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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:42 pm 
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I need to identify this NOS fork for possible use on my bike build. I have only this photo and the part number stamped on the steerer tube which is 300F26\.D and unfortunately cannot get any more info. I don't have access to the item directly so can't see/measure it myself. Can anyone help with any of the following:
1) Meant for 700c rim or 26" rim?
2) Single/double/triple butted?
3) Approximate age (based on colour/decals/brake fittings etc)?
4) Probable a-c length? hopefully its the 410mm version.
5) Meant for MTB or Hybrid (or are they the same anyway)?
Thanks for any assistance.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:51 pm 
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That is a modern (suspension-corrected) one, looking at the distance between the bosses and the crown you can tell. 440 ac I expect. Dunno about wheel size.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Bosses are too low for 700c


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Disc mount implies it's a longer travel corrected fork. Not the best fork Kona have made...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Thanks guys you've confirmed they're not what i need.

Anyone know why the dropouts on the two pics below look different? On one they look nice and chunky and nicely integrated into the fork leg with a curved contour, while on the other they look thin and cheaply made? Different spec? or just different supplier maybe?
My 96 LavaDome has a 'nice' one just like this ebay pic, while the 'cheap' one is allegedly from a 97 LavaDome. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:45 pm 
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You're right, the bottom one is cheapo and not so nice. The top is most probably triple butted. Do you know it's weight?


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