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    Titanium Bull Moose Bar (info needed)

    Fell upon these and I'm not sure if they're worth anything (or even classics for that matter).

    They are Titanium Bull Moose bars. 1" quill, 20.5" wide, 5* bend...bla, bla....

    I'd like to say it's a Moots type item, but the welds don't look clean enough.
    Any thoughts on how old or who might have made this guy?





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    I think they're DeKerf's....
    they're probably worth $200+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Any thoughts on how old or who might have made this guy?
    I know a certain Merlin fanatic that might buy them for twice what they are worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    I think they're DeKerf's....
    they're probably worth $200+
    That would make me a very happy man....I didn't quite pay $200 for them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    I know a certain Merlin fanatic that might buy them for twice what they are worth.
    I didn't even think of that!
    Max would have to go back to a threaded fork though...I think he still has his rigid Ritchey fork....hmmm....
    It would satisfy both Ti stem and handlebar requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    I think they're DeKerf's....
    they're probably worth $200+
    Nope, the DK version had a third strutt going downwards. I guess Chris DeKerf knew how whippy these constructions in Ti could become...

    Here is mine:



    And another big picture

    Weighs in at 341gram for the whole assembly with the plug, bolt and cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeroen
    Nope, the DK version had a third strutt going downwards. I guess Chris DeKerf knew how whippy these constructions in Ti could become...

    Weighs in at 341gram for the whole assembly with the plug, bolt and cap.
    Did Moots make a version then? Or is there a better chance that this is 'backyard' made?
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    Could be Moots, don't know. Mail the guys in Steamboot Springs, I'm sure they can tell you weither its a Moots or not.

    Looking forward to find the rightfull builder
    No, I am not retro.... I am way ahead of my time...

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    Did Moots make a version then? Or is there a better chance that this is 'backyard' made?

    I doubt it would be Moots, they didn't start doing titanium untill well after bullmoose bars dissappeared. Moots was making steel frames for most of the '80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeroen
    Nope, the DK version had a third strutt going downwards. I guess Chris DeKerf knew how whippy these constructions in Ti could become...

    Here is mine:
    Weighs in at 341gram for the whole assembly with the plug, bolt and cap.
    I am almost positive I've seen a DK version without the third strut...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    I am almost positive I've seen a DK version without the third strut...
    Tell me more about that one....?
    No, I am not retro.... I am way ahead of my time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeroen
    Tell me more about that one....?
    I believe it is somwhere on this board... somwhere in the darkest corner. I am almost positive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    I believe it is somwhere on this board... somwhere in the darkest corner. I am almost positive...
    And that wasn't the one above, that I posted in the DK thread too?
    No, I am not retro.... I am way ahead of my time...

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    I talked to Chris....

    I sent an email to DeKerf and this is the reply I received:

    "Hello Eric.
    Those are not Dekerf bars. All Dekerf bars of that style had 3 struts, not just 2! Not sure who made those ones.
    Best regards,
    Chris"

    The answer is out there I guess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I sent an email to DeKerf and this is the reply I received:

    "Hello Eric.
    Those are not Dekerf bars. All Dekerf bars of that style had 3 struts, not just 2! Not sure who made those ones.
    Best regards,
    Chris"

    The answer is out there I guess...
    Told ya... Chris never made a lot of these bars.. since they are not exactly cheap. Chris is constantly developing and tends to alter things as he is going, like should. Could have been a DK bar, but I was pretty convinced Chris never made one without the third strut. Even the 3-strutted type isn't anywhere near stiff, let alone the 2-strutted version
    No, I am not retro.... I am way ahead of my time...

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    could be either...

    Ti Cycles or One-Off Titanium.

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