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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:30 am 
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Thanks for the replies. Instead of focusing my mind its added more options.... Oh well. Off to the for sale section I go.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:35 pm 
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Location: Getting fitter, I will beat the Surrey Hills....
I put Rebas on my kili, rides great!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:42 pm 
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+1 for Fox F80's, light, plush, reliable 80mm of travel :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Fox are awesome, I've dropped the travel down to 70mm before, for a retro-tastic 440mm a-c. They do work beautifully but the do look a bit odd sometimes on a retro build.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
Whilst modern forks are very, very competent indeed, I've been amazed just how well 50mm of ancient rubber can cope with a bit of basic root absorption - I paid £15 for a set of Maz Mach 5 and they've really impressed!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Talk is cheap
Go to the meets and for the vast majority its Fox forks and big discs all the way :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:32 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Talk is cheap
Go to the meets and for the vast majority its Fox forks and big discs all the way :wink: :lol:


Which meets are these? :? The ones I go to are all rigid steel and ineffectual cantis! :lol:


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Or did the Internet steal the sarcasm from that comment before I caught it... :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:51 am 
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Measured the current rigid forks this morning and they're about 400mm a-c. I think anything modern is just going to look too high.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:06 am 
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420 will look fine I think

See the pix in my sig of my Vit T which is a non-susp frame with late model Rc36's and 420 A-C RC31's on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:39 pm 
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They'll be 395mm I should imagine.

Go with the shortest shockers you can find, knock twenty mil at least off the stem (which is probably a tiller anyway) and bring the saddle slightly forwards to compensate for the relaxed seat angle (might need an inline but I doubt it) and it should handle okay. Depends whether you're happy to lose an inch or more of stretch though.

Trying it with a DynaTech and Amp F3 at the moment, will be a few days before it's rolling though..


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