Hi, finally got my Bonty back from my wife this summer - even though I had to buy her a new bike so she would stop using the Bonty
. So - with Bonty back, and time to kill I decided to give it a make over (personally I blame my Ibis with all it's modern kit and long travel forks for this desire to modernise a wonderful classic)
So stripped it down and took a trip to Argos Cycles and a few weeks later, hey presto, 1 frame is returned all shiny and "new"
With the frame back the rebuild commenced - new wheels (inc block), brakes (discs), fork, headset, stem, bars, shifters, grips, cables and saddle were all fitted. In fact the only bits that made over from the "old" version were the frame, the seatpost, front and rear mech, BB and chainset!
Decals were provide by the amazing Gil (thanks for these - I think they look great
So - today was it's first outing and there will be a few tweaks to be made - longer stem, shorten the forks, wider tyres etc. but it still rides like a Bonty and I love it.
Tell me what you think
PS - all the original kit that came off it is going onto my next project - a '92 Orange Aluminium O
Current Project: 1993 Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer
Complete bikes: Off-road - 2011 Ibis Mojo SL, 1998 Bontrager Privateer, 1992 Orange Aluminium O
Road: Cannondale R2000
Bikes I have known and loved (but sadly lost!)
'95 Mountain Goat WTR, 1992 Mountain Goat WTR, 1990 Funk Pro-Comp