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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:47 pm 
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Fox float 80mm would be good on that


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Judys, Fox 80mm, Bomber Z1s or preferably Z2s. Anything but RSTs. Had a pair on my £450 GT Backwoods (1997) and snapped them on a landing of a 1 foot jump. And I weighed about 10 stone back when I did that. Legs are about 3mm thick! And the traction of the forks are flexy as well.

Really, any forks are an upgrade. Whatever your budget you should be able to get something that'll make a noticeable difference for not too much money. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:05 am 
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May I ask where you got that lovely horsey saddle and what it's called? Very appealing indeed!!


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karloff70 wrote:
May I ask where you got that lovely horsey saddle and what it's called? Very appealing indeed!!
It's a Charge Spoon, available from lots of places, comfy, cheap & looks good, I have them on 3 of my bikes.

Nice Stumpy Reluctant 8)

If you're not too bothered about a period correct fork a Rockshox Reba would make an excellent choice, stiff, plush & very tuneable. I picked up a pair from another forum for £125

Here are some @ £110 on SingletrackWorld you can add a spacer to drop the travel to 80mm


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Thank you very much indeed..... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:51 am 
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i got some red manitous for sale from my stumpy you were interested in. (i decided to split in the end)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:02 pm 
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Thanks very much, but I'm sorted for a new fork now.
Shame you have to split, that's a great bike! (and I'm coming to Bristol again tomorrow. And I've sold a bike since I was last in touch. PM me best price for the M2 and see if you can tempt me!)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Ah, that's better!
Not the original fork, but as used on other Specializeds of the time and looks just right , I think.
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Pics down there somewhere \/\/\/\/\/


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Quick update for a few modifications.... new spds, Race Face Air Alloy riser and 100mm SysStem. I like flats and bar ends, but in the end I feel wider riser bars are better and still in keeping with the era of the bike. So there it is........
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Another up date as it's evolved - since the last pics, XT front mech, LX brakes and XTR 8 speed STi . I wish I had more time to ride it! :lol:

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