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    99 Bontrager Privateer Owners?

    Anyone else out there own a 1999 Bontrager Privateer S? It's the model with the rasta paintjob. I've never seen another one around out here on the East Coast. Just curious. I love this bike. For the money, you just can't beat a steel frame like this. I'm just getting back into riding more seriously after taking some time off to do other things. Man, I'm just beginning to realize how old school my setup is with all these people riding by on their zillion dollar full suspensions. Keep riding!

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    Old School.

    I have a 1994 Race, which I completely love. I own one of those zillion dollar FS rides, which is a blast, but I think I still grab the Bontrager about 3/4 of the time. I have it set up Single Speed with an improved fork and it handles better than any bike I have ever owned.

    In my hunt for new stickers for my Race, I aquired a set of the Rasta flavored stickers, which I have no use for. If you are interested in making your old trusty beautiful again, PM me and I will send you a picture. I have both panels and the B-Dot for the Headtube. Perfect condition.

    Here's mine - Fresh Powder coat, wheels, fork, carnk, HS, etc....
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    Funny, our bikes could almost be twins. Mine's a late model "Factory" single speed w/ a SidSL/JudySL/Styff franken fork. The second photo is with Keith Bontrager at last weekends SSWC05. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutarious
    I have a 1994 Race, which I completely love. I own one of those zillion dollar FS rides, which is a blast, but I think I still grab the Bontrager about 3/4 of the time. I have it set up Single Speed with an improved fork and it handles better than any bike I have ever owned.
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    Dat ol' Fisher

    Dat ol' Fisher in the background looks like Keith's current ride . . . he has nice legs too!

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    mines one of the orange, cream and blue frames. as you can see from the link, its had a fall in the peaks, but since then my mates welded it up, and also welded some disc mounts on and now im running hayes disc brakes and skareb light blue forks too. looks the biz! bit heavier now tho :-(

    anyone know thew year or any history of this colour frame? i believe it was made after the santa cruz years.

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    1998

    Yer Bonty is from 1998, the last year Trek made 'em was 1999 . . .

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    Nice rides fellas. I thought that '98 was the last year of Bontragers, and that it was the only year of 1.125" head tube requirements. Guess I was wrong.

    Four days ago I would have chimed right in on this Bontrager thread. Now, it's like I'm some sort of Bontrager poser. I am definitely still reeling from the theft, and without a ridable bike, nor my wife either, I kind of feel like an MTB wanna-be rider. Definitely a humongous turn of events.

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    Love the Bonty. Where did you get your stickers? I'm doing a rebuild/repaint and need some decals. Thanks - Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by weswhitesell View Post
    Love the Bonty. Where did you get your stickers? I'm doing a rebuild/repaint and need some decals. Thanks - Wes
    Wes, you realize this thread is 6 years old right?
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    I was a young man when this was first posted.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    I was a young man when this was first posted.
    I like to think I still am.

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    weswhitesell, we hardly knew ye.

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    How much travel does your fork have?

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    Can I ask how much travel is on your fork?

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    I have the rasta privateer as well

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    It was first posted in 1998
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