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 Post subject: 91 Bontrager race lite
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:37 pm 
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This was always one of the bikes on my most wanted list and its taken me

this long to get one. Ive used mostly parts from my stockpile of old bits

and this is how it turned out. Quite a lot of XT m730 bits and im hoping to

change the brake levers to m-732 and the brakes to something a little

better. The tyres ive used are for riding! I have garage queen tyres but

not for hacking about on :lol:

Hope you like it :wink: It rides briliantly.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:47 pm 
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Nice bike, always a favourite of mine as well. Think the tyres look a bit heavy on it though


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 Post subject: Tyres
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:52 pm 
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Ive got some NOS rubber for it including a Kevlar Ground control and a

Smoke light, both amberwalls. Im using it for a 70 mile charity ride

tomorrow so im using the modern rubber :wink:


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Lookin good Joe :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:41 pm 
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Very nice. Bontrager: too racy for my riding, but apart from that a bike I absolutely have a weak spot for. Enjoy :wink:


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 Post subject: Bonty
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:12 am 
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Yes, it is a pretty agile little bike, racey! But somehow unique in how it handles. Just glad its got a 120mm stem fitted and not the period 150mm :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:36 am 
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Wow, what a nice Bonty!
I think the tires are perfect for the trails :)

I don´t want to upset you in anyway, but i actually think you have an original Off-Road. Really cool bike.
Take a look at the link below.
Jan
Off-Road vs Race Lite


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:54 am 
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That's really sweet Joe and although I understand your tyre choice pictured I'd love to see it with some amberwalls, even if only for a photo.

And cool link Jan!


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Very nice! I like that quite a bit. Hope it's not an endo-machine! ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Lovely Bonty that. :)


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