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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:48 pm 
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This is as far as I´ve got this year, unfortunately, with my race lite.
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This shows my privateer comp.
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These aren´t retro as far as I´m concerned, they´re just the bikes I love to ride. Great balance and pretty light for steel anyway.

I´ve just gotten hold of these, and they´ll fit nicely on the race lite 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Wish i had Bonterager bet they ride well- liking their components especially the older BCX rims :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:55 pm 
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I have two pairs of bontrager wheels; now surplus to requirements as I've change over to disc.

bontrager lite - off 1999 Gary Fisher X-Caliber (used)
bontrager select - off 2003 Gary Fisher Sugar 3 (unused)

if here is interest in these wheels, then I can get photos and post them on here.... no idea what they are worth.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:56 pm 
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02gf74:
Are they the golden ones? I think they also have the chris king hubs, don´t they?
Can´t remember if they´re ceramic rims but in all other aspects they are the shit :twisted:
If you like the color or just want those lightweight wheels with really nice hubs, I´d say they´re worth some money :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:17 pm 
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not Chris King hubs; don't think they are ceramic bearings either.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:28 pm 
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I'll add my Race-Lite pics tomorrow- too dark for the shed tonight! I've been lucky enough to own lots of lovely bikes, including at one point three Bontragers- two Race-Lites and a Ti-Lite. I've had handbuilt frames too, from Chas Roberts, and the Bonty Race-Lite beat them all hands down (in my opinion) and is the only bike I've kept for more than a year- it's by some measure the best bike I've ever owned. If I ever see another at a reasonable price, I'll have it as a spare- I can't imagine ever riding anything else.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Fairyglass wrote:
I'll add my Race-Lite pics tomorrow- too dark for the shed tonight! I've been lucky enough to own lots of lovely bikes, including at one point three Bontragers- two Race-Lites and a Ti-Lite. I've had handbuilt frames too, from Chas Roberts, and the Bonty Race-Lite beat them all hands down (in my opinion) and is the only bike I've kept for more than a year- it's by some measure the best bike I've ever owned. If I ever see another at a reasonable price, I'll have it as a spare- I can't imagine ever riding anything else.


Can't wait to see them! Being honest, i have had and got several nice bikes and I cant believe just how good it does ride. I'd also love to see the pics of your old bikes if you have any.

I'm amazed at how little interest and information has been put on this thread so far, because from the short time I have owned the Bontrager all I have been told is how the man was a genius! :)

I've got a Litespeed and a Rocky Mountain and my Bontrager is my favourite for sure! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:59 pm 
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Sadly, only been ridden twice this year.

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Nice Ti there Don.

Hollister you're just showing off :roll: :D nice bikes though, what year are they from? is that a switchblade with fwd facing dropouts? whats the story with that?


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