wow, very nice. i would believe it is before 96 as chris cooney was building those frames for brodie. my friend has the 96 and it has a double downtube similar to a colnago bitian or titanio....whatever it is called.
i think its from 96 because it looks vey much like the rodie in the 96 catalogue.
the catalogue is in the archive http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... temId=2568
in addition brodie frames with similar serial numbers (mine is 4170) are from 1996. there is a thread on mtb-news.de classic forum with brodie serial numbers.
why did you not go with the original fork?? it would look just as good as the ritchey painted black....
i would have considered using the original tange alloy fork but it looks horrible with the thick powder coat. i should have just polished it up...
the ritchey carbon fork has a very classic look and is the lightest carbon fork (with alloy steerer) available. i wanted the bike to be as functional as possible so i don't regret choosing the carbon fork.