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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:02 pm 
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Following on from Gravy Monsters rather fine Apex, I promised to post this up :)

This was the next model up from the Apex for those who don't know, similar frame but True Temper OX instead of AVR...not sure what difference it makes to the ride though! I picked up the frame with most of the original parts (M730 XT) on a bit of an impulse from Ebay as I lusted for one of these back in the day. There's a fair bit to do though, including removing a stuck seatpost :(

Below are some early pics of the bike stripped down and having the various extra stickers taken off. Note the splatter paint, it looks a bit odd from a distance but sweet close up..


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:57 pm 
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mynchiboy wrote:
This was the next model up from the Apex for those who don't know, similar frame but True Temper OX instead of AVR...not sure what difference it makes to the ride though!

I think the tubing used either in that years Axis, or Axis Team (OXII, I think) was the tubing they used in the steel frames DB used a few years later - the TT-Lite frameset (used for the Apex and Axis 94-95) - I think that was OX or OXII custom short-butted.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:01 pm 
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Neil wrote:
mynchiboy wrote:
This was the next model up from the Apex for those who don't know, similar frame but True Temper OX instead of AVR...not sure what difference it makes to the ride though!

I think the tubing used either in that years Axis, or Axis Team (OXII, I think) was the tubing they used in the steel frames DB used a few years later - the TT-Lite frameset (used for the Apex and Axis 94-95) - I think that was OX or OXII custom short-butted.


Cool, thanks for the info. I've ridden AVR and GTX tubed frames before and found the ride quality great, needless to say I'm looking forward to this one :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:04 pm 
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By the way, here's the brochure page for your 91 Axis:-
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edit: My 91 Apex still has the same wheels on, as this, plus I'd kept the Avenir seatpost from my original 91 Apex to put on my recently acquired 91 Apex - although a lovely shiny Deore DX one from ebay will probably replace it.


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Very nice 8)

I look forward to seeing it re-built, It will be a nice bike to ride, I love my DB to the max, such a sweet handling bike that will go on for ever :D


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Gravy Monster wrote:
Very nice 8)

I look forward to seeing it re-built, It will be a nice bike to ride, I love my DB to the max, such a sweet handling bike that will go on for ever :D

Makes me wonder what ever happened to my original 91 Apex :-(

Still... least I've got another 91 now :-)


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Nice to see one of these again ! The frame does look good with the splatter effect. I had one back in the day , unfortunately for only 2 weeks until some git nicked it !! My first full XT bike aswell :( Looking forward to seeing this built up :)

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