Well, this should be my first post on this website. I've been lurking a bit lately. A few years back I was pretty 'active' on the German classic boards, switched to MTBR.com and for some reason I kinda laid back a bit the last couple of months.
My name is Jeroen, some of you might know me, some of you might know my bikes, some of you might not know both... Im a 25 yr old mechanical engineer, designing machinery. Born and live in the Netherlands. Bike nut since '97 and more or less started 'collecting' bikes after finding my second DeKerf. I was actually already pretty pleased to be able to obtain a new Team SL straight from Chris in '00, but shortly I stumbled across a nice Generation with Brodie Gatorblade fork and some M900 parts. There it began, the stable slightly expanded since...
Please excuse my lack of info on the following list of bikes in the stable. I will make some stories around these when Im less sleepy as Iam now. Let the pics speak for themselves for now.
'00 DeKerf Team SL
'96 DeKerf Generation
'95 DeKerf Suspension
(sadly not built anymore)
'93/'94 DeKerf Team
-Horizontal dropouted RaceLite, early '90s
-'95 Prototype Steel Full Suspension
-Bontrager TiLite, cracked, but repaired and finished.
A couple of Bontragers
Repaired in december, brushed during Xmass by myself.
'90 Rocky Mountain Summit
'86 Ritchey Commando
(cracked near dropout, too big for me)
'90s Ritchey Road Classic
(My first road bike)
'94 Breezer Storm
in its singlespeed setup with WTB bars. Will be back to gears soon.
One of my most precious belongings and embodies much of my own idea's on frame-concepts:
'94 WTB Phoenix SE
(Sadly not anywhere near trail worthy, working on that asap)
Not quite classic, but (sorry) in my eyes the only right justification of the term 'Retro' (I more use classic/vintage, as retro is something new with a blink to the past), my own creation; designed this frame past spring and worked to gether with Darren Crisp of www.crisptitanium.com
to form my idea's into a riding bike. Easy to see what my inspiration was/is....
'06 Crisp Titanium singlespeed
... more detailed stories when I get around them.