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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:56 am 
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okay, time to throw something up. hey, it's a start. i'll see if i can find something else. it looks way better built, of course.

sure looks like if the above-pictured bikes show up, it'll be a great showing! AND there'll be CAKE! ;O)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:12 am 
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here's another. i was looking at the previous picture i posted and figured the '91 dekerf in the immediate background might as well be exposed- partially. pardon the mess in the garage. it's much cleaner, now. more cranks, too! that's a couple '93 rm thin airs behind the dekerf and there are a few more rockys behind them, but they're just aluminum! ;o)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:37 am 
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jimbotoad wrote:
here's another. i was looking at the previous picture i posted and figured the '91 dekerf in the immediate background


Colour matched Mag 21 in 91? Erm.......what's the serial number?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:45 pm 
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hi, yah, woops! jumped the gun, or wasn't thinking when i posted that. i had the pics saved as 1991, as the guy i got the bike from said it was 1991, when chris started- first year, but upon researching the net and asking chris directly, i learned that he didn't start making mountain bikes under the dekerf name until 199- more in line with the mag 21. i just thought the previous owner had the fork painted to match when it became available.

according to chris' records, the frame was made in his first year of offering his own frames, in april of 1993. it's a low number unit- 117! while not a trailer queen, it is a nice survivor in original paint. and that's how it's going to stay. clean it up here and there, some better grips and maybe a chi-chi or two, but generally, the 'originaller', the better, i say.

thanks for the heads up!


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That makes more sense. Mine is HEK 184 (July 93) and came in the same metallic copper (I believe it's called Penny) w. a colour matched Mag 21. Looks a bit different now. :D

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Some absolutely beautiful bikes here......but that Suzie Q, wow


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Found a jackpot of NOS RM bikes, well images anyway. :lol: I'd love to get my hands on any one of these. But particularly the 2nd Thunderbolt with the thunderbolt graphics! :D

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Found this detailed shot of the Suzi-Q. Looks to be some machined cuts made into the headtube of the frame. :shock:


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Anybody notice the 3 Syncros cranks in Jim's picture?


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