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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:11 am 
Old School Hero

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Location: Vancouver outskirts, BC
Well, acquired an absolute dream bike a week ago.

DeKerf Elysium Ti :)

Ser: DEK 2202
19.5"
Ti gusset so the frame can handle a 100mm fork.

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Found some CrossMax Sl's at a local used shop, so pretty happy with that.
Have a new Shimano XT 1 X 11 drivetrain that I'm going to put on it.
Found some RF Turbine cinch cranks - picking up Monday.
Ordered an A2Z rear disc brake adapter as the frame has that good old Hayes 22mm odd-ball mount. Have some SRAM X0's that will hopefully fit.

Fork - the missing piece right now. I have a feeling I'm going to go visit Chris DeKerf for some new decals for the frame and while I'm there I have a suspicion that I will put down a deposit for a Ti Tuning Fork - YIKES!!!
So I'm trying to find a decent fork in the meantime to get this baby built up, as I was told it'd be a year for the fork. I had a nice DeKerf painted Judy SL that was unfortunately about 3/8 of an inch too short in the steerer tube...sigh. It's off to a new home to be enjoyed though.

Anyways, it's a work in progress and am itching to get it rolling :)


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 Post subject: Re: DeKerf Elysium
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:20 am 
Old School Grand Master
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8) looking forward to seeing this get built

Have you thought about some blue sid's? even though i do like the sound of full rigid :)

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: DeKerf Elysium
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:27 am 
Old School Hero

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Yes, blue SIDS have crossed my mind.
Being a bit of a big guy though, Bomber's do come to mind, or a Fox Float

Not too picky at this point.
Whatever comes up just might be it :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:58 am 
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Looks good but I would be careful with the a2z I had 1 on my old heckler and it worked ok but it would move(rotate) quite easily if the break is applied while rolling back and your dropouts look smaller than mine. Not trying to put you off, just a heads up. Is there no special mount that will convert to is or post? I know there where a few different mounts for the old hope “c” callipers


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:04 am 
Old School Hero

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Timoth27 wrote:
Looks good but I would be careful with the a2z I had 1 on my old heckler and it worked ok but it would move(rotate) quite easily if the break is applied while rolling back and your dropouts look smaller than mine. Not trying to put you off, just a heads up. Is there no special mount that will convert to is or post? I know there where a few different mounts for the old hope “c” callipers


Thanks for the heads up.
I was hoping to be able to find something that would adapt to a post, but haven't found anything.
If worse comes to worse I'll get the frame 'corrected' to standard mounts.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:11 am 
Retro Guru

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I’ve actually just found this which should work its part number A2Z AD-PMR


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2924466850


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:45 am 
Old School Hero

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That's the one I ordered.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:44 am 
Retro Guru

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Ah really need emojis on the mobile site as I have a rather red face now. Really sorry ignore everything I said. I just assumed you meant this

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2393448649

What you have ordered looks like it will do a great job (assuming you have IS Calipers) I look forward to seeing it built up.

Well at least I’ve learnt a couple of things tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: DeKerf Elysium
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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wow what a frame!


what era judy? i may assume 98 i may have a just crown /steerer/ lowers that are obviously used but would let you use the dekerf lowers......cost of postage....


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 Post subject: Re: DeKerf Elysium
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:04 am 
Old School Hero

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patersondj wrote:
wow what a frame!


what era judy? i may assume 98 i may have a just crown /steerer/ lowers that are obviously used but would let you use the dekerf lowers......cost of postage....


I think the Judy was newer than a '98, plus it sold pretty quick when I posted it locally.
Thanks for the offer though :)


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