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Vintage Reflex ALX99 Easton E9 Tubing and Full XT M730 - $360 (Shoreline)

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bicycle type: mountain
frame size: 22.5
wheel size: 26 in
bicycle frame material: alloy
suspension: none (rigid)
brake type: cantilever
handlebar type: flat
electric assist: none
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Reflex
model name / number: ALX99
Well, here it is. I finally decided to part with this bike and pass it along to someone for a full restoration or a cool new build.
I did not have the heart to start parting out this awesome bike - as you can see from the photos the bike has Full Shimano XT M730 from the hubs to the skewers, pedals, brakeset, headset, crankset, shifters, derailleurs, BB and so on.
I'm sad the Ritchey Logic saddle didn't fend time too well, but I do believe that with the right glue and a few staples it can be brought back to life.

What makes this bike so cool (aside from the insanely interesting paint job and color combo) is the fact that it was a Jeff Lindsay design using Easton 6061 E9 aluminum alloy main tubes coupled with Ishiwata EX wishbone rear stay, chainstays, and a beautiful lugged Ishiwata EX rigid fork.

It's a little piece of cool MTB history but my garage can't take it right now and my kiddos are #1 so old projects need new homes.
Another great thing about the bike is that it is a 22.5" frame so it can be ridden by a variety of folks in the taller range - nothing worse than finding a great bike that is too small. Top tube measure 22" c-c.

In any case, I would prefer if someone kept it together but once you buy it it is your project and whatever you do with it I'm sure will be awesome. The complete XT groupset will fetch a pretty penny if you decide to go another route.

I'm sure this is implied, but I have to mention that this is a vintage bike, used, with some signs of wear but nothing worth photographing. Expect to see small paint imperfections, scuffs, and light surface rust on some bolts. This is what you clean up when you do a full restore!



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