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 Post subject: dean
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:00 am 
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Is that the frame in a previous life (in other words: are you the forum member formerly known as Solo)?

Nice 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:20 am 
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Nope i'm not solo... But it i'm a former owner!

I bought the frame from a former belgian Xc-racer that raced for o9 (the only dean suplier ever in belgium). Rode it for a while and then sold it to a young local rider for peanuts... I even pistes it up on this forum but no one wanted it.

Then lost track of it, til now! Glad to are it is in good hands with someone that knows what it is!

It was my second dean since i had a dean bambam fully in the nineties....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:43 am 
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Fantastic, love the way the blue cranks pick up the blue 'E's especially.


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 Post subject: History
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:43 am 
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Great to hear some of the history of the frame, tell me more :D .

Who was the Belgian XC rider? Are any pics available of him racing it, by any chance?

I'd also like to see that bambam of yours 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Rider was Jurgen Van Den Driesse... He might have racing pics but not me.

My Bambam was one of only two in the benelux... 2200euro for a frame back then was :shock:

A pic of the time when it was brand new and cutting edge:
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80mm front and rear was over the top for xc back then 8)

To say it in Deans own words: Is it a xc or a dh bike? YES


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 Post subject: Bambam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Thanks for sharing bettes, that looks awesome :) !

Where did you ride this: the Belgian Ardennes or did you put it to the test in even more challenging surroundings?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:16 pm 
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saw this on CL...

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/bik/3539696946.html


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 Post subject: Re: Bambam
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:29 am 
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Double-E F wrote:
Thanks for sharing bettes, that looks awesome :) !

Where did you ride this: the Belgian Ardennes or did you put it to the test in even more challenging surroundings?


The colonel was used mainly around my home for singletrackrides and also as a roadbike with a set of road wheels (46tooth xtr is great for that)

The bambam saw it's fair share of ardennes marathons (theux, boullion,...) when I was young and fit and hadn't discovered enduro riding in the alps and around lake garda... :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:00 pm 
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thats perfect :wink:


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 Post subject: Birthday Karma
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Earlier on in this thread, I stated that the right stem would bring this titanium project to a glorious finish.

Last week on July, 17th (my birthday :) ...), I received a private message in which fellow forum member, and fellow DEAN Ti owner, ez054098 reminded me of a dibs that I called -wishfully thinking- in his DEAN build thread.

ez054098 wrote:
Subject: 1994 Dean Titanium - FINISHED 3/1/13

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Jeez, I'm jealous of that stem :lol: 8) .

First dibs if you ever consider selling it :wink: .

Lovely bike, 1994 appears to be one of the best years for DEAN judging all the wonderful frames being showcased around here 8) !


I scored a 150 Dean Ti stem, so if you want the 135 let me know.


Of course, I was still interested, which I replied to him. And what do you know: July 17th also happened to be Michaels (ez054098) birthday :shock: (though he already celebrated a couple more than me :wink: ).

To make a long story short, in the end Michael offered me his titanium DEAN stem for postage only as a birthday gift :shock: :oops: :lol: .
Yesterday it arrived, together with a set of DEAN decals 8) !

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After getting home from work a bit early today, I exchanged the Zooka for that fine Ti example.
Here's an impression of the result 8) ...

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It has been quite a while since I was this happy with a birthday present, thanks to Michael (ez054098),

the official

King of Birthday Karma.


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