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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:39 pm 
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Picking this up shortly. Looks a bit tatty , but we'll see how she cleans up.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:27 am 
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Almost completely original. Had a new (bontrager) back wheel at some point.

quite a lot of paint loss on chainstay and needs new decals , but promsing.

It even has the chain device in place which is very unusual!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:09 pm 
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Gave the bontrager a strip down, clean and rebuild.

Swapped the Avid Arch for some standard avid v's becauseh the looked horrible and swapped the slicks for some off road tyres.

Its come up pretty well after a clean up and new decals.

I thought I'd scored a cheap XTR front mech but it turns out to be bottom pull not top pull as described.

Still needs bar plugs - forgot to buy some at the bike shop yesterday.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:21 pm 
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Bike has some nice touches. It still has the anti chain suck plate, the front hub is a Chris King and it has the coolest top cap ever.



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Although, ironically, Trek picked the wrong two for the stem itself.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:37 pm 
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Finally some pictures haha looks great enjoy it


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:06 am 
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That's bloody nice! What steel tubeset is it? Tange Infinity?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:40 am 
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No. It's true temper ox iii. Triple butted frameset, made by trek in Wisconsin.

It's the bike killed of bontrager - to mass market, not niche enough. But apparently someone at trek said the privateers were the best built and most expensive frames they made.

Bloody expensive bitd. 1700usd, compared to a high end stumpjumper for about 1200usd


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:26 pm 
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slackboy wrote:
No. It's true temper ox iii. Triple butted frameset, made by trek in Wisconsin.

It's the bike killed of bontrager - to mass market, not niche enough. But apparently someone at trek said the privateers were the best built and most expensive frames they made.

Bloody expensive bitd. 1700usd, compared to a high end stumpjumper for about 1200usd


And how much did you pay if u don't mind me asking?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:34 pm 
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£70


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