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    Have any pics of your DeKerfs?

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    Upset Maybe

    I think I may have some of my old Team ST (pre-disintegration). Unfortunately, the Team SL is currently hanging up as an unbuilt frame right now (parts have gone to my girlfriend's bike for the time being), and the Elysium is one of my main test beds, so it's currently in a state of disarray awaiting a test fork from Spinner. Maybe I'll post some pics when they're whole again!


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    Bonking ... not feelin' well My DeKerf is gone

    See thread in the Arizona forum:

    [size=2]http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=116266[/size]

    It was my favorite bike. It will be missed. If anyone has another 15" soft-tail they'd be willing to sell, I'm shopping!

    Kathleen

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    my new dekerf

    I just picked this little hunny up a few days ago. Its the most fun i've had on a bike!

    It dosn't have a name on the top tube(no sign of there every being one either). I assume its a TeamSL...anyone know what year it may be?




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    Well after more research, I guess its probably not an SL.
    The stamp on the BB is DEK416 so its got to be around '93-'95? Did they all have prestige tubing? What is the value of this frame and how long can they really last?

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    With the open seat stays and ritchey tubing, and brake guide it is a Dekerf Mountain.

    As for year, not really sure, it is the same colour of green as my 98 Team SL.. With a serial number that low I'd say 92-94 is probably about right.

    As for lasting, my Prestige tubed Brodie is going on 17years old and still going strong.

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    Team SL history?

    Hi, I've just bought a 2nd hand Team SL frame.

    The serial number is DEK1009.

    Does anyone know the year of manufacture or tubing construction? It has an 853 decal but not sure if that is main frame or rear traingle as well.

    Thanks, James.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Garbett
    Hi, I've just bought a 2nd hand Team SL frame.

    The serial number is DEK1009.

    Does anyone know the year of manufacture or tubing construction? It has an 853 decal but not sure if that is main frame or rear traingle as well.

    Thanks, James.
    Mine in the same colour is a 97 and about 200 places higher than yours, got mine in late August, so yours is probably an early 97 (first year of 853).

    As for tubing, from the dekerf website, the stays are something other than 853, they don't say what, they just say that 853 chainstays were added in 1998.

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    Looking for a 19.5" Dekerf frame

    Anyone has a 19.5" Dekerf Generation Team SL or Team ST frame or bike for sale or knows a friend has one for sale please email me.

    John
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    I think this is an old ad, but probably worth an email.

    From:
    http://www.bicycletrader.com/archive...assifieds.html

    "(611:6-23) Size Large DeKerf Team SL Racing Hardtail. A beautiful 853 Reynolds bike by Vancouver framebuilder Chris DeKerf. Features a mix of mostly XTR and RaceFace components (XT levers, XTR brakes and derailleurs), handbuilt wheels with WTB greaseguard hubs and Bontrager Valiant rims, DeKerf custom painted Judy HydroCoil. Excellent condition, minor paint chipping, typically on chainstay, otherwise as new! Available with RockShock or RaceFace seatpost. More than $2200 invested. Time ATAC pedals available at slight extra cost. Email questions, this is a unique, fast and beautiful hardtail racer. The same frame as raced by the DeKerf Team. Local shop will verify condition if asked. Used for recreational riding only, and lightly ridden (too many bikes). $1100 or trade for Shimano 9-speed compatible 700c Zipp 303, Zipp 404 or Hed Alps wheelset in fine condition. Bruce at 907-338-8280 (AK) or email bwoods@alaska.net"

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    There is also a guy in the UK with one for sale.

    http://www.singletrackworld.co.uk/fo...79202&t=279202

    "got a Dekerf Team SL 19" frame only ... email for pics if interested elwood_research@yahoo.co.uk"

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    Attention all dekerf lovers

    Looks like they finally got their website updated-

    looks great!

    www.dekerf.com

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    Ska, could you repost your pics? The links are broken.

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    Any chance you could repost the pics? The links are now broken.

