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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:01 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:39 am 
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Amazed these haven't been identified by someone off here.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:58 am 
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I'm surprised at no ID as yet too. Love to know.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:18 am 
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If it helps your sale in any way, I bought a set of these in the summer for around £50 posted:


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 0#p1972620


This is the third pair of these I've seen floating around over the years - of course, your's might be the second one simply doing the rounds!

They definitely aren't Bontrager or Tange S/Bs, and are a fair bit heavier than both.

The general consensus is that they're an asian knock-off, but I'm not suggesting that for certain.
[Certainly, the steerer on mine is [I think from memory] of Italian origin, so not sure if that adds anything to the mix...
Maybe an Italian knock-off?!

I purchased mine as a quick stand-in for something else so wasn't too fussed about integrity, but for some simple guidance I'm attaching a couple of pics of one type of Bonty crown, and one type of SB crown - note how the crown on yours is a mix of the haunch on the Bonty, and the arched underside of the SB. Aslo, the crown on yours is reduced in thickness and follows the form of the steerer.

Hope this helps a little - probably not!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:29 am 
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Hi have a pair of these forks that came on a original new Saracen e stay think it was 1991 or 92. It was a elite XT boxed section aluminium frame....not sure if Saracen made them but will be in the early catalogs 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:47 am 
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I had read this :?:

http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-cl ... 07710.html


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:53 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:13 pm 
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beshroomed wrote:
thanks!


Yes. Cheers!

I have an identical set to yours so am wiser now!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Took some looking for but here is the forks like on the Saracen I had...not bad forks at all they are well planted with that added weight...I liked them forks but suspension was all the talk then so swapped them out at that time


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:58 pm 
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I've goy exactly the same fork... It's a Spinner. I think kona track 2 were the same forks.


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