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there's a production rl in the garage waiting to get restomoded


mate........Thats steel...made the Santa Cruz way......... 8)

Pure class...., and i think the viewers at homes the world over deserve to see more....... :wink:


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Just to tease you a little more...



Mate, i paused for thought for quite a while before commenting on this bike...

It looks like a weapon of mass destruction..., race ready and capable of causing harm to others using deadly force on the battle field... :shock:

I wouldnt change a thing, the spec and the build just look perfect, the colours are just Bontrager....., in a "im here to to business....get out of my way."... :shock: kinda way.

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..I kind of hate the Hollow Tech II chainset but it works and running an "old school" compact ratio if never easy

For the last 4 years I guided an off road coast to coast event with anything up to 60 other riders and this is always my weapon of choice.

It's funny how people laugh on the first day when they see you turn up on a "road bike" however the smile changes places as you rocket up Dent Fell while they slowly push there overweight MTB's up the hill.

I love that Bonty from the day I picked it up from a WTB rep just outside Denver before boarding a plane :D

...do I dare tell you I have a Ibis Hakkalugi with just about matching spec :oops:


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gil_m wrote:
..I kind of hate the Hollow Tech II chainset but it works and running an "old school" compact ratio if never easy

For the last 4 years I guided an off road coast to coast event with anything up to 60 other riders and this is always my weapon of choice.

It's funny how people laugh on the first day when they see you turn up on a "road bike" however the smile changes places as you rocket up Dent Fell while they slowly push there overweight MTB's up the hill.

I love that Bonty from the day I picked it up from a WTB rep just outside Denver before boarding a plane :D

...do I dare tell you I have a Ibis Hakkalugi with just about matching spec :oops:


Sounds like a great ride mate, it really does look good too, i like the part with the wtb rep especially, i bet that was quite a day of smiles.

as for the Ibis, how the hell do you choose, could i dare ask you to take a pic of them side by side, that would be a sight to see..., pure class taste mate.. 8)


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I would love to, just looked though the "photo album" to realise I don't have a photo of the Ibis since 2006 when I got it and it's only a frame set

I will make a point of getting a couple of back to back photos next weekend

Anyway you don't want to spoil a nice Bonty thread :lol:


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gil_m wrote:
I would love to, just looked though the "photo album" to realise I don't have a photo of the Ibis since 2006 when I got it and it's only a frame set

I will make a point of getting a couple of back to back photos next weekend

Anyway you don't want to spoil a nice Bonty thread :lol:


Cheers gil, it would be nice to see...., and you cant spoil the thread with an ibis, one will complement the other....lol.


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Due to some requests for info on bontrager frame changes, i thought it might be good to try and post some info, rather than try and explain via email.

the detail below is the best i could find, and does appear to be accurate.(im sure kb/hollister or other Bontrager fans can correct if not).

Either way, im sure the retrobikers contemplating Bontrager as future rides, will find it of some help.

Kudos to the guy that owns the bikes and took the time.......top man... 8)

These pictures are of a '91 Bontrager Off-Road and a '97 Race Lite. I've tired to show the differences between various models. The first few are changes that carried through into the "Race" model, and in these cases I've attempted to note when the change occurred.

(NOTE>> first pics are off roads, second pics are race lites.)




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Race Lite frames have material removed on the leading edge of the tube. Neither the Race or Off-Road frame has this feature.


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Decals
All frames had square-edged decals until early '94 or so.


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Seat stays
All frames came with two piece seat stays until some time during '94. Later models had a single piece tapered stay. Generally bikes with the single piece stays are considered to be post-Trek, and two-piece are pre-Trek. However, this is not necessary true. The change to the two-piece did occur about the time of the Trek buy-out, but there was some overlap


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