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Bontrager CX

Bike tags: Vintage Bontrager steel cyclocross bicycle | Cyclocross
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Bontrager CX steel gusset / 58cm / 1996

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Vintage Bontrager steel gusset CX bike hand made in Santa Cruz. This series came stock with Steelman cyclocross forks. This example is well preserved and nearly stock save for the wheelset and the brakes. Purchased from original owner (former bike mechanic) whom seldom rode it secondary to his quiver of Yeti mountain bikes. I have the original Mavic CXP30 wheelset however, I found them as a bit too the heavy. I have a set of Spooky brakes that will soon replace the Tekros.

I planned to up grade all the components to include a threadless Kelly fork... but I quickly squashed that idea after a couple sessions through my local canyons.

Numerous gussets strategically placed (nearly undetectable) against thin wall steel tubing along with a wish-bone R-stay provides a very lively and responsive ride.

People who friended this bike Mu_Empire, restwhenyoudie, vqstaphbeard, campystamp

Built in NorCal

Yeah, this is before Trek. This bike is in awesome condition. I'm restoring Bontrager 24" and 20" BMX bikes (B29 & B1). They are both made from True Temper tubing and have the cool gussets. By the way, really nice Vivalo.

Shame about the CXP 30's,

Shame about the CXP 30's, they'd look sweet. Love the bike!

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