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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Nice, in that case another vote for "The Riddler"!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:33 pm 
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A set of forks came up on ebay that were the exact shape I had in mind for this so I took a punt and got them for £30.

They are a smige heavier than the PACE (no idea what steel they are) and arent fillet brazed but they do have the correct a-c and rake . . . . I think!

Have a look, opinions would be very welcome!!!

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Compared with PACE

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I am pretty sure I am going to go with these now but I keep changing my mind!!!!

The steerer is a touch long but that gives me a chance to look for a nice headset with any stack height I like. . . .Mavic or Stronglight are my preference!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:39 pm 
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uni crown 100 times out of a hundred. looks perfect.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Look much better with your new forks mate 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:51 am 
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Much better..those Pace ones (lovely as they are in the right context) look like they're off a Raleigh Bomber in comparison.

The others have the right purposeful stilletto look....

All the best,


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:18 pm 
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looking good!

was never a fan of the Pace for some reason.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:13 pm 
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Cheers guys, I know what you mean about the PACE.

I have always liked them for sure but couldnt help this nagging feeling they werent quite what I wanted :?

I am holding onto them for the meantime as I know what I am like, but am pretty sure I am keeping these new ones.

I have somehow stripped some of the pedal threads in my non drive-side crank arm so I am now looking for one of these if anyone has one spare.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:06 pm 
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As I mentioned the non-drive side crank arm leaves a lot to be desired. The threads for the pedals are a bit knackered making it difficult to thread a pedal. PLUS the threads for the puller are not much better.

I am looking for a new one but this will work in the short term.

As the weather was nice thought I would have a go at stripping the remains of the black anodising and give them a little polish.

I got these DIRT cheap and I am quite happy with the results!

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AFTER:

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I only polished these once by hand so despite the various scrapes and scratches I rekon they will come out great after some serious elbow grease. . . . .with a power tool :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:50 am 
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Duke,

I've got an ELDI pedal thread repair kit to lend out.
It drills and taps out the thread to a larger size, then fit a steel insert to step back down to the original thread size, Simples!

Happy to lend out to revive a set of Middleburns.

All the best,


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:00 am 
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Looking good. any movment onthe the paitn front? i can wait to see it all done!


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