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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:39 am 
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mikee wrote:
gonna try to get to wales for the owbtb thing
but might meet you at the BDW ,taking a cro-mega to that
just not sure which one yet

Hope to meet you at those mikee and seeing the cro-mega(s) too.


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Crikey mate, thats a beautiful thing.

XT Thumbshifters too, Id just sit & look at it hehe :D


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And how works the titanium fork ?
Stiff or not ?
Confortable ?

Actually I enjoy my P2 ti fork, but the fork moves a lot when I brake ! :lol:
The alpinestar legs seems more bigger. Perhaps more stiff ?


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Thanks for the kind words gents.

The forks are very nice riding indeed, but don't have a great deal of tyre clearance even with 1.9" tyres and they flex under heavy braking causing a judder. Still love them though, they get alot of attention out on the trails.


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sinnett177 wrote:
and they flex under heavy braking causing a judder.

:lol: :lol: It's the same thing for me : under heavy front braking, I've got a big vibration : the fork flex a lot. A friend who was riding with me was afraid for me !
We'll make a comparison on the OWMTBC :wink:
But how confortable they are ! A friend who was kona race rider in 91 said me than he prefered the ti fork than a suspension. On day, he bumped into a car in Paris. The ti fork bent but not break.

Who welded the alpinestar ?
I had one in my house, a 1992 with the neon decals. The welds were not as regular than Merlin's or Sandvik's. I thought perhaps for litespeed…


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24pouces wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
and they flex under heavy braking causing a judder.

:lol: :lol: It's the same thing for me : under heavy front braking, I've got a big vibration : the fork flex a lot. A friend who was riding with me was afraid for me !
We'll make a comparison on the OWMTBC :wink:
But how confortable they are ! A friend who was kona race rider in 91 said me than he prefered the ti fork than a suspension. On day, he bumped into a car in Paris. The ti fork bent but not break.

Who welded the alpinestar ?
I had one in my house, a 1992 with the neon decals. The welds were not as regular than Merlin's or Sandvik's. I thought perhaps for litespeed…

I find them very comfortable indeed, I only ride rigid these days and like the ride a great deal. The welding was indeed by Litespeed, the welds aren't as tidy as other ti frames around but still nice.


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sinnett177 wrote:
The welding was indeed by Litespeed, the welds aren't as tidy as other ti frames around but still nice.


Just some pictures of my friend's ti-mega, only for showing the welding :wink:
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You know what ? He's jealous about your fork :lol:


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24pouces wrote:
You know what ? He's jealous about your fork :lol:

And i'm jealous of his frame, very nice love the '92 graphics. It shows the production 91 and 92 frames were the same too.


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sweet frame!!

I remember having the catalogue years ago, and having the pictures up on the bedroom wall!! :D


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sinnett177 wrote:
24pouces wrote:
love the '92 graphics

Yes but he had to remove them for decals like yours : the neon colors didn't resist to UV and in reality, they were in bad shape.
I took this picture for drawing the decals for him. But I don't know how to print neon colors…


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