Words and Photos by Kyle Kelley
For most bike nerds there will always be that one bike that escapes them. It shows up on eBay, but never in the right size, or the seller is just asking way too much for it. For me, that bike has long been the Bontrager Cyclocross. For my friend Kjeld, from súpərdomestik, it was the Irie Bontrager Privateer Comp. In a combined case of the best/worst luck ever, he got his hands on one.
Kjeld found the frame (right size/right price) on eBay, but only after drinking himself into a terrible ankle injury in Austin that left him off the bike for months. He decided to use his recovery time to collect everything he needed to make his dream bike happen. It took a little over three months in total and just as Woody tightened down the last bolt, Kjeld was back in action.
This bike is nearly 100% period correct. It probably has more Bontrager bits and bobs on it than Keith has in his garage. Yanco even #jahblessed a Ramblin’ Roll and one of his new handlebar bags for the project. The end product is phenomenal. I don’t usually take this many photos of a bike, but this one was certainly deserving.
RIDE JAH BIKE!