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  • Cooler than a penguin’s pantry!

    Rorschach
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    I had a FUNK…..it was shight.

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    I had a funk, really liked mine.

    cynic-al
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    The first affordable mass production one, are there any left?

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    The bike shop I worked in the late 80’s (when back from Uni) sold Funks. I could never afford one but did covert them. Really very nice but not in that OP’s colour scheme. We sold Nishiki’s too. I do remember a customer coming in when the back end had come undone 🙂

    We also had the first pair of Rockshoxs in the UK. Damn they were flexy!

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    aP, is that a 1993 AlMega ?

    aP
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    Sorry, that’s going to get this thread closed as well isn’t it?

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    An estay bike is definitely on the list for my growing retrobike collection. I’d love an Alpinestars CroMega, and also like the look of a Haro Implse.

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    I’d kill a tramp for a Ti-Mega e-stay frame.

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    ^ that bik is well saracin

    bencooper
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    Just sold an e-stay frame on eBay 😉

    On one of the framebuilding forums there’s a guy who built an e-stay Fatbike. It looks ace.

    DBR sticker on a Kirk?

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    I lusted after a trimble…. 8)

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    A chap at uni had the same Alpinestars that aP just posted.
    OH, how I coveted that bike.

    Baznav
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    A kirk in one piece is a very rare thing indeed.

    Rickos
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    Why did they die out? Funny that short chainstays ate back in fashion.

    parkesie
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    Scott endorphin please.

    brakes
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    I saw a minty mint Kirk Precision today (science museum), not e-stay though.
    As a teen my dream bike was an Al-Mega…

    cynic-al
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    Rickos – heavy, flexy, breakable.

    Endorphin, in the iconic spec

    I sold one of these to Scary Spice.

    always wanted a yeti ultimate and funk titanium frame/fork

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    Had a 93 al-mega, best jump bike ever. I’d love to see an e- stay 29 er or 27.5 . The al-mega chainstays were 15.5″, it felt like I could ride up walls in the granny gear.

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    The Alien ACX and Mantis Flying-V were my lust bikes

    nonk
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    i have got a haro extreme under the workshop bench. 🙂

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    Had an Al Mega DX. Pre e-stay. When they brought they e stay model out, I had my first episode of upgradeitis. WANT!

    Lovely bike though, till the garage got broken into 🙁

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    I had a cro-mega lx. Loved it despite the incredible flex, wish I had kept it 🙁 Flouro pink and white would be so on-trend now..

    coatesy
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    Not just the short stays that are back in fashion, the Al-Mega also had a long top tube/short stem, and tweaked head and fork angles to compensate, essentially all of those things that Gary Fisher “invented” ten years later with his Genesis geometry.
    Anyone else remember the Saracen appearing as a Halfords Carrera with full XT kit ayear later, and getting rave reviews from the mags?

    cynic-al
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    , it felt like I could ride up walls in the granny gear.

    Ironically short stays are crap on steep stuff.

    qwerty
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    I had a aluminium Pacific elevated stay frame with 1.25″ headtube, I got it sprayed green/yellow/red fade & found some white Mag 21s for it.


    Had a massive want for one of these back in 1993.

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    cynic-al – Member

    Ironically short stays are crap on steep stuff.

    what he said.

    however, i still want a Nishiki Alien – that black one right up there ^

    qwerty
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    I used to ride mine wearing either cut down purple 501s or some black full length Troll lycra with multi coloured paint flecks on em. Purple and green Pony Axo attatched to Odyssey triple traps via Power Grips. Red & blue Nevisport fleece top. First bike I took to the Lake District that was.

    bencooper
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    Ironically short stays are crap on steep stuff.

    Aye, though perhaps an idea worth revisiting with the recent popularity of big wheels and belt drives.

    I remember being well jealous of my mates alpinestars cro mega. It was a thing of beauty.

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    I’m glad people spend money on stuff like this still, just so I can look at the pics.

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