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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:15 pm 
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Thanks for the kind words :wink: .


Shredd - my DH-3 fork has 75mm (or 3-inches) of travel. The fork weighs about 3.2 pounds. I think I could make it lighter if I replace the cro-mo steerer with the new lighter stuff. I also have a spare red DH-3 sitting in the closet. Planning to take it apart and clean it up.

I could go for the Red, White, and Blue theme, if I decide to use the RED DH-3. I tend to be bias towards BLUE and GREEN.

Anyway....I actually, at one time, had a baby blue SID. That fork brought me NIGHTMARES :shock: Talk about high-maintenance and a leaking problem. That fork NEVER felt right no matter what. I don't know if I will ever return to Rock Shox again. Their products disappoint me. On the other hand, my old DH-3 doesn't leak. I haven't replace anything on the fork.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:40 pm 
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Welcome.

lovely lovely bike.

If you ever sell that frame.... :wink:


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That really is one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen. Was it around 98 that they stopped making them? And notwithstanding your modesty, it's fantastically well-preserved. Don't you *ever* crash?

Incidentally, the difference in weight between Marzocchi aluminium and steel steerers is a quarter of a pound, at least for 1 1/8, for 1" a little less obviously. I guess 1" aluminium steerers must still be out there somewhere.


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Yeah it is proper pretty.

I agree with Chris, some SID's would be ace. But I'm a SID man. :wink:


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That is very very nice, I think Im in love !!


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:)


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Welcome along. That is one purposeful bike that also looks the nuts.


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Welcome :)
I'm liking the Bonty. Should be great fun to ride :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:54 am 
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I would be lying if I say, I "never" crash...LOL!

I've crashed a few times on my OTHER bikes, or bikes that were given to me (Cannondales). I'm MORE careful on the Bonty and have never crashed the RaceLite *knock on wood*. The Bonty was paid for with my OWN money so that deserve EXTRA love. And if I remember correctly, money that should have been applied towards college tuitions and books :D - when I was at university in the 90's.

Anyway, anyone remember this Bontrager catalog below? I don't see this version around here.


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The full suspension craze hasn't really burned out, has it? :lol:


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