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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:46 pm 
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After the Peaks ride all I felt able to do this afternoon was nurse my (numerous) wounds and carry on with 'Operation Tidy the Loft'. Guess what I found? If anyone wants scans of the catalogues (I haven't checked to see if they are in the archives yet), just ask and I will crank up the scanner:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Some more: (See comment above.)
Both are 1991.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:50 pm 
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Finally, (for now) something from the dim and distant past. Bikeshopowner and I were only recalling this company last week and it appears in the loft. Let's hear it for 'Charlie'.


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Crikey is that any alpinestars catalogue? Any chance of a scan of it?

Nice finds BTW :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:31 pm 
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:D :D

Forgot all about those – they were all the rage when I first started riding, along with a full-length top tube pad (basically a bit of pipe lagging covered in fluro yellow nylon)

I used to have one of those old Local Motion frame bags on my first-ever mountain bike. Think I sold it along with the bike, wish I hadn't it was really quite handy. Made shouldering the old beast a bit more comfy too.

Think I might keep an eye open for one of these :lol:


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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Finally, (for now) something from the dim and distant past. Bikeshopowner and I were only recalling this company last week and it appears in the loft. Let's hear it for 'Charlie'.


I think they came out of Cornwall and has some connection to that other company BITD 'Cosmic Trail', seam to recall a conection to Windsurfing as well


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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Finally, (for now) something from the dim and distant past. Bikeshopowner and I were only recalling this company last week and it appears in the loft. Let's hear it for 'Charlie'.


i had one of these shoulder bags in black, i think it had a label with orange writing on, really really cool :D .
i really hope i can find it !!


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Trouble is, the rigid parts that go against the frame seem to have very retro geometry as the basis of their design. It fitted my first MTB, a huge Dawes Wildcat from 1986/7, but wouldn't fit my 1990 Saracen.


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the DIRT VHS was awesome.

ah the memories...


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