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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Cool! Mines got a nicer lock out though...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Laverda 750S motorbikes used to have Paioli forks, hell they were gorgeous and looked way better than the Ohlins forks that most of the opposition had. Never seen a mountainbike one though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:35 pm 
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[quote="Rich Aitch"]Laverda 750S motorbikes used to have Paioli forks, hell they were gorgeous and looked way better than the Ohlins forks that most of the opposition had. Never seen a mountainbike one though.[/quote
Paoli stuff was a bit budget , a lot of scoots had their forks , as did the Belgrada built yamahas
Tho that said some bimotas had paoli forks and shocks on them


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:01 pm 
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This is hanging up in the cafe I stop in at on weekend road rides. CNC machined single sided trailing link. I tried the prototype of it on a bike the designer/fabricator had at a 24 hr. race in 97. It was......interesting.

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Do you know who made the fork? Is there any names or identifying info on the fork? I remember seeing one in Las Vegas interbike around 97-98. I ws talking to a buddy a couple weeks ago about linkage forks and bnrought this one up but couldn't for the life of me remember who made it. I was thinking Profile Racing, Phil Wood, Paul Comp....... :?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:27 pm 
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My early and real Lawill fork (from 1992) that later got replace with a control tech version when the fork broke..

I love that fork..
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:12 am 
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Hurrycat Vorace anyone? Front side up:
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A bit like the Fournales/Look tie up, the Hurrycat was marketed by Stronglight. Designed by Eric Barone in partnership with aerospace company SEB and Answer, it was a production version of the fork he used in his 163km/h speed descent attempt in 1998. Founded 2000, bust by 2004
Lightish at 1600g, they run a different geometry, supposedly anti-dive and anti-pedal bob. It's certainly better than Fournales. The legs swing up and back, rather than up and forward on the Fournales/Girving stuff. Publicity videohere on Vimeo.

Mine's a Sport model with aluminium legs...there is a fabled carbon legged version...

All the best,


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:42 pm 
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As posted elsewhere, and spotted in my LBS the other day...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:52 pm 
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norcalflat wrote:
FMJ wrote:
This is hanging up in the cafe I stop in at on weekend road rides. CNC machined single sided trailing link. I tried the prototype of it on a bike the designer/fabricator had at a 24 hr. race in 97. It was......interesting.

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Do you know who made the fork? Is there any names or identifying info on the fork? I remember seeing one in Las Vegas interbike around 97-98. I ws talking to a buddy a couple weeks ago about linkage forks and bnrought this one up but couldn't for the life of me remember who made it. I was thinking Profile Racing, Phil Wood, Paul Comp....... :?


I have no idea what his name is. Tall guy, curly/fuzzy hair (picture Daniel Stern in Breaking Away). He was from the Toronto, ON area. I tried out his first version (pic below) briefly for a few yards in the pits at the 24 Hours of Adrenaline relay race at Hardwood Hills (Barrie, ON) in 97. The fork in the original pic I posted (gold anodizing) is hanging at Cafe Domestique in Dundas, ON.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:34 pm 
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danson67 wrote:
Hurrycat Vorace anyone? Front side up:
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A bit like the Fournales/Look tie up, the Hurrycat was marketed by Stronglight. Designed by Eric Barone in partnership with aerospace company SEB and Answer, it was a production version of the fork he used in his 163km/h speed descent attempt in 1998. Founded 2000, bust by 2004
Lightish at 1600g, they run a different geometry, supposedly anti-dive and anti-pedal bob. It's certainly better than Fournales. The legs swing up and back, rather than up and forward on the Fournales/Girving stuff. Publicity videohere on Vimeo.

Mine's a Sport model with aluminium legs...there is a fabled carbon legged version...

All the best,


I have the fabled carbon version on my San Andreas.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:40 pm 
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I have the fabled carbon version on my San Andreas.

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:shock: wow…


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