I seem to recall that KB was somehow associated with Titec components. Will someone please remind what, if any, connection there was/is and present a rough chronology?
But what was the connection between KB and Titec? Was he an owner/partner? Did he do design work under contract?MrOrange said:Started about 1993 and sold through the rest even after Trek bought them in 95. They were specced' parts in 94 (as shown in the 94 Bonty catalog)
Bars.Stems,Seatposts in silver, black. Saddles too. And carbon/aluminum seatposts.
Think it was a mix of US/Asia sourced, but mostly Asia.
OK. I have a Bonti silver "comp" post on it with a Thompson-esque two-bolt clamp. The silver Titec stem I plan to use is all Titec, no Bonti. I had one of those matte silver Bonti stems in the past. I never liked the look or feel of it; seemed cheaply made and flexy to me.MrOrange said:If you wanted it "correct" - a Titec only branded stem would not be made in cooperation with KB.
Only the ones with Bontrager and Titec on the stem would. Those were on 93-95's.
96 had KB's own branded parts - some were made in SC and some in Taiwan. Since you are using a Ti Crowbar (those were made in 96-98) you would want a stem like this. They came in Silver or Black.
Seatposts of the '96 era were Bontrager branded only. The highest were of course the Race Lite with the Easton moniker on the post. In Silver and lower Comp model in Silver or Black.
Roger that. It's all good. Turns out the Bonti stem I mentioned, I still have by golly, and looks like it's a 150mm reach. I went searching for it after my previous post, and there it was!MrOrange said:I was only trying to point out what would be period correct. That's all.
I honestly think they never saw the light of day -ie never made it into production. I've never seen one. But . . . somebody might have.hollister said:designer(per the literature and DB)
now who has one of these?
thats what I'm thinking...MrOrange said:I honestly think they never saw the light of day -ie never made it into production. I've never seen one. But . . . somebody might have.
Those from the pic and/or some protos . . . hmm I wonder who . . . .