1987 Bontrager Trials Bike

This bike is not for sale. The bikes and parts we currently have for sale can be found on the MOMBAT for sale page.

This is a one-of-one Bontrager Trials bike built for Peter Delaney around 1987/88.  Peter was listed in 1985 as having the #13 plate while riding a modified 26" wheel Specialized Stumpjumper.  With help from Kevin Norton, he later switched to a pink 24" Kuwahara.  As the trend went to 20" wheels, Peter approached Keith Bontrager with this design.  The frame is fillet brazed and includes integrated bash guard mounts.  The rear wheel has a 5 speed freewheel mounted which allows gear changes using the slotted drop outs.  The composite Switchblade-style triple clamp fork uses a custom upper magnesium plate along with a magnesium stem.  The DKG Trials crank was made in very limited numbers(less than 50).

Hopping Along - The First Decade

by Jim Ellis and Rich Brooks
World class rider Hansjorg Rey, a competitor of trialsin champion Jordi Tarres, moved from Switzerland to California in 1987 and immediately raised the level of all who rode with him. Rey won the National Championship with a narrow victory over Jim Trigonis in Durango. Kevin Norton was seventh, a testimony to Rey's influence on riders like Andy Grayson, Peter Delaney, Dave Arbogast, and Mike Craig.    

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Frame/font> Cro-Moly, fillet brazed
Fork Bontrager Switchblade composite fork, custom triple clamp
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya 7X 20 x 1.75"
Hubs Specialized
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires Monty 2-16 BikeTrial
Pedals Suntour XC II
Crank DKG Trials
Chain Sachs
Rear Cogs Falcon 5 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Specialized
Front Derailleur NA
Rear Derailleur NA
Shifters NA
Handlebars Bontrager for Trials
Stem Bontrager magnesium plate for Trials
Headset Tange Levin LTD
Brake set Shimano Deore rear and Deore XT front U brakes
Brake levers Shimano Deore MT60
Saddle Velo plastic
Seat Post Martingale alloy
Colors Yellow
Size NA
Serial #   None

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