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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:59 am 
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no problem, what do you need, i can take mine off for you,?


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 Post subject: Re: Forks etc
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:01 pm 
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slimjoe wrote:
hollister wrote:
you should use 5/3.8 stepped ferrules on that frame

what version of fork are you looking for?


It has stepped ferrules on it...They fit perfect into the riveted bosses.

What would be the fork to use on an Off Road. Would it be the early welded version? I know the later ones had bonded dropouts etc.

Id be ecstatic if i could find a suitable set :D

Managed to find an NOS m-732 XT rear hub, 732 brake levers, Black m-730 XT chainset...


ideally you'll want to find a brazed bonty stem
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and a black comp fork
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I unearthed a stash of ferrules recently, where did you find yours?


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 Post subject: bonty forks
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Yep, i totally agree that a pair of the black Composite forks would look perfect on this.

The ferrules came with the frame buddy :wink:

Had another ride on the Bonty yesterday, its a great bike to ride.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:54 pm 
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what length steerer do you need for the hypothetical Bonty composite forks you're looking for?


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 Post subject: Forks
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:01 pm 
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classen wrote:
what length steerer do you need for the hypothetical Bonty composite forks you're looking for?


I need a 143mm steerer on the fantasy forks i can only dream of owning :lol:

I just got outbid on the brakes i was after for this..Bloody e-bay :x


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 Post subject: Parts i need
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:37 pm 
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Just got a nice text of an old Retrobike member who is sending me an anti chainsuck plate for this :wink:

Unfortunately i havent ridden this since the back wheel gave up on me (shitty rear hub) I have a set of NOS Suntour hubs but cant find the correct period 32 hole rims.

But i will be getting the NOS xt stuff through soon and ill swap out parts and update this :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:17 pm 
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dayum, I needs a chainsuck plate too!


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 Post subject: Muddy and getting ridden
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:25 pm 
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Been riding the Bonty lately..it now has NOS panaracer a-wall tyres, nos m-730 chainset and brake levers and better wheels.

It is certainly a razor sharp handling little bugger :wink:

Piccies are off my phone and bike is kacked up..


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Deeply lovely bit of bike porn matey one of my favorites too along with a breezer sky :wink:


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 Post subject: Bonty 2012
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:50 pm 
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This seems to be an ongoing project! But i keep digging it out of the garage and taking it out for a ride...on nice sunny days :wink:

Quick clean and good as new! I will be changing the forks to a Bontrager fork, better headset some earlier Salsa stem decals (when i find some) then think ill be happy with the build.


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