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    It's actualy a 1X8. It is all I need for where I ride. Currently the bike has 2 middle rings, due to a lack of a suitable bashguard (have 3, but none fit those cranks ). Last year I ran a 2X8, and never used the big ring.

    Also, I have been riding singlespeed up until I got the Dekerf together, so 8 gears seems like a lot!

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    Yup tell me about it! I'm SSing my Implant...

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    Some shots of my Implant out and about...

    I went out for a sweet ride this morning, here are some pics.




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    Tuning Fork?

    How does the tunign fork ride?

    Can you compare it to other high end/classic rigid forks (bontragers, brodies, ritchey logic, wtb, fats etc)

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    Coming from suspension I have to say I'm not really missing suspension forks at all, and certainly nowhere near like I thought I would. The Tuning forks are made from Reynolds 853 and are... erm... tuned to be pretty compliant without being flexi so suit me quite well. I'm 240lbs, when speccing the bike and forks I told Chris I wanted a rigid XC/AM bike, alng the same lines as a Jones, so far they've been great!

    I have very limited experience of other rigid forks, the only other rigid MTB I have owned was a 1992 Orange Clockwork DX, and these forks are a world away from them as far as I can remember.

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    I've got a realy treat for you guys!

    Chris sent me the world's first Implant Ti, and I received it this morning!

    It's a prototype of a 2007 Model that we're launching soon, with a very special full Ti monostay configuration.

    All I can say is WOW! I'll post the pics up tomorrow...

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    ... And here it is!

    Just put some pics up of it this morning on my blogger:

    http://dekerfcyclesuk.blogspot.com/



    Click on the link to see all the pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J
    Just put some pics up of it this morning on my blogger:

    http://dekerfcyclesuk.blogspot.com/



    Click on the link to see all the pics...
    That thing is simply gorgeous! I wonder what tire clearance will be- that is one area where my original implant could be improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    That thing is simply gorgeous! I wonder what tire clearance will be- that is one area where my original implant could be improved.
    The prototype has the same clearance mod as my own Implant received, it's an easy enough mod that requires slight rolling in the inner chainstays...

    I can now fit up to around 2.5" tyres...

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    Wow the Implant ti is gorgeous.

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    Wow I wish some other guys would come on this thread and post some pics!

    Here's some more goodies for you:

    Here's a Team SST we've got over here for some tests...



    This is a Team FS, very rare, very capable...



    And this is Chris Dekerf's very own Prodigy ScC, it's the bike he rides the most of right now!



    As usual there are loads more pics on my blogger...

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    Sad news if this is true.

    Dekerf Cycle Innovations Closing Its Doors

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Yes Craig, unfortunately it is true... You can see a couple of more threads here:

    Dekerf Cycle Innovations Closing Its Doors

    Old School Canuk Closing Shop...DeKerf


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    I just read the thread

    Craig and came here asap. I thought I'd see more threads on the
    matter? I was just working on the bike. I cant beleive it? It's time I
    guess. I am happy for him. I am happy I own one. I have beat his
    bike to death,broken bones on it,and it's Right as Rain. Truly, the
    best bike purchase I have ever made. I was going to post a shot
    of the of the drivetrain I am working on. Chainsuck,LRP roller switch
    from the Heim,and try to give a angle shot of the dent in the gusset of
    the HeadTube{not big}. However,I leave you with this one,on the last ride it
    was.

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    Cool pic! How an Implant should be ridden!

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    Just J,

    Can you tell me more on the Team FS? Is there any left? It's Rare so I doubt it.
    How it rides? Shock Stroke etc? Someone who has rode it? Basically I am
    asking for a full breakdown. Price? Or anyone who is reading this by all
    means chime in. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MTK
    Can you tell me more on the Team FS? Is there any left? It's Rare so I doubt it.
    How it rides? Shock Stroke etc? Someone who has rode it? Basically I am
    asking for a full breakdown. Price? Or anyone who is reading this by all
    means chime in. Thanks.


    MTK
    Hi

    It's probably unfair of me to discuss the bike in a selling capacity on here, so please email me, you can find me address from the Dekerf Cycles UK link below.

