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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:11 pm 
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8) ooo, i like that, my size too :)

Looking forward to the build

Should change the title though as its a KK :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:46 pm 
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mkone wrote:

Should change the title though as its a KK :wink:

Mark



All in good time Mark :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:34 am 
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So in the last build it started with the orange Z1's as they appear in the (97?) catalogue. But they weigh more than me, so I pulled them out and popped in the black Z4 fly light. These too were rather weighty and were replaced with the RST XMO which are not heavy at all. Add into the mix a recently acquired X Fly 80 I now have a choice of 4 forks.


I like the lightness of the XMO and X Fly. I like the rugged durability of the Z1. I'm not too hot on the Fly Lights but I think they represent a compromise between the two, beefier than the lightweights but not as heavy as the Z1.

I would like to keep weight down but it's not the absolute goal for me.

Aesthetically, the blue decals on this frame lean towards the blue forks nicely, well more so than the orange decals on the old frame. But black or silver will go with anything so again, not really an issue.

Thoughts? Other options?


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 6:24 pm 
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Z1s for me


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:17 pm 
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My choice would be a White Bros Magic 80


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:52 pm 
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maxhc wrote:
My choice would be a White Bros Magic 80


Not familiar with that one, what's to recommend it?
Also given that I'm not familiar with it I'm guessing it's a rather rare item, making it expensive and pretty much irreparable. Or not?


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:54 pm 
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Feels nice and rides better with modern bikes and with classic ones:

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A good mechanic from the good ole days should service it without problems; also MRP has still spare parts for the fork

It´s a top quality fork and it´s construction and attention to detail is awesome

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... MANUAL.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:25 pm 
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Thanks for the info on the White forks , will keep my eyes open for those.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:53 pm 
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So the orange Z1 are no longer available, that leaves the xfly, flylight or XMO. For now.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:00 am 
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Parts are starting to come together. Much of the old build will be carried over but will tweak a bit.
Think some nicer bars and seatpost will help.
The wheels are fairly light and super smooth spinning, but will keep my eyes open for something a bit shinier.
and the brake levers are on the list too.

Thought I had made good progress with a nice USE set of bars post and stem, but the post is 27.2 and this frame takes a 27.0, so still looking.


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