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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:07 am 
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I was at a local cyclo-cross race (Easthampton, Massachusetts) and spotted a guy riding this in the masters race. Afterwards I spotted it resting against a tree. Absolutely gorgeous bike, the elusive Bontrager CX!

It seemed to have the Original CX steel fork, seat post, and ti seat. A Sycip stem, Dura Ace ders., more modern shifters, and modern Avid brakes. I was really excited to see this. Does anyone have any idea how many of these they made? I'd love to find one of these in my size one day! A true gem amongst many extremely high end bikes at the race.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:19 pm 
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No more info I'm afraid but very cool indeed, especially with the meat coloured tyres.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:57 pm 
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I've seen Gil_M has a Bontrager cx bike too. Don't think Bontrager make frames anymore?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:56 pm 
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It's true, Bontrager hasn't made frames for many years. The information I was looking for was perhaps how many were made, the years of manufacture.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:29 pm 
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Wow, that bonty cyclo-cross bike is really cool 8)

It looks like a later Steelman straight fork on it, as opposed to the earlier curved fork.

I found these sites helpful:

http://www.belgiumkneewarmers.com/2007/ ... ks-cx.html

http://yojimg.net/bike/bontrager.php

http://www.eandsweb.com/cgi-bin/bikes.c ... Cyclocross

The earliest one I found was 1987, while the latest one was 1997. The earlier 80's versions were handbuilt by KB himself on a custom order basis, while later it was offered for production.

Hope this helps; thank for sharing, man :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:53 am 
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the "meat" coloured tyres are Tufo tubulars I think. Readily available anywhere. A very classy cross bike - I like the slim, simple lines and the straight steel fork looks great :P


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:04 pm 
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got one.. best bike EVER.. just suits me, even tough its a small, and im 184cm
it has the steelman forks..got it in 2000, think its a 96`
(a few weeks later the importer i got it from burned to the grown, and all frames where lost)
have used 10-15 dif setups, heres one in road mode..


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