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 Post subject: Bontrager Race Lite 1997
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Hi there!

I have got myself the frame of my dreams.

Ever since I started mountain biking I´ve wanted a Bontrager Race/Race Lite and last summer I got my chance!
Going thru a site I hadn´t been to for a while, suddenly THE frame was for sale.

I´m not an impulsive buyer by a long shot, but I threw a mail on the spot!!
The deal was done pretty fast and all of a sudden I was a paypaler :)
Another cool thing was I bought from the original owner!

As I didn´t have a lot of parts the project rested over the fall/winter. Falling off my other Bonty, and rather badly, didn´t help either ;)

Now I´m starting to get parts from all over the place and all is coming together rather nicely.

I´ll update this as bits come in and put together.

Jan

Frame: Bontrager Race Lite 1997 Large

Fork: Marzocchi Z2 Atom 80 (70 mm travel)

Headset: Chris King Nothreadset 1 inch
Stem: Bontrager Race A-headset
Handlebar: Bontrager Crowbar Race
Grips: Salsa, Juegos de Fuego

Brakes: Avid Single Digit 20
Brake Pads: Kool Stop Ceramic
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR
Brake Levers: XT BL-M739

Shifters: XTR SL-M952
Front Derailleur: XTR FD-M950
Rear Derailleur: XTR RD-M952
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: XTR CS-M953
Chain: XTR CN-7701
Cranks: XTR FC-M952
Bottom Bracket: XTR BB-M952
Pedals: Time Atac Titan Carbon

Hub Skewers: USE Ti
Rims: Bontrager Valiant ceramic
Hubs: Bontrager by Chris King
Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph
Tubes: n/a

Saddle: Bontrager Selle San Marco Ti
Seatpost: Ringlé Moby
Seatpost Binder: Salsa Flip-Lock 28,6 mm

Weight: 10708 g w/o pedals


Fresh Out of the box

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Cleaned a bit

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In gussets I trust

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:16 pm 
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love bontys, looking forward to it changing.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Chainsuck touchup
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:58 am 
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Here´s some pics of the chainsuck that was on the frame and how I did some touchup.
Now it´s a lot nicer going out in rain and mud :wink:

Chainsuck

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Primer

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Done :D

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Jan


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:16 pm 
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That will look lovely built up!


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 Post subject: Stuff
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Thanks guys for kind words :)

Here´s some stuff I have and this will be the last update ´til I get it more complete.
Some stuff is on the way that I can´t wait for it to come...

The Marzocchi Z2 Atom is specialorder by the original owner who wanted something more than the Rock Shox Judy XC it came with.
It has a 1 inch steerer in steel and it has the original travel of 80 mm reduced to 70 mm to come as close to the Judy´s 63 mm as possible.
This is next in line to be fitted along with the headset I just recieved from the States.

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The headset is a Chris King Nothreadset 1 inch which should suit the bike fine.

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The post is just awesome and hard to do justice on picture.
It´s just on the small side but I´ll try using it as it basically set the "black component" theme when I got it.

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Hope you enjoy the pics!

Jan


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:33 pm 
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Today I went to my LBS with frame, fork, headset and stem so they can put it all together.
At last the wheels are in motion (pun intended) and next week I´ll have the result.
At the same time spring is round the corner so at long last it´s time to go out riding again :)

A cool thing with the LBS is they had a Bontrager steel sign, which Keith had signed at the shop 8)

Here´s the stickers that I got last fall from Gil. Thanks mate, sterling job :D

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Jan


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:59 pm 
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I hope you don´t see this as boring, but I just love threads with a lot of pictures :lol:
I´m gonna put out pics as stuff arrives, and today was a good day :wink:

From the states a nice Velo Bontrager saddle with Ti rails arrived, in mint condition :shock: I was originally planning to use my Bonty Selle San Marco CroMo, but this is so nice I might use it instead. And Ti rails gives such a nice ride 8)

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Next up is the bottom bracket, FSA Ultimax. The axle is cromo.

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And last, but not least, is the wonderful bottlecage Elite Ciussi Inox.
Nothing more needs to be said :)

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On saturday I´ll be getting the frame and forks back, now put together.
Until then, take care!
Jan


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:26 pm 
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I have got myself the frame of my dreams.


It was also the the frame in my dreams. But I still didn't get one :(

Looks like a thorough project with a proper covering. Chapeau!


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