    We have 5 available selling from the UK site priced at £600 each, this is a mad low price for these frames.

    I love the way they ride, VERY plush, stiff and good pedalling ability.

    Drop me and email and we'll have a chat!

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    Colour Codes

    With Dekerf closing shop, does anyone know the paint numbers for fast orange and tangerine?

    I am planning on getting my frame repainted next year and will need the codes. I emailed dekerf on finding they are closing, but no answer yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donk
    With Dekerf closing shop, does anyone know the paint numbers for fast orange and tangerine?

    I am planning on getting my frame repainted next year and will need the codes. I emailed dekerf on finding they are closing, but no answer yet.
    Hi

    Chris just got back from IB last night, so no doubt you'll have an email off him shortly...

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    Man I better order my tuning fork for my team 853.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by sikocycles
    Man I better order my tuning fork for my team 853.
    You should, the tune they play goes "Bliiiiiiinnnnnggggggg!"

    Seriously I love mine, now I've got used to rigid I can't think of why I'd wan't suspension again!


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    Cool-blue Rhythm Just J,

    I sent you a email last week via "private IM",If I had read your
    post correctly,you would have had a email. Anyway,I went to
    your site and read. That TI Implant has got ahold of me bad.
    The price is out of this world. It was so high,I did not bother
    converting it to dollars. I did convert the Squishy. I have a
    couple questions. 1. Have you a built up a Squishy,no picture?
    2. Can I run a DC Fork? No gusset on the HeadTube. Not
    Need'ed? 3. No Front Der? 4. What type of bearing setup?
    5. I wonder if Craig at Avy could hook a brother up on that
    there sled. 6. Ones only color choice would be what you have,
    correct,which is? If you dont feel like answering these here questions
    on this format,email me. Although I dont see any thing wrong with
    it. Last J,what are You going todo now?

    The dent in the HeadTube and my New Work Bench. My Wifes Father
    was a Mechanic at United for YEARS. When he Died I just could not
    get rid of it. It is only now that I can use it. Space was the issue.
    It's very old but I love it. A couple of nails and it will be right as rain.
    All the items are "as was" expect for that Bottle of Rock@Roll.
    Peace.

    MTK {wondering if the HeatTube shot will convey the dent?}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J
    You should, the tune they play goes "Bliiiiiiinnnnnggggggg!"

    Seriously I love mine, now I've got used to rigid I can't think of why I'd wan't suspension again!

    Two questions:

    1. How much do they cost?
    2. How much do they weigh?

    I want! I want!
    It ain't easy being human.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by MTK
    I sent you a email last week via "private IM",If I had read your
    post correctly,you would have had a email. Anyway,I went to
    your site and read. That TI Implant has got ahold of me bad.
    The price is out of this world. It was so high,I did not bother
    converting it to dollars. I did convert the Squishy. I have a
    couple questions. 1. Have you a built up a Squishy,no picture?
    2. Can I run a DC Fork? No gusset on the HeadTube. Not
    Need'ed? 3. No Front Der? 4. What type of bearing setup?
    5. I wonder if Craig at Avy could hook a brother up on that
    there sled. 6. Ones only color choice would be what you have,
    correct,which is? If you dont feel like answering these here questions
    on this format,email me. Although I dont see any thing wrong with
    it. Last J,what are You going todo now?

    The dent in the HeadTube and my New Work Bench. My Wifes Father
    was a Mechanic at United for YEARS. When he Died I just could not
    get rid of it. It is only now that I can use it. Space was the issue.
    It's very old but I love it. A couple of nails and it will be right as rain.
    All the items are "as was" expect for that Bottle of Rock@Roll.
    Peace.

    MTK {wondering if the HeatTube shot will convey the dent?}
    Hi

    I got your mail, did you not get the one I sent in reply the morning after?

    The Impant Ti price on my website is the Canadian Dollar price with our VAT (Value (ha!) Added Tax) that we have to add to everything we sell in the UK, so it does pump our prices up unfortunately, that 17.5% goes to the government though, not us.

