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1998 ELF DX-III

#1 2021-09-17 8:10am

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1998 ELF DX-III

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1998 ELF DX-III

The Dark ELF

This was a build unlike any I have done before. I was never too crazy about the DX-III to begin with even being a major ELF fanatic, but this thing was flawless. So I couldnt resist.
Powdercoated frame with 2-part car paint for the Answer forks. Matching purples is no easy task, as I would imagine alot of you know. My OCD tends to get exspensive. Heres a neat lil bit of history from a severly reliable source...
"The DX III was made in Taiwan and sold as a complete bike. We only had one shipment come over and they had mild steel forks that started breaking, so we ended up having to replace the forks with ones we made out of Chromoly.  Which at the time cost about half of the cost of the whole bike. The specs called for a 4130 fork so in my dads mind they were trying to pull a fast one. We ended the relationship with the manufacture at that time and never proceeded with other overseas ventures besides seats."

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#2 2021-09-17 4:38pm

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Re: 1998 ELF DX-III

Nice build, I was never much of an ELF guy either, they were the other team, the adversary!!
I raced Gary Turner products in the 90’s and wasn’t until the last few years that I wanted to collect some old ELF bikes. The American mad3 ones are top notch. Don’t know much about these Taiwanese bikes. Looks sweet. Nice job.


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#3 2021-09-17 6:22pm

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Re: 1998 ELF DX-III

Kraut wrote:

Nice build, I was never much of an ELF guy either, they were the other team, the adversary!!
I raced Gary Turner products in the 90’s and wasn’t until the last few years that I wanted to collect some old ELF bikes. The American mad3 ones are top notch. Don’t know much about these Taiwanese bikes. Looks sweet. Nice job.

Thats the very reason I wasnt too crazy about the DX-III. I even planned on getting some custom decals made in Taiwanese (if thats even a thing) that read ELF. lol I may still do it.

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#4 2021-09-17 8:47pm

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Re: 1998 ELF DX-III

Nice job on this! Interesting backstory on the frameset too. cool


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#5 2021-09-18 3:50am

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Re: 1998 ELF DX-III

They should have marketed the DX-III like you have it here. Would have been a hit. Looks like a “Dark Woods Prince”.


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#6 2021-09-27 2:51pm

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Re: 1998 ELF DX-III

Diggin the Colors cool


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