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 Post subject: Callamity!
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:27 am 
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Yesterdays ride was a bit of a disaster, but it could have been much worse...

I snapped the 1" Ahead steerer on my Pace RC35 forks.

Luckily it happened on a climb as I wheelied over a root - had it happened five minutes before on the rocky DH It could have been far worse.

Damage to bike is zero other than the steerer snapped - damage to me is small hole in leg from where jagged edge of steerer dug in as , and grazes to the other leg from where I ended up rolling on the ground.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:33 am 
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as you say, gotta be glad it wasn't 5 mins earlier. Bummer though.

:cry:

old stuff huh? Who'd use old stuff on their bike? :lol: I presume you can still replace it from Pace themselves?


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:37 am 
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was it an aluminium steerer or one of the steel ones? And yeah, glad your okay.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:19 pm 
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sell the forks, get something else :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:48 pm 
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I got some 1" steerers in 1" flavour - get in touch.

Darn thats nasty when that happens though. These are steel so hopefully ok...


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:25 pm 
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Old bike kit indeed.

Part of the problem is not knowing the history - I bought the steel steerer second hand and it looked okay when I installed it, but on closer inspection of the damage I can see corrosion and it's pretty obvios where it started.

I don't have a "take-it-easy" mode so all my rides are a "balls-out-blast", even my 15mile commute.

Scant is right - I think I'll be moving them on and running something I'm a bit happier with.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:54 pm 
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£25 for a steerer from Pace.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:20 pm 
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pace stuff seems to do well on feebay. look for some 1in marzoke, good reliable forks :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:41 pm 
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"Balls-out-blast" now there is a good visual. Kinda like "Jerk-assin-around" if you actually saw it in the flesh.
Couple of Pace steerers also on the bay right now....Thats if you dont like me seem to have a monthly direct debit set up with Jez of course.


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