    The Implant Ti is a thing of beauty though!

    I have never built a Team FS up yet, although the BI Hi Test Green one is just begging for me to do so!

    You can run a DC fork on one no problem, there are some pics in the gallery of peoples bikes who have ran monsters on one!

    There is a gusset underneath the headtube, in Chris's unique and cool style.



    The bikes are single ring only up front, although for a small up charge we can put the brazings on to run a FD.

    You can order any colour you want if you put an order through, the only one of the 5 we have left already painted is the Green BC Hi Test you see on the site, the others are bare, waiting for the colour of your choice... If you want hooking up on one all you need to do is let me know and I'll do the rest...

    Your bench looks sweet!

    Hey a dented Implant is a well ridden one and that's not a bad thing!

    If there's anything else you need, just shout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    Two questions:

    1. How much do they cost?
    2. How much do they weigh?

    I want! I want!
    Good questions!

    1. www.dekerf.com - Chris will be able to give you a price for the US, basically it's £330 - 17.5% pretty much but it's 3.32am here and my head can't handle the maths!

    2. I seem to remember those forks were a little under 2lbs when I weighed them.

    Last edited by Just J; 10-10-2006 at 03:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTK
    Last J,what are You going todo now?
    In short - I have no idea!

    My Dekerf site and blogger will stay online after 31st January as a shrine to all things Dekerf. We'll see what happens I guess...

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    I'm going to call

    you from CA,West Coast Time. Please tell me when it's best
    to get ahold of you J. Weekends might be best as I work from
    7 till 5pm. I am a Glazer,so calling during work is a no go. Just
    to much too talk about, and I hate to type. I did not get your email,
    no worries Mate,it was probally me. It's a Shame Derkerf's ending
    led to you figuring somthin out,but all things happen for a reason. Talk
    to you soon.

    MTK{my post's look like a poem,how it's written that is. Or so I'm
    told.}

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTK
    MTK{my post's look like a poem,how it's written that is. Or so I'm
    told.}
    LOL I suppose they do!

    I think you are about 8 hours behind us, so it's 08.36am here now, I guess it's 00.36am there at the moment?

    If you call me at about 9am your time we should be cool!

    Looking forward to speaking to you soon...

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    Sad Sighting

    I saw what is perhaps one of the most heart breaking things ever.

    A dekerf that had been rattle can painted, the parts stripped and replaced with cheap stuff. I am assuming the bike was stolen and sold for cheap. It looked like a 15 inch team sl, rattle painted orange, with a rigid fork.

    I was tempted to look at the serial number and call it in, but the street was pretty busy.

    If you are in Toronto, look for it chained up on spadina. If I see it again, and I have my camera I'll post pics. I may even get the serial number and see if I can reunite it with its proper owner. I just can't / don't want to believe that someone would have done that purposely.

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    donk - that sounds terrible!

    Thought some of you might be interested that I've just finished uploading some old brochures onto the site if you'd like a look?


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    New to this site and this thread.

    Hey. Been riding dekerfs for 6 or 7 years now, started on a very early gen. Implant (I actually assembled the red one for the review in BIKE magazine back in '99 or '00... whenever it was...) then received a black team FS to try. It was awesome, and then I worked with Pete Hammons at cypress solutions machining in North Van to come up with a custom link plate and stroked shock to increase travel (7.5" in '01... pretty good for the time). Returned the FS in '03 and am now on the latest version Implant, and living back in Ontario. And I'm waiting on a solitaire. Very sad to hear that Chris is closing the doors, but I understand his reasons. I will miss the parties too. Good to see there is a forum dedicated to us Dekerf nerds. I will try to post some pics soon.

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    donk,

    what a story,one of those speechless moments that nowbody
    knows why you are trippen? Just staring at it. It cant be? Is it?
    Yes! It Is! I can say that I have never had that happen to me.
    I'd probally be still lookin at it. Mad at the Paint Job I would
    be,yes sir.

    eldorado: Welcome and looking forward to the shots,as I am sure
    all of us are.

