Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:03 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: rigid ti fork options?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:07 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:03 am
Posts: 1254
Location: Northamptonshire
Hi

Looking for a ti fork to stick on the Hei Hei, preferably not suspension adjusted due to the age of frame - anybody got any ideas?

Ti project two's would be lovely but don't come up too often - looking for summit similar in raw ti.

Heres some pics to get the ball rolling

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1428134/
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1428133/
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1428132/

Suggestions welcome!

Martin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:57 am 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:07 pm
Posts: 2676
Location: 52 Festive Road. (Nr. Lincoln)
Black Sheep titanium forks are similar to P2's (as seen here on my King Kahuna, the forks on the Score are On-one ti forks, bit too heavy duty for a Hei Hei?


Attachments:
KK & Score (4).JPG
KK & Score (4).JPG [ 134.49 KiB | Viewed 1990 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:58 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:03 am
Posts: 1254
Location: Northamptonshire
Hmmm, yeh I think the one-ones are a little too beefy for the Hei Hei but the Black sheep's look nice.

Whats the turnaround for these? - are the really £220 odd quid as I'm led to believe?!(gulp)


cheers

Martin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:10 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:07 pm
Posts: 2676
Location: 52 Festive Road. (Nr. Lincoln)
I'm afraid so fella. :(

Coupla month turnaround too. :(

If only I could find some ti P2's with a long enough steerer... some sold on ebay recently but with a tiny steerer tube and I just didn't fancy one of those quill type steerer extenders.

Still, these forks are very nice and quite similar to the P2's.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:51 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:03 am
Posts: 1254
Location: Northamptonshire
Thanks for the info chap

Doesn't seem to be many options especially if I want to get it looking close to original.

Good luck with the ti p2 chase - I'd rather have some disc tabs so if you do find some & the blacksheeps are no longer wanted......
If & when drop me a mail

cheers - thanks for your help


Martin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:35 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
Just a thought, but what about XACD in China - fabricate all sorts of frames, forks, bars, stems, seatposts etc. I did contact them a while ago (in English) and the prices were very reasonable but I decided against for reasons I can't quite recall.

Anyway, feedback from people who have bought from them is good (just Google 'XACD') and the Setavento frames are just badged up XACDs. Would be a great way to get the forks exactly to your spec at a modest price, especially with the pound-dollar rate.

Website is www.xacd.com.cn



PS The On-One forks above look really good to me


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:03 am
Posts: 1254
Location: Northamptonshire
I have just sent the guys in china an email - I'll see what they have to say. Thanks for the heads up.

I've also sent an email to blacksheep to see if than replicate the original p2.

Martin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:13 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:41 pm
Posts: 63
Location: St.Louis Mo area
stevek wrote:
Black Sheep titanium forks are similar to P2's (as seen here on my King Kahuna, the forks on the Score are On-one ti forks, bit too heavy duty for a Hei Hei?


I second the Black Sheep option. My brother-in-law has been doing a frame building internship with James at Black Sheep and I am thinking about getting a 1" steerer rigid ti fork with the proper length and offset fro my Bontrager Ti-lite. As noted, My brother-in-law said they are really busy this time of year and getting a fork would take a while.

Btw- Nice looking bikes stevek!

Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:47 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:06 pm
Posts: 542
Location: FRANCE
you can visit :

www.skydecomp.com :wink:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:41 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:03 am
Posts: 1254
Location: Northamptonshire
Many thanks xxejen!

Nicest forks I have seen so far. I have mailed them

Martin.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cheshire1980 and 33 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group