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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:04 pm 
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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
Cassette: M900
Chain: HG
Cranks: Syncros Near Net Forged
Crank Bolts: Syncros Crank o Matics
Chainrings: Vuelta/Shimano/Syncros
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
Tubes: Norco
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).


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Hope you like it, Dathan.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:21 pm 
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Absolutely stunning mate.

Nicest steed I've seen on here in ages.
Just looks classy and subtly understated.
Forgotten about Onza Porcipaws - used to be my favourite grips!
The hip flask is a nice touch - spill the beans on the contents (hoping it's a nice single malt!)


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Very nice :D

that stem/ bar combo is amazing .


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Agree with the above comments, very sweet and that ti bar/stem combo is interesting plus nicely balanced by the seatpost. The engraved flask is a super nice touch.

Did the seatstays come uncapped?


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:56 pm 
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azaro wrote:
(hoping it's a nice single malt!)



The only thing that goes in that flask is Lagavulin.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:59 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
azaro wrote:
(hoping it's a nice single malt!)



The only thing that goes in that flask is Lagavulin.


Truly a fine choice. You are clearly a man of impeccable taste!


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:02 am 
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ededwards wrote:
Agree with the above comments, very sweet and that ti bar/stem combo is interesting plus nicely balanced by the seatpost. The engraved flask is a super nice touch.

Did the seatstays come uncapped?


Chris didn't start capping the stays till 97-98ish? (don't quote me on this). I prefer them uncapped myself. Shows off the pierced stay better IMHO.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:31 am 
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Sumptuous! Though the Turbine L.P.s don't really fit the look or era. I-beams with silver arms perhaps? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:38 am 
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FMJ wrote:
Chris didn't start capping the stays till 97-98ish? (don't quote me on this). I prefer them uncapped myself. Shows off the pierced stay better IMHO.


I agree they look cool, much better than the plastic caps on my much later and much less cool DeKerf. However I can't escape visions of the seatstays filling with water during a rainy ride! I guess framesaver or similar addresses any corrosion issues.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:57 am 
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That is so cool! Very unique ride.


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