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Old November 7th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Tin Can build

Hello Fatistas.

Now that my Wicked project has been completed (and turned out superb) my wandering mind has started to consider a new project to occupy the dark winter days that are surely on the way.

Not being able to find a 'Yo frameset for my budgeted amount of $250 I decided to go a entirely different route.

Back in the early 90's I had very strong opinions of mt frame designs and materials, had to be steel, made in the US, and no gimmicky designs like elevated stays or triple triangles. Fast forward to last week when I saw a frame for sale that had everything I disliked so many years ago but have learned to appreciate from a design standpoint, a 1992 Alpine Stars AlMega. Easton program tubing, elevated stays, made I think in Italy? Completely off the wall design.

My motivation for this build (besides finding the frame for a great price) is to use as many spares I have on hand, take my time and try to have a rider by early spring. I will update this build thread as I proceed, but as I mentioned I plan to take my time and slowly accumulate the missing parts.

List of parts that I have (besides the fork):

Frame: 92 Alpine Stars Al-Mega, polished or ball burnished finish.
Fork: No idea. Ideally I would like to score a Funk Fat fork like the pic. Would anybody have one they would consider selling, pretty please?
Brakes: Machine Tech front and rear, either soda blasted or polished.
Brake Levers: Dia Comp SS-7
Wheelset: XT Parallax
Rear deralluier: XT
Shifters: XT

Will update as I proceed.

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