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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:52 pm 
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So I picked up yet another :roll: Alpinestars today :)

Should've picked it up weeks ago, so many thanks to the seller for being unbelieveably patient with all me recent 'issues' :oops:

Plenty of pictures here, it would be nice to have your thoughts/questions. . . . . . .

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:07 pm 
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With that spec, I'd take the reflector off, fit SPD's and use it as a winter rider.

When summer comes round, then update it with higher end stuff.


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Thats a really nice example you have there Steve. I had one bitd and it started my passion for mountain biking and alpinestars bikes. I upgraded mine to 93 Deore LX and it really suited the bike well.

Those decals look factory fresh, I have the ODS and EOS ones NOS, but have never managed to get the head tube, top tube, down tube and seat tube ones.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:27 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
With that spec, I'd take the reflector off, fit SPD's and use it as a winter rider.

When summer comes round, then update it with higher end stuff.


Yeah I'm not a fan of the reflector, but thought I'd just keep-it-real for the time being.

TBH the missus will probably use it in the future sometime, so she doesn't end up being a retrobike widow. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:32 pm 
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Thats a really nice example you have there Steve. I had one bitd and it started my passion for mountain biking and alpinestars bikes. I upgraded mine to 93 Deore LX and it really suited the bike well.

Those decals look factory fresh, I have the ODS and EOS ones NOS, but have never managed to get the head tube, top tube, down tube and seat tube ones.


Cheers Mark,

If I'm totally honest it was an absolute impulse buy (commitment) I made ages ago, and unfortunately life got in the way recently, for me to be able to pick it up til today. It's a pretty small frame (16" IIRC) for me at over 6' tall, hence the reaqsoning behind the better half having it (and looking after it).

I adore the factory fresh look of the decals, and infact the factory fresh feel of the whole bike. If ever you want hi-res pics of the decals (up-close-and-personal) for scanning purposes, give me a shout and I'll get somedone for you :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:17 pm 
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nice example! pair of all-black tyres,that's all id change! well worth preserving,headtube ends picking up some surface corosion.id strip headset and knock the cups out-give it a good clean and lube.


i like the way the bottle cage just nestles in there. :)

good luck with whatever you decide to do with it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:59 pm 
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Glad you like it :D

I bought it on impulse too, I only rode it three times - all on-road as I didn't want to get it dirty!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Oh my God! :o

That's what my frame USED to look like until it was stripped and had a crappy paintjob done to it.

Mine is stripped of parts and about to go off for a powdercoating once I get the f***ing BB out of it :evil:

Would love to finish off the frame with period decals as it was originally an LX but it is kitted out with DX parts now. Thought of getting it done in red so it looked like a CroMegaDX but prefer the white. Would you be able to help me out with some quality photos so I could maybe get the LX markings back on her? I would be soooooo grateful.

IMO keep her as is; I wish I'd never had mine resprayed but at the time it was needed. I still have the original front reflector somewhere :shock:

Bring on the Estay revolution!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:33 pm 
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Alp*Willi wrote:


Bring on the Estay revolution!



Shoot me now. :roll:






:P :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Alp*Willi wrote:
Oh my God! :o

That's what my frame USED to look like until it was stripped and had a crappy paintjob done to it.

Mine is stripped of parts and about to go off for a powdercoating once I get the f***ing BB out of it :evil:

Would love to finish off the frame with period decals as it was originally an LX but it is kitted out with DX parts now. Thought of getting it done in red so it looked like a CroMegaDX but prefer the white. Would you be able to help me out with some quality photos so I could maybe get the LX markings back on her? I would be soooooo grateful.

IMO keep her as is; I wish I'd never had mine resprayed but at the time it was needed. I still have the original front reflector somewhere :shock:

Bring on the Estay revolution!

Rhys


Hi Rhys,

Drop me a pm of your exact photographic requirements and I'll dig the DSLR our for some nice pics for you. Alternatively speak to Mark (sinnett177) or Gil_m to see if they already have some decals on file. . . . .

Steve


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