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 Post subject: 1999 Dekerf Team ST
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:35 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Posts: 348
Location: Ontario, Canada
This bike was has lived several lives. I bought it used in 2005, rode it as my main bike until 2009 and had 3 different builds during that time. The final build was a full M970 group with King/Thomson parts which was stripped and moved to my Yeti ASR to make my life more comfortable after shoulder surgery.

The frame spent a couple years hanging in the basement until I came across some NOS cranks and SID fork with a steerer long enough for the monster headtube, with 2 parts out of the way, why not get the rest!

Some of the M950 drivetrain I've had since 1997 and was probably used in a previous version of the bike. Some cheating with modern parts had to happen, a low stack Crank Bros headset and Race Face Deus stem were just enough to get the fork to fit. A M970 front derailleur because I had it, yet my modern Yeti has a M952. Some nicer wheels are planned for down the road, some old Bontragers for now.

The rear shock got destroyed after a wet ride on sandy trails. There is not much of a seal on it. After a nearly $200 rebuild by Dekerf I made a little carbon fibre shock cover. Being a weight weenie I determined it was overbuilt at 18g so it was replaced by a 6g version.

Mandatory picture of our dog Stephen with the bike has been included.

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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Dekerf Team ST
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:03 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:54 pm
Posts: 402
Very nice.

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