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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:36 pm 
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I have just come into two alpinestars framesets - one 1991 Almega dx - (the yellow and white one) and a 1992 Cromega dx (red one) I only have the bits to build one of them - which should it be? I hear the Al mega is rarer, but the cro mega is more likley to be useable when finished.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:39 pm 
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Pics and probably both :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:45 pm 
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garage queen = al-mega
rider = cro-mega


i'm led to believe the al-megas crack.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:50 pm 
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Got to be the Al-Mega !!! Owned both in the past, in fact all four at one point and loved the Al the best !! Even over the Al-mega XT, probably because of colour though !!

I found that my two steel frames used to flex too much at the bottom bracket and most annoyingly it used to make a cracking noise on very cold mornings when you pedal too hard !!! (Is this common Retro Guru's ??)

Also, what steel frame is it you say you have ? Only my cro-mega DX was white and grey with a red strip and my LX was white and bright pink !!

:) :) Fun Retro builds tho !!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:43 pm 
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wow - you lucky thing - have sent you a pm to discuss alpinestars!
for riding, defo the cro mega - ive always loved all the models to be honest!
steve


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:29 am 
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This will be of interest to you:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... d841b82eff

General concensus is steer clear of the 1991 and earlier al-mega's.

All the best with your project whichever way you choose, but cro-mega in for me in this case.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:38 pm 
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Just a bit OT but I was wondering if anyone had pics of the non-e-stay cro-mega dx (yellow front)? I used to have one and can only find pics of the elevated version.

Cheers.


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