Finally found images of said forks....someone selling some on the bay. Absolutely no doubt that these are how they came from the factory.
Yes...but is that any more reassuring?!
For me personally, no not really. Don't feel like I can give it plenty when riding, constantly staring at the road for pot-holes. Don't enjoy riding the bike if I'm honest. And in absolute truth I don't really get on with the riding position - It's a bit too upright at the front end for me. I've done < 100 miles on it. Shame really as I'd always wanted one, always read with interest peoples opinions etc. but it's not for me.
Rick Powell 753 Track / Ribble Gran Fondo / Colnago Asso / 1975 Harry Quinn TT / 1990 Concorde Prelude / Vitus 992 / Keith Coppell Lo-Pro / 1986 KAS Vitus 979 / 1995 Mercian Strada Speciale / 2011 Raleigh GAC Militis 3 ex Graham Briggs / 1995 Ribble 7005 / 1986 Alan Super Record / 1985 MK1 Vitus 979 /
On the bench: Sirius 853 TT / Sun Solo Chrome / Ciocc Designer 84 / Giant TCR0 Pro Compact / Ribble 653 Tourer / Daccordi Lo-Pro / Look KG96 / Bottecchia Equipe / Look KG231 Credit Agricole / Contini Grand Prix / Aende Lo-Pro / TVT / Langdale 653 Pursuit /