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    That's a pretty bike mate

    It looks very clean


    Where did you find it?

    And why did you choose single speed - what do you use the bike for mostly?

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    Thanks. It was well taken care of by the previous owner. I found it on a Craigslist ad here in Charlotte NC. The Solitaire is designed as a single speed bike and has an eccentric bottom bracket. This is my first single speed and I will use it on my local trails. Pretty stoked to have found a nice clean Dekerf.
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    '99 DeKerf ST

    Greetings!

    I've got a '99 DeKerf ST that I've ridden hard for almost 14 years now all over the world. It's a truly awesome bike, and I hope to ride it another 14 + years.

    I would like to upgrade the fork on it though. I'm currently riding a '98 Marzocchi Z2 that I think has 80mm of travel. I'm looking at the Fox Float 32 100mm travel fork and am wondering if the travel may be too long for Dekerf's design.

    Any experience with this?

    Cheers,
    John

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    No experience with your question.

    Got any pics of your ride?

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    I have the same question, but for a 2000 team st. The one with the ti chain stays indeed to the steel. Broke the bike a few times back in the day and it has been in my basement since the last time Christian fixed it. Never ridden or built up since 2000 last break. Also wondering about the elastomer in the rear and if that can be replaced. I assume it is a rock after so much time in basement..... Maybe I won't build it up though, if there happens to be a more eager Dekerf team st fan out there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurntMonkey View Post
    Greetings!

    I would like to upgrade the fork on it though. I'm currently riding a '98 Marzocchi Z2 that I think has 80mm of travel. I'm looking at the Fox Float 32 100mm travel fork and am wondering if the travel may be too long for Dekerf's design.

    Any experience with this?

    Cheers,
    John
    My wife's Solitaire is a 17.5 with a 100mm Fox Float. The only issue is the compression knob sticks up and will hit her frame. She has a Chris King headset, so I put a raised crown race on it to avoid the problem. It's her favorite bike.

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    Hey everyone,

    Just checking in to see if anybody has a 19.5" frame gathering dust......
    Should never have sold my Team ST non-Ti stay bike.

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    I have a 2007 Sollitaire that I may consider selling.

    19.5 frame.

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    Don't think my old knees could handle singlespeed..

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    who was thinking of selling the 19.5 solitare frame?
    Vern Dog the Bike Guy

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    Well.....search over

    Just picked this up yesterday.
    Paint is a bit rough, and the sanded spot on the toptube was just for Chris D. to inspect a gouge in the paint.....its all good.
    Looking to scrounge up a Syncros post and shorter stem (150mm shown....yikes!!) and some black RF Turbine LP's.......will bring me back to the days when I would stand in my LBS drooling over the blinged out DeKerf's and Brodie's they had built up.

    Will be pulling the shock apart, and Mr. DeKerf has a few AMP parts still kicking around, so I will be getting in contact.

    Pretty excited.....
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    Nice Mike!

    P.S. I finally got a Balfa 2Step FR to build up!

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    For Sale - 2007 Solitaire

    19.5 inch frame selling as complete bike with the following parts:

    Easton XC One wheel set
    Hayes stroker carbon hydraulic disc brakes new pads
    Fox 80mm Fork
    Thomson elite seat post
    WTB - Devo carbon saddle
    FSA 80mm stem
    Easton monkey lite XC carbon bar
    Hutchinson Python 2.1 tires

    $950.00 - plus shipping (continental US only)
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    It's alive....well, almost

    DeKerf FS
    Still need to run cables.
    Hoping the replaceable der hanger that was installed will hold up....anybody have any spare AMP rear ends kicking about?

    Cheers,
    Mike
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    It was time for a makeover of my Mountain.

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    Shiny new rear end....

    Found a donor frame and swapped this nicely polished version onto the DK.
    Me likey..
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    Now complete

    Hard to believe what you can find in someone's box of forks.....painted and decal'd Mag21 Sl Ti.
    Just waiting for the clear Gripshift grips to put on the Syncros bar
    Just missing the cantis (don't have any) and the Ti bar/stem combo (impossible to find) and she's almost catalogue.

    Cheers,
    Mike....gonna finish up the Generation tomorrow DeKerf thread-dkcomrear.jpgDeKerf thread-dkcomsyncros.jpgDeKerf thread-dkcomfront.jpgDeKerf thread-dkcomside.jpg

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    I'm hoping someone who lives in the US and has had paint and/or repair work done on their Dekerf can tell me what I would be looking at in terms of customs or duty fees when shipping it to Canada and back. I've Googled around, but can't seem to find a straight answer.

    I've seen the Dekerf price list for paint, so I know what that would cost. I'm thinking that I may just get the frame powder coated locally if it ends up costing too much to send it to Canada for wet paint. Not my first choice, but I'm on a tight budget.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Jak-

    I'm planning on sending my Generation frame for respray/makeover and I found some good info from FedEx and UPS, for declared value of $500, the customs brokerage fees were $50-60 each way. FYI, as I've never shipped a frame internationally, I solicited advice from the guys at Dekerf, and they recommended going with UPS.

    FWIW, it looks like to ship my frame from Dallas to BC, with brokerage fees, is $300-350 round trip :0...that hurts. But, if I'm having the frame made over, I'd really prefer to have the DK guys doing it, and it's worth the cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    I'm hoping someone who lives in the US and has had paint and/or repair work done on their Dekerf can tell me what I would be looking at in terms of customs or duty fees when shipping it to Canada and back. I've Googled around, but can't seem to find a straight answer.

    I've seen the Dekerf price list for paint, so I know what that would cost. I'm thinking that I may just get the frame powder coated locally if it ends up costing too much to send it to Canada for wet paint. Not my first choice, but I'm on a tight budget.

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    See if you can ship it by USPS which will be delivered via Canada Post to DK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike E. View Post
    Hard to believe what you can find in someone's box of forks.....painted and decal'd Mag21 Sl Ti.
    Just waiting for the clear Gripshift grips to put on the Syncros bar
    Just missing the cantis (don't have any) and the Ti bar/stem combo (impossible to find) and she's almost catalogue.

    Cheers,
    Mike....gonna finish up the Generation tomorrow Click image for larger version. 

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    Well....

    Looks like she is going up on the block.....house repair $$ needed.
    If anyone is interested in it, complete, or frame/fork etc please pm me...
    Have period correct Syncros post on it now too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lippysti View Post
    FWIW, it looks like to ship my frame from Dallas to BC, with brokerage fees, is $300-350 round trip :0...that hurts. But, if I'm having the frame made over, I'd really prefer to have the DK guys doing it, and it's worth the cost.
    Thanks for the info, I think I'm going to do a powdercoating locally and see how much love there is between us before I commit to sending her off to Canada. If it works out I'll send it up to Canada for wet paint and a disc tab in a year or two. (I'd not have anyone else do the disc tab, that's for sure.)

    The Dekerf is new to me, so I'm having a hard time justifying dropping that much on shipping alone, I'd rather put the money into the best fork I can afford instead.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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