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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:36 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for all the advice. They've got the Renthal name on and they're only going to be used for XC so I now feel a bit more confident.

However, if I suddenly stop posting on this site then you can assume that they've claimed another victim.

Rich


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:42 am 
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scant wrote:

or you're hard on bikes ;) pace could have kept making these bars.. but they didnt;t :lol: :wink:


and Frames and stems and hubs and chain rings and forks. Wonder why they stopped making everything?


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Wold Ranger wrote:
scant wrote:

or you're hard on bikes ;) pace could have kept making these bars.. but they didnt;t :lol: :wink:


and Frames and stems and hubs and chain rings and forks. Wonder why they stopped making everything?


I'm not sure if me & my mates just bought every "half a$$ed friday component" instead of the decent monday- thursday components? :lol: :wink:
when I rang pace back to thank them for my warranty replacement answer hyperlites I asked how come I had hyperlites & not pace & was told a stern "not making them anymore"

I'm curious to see how the forks perform & hold up now DT is making them


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:22 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Yeah me too. I was going to put a pair of their suspenders on my new bike but on hearing nightmare stories from friends who owned them and all the mechanics who saw them coming through the door at my LBS that I was put right off and went for a pair of their rigids!

Wonder if quality control/reliability will improve...


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scant wrote:
Wold Ranger wrote:
scant wrote:

or you're hard on bikes ;) pace could have kept making these bars.. but they didnt;t :lol: :wink:


and Frames and stems and hubs and chain rings and forks. Wonder why they stopped making everything?


I'm not sure if me & my mates just bought every "half a$$ed friday component" instead of the decent monday- thursday components? :lol: :wink:
when I rang pace back to thank them for my warranty replacement answer hyperlites I asked how come I had hyperlites & not pace & was told a stern "not making them anymore"

I'm not saying any of this to be vindictive to pace; if someone asks if a product is safe enough & I've had a negative experience I'll sure as hell let people know!

I'm curious to see how the forks perform & hold up now DT is making them


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 Post subject: old kit
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:13 pm 
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The RC 130's were made by Renthal, who stopped making 'em years ago, so Pace then used Answer. I still think there would be a good demand for a quality UK bar manufacturer. USE did use to make some superb bars, (all lovely anodised colours) with built in slots for bar ends, so no crushing/crimping/slipping moments. I still have a few UK produced Ti Bars. I totally despise riser bars, only benefit is the moto look, too wide too high, too laid back, too wobbley.


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scant wrote:
manitou916 wrote:
Lovely bars. I've never had any problems with them either. I wouldn't worry about it... unless you're a naturally unlucky person ;)


or you're hard on bikes ;)


..or a little

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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
I wouldnt ride them in anger... :twisted: :twisted:


Not really relevant to the topic and quoted out of context but I like to think that I am more livid than angry when I ride (mutating into puce by the top of the first climb, ashen by the bottom of the first descent).

Sorry, totally irrelevant to the discussion but then I've done this before and fear I'll do it again.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:11 pm 
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Or maybe slightly perturbed ? Disgruntled?

Depends on how the bike is shifting really and if nothing has fallen off!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:19 pm 
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Jez no wonder they're running around shooting sheep, you've been feeding 'em all blackcurrent Chewitts, they haven't got blue tongue after all!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:


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