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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:27 pm 
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What length and travel should i put on my kilauea from 1995?
Doesnt need to be year correct, just going for function.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:42 am 
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60- 80 mm travel, i would recommend 80mm

a-c anywhere from around 420 mm( which is the a-c of p2s for this bike) to 450mm ish.

as an example Z2 bombers are 438mm and would ride just dandy with this frame, funnily enough i have a lovely set for sale :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:19 am 
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1995 Kili - very nice indeed! In that white I think a black Pace RC35 would look proper good, plus they are excellent functionally.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Thanks for suggestions and enlighten me on the mm. If I want to go as light and durable as possible? I´m even thinking of looking at modern forks.

You got any suggestions.
By the way, your z2 bombers, in what condition, color, price, do they come?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:44 am 
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Hi luxurtion,

bombers are durable yes, simple to service , lovely plush oil spring forks, but not the lightest forks perhaps

there is a retrobike review here

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=71159

and my forks are at the bottom of this thread

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=256857


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:41 am 
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If it's light you want then Pace might be the answer.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Is there more forks, than pace and bombers, to consider?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:55 am 
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If you want light, durable and modern then unfortunately you're going to struggle finding a new 80mm air fork with untapered steerer and canti/V brake mountings. No one seems to make sub 1500g with canti/V mounts anymore (?). Magura Durins were made until a couple of years ago but even they only make disc versions now. You'll probably have to go for a decent second hand fork. Marzocchi Bomber / Rockshox SID / Magura Durin / Pace etc.


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