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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:22 am 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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I always have been a great admirer of Bart Brentjens and his win in the first XC race on the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996. I have seen a lot of replica builds on here, but no one did a replica of the bike Bart won the first gold medal in mountainbiking. So this is a project I have been willing to do for a long time. Last year I started to collect some information about the bike.
From 1991 untill 1996 Bart raced for the American Eagle Mountainbike Team. For the first Olympic Games in 1996, American Eagle was the sponsor of the Dutch Team. All riders rode a Bilato made steel frame with Ritchey tubing (see http://www.mountainbike.nl/forum/viewto ... 4&t=109707). Bart didn't think this frame was competive enough for him, so he started to look for a different frame. American Eagle started a cooperation with Hercules, Concorde and Storck in those days and Bart went to Storck for a special frame for him. (http://www.storck-bicycle.de/en/web-anz ... 0&sub=1500). The frame Bart rode in the OS1996 was a Storck frame with American Eagle decals on it. Later this frame became the Storck Rebel frame.
It took me a long time to find the right frame for this replica build. It had to be the right one. I finally found the exact same frame. It was offered to me by a member of the Dutch MTB-forum. It has a crack in it, but it was free! Need to do some repairs, but I do have the frame.

A few months ago I contacted Bart Brentjens to ask him if he remembered the specifications of his bike. He still has the bike, hanging on the wall in his shed. He send me some (iphone) pics and a list of the specifications of the bike. It's now time to start collecting all the parts.

Here are some pics of Bart's bike.. If someone has more and better pics, please send them to me!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:23 am 
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Here are the pics Bart Brentjens send me with his iphone...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:23 am 
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And the spec list. Need some help with some parts....

Frame: American Eagle Atlanta / Storck Rebel
Fork: Rond WP Rebel
Headset: Cane Creek
Stem: Ritchey Forcelite
Handlebar: Ritchey Prolite WCS
Grips: ?
Barends: Ritchey
Brakes: Magura Raceline
Shifters: Gripshift ESP 900
Front Derailleur: ???? XT M735 ???
Rear Derailleur: SRAM ESP 9.0
Cassette: SRAM
Cranks: Shimano XTR M900 46x36
Pedals: Look Moab S2R
Hub Skewers: Ritchey
Rims: Ritchey Rock 415E
Hubs: Ritchey prototypes
Tyres: Ritchey Alpha Bite 2.1 and Ritchey Speedmax 2.0
Saddle: Selle San Marco (not sure what type...)
Seatpost: According to Bart he thinks it's a Thompson, but I think it's from USE....
Seatpost Binder: Ritchey


I still have some questions.... What do you think about the front mech, saddle and seatpost??


Last edited by stumpjumper1990 on Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:07 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:00 pm 
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I am just subscribing to gather info about my Elsbeth Vink replica ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:10 pm 
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MynameisCasper wrote:
I am just subscribing to gather info about my Elsbeth Vink replica ;)


Don't think yours is a replica!!! :P


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Ahh... :oops: True!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:08 am 
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Added some pics and the speclist.

Can anybody help me with the last 3 components???


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:14 am 
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Here is another pic of the bike


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:34 pm 
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Looking forward to this :D awesome rider top bikes as well 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:49 pm 
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Seatpost is more likely to be a Shannon or a Roox.

By the looks of this photo...
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the cradle pin is hollow which would point towards Shannon:

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USE wasn't a popular racers choice as they were so flexy and were shimmed. Shannon were long, light, strong and the correct size to fit the frame


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