcore 52 teeth?. Bike has been used as a serious downhill machine back to days perhaps?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Quality 8)

My dad has one identical but in gate size ! all original with the deoreII groupset and biopace HP. One of the best paintworks ever the DB grey smoke with purple laquer 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:09 pm 
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worth buying one then? ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:03 pm 
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Nutters22000 wrote:
worth buying one then? ;-)


And did you? Forgot to bid yesterday, gutted!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:55 am 
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Nutters22000 wrote:
worth buying one then? ;-)


About 5 years later.....

A Raleigh max is worth buying if you actually want one badly enough :?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:17 am 
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jaypee wrote:
Nutters22000 wrote:
worth buying one then? ;-)


And did you? Forgot to bid yesterday, gutted!


Theres a cracking one on eBay nos in mint condition


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