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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:03 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:46 pm
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Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Jen told me she can drill holes in the badge and provide colour matched screws. Alternatively, she suggested JB Weld adhesive. She seems to think these solutions are superior to double sided tape. I glued mine. You'll need a clamp to hold the badge in place whilst it cures. Use adhesive very sparingly lest you end up with the mess I did!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:07 am 
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Location: Norfolk. Rides at Thetford Forest
Loving those v-brakes. Just noticed some on E-bay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Avid- ... 35b682c209

....but the price is very high with 7 days to go and still not met the reserve! Think i will stick to 'cheapo' XTR V's! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Location: Sweden
Wow!
That looks really nice :P

How does the pace fork work for you?
It´s had rave reviews but I really have a hard time with the "backwards" front brake.
The ride must be really smooth...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The ride is great, more so I suppose because it's ultra light, as much as anything. Acceleration is the thing that impresses me most, and climbing. The fork also works well with the geometry of the frame, I think the rake works well to somewhat tame the front end. Also, I think the 440mm RC-31 might be a bit longish for the Bonty, the 420mm seems just right. Not at all twitchy this fork - just really smooth. If I'm riding over a good length of rockier terrain I do get a bit of numbness in my hands, but then again the fork is rigid... or maybe it might be just me. I'm right at the (95kilo) weight limit (I'm 100 kilo), and have had no problems, no excessive flexing, no worries whatsoever. If I'm honest though, I reckon a lovely handmade steel fork would suit the frame better, especially if painted to match my frame.
Maybe my wife's Fat Chance Buck Shaver will inherit the Pace one day - watch this space.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Oh, and the backwards front brake. Looks kinda cool imho. Sort of turns the whole fork into a brake booster! Besides, it has a front disc mount, so I could keep my setup and run an Avid BB7 mechanical front disk if so inclined.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:57 pm 
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Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:51 am
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Location: near Nuremberg, Germany
So beautiful, love this strong blue colour of the frame and stem.


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