    J,I called you,no luck. Send me a message via mtb. My email
    is not working. Peace.

    MTK

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTK

    J,I called you,no luck. Send me a message via mtb. My email
    is not working. Peace.

    MTK
    You got PM!

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    Softail frame available.

    I have a Team ST frameset available if anyone is interested. It's in new condition (never built-up or used) in 17.5" size. Colour is kelly green. This is a ti chainstay model (unfortunately no disc mount on frame). I have been a Dekerf dealer for some time, and this frame has been 'hanging around' for a while now. It is the last frame I have in inventory, other than the Elysium which is my personal ride, and the Team SST 29"er which is on order. Those two I will be holding on to! I am located in Ontario, Canada, and can post pictures of the frame if interested. Price will be negotiable, I just want it to find a good home.

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    Fresh Nector.

    The 10 year Tribute to the Z1,yes Sir,2007. I thought I would Drop
    the King 22mm spacer {20?} to a 3mm. I have only ran a 4" on her.
    Single and Double Crown. I have Heavy Springs on all my Forks expect
    this one. I thought I would run 30% Sag,and play with it a bit. I am worried
    I need the Heavy Springs,as well as it being just too tall. However it does
    have the Lock Out. I did not buy this fork for the DerKerf,but I'll run it in
    a New York minute. I did try to run the 98 6" Mr T. in Photo 3,but the
    Head Tube was to big. The Fork would have had to been run at 5 3/8"'s.
    Even after I bought a brand new Drop Crown. Anyway,your thoughts and
    I hope the shots come out ok. Peace.

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    Very cool! Put 'em on and see how they run, I bet you'll love them! Alternatively I bet they'd be sweet on a Team FS!

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    Team SL Geometry question

    Do any of you guys know what size fork the Team SL frame (1999-2000 model) was designed around. Was it 80 or 100mm?

    Thanks
    dp

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugerooster
    Do any of you guys know what size fork the Team SL frame (1999-2000 model) was designed around. Was it 80 or 100mm?

    Thanks
    dp
    That'll be 80mm...

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    ... and if we just ... Merry Christmas from Dekerf!

    It was the most beautiful frosty morning and I just couldn't resist!

    Last edited by Just J; 12-28-2006 at 05:33 AM.

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    Unfortunately your pic link is broken.

    Have a great holiday!

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    Should be working now Craig, have a great holiday too, and see you next year!

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    Sorry, nope, still broken.

    Link is to:
    http://lh6.google.com/image/JamieWhi...jpg?imgmax=720

    The link works, but Google probably doesn't allow remote linking. Maybe put it in your MTBR photo gallery and link from there?

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    Happy Holidays All,

    I hope all is well for you. I finally got around to putting her on.
    I Faced the Fork with my Hope,Park on the Cutter and StarNut.
    Filed her by hand and went with 6 and 6mm spacers. I dont know
    if I will need 1 Heavy Spring or not right now? It feels so nice,I cant
    wait to punish it. Also in this shot is my LRP Roller with the
    Race Face Bash Guard on a Heim Guide that I changed.
    {Not that you can see} I had a BlackSpire Bash,hated it I did.
    Life has been krazy as with work,but I'm still Rollin. I just finished
    the work so I took a shot. Next shot will be action for sure. I'm out.

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    So is DeKerf officially no longer in business????? When I say this, I mean will he no longer even take custom orders or one-offs????? Like some other custom builders that have gone off to do other bike things?
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    We're still open until at least the end of January...

    *EDIT - We're open forever now!!!
    Last edited by Just J; 02-08-2007 at 02:41 AM.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Sorry, nope, still broken.

    Link is to:
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    The link works, but Google probably doesn't allow remote linking. Maybe put it in your MTBR photo gallery and link from there?
    Fixed it now!

    Here's the rest of the pics I shot, it was too cold to stop for long!










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    Chris will drop out, but today he still will take orders...

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    never owned one but ever since I saw one at the original Uk Bike show, I've always had one on 'my list'...... Good luck to everyone connected to DeKerf

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    Dekerf Cycle Innovations - Believe 2007

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