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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:27 am 
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Ok, so i only quickly read the first two pages, did any of these blatent HOMO`s say "Nice arse" ?

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S-M wrote:
Ok, so i only quickly read the first two pages, did any of these blatent HOMO`s say "Nice arse" ?

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Twat :roll:

Anyhow back onto the bikes - nice Bonty Sinnerman - looking forward to seeing what you do with it, hope you had a great holiday over there :D


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I have to fess up and embarrasingly say it's taken me nearly over a year to get past the first post :oops:

but I'm glad I did as there are some very nice bikes in the bonti range and many I wasn't even aware of...and of course yes the lady is quite attractive too but I am thankfull she opened this thread as bontis are ones that normally havn't given me much interest so again thanks


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2012 Retro bike goal, to finish my OR...,

heres a great review for those that may not have seen it before.... 8)


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INNOVATOR............ 8)


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What was the point/advantage of interchangeable legs? From what to what and for why?

Is the diameter of the legs for a Bontrager crown the same as Tange Switchblades?


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What was the point/advantage of interchangeable legs? From what to what and for why?

Is the diameter of the legs for a Bontrager crown the same as Tange Switchblades?



I believe it is.... :? , KB licensed the design of the Switchblade to tange, and then tange had Bontrager cycles assemble all the tange forks in california... 8)

I will measure both forks, and confirm.


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mrkawasaki wrote:
What was the point/advantage of interchangeable legs? From what to what and for why?

Is the diameter of the legs for a Bontrager crown the same as Tange Switchblades?


Some interesting articles on the Bontrager and tange forks... 8)


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In 1988 the Kestrel Nitro was shown at the Long Beach bike show which features a Paul Turner/Keith Bontrager suspension fork. The fork used a Bontrager triple-clamp design and is the first showing of the future. (See first pic)

What was to become the Rockshox RS-1.......... 8)


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The story as i was told it....

The year was 1988, Kestrel had made a "jaw Dropping" carbon fibre hardtail, and were about to launch "THE NITRO" a Carbon Fibre full suspension bike......

remember this was 1988....... :shock:

But they Needed a brake that would solve the problems that naturally occur with rear suspension and cantilever brakes.

Bontrager/Kestrel worked together and the ELS brake was born...!!!
And it Pre dates the Shimano "V" brake by some years... 8)

(see pics below---Sorry for the quailty of the pics, they are the only pics i could find.)


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