Thanks again for providing some key parts for this restoration.
I'm still waiting on fork parts from the anodizer....
But I do have something cool to share. I was going to wait until it was anodized to spring it on everyone, but since anodizing moves at glacial speeds in this town, I've decided to post it up naked....
With this frame lacking any sort of chassis kinematics to control pedal bob/squat/dive, it needs a shock with a proper low speed circuit on compression and rebound. The best shock on the market right now for managing/tuning the low speed circuit is the Cane Creek Double Barrel.
Feast your eyes on this:
Two issues get in the way of using this shock on the Rotec.
1: The width of the shock body prevents the shock from fitting between the frames shock mount tabs. Which means you can only use the lower shock mounting holes. But the geometry is only good in the upper mounting holes (for DH purposes)
2: The stock shock has an extended lower eye/shaft to reach down through the swingarm.
I solved both problems with a custom CNC'd lower eye/shaft. I Shortened the shaft to net the desired geometry with the shock mounted in the lower hole on the frame.
It would be a shame to not ano the new shaft black, so off to the lazy anodizers it goes...