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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:00 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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If you decide it needs an XC riser bar I have a nice pair of Bontrager CrowBars going spare.

Amazing rescue, full commitment there :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:11 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:26 am
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Location: Rossendale
Took the Bontrager on a trip to the lakes last week and had a play around with rigid forks. Like the way it looks so will leave on for the time being.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:47 pm 
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Location: Rossendale
Few updates on the bontrager. The RC36's have been sold to fund a new set of Hope E4 brakes for my FS bike.

I replaced them pair of judy's I got from ebay that had a 1" ahead steerer. Whilst I was figuring out whether to get threads cut or change the whole bike to ahead a Bontrager Judy crown came on ebay too so I snaffled that and sold my ahead crown to jez-4-bikes.

I was lucky with the judys as although they looked unloved, the internals were in excellent condition with the elastomers still intact. After a strip down and re-build they actually feel pretty good.

I've also decided to move back to cantilever brakes - which was the reason for getting the judy's in the first place. I've put some black LX ones on for the time being but am not sure if it would be better with silver.

Anyway, here is it, still to be cabled up but geting closer original spec.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:17 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:22 am
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slackboy wrote:
Few updates on the bontrager. The RC36's have been sold to fund a new set of Hope E4 brakes for my FS bike.

I replaced them pair of judy's I got from ebay that had a 1" ahead steerer. Whilst I was figuring out whether to get threads cut or change the whole bike to ahead a Bontrager Judy crown came on ebay too so I snaffled that and sold my ahead crown to jez-4-bikes.

I was lucky with the judys as although they looked unloved, the internals were in excellent condition with the elastomers still intact. After a strip down and re-build they actually feel pretty good.

I've also decided to move back to cantilever brakes - which was the reason for getting the judy's in the first place. I've put some black LX ones on for the time being but am not sure if it would be better with silver.

Anyway, here is it, still to be cabled up but geting closer original spec.

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My favourite Bontrager color. Nice bike. Should build one myself.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:19 pm 
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Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:26 am
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Location: Rossendale
Forgot to mention that the eBay seller had a nos chain suck plate that he threw in for free.

Nice guy.


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