First post: I joined MTBR forums around 5years ag oand got soem background info from various people but nothing in the way or what I've found on here over the last couple of days.
Here's my bike. It was 2nd hand and the frame had been resprayed due to it being a stolen-recovered one, so had no indication of what bike model actually was. The AlpineStars USA logo is stamped on the frame where the rear spindle sits so I knew the manufacturer but no idea on model. MTBR helped on that and was determined to be a Cro-Mega.
I used to ride it almost everyday before I got a car, but nothing really serious: racing-wise, and has been relatively unused for the last 5 or 6 years now. It is still in good condition tho. Pics are below.
Here's the spec of it, pretty much original from what I have found via info from other people and from browsing the topics on here.
AlpineStars 21 speed mountain bike.
> Accu-trax straight front forks.
> zoom lightweight seat post.
> Kona Avocet gel seat.
> Alpinestars mega-lite handlebars.
> John Tomac grips.
> Shimano short reach brake levers.
> Shimano Deore XT sis gear levers.
> Shimano brake set & blocks.
> Shimano narrow chain.
> Shimano Exage 500LX front gears.
> Shimano Exage 500LX front derailleur.
> Shimano 7 speed rear block.
> Shimano Exage 500LX rear derailleur.
> Ritchey Vantage Sport rims.
> AlpineStars 26" x 2.1" tyres.
> Quick release seat post pin.
> Quick release front & rear skewers.
That is how it was when I bought it, and the only things changed have been a pair of new tyres, new spokes and a set of V brakes.
As it was when I bought it:
As it is now:
Sorry the pics aren't brilliantly clear, but they are a photo of a photo.
sinnett177 has given me some info and I've seen this topic which looks the same model and spec as mine, http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=87451
so may be tapping Steve up for more info and keeping an eye on the topic/s as I fancy having it back in the original colour scheme.