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    1991 Boulder Gazelle

 I've always thought that this was a pretty elegant design.  The rear shock is housed inside the top tube which allows for a pretty conventional frame design.  The Rock Shox RS-1 has been painted to match and features the Boulder-made replacement brake arch.  Since the original brace was horribly flexible, this one had to be better.  In 1992, the Gazelle became the Defiant model but was basically unchanged other than the name.

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Frame Cro-Moly
Fork Rock Shox RS-1, painted to match, Boulder fork brace
Rear Shock Boulder internal
Rims Mavic M261 rear, 231 front
Hubs Shimano Deore XT M730 front, M732 rear
Spokes Wheelsmith Stainless Steel
Tires Panaracer Timbuk II
Pedals NA
Crank Topline, Shimano SG rings
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano XT 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano cartridge
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Grip Shift
Handlebars Titec/Bontrager Ti
Stem Control Tech
Headset 1.25"
Brake set Shimano Deore XT M734 cantilevers
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT SLR, 2 finger
Saddle Linea
Seat Post Sakae
Colors Medium Green Metallic
Size 17"  hypothetical
Serial #   70053

 

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