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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:41 pm 
Mr Darcy
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Have both 50mm and 63mm Judys at home stew, could measure if it helps?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:27 pm 
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yeah that would be cool Andy. cheers.


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I think sag comes into the equation somewhere.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:58 pm 
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Judy at 50mm travel - 406mm centre axle to crown centre, no sag
Judy at 63mm travel - 420mm centre axle to crown centre, no sag

Hope this helps, sounds like about 400mm would be ideal for a rigid fork on a 63mm travel frame to me.


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Hey guys,

Jumping in a bit late on this one, but...

There are a few really nice Ti forks out there that will do well with canti brakes from some custom builders...however, Ti is just not a material that is best suited for fork construction in a single crown format, let alone with disc tabs, atmo.

I think you are spot on looking at a steel fork that is geometry adjusted to fit your frame.

I would suggest providing a atc length of 15 7/8" or 403mm an excellent fit for your frame as it was designed around 63mm sussy forks.

There are many configurations you can choose for your fork construction;

Unicrown - lightest weight

Fat style - excellent tracking with moderate absorption

Box crown - a little heavier but oh so classy

Standard lug and blade - nice and plush, but not a style fit for your application.

I just fabbed up this baby yesterday...a crown forward Yo style fork and custom stem...

cheers,

rody


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Wow!!!


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That is a really, really great looking fork


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As was suggested on my previous thread I tried this french company - www.skydecomp.com

The forks look very nice if u take a browse on the link but they never got back to me! reasonable price too.

Think I'll be getting a set of steel project 2's as the brake judder & flex on my pace rigids with disc brake is crazy. front wheel hops to a halt!

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Martin


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:08 am 
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I agree jez they are some cracking looking forks, in fact have PM'd him to see if he posts to the uk :wink:


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I just love those forks.
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