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 Post subject: Bontrager B1
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Hiya, I normaly hang around in MTB/singlespeed cirlces but I thought you lot might like to see the ride i've just finished for my daughter (she's nearly 9)

It's a Bontrager B1 which as far as i know was from 1999/2000 (so it's older than she is : ). I bought it from the States about 3 years ago and it's hung around waiting for her to grow / actually be interested in bikes!

So i recently set about building it only to find the $@&*ing seatpost was well and truely stuck. So a hacksaw ,some very big tools and a long time later and i've managed to hack enough out to get the seatpost to a safe depth. I have buggered the paint on the tube extension though and cut a groove through the metal below the seat tube slot ( i'm trying to not get angry as i write ).

Anyway, so the build is:

B1 frame - rasta headbadge detail
Shiney forks - no idea what make
Diamond back bars (cheap and matched the forks)
wtb headset
rasta spacers (thanks The Boy!)
Titec lump of metal / stem
original bonty saddle and ahem shorter seatpost
Deore cranks and vees (cos i had em)
KMC chain
Wellgo pedals (not sure on the blue yet)
and some fly gold Suntour hubs (misspelt on ebay find)
Michellin tyres.

as you can see i had a shake down ride to the local skate ramps and it was ace - i just can't wait for her to ride it now!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Lovely.
Got any more pictures of it?


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That is great 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:29 am 
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looking sweet 8)

seat tube are the curse of the bmx world - it gives you f**king turrets

get some more pic's :wink:

cheers B

now we just need a sunny day :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:03 pm 
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and thanks for the comments - she rides it this weekend for the first time!


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That´s great looking :)
I´ve thought the same thought for my son who wants a bmx badly.
How did it work out for your daughter? Did she like riding it?
Jan


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