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Old August 7th, 2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Looks like I got a good deal after all :)

I have not skated for over 20 years now but after hearing about a reunion for my old local banked track I decided that I would go and hopefully catch up with some old friends. My old skates are long gone now (Moonrakers,Fasters,Turbos) So I put the word out to see if any friends had some tucked away that I could buy, Not really knowing what quads were selling for these days I made an offer to a mate which I had to up by $50 to secure the deal, $250 (Bonts,Boens,4 Fanjets,4 Huggers and Fafnirs). They were not in great condition and when I got home I thought I may have paid too much, now that they are all rebuilt it has ended up costing a bit but I am happy with them. The new build has Quad Racer Carbon Fibre Bonts, the Boens (170`s) are all polished up like new and I had a set of custom wheels made.








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Old August 7th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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Very nice. Really like the boot colour. I think you got a pretty good deal looking at what you paid Vs what they are going for on eBay and the like. I have a similar setup and just love them. Hope you like they way the skate. If not let me know and I'll take them off your hands!!!
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Old August 8th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #3
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Very nice. Really like the boot colour. I think you got a pretty good deal looking at what you paid Vs what they are going for on eBay and the like. I have a similar setup and just love them. Hope you like they way the skate. If not let me know and I'll take them off your hands!!!
Hi, Yeah I had no idea they were worth the prices that they are going for today so I am very happy with that I have only been around the house in them a few times so far though, Lol. They have come up real nice now and Im sure they will be excellent, I cant wait to give them a good roll.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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Hi, Yeah I had no idea they were worth the prices that they are going for today so I am very happy with that I have only been around the house in them a few times so far though, Lol. They have come up real nice now and Im sure they will be excellent, I cant wait to give them a good roll.
Great job, on those.

Where did you get the Bonts from. Are they an "off the shelf set"?
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Old August 10th, 2010, 04:29 AM   #5
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Great job, on those.

Where did you get the Bonts from. Are they an "off the shelf set"?
Yeah thanks,

I ordered the Bonts online from their website

http://bontskates.myshopify.com/prod...optional-color

I didnt know they were being made in China though, I guess a lot has changed in the last 20 years. The price was in US also which I wasnt aware of straight away $280 for the Quad Racer in Carbon Plus $27 Shipping was actually $378 AUD.
I gave them my measurements from their tables and they said it would take 5 to 6 weeks for delivery, which was spot on. They also supplied a set of nuts and bolts to mount them. I wish I had of known that because I spent $32.95 buying them from Bayside and having delivered.
All in all they were very pleasant and easy to deal with, I was very happy when they arrived.

Cheers Richard
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Old August 10th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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$32.95 If that is for the same bolts that bont supply this is the biggest rip off I have heard of in the skating world (even worse than the supplier up here that charges $250 for Canibials and $300 for Shamans)
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Old August 10th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #7
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$32.95 If that is for the same bolts that bont supply this is the biggest rip off I have heard of in the skating world (even worse than the supplier up here that charges $250 for Canibials and $300 for Shamans)
Yes, I know. The 8 nut and bolts were $24.95, and the postage was $8.00 from Melbourne to Sydney and there was not even any washers, just the nuts and bolts. I felt that it was way too much, you know the feeling when you know your getting a bad deal but you have to go ahead with it anyway I didnt know that Bont was sending the bolts with the boots.

http://www.baysideblades.com.au/inli...plate_bolt.htm
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Old August 11th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #8
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You could have gone for T Nut mount and it would have been cheaper.
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You could have gone for T Nut mount and it would have been cheaper.
Yeah I have been out of the skating scene for a long time now and I dont actually know what the T mount is, I have seen it mentioned here before and Ill have a look at those posts later. Too late now anyway but ill keep in mind for next time. I should have joined this forum before I started the build.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #10
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T Nut mounting has been around for a long time now. I was doing them 30 years ago.

I am sure whatever you used will be fine.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:19 AM   #11
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T Nut mounting has been around for a long time now. I was doing them 30 years ago.

I am sure whatever you used will be fine.
Got you beat by about 10 years or so CoJac....We were doing custom mounts at C&L Speed Skating Eqpt Co in New Jersey USA back in 1970 using T nuts and Allen head bolts....first ones to ever give it a go in America, it caught on fast....very reasonable hardware cost especially when we purchased in boxes of a hundred +......this mate of yours was ripped seriously at what he was asked to pay for a bolt setup...sad how some folks nowadays will charge whatever the market will bear rather than do a business up on a volume basis and keep the costs where anyone can afford it...

This is what has kept many young kids from entering the sport....shame...

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$32.95 If that is for the same bolts that bont supply this is the biggest rip off I have heard of in the skating world (even worse than the supplier up here that charges $250 for Canibials and $300 for Shamans)
There's a rink over here that charges $280 for a set of Cannibals.
We all know better ,but I feel for the people who pay these exhorbatant rates ,then realise they've been ripped .
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Old August 21st, 2010, 11:20 AM   #13
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Got you beat by about 10 years or so CoJac....We were doing custom mounts at C&L Speed Skating Eqpt Co in New Jersey USA back in 1970 using T nuts and Allen head bolts....first ones to ever give it a go in America, it caught on fast....very reasonable hardware cost especially when we purchased in boxes of a hundred +......this mate of yours was ripped seriously at what he was asked to pay for a bolt setup...sad how some folks nowadays will charge whatever the market will bear rather than do a business up on a volume basis and keep the costs where anyone can afford it...

This is what has kept many young kids from entering the sport....shame...

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And here I was thinking Doc Sk8 invented T Nut Mounts it, lol
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Old August 21st, 2010, 04:48 PM   #14
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Those skates look awesome!!!

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Old August 21st, 2010, 05:26 PM   #15
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And here I was thinking Doc Sk8 invented T Nut Mounts it, lol
Not quite! T nuts were being used as industrial fasteners for at least 10-20 years when we used them for the first time in 1970 to mount up a set of plates. What we were looking for was the ability to "Slide a plate forward for outdoor mounts" and back to center heel, center toe for indoors for a skater that could not afford 2 pairs of skates. By using the allen bolts, and lock washers, this accomplished an easy solution.

Our company in conjunction with New Wal Cliffe Rollerdrome in Elmont NY, co sponsored the first 5 US Outdoor Championships at Staten Island NY 70-74.

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Yeah, I'm guessing that someone used t-nuts to mount a plate sometime very shortly after they were invented. First time I saw a normal mount, I said to myself "seems like t-nuts would be way better than that." And it's not like I'm the sharpest tool in the shed by a long shot.
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Bonts... they just look so comfortable.
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$32.95 buying them from Bayside and having delivered.
Yep, that's Bayside
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