Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:22 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:24 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:44 pm
Posts: 3851
Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
Hi All,

Looking for advice. I could do with replacing the Pace RC31s on my Merlin. What can folks recommend for a rigid, 420mm-440mm A/C, disc fork? I've asked Pace if they've got any RC31s hidden in the warehouse but not had a reply yet. One option is to get a decent steel set made then fit and forget.

Image

Image

Cheers,

Tad


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:13 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:14 pm
Posts: 259
Location: Colchester, Essex
That's maybe your best option. I have a pair of Spinner Project 2 pattern, disc and canti mounts, 410mm a-c. . 185mm threadless steerer. Very clean, new green enamel. Thing is, apart from being a bit short for you they're not that light. Nothing like as heavy as the On One monsters or similar though. I could measure and weigh them if you're interested.
If you had a set made though, you could talk to the builder about the tubes available, length, trail, etc. and have the best. Probably be a couple of hundred or so though, at a guess, but should certainly be worth it.
I've had a look at what's available myself, wouldn't mind swapping out the Indy SLs on one of my bikes but couldn't find anything worth buying.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:16 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:30 pm
Posts: 16571
Location: Surrey
What's wrong with the pace forks you have on there now? I have a ti DBR axis tt currently wearing a set of rc31 c-type ti forks which are lovely, but technically a bit long for the frame. I might also be swapping them out for some rc39s that I recently acquired.

I could be tempted with a trade if yours are shorter a2c than mine, which if memory serves is 420-440 ish. What version are yours?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:05 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:44 pm
Posts: 3851
Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
ishaw wrote:
What's wrong with the pace forks you have on there now? I have a ti DBR axis tt currently wearing a set of rc31 c-type ti forks which are lovely, but technically a bit long for the frame. I might also be swapping them out for some rc39s that I recently acquired.

I could be tempted with a trade if yours are shorter a2c than mine, which if memory serves is 420-440 ish. What version are yours?


Mine are 440s. Nothing wrong with them, I've ridden them for about three years but they are a touch long then in the back of my mind I don't know the history of them and being carbon...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:28 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:08 am
Posts: 3713
Location: Kray Territory
Personally I'm a fan of Salsa cromotos, I've used them on two of the fleet and been very pleased with them. They're good looking too in my opinion :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:41 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 10127
Location: New Forest, UK
EXotic from CarbonCycles. I've run them for a couple of winters now and am very pleased. They aren't as light as Pace (IIRC) but a pal of mine did manage to crack the Pace crown.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:36 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:44 pm
Posts: 3851
Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
mynchiboy wrote:
Personally I'm a fan of Salsa cromotos, I've used them on two of the fleet and been very pleased with them. They're good looking too in my opinion :)


I've been thinking Cromotos or Vicious.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dazdc5, Google Adsense [Bot], leadbelly, Peachy! and 72 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group