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 Post subject: U.S.E Sub fork & wheel
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:29 pm 
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On Gumtree Edinburgh

I can collect & post if needed :wink:

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/use-s ... l/86983967

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:41 pm 
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oh man why do these things rear there head when i'm skint :evil:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Interesting and interested - what year(s) were these first available and what type of suspension adjusted frame would they fit I wonder??


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:10 pm 
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i have ridden these, the one i rode was 100mm travel, and it seemed to work pretty good, i rode it xc in the new forest and also a day in the alps. it was on a giant VT that belonged to the then Giant rep.

the anti dive thing did work, to a point, the fork is not supposed to compress under braking so that it still has some travel if it hits a bump while under braking, but i found that on a full suss the rear end extended, sort of like an ejector seat!!

so i reckon these are better for hard tails than full suss bikes but that is just my opinion.

also, don't go too big on the rotor size, a 200mm rotor will make the fork twist under heavy braking and therefore steer to the left.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:18 pm 
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What a mahoosive pain in the ass!! I've always wanted one of these and now it comes up when I'm skint! I wonder if he does 0% finance....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:08 pm 
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What bikes would it look 'right' on though??


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:25 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
What bikes would it look 'right' on though??


Anything chunky & hardtail would be my guess :?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:32 pm 
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i would suggest something aluminium, it's quite a chunky piece of kit and i think it would look a bit wrong on a steel frame.

maybe something british as it's a british product, not many options really in aluminium, an early 2000 orange e8 maybe? think that's what they called it, the most recent aluminium race frame they did anyway, it was a sort of polished/brushed finish.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:43 am 
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Looks good on a ti softail for example!

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NIce forks, though mine are being fixed at the moment as I fubar'ed the linkage in a crash :oops: I suspect it would've damaged any set of forks though - front wheel caught in a rut, and then my bodyweight hitting the bike sideways!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:54 am 
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friend of mine had one on his carbon Kili Flyer. Looked very nice 8)


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