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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:09 pm 
BoTY Winner
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I have, at last, just completed the restoration of these four SL Ti forks, so thought I'd share some pics.

It's been a long and bumpy road to get to this end result, going through much research, trial and error and to be frank...ball-ache!

Anyway, four forks done!...


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wad


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:11 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Absolutely stunning, very very nice work buddy :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:26 pm 
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8) Wowsers! That's sterling work, what a finish!


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 2:45 am 
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WOW - those are absolutely stunning, good sir!

I just recently finished a set (21/Sl-Ti) as well, but went with a custom color on the lowers, and mated a new Ultimate Machine crown to a brand new Ti steerer tube (final fitting done by Mr. Dekerf himself) for the top half, for a specific Ti-frame build ... and after getting it all together and so pretty - I found that one of my new main seals was faulty, so apart that leg came - again - in order to receive a second, new seal ...

and all is well!

Are you planning on selling these, as a buddy of mine might be interested in a set if so ... ?


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:10 am 
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This site just keeps on amazing me with what you guys can do. Very impressed!


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:18 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Amazing workmanship 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 8:58 am 
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@wadsy

Firstly, amazing job you’ve done there!

Did you have the lowers and brace lacquered or have the just gone for the closest colour matched paint?

Only asking as I’m restoring a pair that I originally owned back in 1994.


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:15 pm 
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They look gorgeous Martin :-) your attention to detail is spot on.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:09 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Great work. I would love to know your process for these forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:11 pm 
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
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Yes, me too, i cleaned mine not so long ago, think i best go and have another go :facepalm:


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