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Nice looking frame!

What are the dimensions? I like that down tube - non-round is an eye-catcher and probably a good stiffener (not an attempt at high school humor)...
 

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had never heard of Dekerf before, but it looks really clean. I love the wishbone stays. Their 'Tuning Fork' is nice too.
 

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Nice looking frame!

What are the dimensions? I like that down tube - non-round is an eye-catcher and probably a good stiffener (not an attempt at high school humor)...

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Top tube 24

Seat tube 20.5

Chain Stay 17.5

Wheel base 43.5

BB height 12

Head Tube 4.625

Seat angle 73

Head angle 71.5
 

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Krankensteine said:
Nice reference to Michael's bike. He rode this one in the Cape Epic in South Africa.
I had no idea that Michael rode this frame, but I do know that DeKerf built frames for Spot during the Spot heydey. You can see the similiarities between the two brands. I loved the way my Spot rode, but sadly 29er won over the love of my frame.

Nice frame!
 

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Finished product

Finally all together. parts list goes like this:

* Frame Year: '08
* Color: Emerald Green
* Fork: Manitou Minute Absolute
* Brakes: Formula K24
* Cranks: Middleburn RS-7 175mm
* Bottom Bracket: FSA Platinum Pro
* Chain Ring: Boone 32 tooth
* Rear cog: Boone 19 tooth
* Chain Sram PC-1
* Stem: Thompson X4 120mm 10 degree
* Handlebar: FSA carbon dh
* Seatpost: Moots Ti layback
* Saddle: Brooks Swift Ti rails
* Headset: Chris King
* Grips: ODI Rogue Lock On
* Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.55
* Rear Tire: Schwalbe Little Albert 2.1
* Wheels: I9s with Stan's Arch rims

Now I need the trails to dry out. Lots of rain lately in my area.
 

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Most beautiful bike I've ever seen. I always lust for Dekerf (he welded my ti bike's disc tabs - very cool guy). Love the Boone ring and cog and of course the I9 wheels. So hot!
 

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smoen81 said:
what's the bolt for on the brace running between the chainstays (just behind the bottom bracket in the post #7)?
It's a threaded boss for mounting fenders, probably just plugged with a bolt to keep it from filling with mud/sand/water/etc.

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smoen81 said:
Thanks, that's what i figured it was for, but I don't think I've ever seen one that has a bolt actually in the hole.
I tend to run a bolt in every threaded boss on my bikes, just to keep the threads clean. I'm not much of a weight weenie, but if you were, plastic bolts can be used. Disc brake rotor bolts are much lower profile and less conspicuous as well..


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Nice!

Beautiful build! Hope you can ride it soon - I'd be interested in a ride report. My wife has a Dekerf (26") and still says it's the best handling bike she's ridden:thumbsup: .

Any idea what it weighs in at? Gotta be light...

Enjoy,

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