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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:28 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Just won these on eBay too - short travel, right colour and close to 1997 ish. Took a chance as the description was bad but hopefully they will be packed ok and actually work.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Those are my old forks, the picture came off my pinkbike profile :?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:55 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
Those are my old forks, the picture came off my pinkbike profile :?


Yeah I've figured this out now (PM sent and now replied to - thanks for the help!!). Message sent to the seller via eBay.....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
Those are my old forks, the picture came off my pinkbike profile :?


Yeah I've figured this out now (PM sent and now replied to - thanks for the help!!). Message sent to the seller via eBay.....


No problem, and good luck hope you get it sorted ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:28 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Had a discussion with the seller and they sent me loads of photos, 12 in all. They confirmed there was only 1 1cm mark on a stantion and the pics show the rest. Nice seller, seems legitimate...... pics they sent make them look really good!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:56 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Forks arrived yesterday. 80mm travel Marzocchi Z3 Lights - 1998 Vintage! Paint is good, all seems to work ok but one of the oil seals is shot so I've ordered a seal kit to fix them. One 1cm mark on the stantion but its not bad, just a little wet and dry on it to make it smooth (light cutting compound might be ok though, will try first).

Never had bolt on crown Bombers, wow they look chunky! A good polishing job will make them look fab.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:24 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Took the Marzocchis I have for the build apart - in remarkable condition, look new inside and oil was only slightly discoloured. Have new oil and dust seals as one had gone and new decals coming from Gil.

Started polishing the crown but ran out of polish.... :-(

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:41 am 
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know how that feels :)

get yourself one of these:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:52 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Dropouts are repaired! My friend has done a great job, you can't tell it's been done to be honest (apart from lack of paint obviously).

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:53 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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I have taken to fork lowers to a place in Halifax who are going to bead blast them. I think I'll lacquer them to keep the finish looking new - picking up on Monday so hopefully they'll look good.


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