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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Loving your enthusiasm on this bud, i would be very interested in a pair if all does go ahead. As others have mentioned China is the way forward, they might already produce something similar that you could get them to modify?


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Pace already did this mid 90's.....

Merlin legs in RC Crown, I believe there was an MMC version as well, will dig out the MTB Pro the test was in....


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the RC30's were UK build, a lot of that sentiment will be lost with "Chinese copies" imho. As we all know a lot of our purchases are not too rational :roll:
Think people will easiliy pay a little extra for a UK made product,Think Global Act Local :wink:
good luck with the project, like the idea!


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Erm this has all been discussed before but nothing ever happened as far as I recall.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 0+titanium

Read a few posts in and it is all about ti legs for Pace crowns.


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Erm this has all been discussed before but nothing ever happened as far as I recall.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 0+titanium

Read a few posts in and it is all about ti legs for Pace crowns.


And the funny thing is, Rody just build me a nice set of Ti forks :D
http://groovycycleworks.blogspot.com/20 ... -fork.html


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that's a stunning fork yo-eddy!


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Well I've sent an email to various companies manufacturing ti frames and ti tubing to see what the tubing is going to cost to get the right stuff, Ti-3Al-2.5V seems to be the grade for MTB tubing so we'll have to wait and see what the costs are like.

I think a few people may have got the wrong idea as to what I'm intending to do here, I literally wanted to have a couple of pairs made for myself so I could use them on any bike, so they'd have and adjustable leg length and removable brake mounts so they suit what ever purpose I applied them to.

I'm not looking to mass produce just do a limited run to keep the cost down per fork, I will be using the right materials and getting what ever testing is needed to make sure they're up for the job and if I pull it off I will just be selling off a few pairs if anyone wants one but if they don't I'll just be fitting them to mine (all of 'em :lol: )


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Pace already did this mid 90's.....

Merlin legs in RC Crown, I believe there was an MMC version as well, will dig out the MTB Pro the test was in....


Are you sure bud? Pace certainly had a titanium look to the finish of their fork around that time which is what got me started on this as I had a set on my Khs Ti-lite.


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manitou916 wrote:
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boxxer wrote:
Pace already did this mid 90's.....

Merlin legs in RC Crown, I believe there was an MMC version as well, will dig out the MTB Pro the test was in....


Are you sure bud? Pace certainly had a titanium look to the finish of their fork around that time which is what got me started on this as I had a set on my Khs Ti-lite.

Pace teamed up with Merlin ~1994 and they produced titanium RC30 fork legs... but this didn't get past the prototype stage.


Do you know the reason?


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