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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Does £25 sound too good to be true. Well, things are not quite as they seem! Read on...


I was randomly sent these with a couple of frames which I bought.

It's a set of 2001 Z1 Drop Offs, like the ones in the picture below (note - these are not the actual forks).

The forks are complete (minus the bolts which hold the stanchions into the lowers), BUT (and it's a big BUT!) the bonding has come unstuck on one of the lower legs, and one of the legs has become detached from the arch assembly. I'll post some pictures later just to clarify it all - I'll just do my best to describe it for now! The person who gave them to me has also removed the lowers from the crown/stanchion assembly too. Oh, and there's no oil in them either :oops:

So, there you have it. I'm not sure if the leg can be professionally bonded back into place so let's just say the forks are for spares or repair. All the innards seem to be present and correct, and the crown/stanchions appear to be in very good condition, with only one small mark on the stanchions.

The steerer is steel, 1,1/8" and is approximately 200mm long. I'll measure it up later.

£25 posted to the UK
PayPal Gift or buyer pays fees please.

They have to be worth this just for the crown and stanchions?! And don't forget that all of the innards (dampers etc) are there too... I cannot vouch for their working condition because I've never used the forks myself.

As I mentioned before, I'll get some photos up later :D
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Hi Mark,

I'm interested in these pending an actual pic :D

Cheers,

Mark


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:22 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Hi Mark,

I'm interested in these pending an actual pic :D

Cheers,

Mark


Hiya,

Sorry for not sorting this out sooner - I've been working over on the Grandparents' farm and I've only just got back. I'll go and sort some pictures out now :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Pictures as promised.

The scratch on the stanchions is only shallow - it looks worse thanks to the camera flash! Also, one of the seals is damaged. I didn't notice this when I had a look at them yesterday :oops:

In pictures 8 & 9, it looks as though part of the black arch assembly has broken off and is stuck on the lower leg. This isn't the case - the black part is seperate from the rest of the arch assembly (you can see the join on the other, complete leg).

I haven't cleaned the forks up at all, so they're shown in all their grubby glory ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:42 pm 
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OK. So I've replied to another forum member who pm'd me a few days ago, and I've heard nothing back (even though he's been on the forum), so these are back up for sale.

Bump :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:52 pm 
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I'll bet the silly arse ran them minus the brake bosses / blanking bolts which marzocchi stipulated were required with these....

I had a pair in 02 and they were singularly the best single crown forks I ever owned...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Would you send the parts to germany?

Thanks, Chris


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:57 pm 
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nordstadt wrote:
Would you send the parts to germany?

Thanks, Chris


Hi Chris,

Yes, that wouldn't be a problem but postage would be more expensive.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
nordstadt wrote:
Would you send the parts to germany?

Thanks, Chris


Hi Chris,

Yes, that wouldn't be a problem but postage would be more expensive.

Thanks


Do you know how much to Cologne, Germany?

Cheers Chris


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 pm 
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nordstadt wrote:
Barneyballbags wrote:
nordstadt wrote:
Would you send the parts to germany?

Thanks, Chris


Hi Chris,

Yes, that wouldn't be a problem but postage would be more expensive.

Thanks


Do you know how much to Cologne, Germany?

Cheers Chris


It's actually more expensive than I thought :(

£17.00 was the cheapest quote I could get - I've taken a screenshot just to show I'm telling the truth!


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