I finally decided to retire my 1999 Pace RC36 Evo IIs.
The forks are in fairy decent condition as they weren't used between 2002 and 2008. However with no service support where I live I have given up trying to maintain them as where I live now (the rocky foothills of the Colorado Front Range mountains) is just too brutal for them.
The forks are disk mount only. Still hold air, but the shock damper keeps on blowing its seals and filling the air chamber with damper oil. It probably needs a full rebuild with seals and what-not, which I have done before but needs it again. However, its just too much hassle for me now living in the States - so I bought a very non retro new Rockshox SID instead.
So I am wondering what to do with the forks. I think I have three options:
1) Mount the forks in my garage as a trophy of its former glory. I like this option as I have fond memories of this fork and what it represents (my former days of biking in the UK with - once upon a time - top notch british kit).
2) Sell the forks to someone on this forum if the price was right any they paid shipping (probably prohibitive $).
3) Keep the forks, overhaul them again, and use them in a couple of years on my kids' bikes. My children won't be riding the rocky trails that I do, so they should hold up much better, and still be a better fork than what comes on most kids bikes. I wonder if I can still get a light weight spring..?
Did I miss any other options? Turn them into a light stand perhaps?
I kind of like option 1 and a possible chance to go to option 3 down the road...