Originally Posted by mntlion
But do you really want a 80 pinto with only 6,000 miles on it?
mid 80s high-end langs are closer to an 80 Ferrari than an 80 Pinto.
Those old orange Tii's (I think that's the model) that the Mahre's wore were the best boot on the market at the time, but probably only compare to today's mid-line boots.
My guess is that if the liners haven't dry-rotted, I'd stick them out in the cold for a night, whack 'em on the side of the shell with a 5lb hammer, and if they don't bust into multiple pieces, go for it. Lange's were not known for getting brittle when old, like Nordicas. However, those liners are likley either dry rotted or just plain shot from the age. Modern technology in textiles has made the internal materials a lot better than they were in 80. Of course, you could throw a zip-fit liner in them if the shells and buckles are still okay.