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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:26 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Location: Burlington, ON Canada
History: The frame and fork belonged to a riding buddy who was an avid retro collector. It's entirely possible he was a member on here. He died a few years ago, and his brother (who I ride with) gave them to me to build up as a memento. I tried to go with a mix of utilitarian/workhorse parts (the bike's a rider) and weird, eclectic parts to reflect the offbeat nature of my deceased friend. I think I pulled it off. This is the end result.

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Frame: 93ish DeKerf
Fork: IRD TL-5 Anti Dive
Headset: Chris King Ti - custom Ti spacer
Bars: DeKerf Ti bar/stem combo
Brake levers: Altek
Shifters: Shimano XT
Derailleurs: f.-Shimano XT r.- Shimano XT + SRP pivot bolt
Brakes:f.- Paul Crosstop r.- Paul Motolite
Wheels: Shimano XT + Araya RM 400 + Wheelsmith db spokes
Tires: Onza Porcs
Seatpost: Syncros Ti + SRP bolt kit
Cranks: Shimano XT + Syncros Crank-O-Matics
Bottom bracket: Hope Ti
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo
Skewers: Salsa Ti Flip Offs
Grips: Onza Porcipaws
Pedals: Shimano 737 + Exus Ti spindles or Suntour XC Pro (depending on mood)
Cages: Blackburn Stainles + Aherne Cycles Spaceman stainless flask cage
Full SRP Ti bolt swap


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:30 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Wow :shock:

More treasure has arrived...

Lovely bike, some fantastic details 8)


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 Post subject: De Kerf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:31 pm 
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She certainly is a beaut , that fork just looks sooooo cool , not 100% behind the stem , looks a bit too "cheap" for me , a la the very early pre 90's mTB's

I hope your mate looks on while you ride it...enjoy


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:31 pm 
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:o nice nice nice, an eclectic build for sure and maybe not more than the sum of its parts but cool nontheless 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:32 pm 
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- And Im sure your friend would have approved.


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 Post subject: Re: De Kerf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:33 pm 
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scrapper wrote:
not 100% behind the stem , looks a bit too "cheap" for me , a la the very early pre 90's mTB's





:o possibly the best bit for me :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:33 pm 
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i want a hip flask mounted to my bike !!
that is one super cool and clean looking bike.... nice


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:03 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
stunning, a proper dekerf, not a plastic plug anywhere - and that stem, just love it...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:17 pm 
PoTM Winner
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this part is looking very nice at your dekerf.

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ii decide me for black syncros parts on my dekerf.
in snow too

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but i can use the ti stem bar kombi for my next dekerf





yours is delicious.
i think some avid arch supreme looks better

you need some new box levers for your whity?


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 Post subject: Re: De Kerf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:35 pm 
Retro Guru
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kaiser wrote:
scrapper wrote:
not 100% behind the stem , looks a bit too "cheap" for me , a la the very early pre 90's mTB's





:o possibly the best bit for me :)


Me too, along with the forks 8)

Very cool looking build.


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