A lot of you know the story of my DeKerf. My buddy bought the frame + fork from Chris in 93. Built it, rode it sold it. 10 years later he found the frame, bought it back, stripped, repainted, and re-stickered it. He set it aside to complete some other projects (WTB Phoenix, his brother's old Goat he found, a couple of Brodies, a Blizzard, his A la Carte, 2 FROs..........). Although he worked on finishing his bikes right up to the last evening, he died from cancer with the frame still sitting undone. His brother gave it to me to finish. I did it up last year, but wasn't completely satisfied with what I ended up with, so I did a total about face and redid the whole bike. The only parts still on the bike are the seatpost, the headset, and of course, the bars and flask. I like what I came up with over the winter much better.......and I like the ride better, too.
Frame: DeKerf Mountain #184 - July 93
Fork: colour matched Rock Shox Mag 21
Headset: King Ti
Stem/Handlebar: DeKerf Ti combo
Grips: Onza Porcipaws
Brakes: Paul Stoplite
Brake Pads: Kool Stop
Cantilever cable hangers: Paul Moon Units
Brake Levers: Paul Love Levers
Shifters: Shimano 732 XT Thumb
Front Derailleur: Shimano M900
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M900
Cranks: Syncros Near Net Forged
Crank Bolts: Syncros Crank o Matics
Bottom Bracket: Syncros Ti
Pedals: Shimano XT 730
Hub Skewers: Salsa Flip-off
Rims: Mavic 217 (r) 217 (f)
Hubs: Chris King
Spokes: DT TB
Tires: Panaracer Smoke/Dart
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Evolution
Seatpost: Syncros Ti
Weight: as always, don't care
Misc: full Ti bolt kit throughout, Blackburn stainless water bottle cage, Ahearne Cycles Spaceman stainless flask cage.
*Build has been updated (08-13).
Hope you like it, Dathan.