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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:01 pm 
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A good quality e-stay that is also strong and usable.
Very rare in UK but they are about in Mainland Europe, 2 of my Wheelers came from Poland.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamarac
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:25 pm 
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kingoffootball wrote:
oneschnark wrote:
Tamarac 1988

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Philippe


I hadn't seen that one before, but I like it, despite not being keen on e-stays in general.

Who is that stem made by?


Thanks.
It's an old Ringle
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:30 pm 
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Was that the bike with which you won BoTM, Philippe?

Here's one wth a funky splatter ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 pm 
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Of the one's I've ridden (there's been a few), I'd recommend the Alpine Stars Cro Mega DX as the most sorted/least weight/reliable. If we're talking looks etc., the any Cunningham design is going to take the biscuit...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:48 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Of the one's I've ridden (there's been a few), I'd recommend the Alpine Stars Cro Mega DX as the most sorted/least weight/reliable. If we're talking looks etc., the any Cunningham design is going to take the biscuit...


Drool...





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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 pm 
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The Mantis X frame is by far the coolest, but this has got to be a very close second.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:26 pm 
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For me the most recognisable and coolest e-stays were the Alpinestars of 1991, not least because they encompassed everything that was perfect of the era, e-stay, curved seat tube and topped off with fancy flourescent paint!


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Got to be a Kota-Miyata RidgeRunner ECS for me - amongst many reasons because they were the only manufacturer who had the decency to gracefully arc the support between the stays to match the radius of the rear wheel, rather than simply slap a straight piece of tubing in there...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:17 am 
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Some great bikes on here.

Cant really comment based on experience as only ever had an Al-mega and cant really remember much about that, apart from it was painted mustard and it was light.

One of my favourites based on looks is the Yates, just love the paint job.

But the one e-stay i actually want to own more than just about any other bike, and have ever since i first saw one on this forum, is the Ti-mega. One day maybe...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:42 am 
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yakboy wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Nice Nishiki

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Is there a bike under there? I haden't noticed :facepalm: Not an e-stay though :wink:


I noticed the spoke protector. Just so you don't think I'm obsessed with spoke protectors,
it was the second thing I noticed. The first was the colour matching socks.

Carry on as you were chaps.


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