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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:47 pm 
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Please Any words of wisdom/advice for fitting my pace RC31c forks. One fork has the star in the steerer tube already. I have no tools :shock:
The fork weighs 675 grams :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:16 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
Please Any words of wisdom/advice for fitting my pace RC31c forks. One fork has the star in the steerer tube already. I have no tools :shock:
The fork weighs 675 grams :D


Either buy tools or take it to a shop...seriously.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:15 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
Please Any words of wisdom/advice for fitting my pace RC31c forks.


Easy really, should take you 15 minutes, put the race on the fork (tap it into place with a hammer+bit of wood) - put the fork through your headset - put your stem on the fork steerer tube (leaving the stems pinch bolts loose) and tighten the headset cap bolt until you can feel no play in the fork - then tighten the stem pinch bolts (don't forget to line the stem up so it is straight)

tintin40 wrote:
One fork has the star in the steerer tube already.


Do you have more than one fork ? Is having a star nut in the steerer a problem ?

I do not understand what you are saying here :?:

tintin40 wrote:
I have no tools :shock:
The fork weighs 675 grams :D


You need an allen key, a hammer and bit of wood (to knock the race into place) and . . . that's it !

I have fitted 5 (possibly 6 ?) RC31s to my various bikes over the years it is reasonably straight forward.

Good luck


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:20 pm 
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Sorry yes have two bikes two forks to be fitted. One fork was fitted but im putting those forks on the other frame. I see i will need a star tool. the bottom race is also very tight fit. I don't want to take to a shop. London shops charge the earth plus don't do a good job. So i end up doing it my self.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:22 pm 
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RC31s do not exist anymore, DT Swiss has bought PACE and they are now called the 'XRR SLti' . . .


Click > http://www.singletrackworld.com/mod.php ... 2469-2.jpg


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:31 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
Sorry yes have two bikes two forks to be fitted.


Clarity !

tintin40 wrote:
I see i will need a star tool.


What is a 'Star tool' ? Never seen one in 20 years of building bikes, not to say they are probably not very useful, but a bit of wood and a few minutes of careful tapping with a hammer while drinking tea and listening to the radio does the trick.

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the bottom race is also very tight fit.


Thats the idea ! Tighter the better, that's why you need to knock it into place with a hammer and a bit of wood and not simply slide it into position.

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I don't want to take to a shop. London shops charge the earth plus don't do a good job. So i end up doing it my self.


Yep !!!

I have had a RC31 installed by a bike shop in London, scratches on the crown and needed to be tightened within hours (seriously). Not great for £35.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:35 pm 
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:D Thanks. On wards and upwards :lol:
Oh i have one bike book to help (or hinder) Will sleep on it (so to speak) And look tomorrow


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:42 pm 
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:D Thanks. On wards and upwards :lol:
Oh i have one bike book to help (or hinder) Will sleep on it (so to speak) And look tomorrow


A couple of months ago I saw a fella going through Camden on a Trimble, can't be many around, was that you ?

I think it was black, heading North.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:58 pm 
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:D :shock: fame at last. Me riding like a mad man. or on mission :lol:


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:D :shock: fame at last. Me riding like a mad man. or on mission :lol:


More of a mission thing, very fast going towards Camden tube from Mornigton crescent/west end - the first trimble I have seen in real life.


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