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    Jeroen, can you repost your pics? The links are broken.

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    drfrankencopter, can you repost your pics? The links are broken.

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    I just put a 8" Rear on her,

    I thought I would give you all a update. I called Chris and asked if I
    may do so with out ripping off my rear end. He said "yes I may". I am
    225 pounds and stand at 6'4 for all of you asking "why would he need
    that?" I have two rides on her with it. The first was a 30 mile XC ride,the
    second was Steep Single Track with drops and kickers. I am still nervous
    about ripping off the rear end. It happend to me on a Surly "Instagater".
    I ripped the whole bottom chainstay right off. That was a 6" Hope C2
    Rear Brake. I had to wheelbarrel the bike up 4 miles to get out. I pulled
    the rear wheel and tucked in between the seatpost and the stem,then I
    strapped the handlbars straight,and held the dropouts. Now I know that
    Surly and DerKerf are two different worlds,but I am spooked. The power
    is wonderful,both of them together is just unreal. I am going to post some
    more shots. Oh,is that a TON of Hardware,or just me?

    MTK

    Craig,50%of the shots in this thread are red x's for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTK
    Craig,50%of the shots in this thread are red x's for me?
    I think the photo were hosted on the old MTBR photo server that isn't online any more.

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    Thanks Craig.

    My New LCD is broken on top of that. It goes on/off. Errrr.
    A new one is coming in 10 days.

    MTK{POed I cant see all the Pictures on this thread}

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    Opened 'er up a couple of hours ago. Don't know the year, but here's my DeKerf Generation. The pics are kind of dark, mostly due to using some new, energy efficient light bulbs in the dining room. I'll have to post some different pics this weekend in the daylight. Color is a very dark, emerald green. Very nice array of bits...I've never had King hubs...Oooh La La!
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    Congrats

    Quote Originally Posted by loonyOne
    Opened 'er up a couple of hours ago. Don't know the year, but here's my DeKerf Generation. The pics are kind of dark, mostly due to using some new, energy efficient light bulbs in the dining room. I'll have to post some different pics this weekend in the daylight. Color is a very dark, emerald green. Very nice array of bits...I've never had King hubs...Oooh La La!
    Congrats! That bike is a freakin' score!!! Beautiful. I envy....
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    We begin with a bar:




    Me and my '96 Generation with Brodie Gatorblade fork and XTR M900:




    Suspension '95 (frame-only at this point again):




    My '00 SL in its current incarnation; XTR 2x9, Vicious fork, Avid Arch Supreme's, green King rear hub and headset, Moonhead proto chainrings... :





    My '93/'94 Team or Mountain:




    The frame above is the frame in this picture:

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...es/Naked2s.jpg


    Cause its funny:

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    A near relative!

    Quote Originally Posted by James Garbett
    Hi, I've just bought a 2nd hand Team SL frame.

    The serial number is DEK1009.

    Does anyone know the year of manufacture?
    Howdie! I have a near relative of yours. Namely the DEK1005! And according to Sean Fraser at DeKerf, this frame was made in November 1996. That propably means that yours is made late 1996 or early 1997. I bought mine a few months ago, and despite it's bad looks (someone tried to strip the paint of it) it seems like it's never been ridden. I'm going to braze a disc mount on it and get it repainted during the winter. Then add a short AC 80mm fork, to make it a fast singletrack flyer. Hmm... I do have a rather nice steel Klein fork in the shed as well... Well.. We'll see...

    Cheers!

    Truls Erik Johnsen
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    Hello Erik and thanks.

    Sean Fraser was very helpful with my questions too.

    I'm currently considering a Rohloff conversion on my DeKerf.

    Cheers, James.

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    Team LTD?

    My 1998 Dekerf Catalogues say there was a limited production of TeamSL frames which were labelled "TeamLTD". These ones had "full fillet brazing,.... gold plating on dropouts and gusset" and had custom paint. Anyone have a picture of one of these bikes?

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