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X-Lite Fork Decals or Bare Forks??
Poll ended at Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:59 pm
Decals as per the 1997 catalogue 70%  70%  [ 7 ]
No decals...naked legs 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 10
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:08 am 
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Hmmm I'm in a muddle now :? Certainly seem to be that way with the existing, ill check later


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Forgot to say - lovely bike! Always loved these forks and the frames are well finished and solid and the perfect compliment to the funky forks.

A guy I worked with many moons in the bike trade ago build a Kona Hei Hei with a set of these forks and a polished XTR group. Just looked fantastic.

In this Jubilee year surely the only option is to build with red silver and blue X-lite parts, hope hubs, middleburns and Sachs parts (well, by rights Germany should be part of the Colonies after their failure in 'International Unpleasantness' I and II, and the Queen's part German anyway...)


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:07 pm 
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Pete...you are a genius, I love that idea........ now, what goes where????!!!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Gorgeous.

Dream bike build for me! What size seat post does it take?...


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:24 pm 
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28.6 silly size :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Hmm...

I've a 27.2 X lite Metal Matrix post, I wasn't looking to sell it, but it would match that frame beautifully...

You can get shims the right size off e-bay...

PM me if you're interested in doing a deal.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:55 pm 
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ZE Seatpost Silver (needs a shim 26.4-28.6)
NOS enduro stubbies in red
Red Chainring bolts

Piece by piece the RB community are building my bike, much appreciated :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:33 am 
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The bars are straight in shape and straight gauge Titanium. 22.2mm diameter.
I have a pair, but unfortunately they're in my X-Lite forks that I won from Rex (Trimnell) after a gentleman's bet, and they're simply worth too much to me purely for the memories they bring back. (For those who might not know, Rex was the founder of X-Lite, and passed away in 2004 - I still miss the grumpy bugger).

What I can suggest though is that you might be able to source a length of 22.2mm tube from Enigma bikes. As they have quite handy stocks of odd lengths of Ti kicking around. There is also a company called Dynamic Metals who hold stocks of Grade 9 (3AL2.5V) in the UK, though I've no idea on the sizes they stock.

Also... I'm pretty sure that I have, somewhere, a red 28.6 X-Lite post (probably pink by now). I'm away in Italy at Colnago for a few days, but when I get back I'll have a dig around. If I still have it, it's yours.

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It's San-An Smiffy! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:17 am 
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Great bit of info and much appreciated, thanks. Drop me a PM when you are back and I'll sort things out with you :D

Intrigued by the gentlemans bet :wink:


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