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Alpinestars bikes...do you remember them?

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by stevenb, 2 Sep 2007.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Those strange shaped frames.
    Elevated chainstays....just like some of the Rocky mountain bikes.
    Has anyone got one?
    Would like to see a pic.:ohmy:
     
  2. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Hideous paint schemes - pink, green and white?
     
  3. The elevated stays were blatantly cribbed from Charlie Cunninghams Mantis circa 1984.
     
  4. spesh

    spesh Well-Known Member

    I vaguely recall a Jackson Pollock-style splatter paintjob, if that's what you mean.

    And the Alpinestars clothing was no better - though that goes for just about everything available in the early 90s. ;)
     
  5. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    My brother still rides an Alpinestars MTB and yes, it has a hideous yellowy purpley kind of paintjob. It's vile and ugly, but he loves it to bits.

    I'll try and get a pic to post next time we go out.

    Bren
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    That'd be cool Bren

    I remember the polished silver ones they did.
    I thought they looked the Nuts...
    Mind you...the Canonndale V-Spec bikes were pretty wild looking. :blush:
     
  7. romeo

    romeo New Member

    do you remember the season before aplinestars came out? it was like there was another brand in 89 that just got bought into the alpinestars stable and badged up as alpine stars

    im trying to think what they were called? Kloser? MK? MKStar?

    does anyone else remember these?
     
  8. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Serotta bikes any chance Romeo - BUT Steve, but Rocky Mountain Bikes: I'd still have one now if they are still available...BTW Are you Romeo from that south london town...that used to post on C+...
     
  9. gillan

    gillan New Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    used to have an elevated chainstay job, xt groupset, alumininium frame

    liked it a lot

    stripped the hideous paintjob and polished up the aluminium

    lovely:smile:

    eventually one of the chanstays cracked...got it welded and sold on...not seen it since

    PS they did know about the weld:smile:
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I got a nice picture of Rocky Mountain 'Experience' bike in my book here. Polished frame. Deore DX groupset and those 'Powergrips' that used to fix to your pedals. :biggrin:
    Looks nice...even by today's standards.
     
  11. peekay76

    peekay76 New Member

    One of my mates had bought an elevated chainstay Rocky Mountain. I can't remember the name of it but he was well pleased when he first got it... until we labelled it his upside down girls bike.
     
  12. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    That Merlin titanium rocks....the elevated chainstay one. ;)
     
  14. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    yes, i remember. leveate stays were a bit of a fasjion think in the later 80s ro ealry 90s. Even Saracen, befpore they went down market, had them.