Bontrager Race '91 - Build Thread

Carge

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If I go with the gold SRP bolts on the cranks - I can use this......

Or find some black bolts - nudge, nudge, wink, wink ;)

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2manyoranges

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Carge - looking good. And the component(s) I like most so far - the onZa chillpills...EXACTLY the right colourway and not one I ever have seen before....
 

2manyoranges

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Ah not at all … the build is wonderful.....really good choices re cranks, stem...and I mean REALLY good. But I like the care on the LITTLE things too...which is where builds can go so wrong. You are attending to the seemingly little things as well as the big ticket items.
 

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Having second thoughts on whether to use the Mavic 217s - as I feel they may be a little too modern.
So I've spent an hour lacing something else up onto the M900 rear hub that might be more appropriate - something perhaps a little Rocky Mountain ;)

Anyone got a stash of plain black chainring bolts - or SRP if I have to :)
 

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One of the things with an early Bontrager build is that you have a blank canvass. They were sold as frames....and people did SO many different things with them. It’s not a question of chasing the catalogue parts to reproduce a set of decisions made on price points and bulk buying - they could, at the time, be ‘what I have in the workshop’ builds, or eclectic mixes of performance items, or full groupset (XTR mainly) builds. This is a Good Thing in my book...allows for a lot of creativity and nice surprises....
 
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