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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:32 pm 
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I finally fitted my newly painted matching tuning forks. :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:30 am 
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Nice! Nicely spec'd and looks very cool 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:49 am 
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I think I'm in love with the bike :oops: are these rare, getting the urge to sell my Cove Hummer!!!

Sweet bike & good job. What material is it & how does it ride buddy?


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Its Reynolds 853 tubing, double butted and each one is individual. The rear monostay is a signature design and Chris Dekerf paints most of them himself. He painted my forks. Very light, I haven't weighed it but certainly 20 lbs if not less. An absolute joy to ride. Probably wouldn't say rare but you wont see a used one very often. I think list price for a new frame is about CAD$3000. Certainly one of the better steel frames out there.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:49 am 
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Very cool, the forks really make the bike special I think, not to mention the paint!


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:51 am 
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Very nice indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Wow


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:40 am 
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Nice...how are you finding the ride of the Tuning fork. I love mine although I do not have the vocabulary to describe the ride ... just seems compliant and smooth
where it needs to be yet also stiff and 'pointy' ?


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:02 am 
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Nice, especially loving the paint. :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Harryburgandy, I reallyenjoy the ride and maintain gears and suspension are optional requirements. The tuning forks are stiffer than the salsas that were on there but still I can pretty much ride the southdowns on it without wishing I had suspension. In contrast riding the merlin with SID, s on it I don't enjoy the sensation of twist and flex. Im going to try a headshok on it instead and failing that I, ll go fully rigid.


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