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 Post subject: My Dekerf
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:52 am 
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Hi all

This is my first post so hope you like my bike :D

It's a 1997 Dekerf Team SL, I bought it new from John Atkins Cycles in Leamington after reading an article on Dekerf frames in one of the magazines of the day.

I'm also having a new Dekerf Team SST frame built at the moment,see here for pics:
http://dekerfcyclesuk.blogspot.com/

It's being built in a bit of a retro style as it's for 80mm forks and V-Brakes only!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:42 am 
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Hi Dave,

Welcome! Awesome piece of honest craftmanship you have there! Still remember the clear coated fillet brazed one I saw in Berlin shop a few years ago very well.

Think the blog is great too. Will take a closer look.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:11 am 
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Thanks Elev12k

Chris Dekerf certainly makes a lovely frame.

The Blog belongs to the UK distributor for Dekerf,I asked if they could do a photographic record of the build,and Chris agreed to help.

David.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:11 pm 
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Nice ride you've got there Dave, obviously impressed with it enough to get another! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:55 pm 
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Thanks Steve

Yes ridden a few good hard-tails over the years but I just like the look and feel of the Dekerf.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:14 pm 
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Man alive! I've just had a look at the link. Your bike looks fantastic! I want one! How much is it costing? PM me to save your modesty :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:32 pm 
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Adam

The frame is costing £1425 but is a special custom build for me,and has the following differences from a normal Team SST:

All joints are fillet brazed.
It has a brazed seat pinch boss.
No bottle bosses on the seat tube.
It's being painted in a custom colour.

Dave


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:35 pm 
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DaveH wrote:
Adam

The frame is costing £1425 but is a special custom build for me,and has the following differences from a normal Team SST:

All joints are fillet brazed.
It has a brazed seat pinch boss.
No bottle bosses on the seat tube.
It's being painted in a custom colour.

Dave


:shock:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:40 pm 
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I know it's a lot but then the best never is......
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:42 pm 
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I meant to say it's not cheap but the best never is!

Doh! :oops:


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