We found this 1994 Bontrager Privateer frame in Germany and brought it back to our workshop. We searched the internet for a period correct Shimano DX groupset and found parts all over the world. A NOS hubset was bought and new wheels were made. Original stem and handlebars were found pretty easy, the Tange Prestige front fork was a bit harder to score.


The frame has some serious patina, but it is still the original paint. New decals are ordered, however we are still not sure if we want to completely repaint the frame. That would be up to you. Super Cool Rat-bike.