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Z2 Atom Race, or Z5 Air? Theres only one way to find out..... FIGHT... no... POLL!
Poll ended at Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:53 pm
2001 Z2 Atom Race 100%  100%  [ 7 ]
2001 Z5 Air 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 7
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 Post subject: Z2 Atom Race vs Z5 Air
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:50 pm 
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OK, so new plan..... 8)

In light of the fact that it now appears that the aluminium steerers are available and replaceable for Marzocchi forks, and that the general consensus from feedback on the Z2's on my Kilauea is that they need "addressing", I have sourced what could be some donor forks for a rebuild.

They are silver Z5's, with air valves in the top of both stanchions, which I know otherwise nothing about. What I plan is to strip and paint up the lowers of whichever are the better forks. Both sets of lowers are in good nick, and there are no marks or wear to the stanchions

I have the tech manuals for the Z2's and Z5's... however...
With a steel steerer, the Z5's are obviously heavier, but if I could replace it, which are the better forks, the Z2 Atom Race's or the Z5 Air's?


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winstanly's had NOS Z2 x-flys which would be rather nice. otherwise, rebuild the z2's, a much better fork


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:47 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
winstanly's had NOS Z2 x-flys...

hubba hubba hubba

That would go down like a ton of **** filled lead balloons indoors tho
"darling... you know the flowers for the wedding... well can we go to asda and get them? I want some ten year old forks for my bike... that ok? They're NOS tho" :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Start as you mean to go on otherwise it'll be a slippery slope!


http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... Forks_2001

They're calling and under £200


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