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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:13 pm 
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drystonepaul wrote:
Osella wrote:
That green has to be the best colour a bike frame has ever been made in.

Erm, it's yellow...


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looks nice Paul, the red forks work well! cheers fella, hope you're well


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Would I be burned at the stake for fitting 2003/4 forks to a '97' frame? :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:22 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Would I be burned at the stake for fitting 2003/4 forks to a '97' frame? :shock:

Nope, your bike, your rules. I've done worse: 07 fox on a 93 rts and 93 dbr axis TT. Look and work brilliantly imho.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:32 pm 
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Anyone have any more thoughts before I do the deed :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:42 pm 
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I ran mine with 425mm Salsa Cromoto forks.

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So effectively an 80mm squish fork.

I wouldn't have wanted longer.

IIRC the Saracen segmented fork I had was either 400 or 415mm AtoC

Not sure if that helps?

Lovely smooth riding frames :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Thanks Mark :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Here's mine (now drystonepaul's!) on SIDs, felt superb... but I can't honestly remember if they were 80 or 100mm... to play it safe definitely stick to 80mm

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Its looking like 80mm for the Kili, next is do I stick to Retro or slightly modern (1997/98 Marzocchi Z.2 or 2003/04 Fox F80 RLT) Im leaning towards the Fox's. I wanting a very functional XC whippet :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:07 pm 
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28mm SIDs are as light as some rigids :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Fox will be a better fork really: retromod!


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