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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:08 am 
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hi
i'd put the original rigid fork back on.
can't beat that look. or a switchblade.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:24 am 
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+1

I think a switchblade or a tapered straight blade cromoly fork would make for a very responsive ride, but I also think it would be a shame to split a frame & fork combo on a bike that is so rare.

If nothing else, hang on to that fork and don't lose it so that the option to restore it to original spec is always available.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:06 am 
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incorrigible wrote:
+1

I think a switchblade or a tapered straight blade cromoly fork would make for a very responsive ride, but I also think it would be a shame to split a frame & fork combo on a bike that is so rare.

If nothing else, hang on to that fork and don't lose it so that the option to restore it to original spec is always available.

ya that's what i meant too. :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:08 am 
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that's the plan! - oryginal rigid will be carefully protected in my cave, so it'll be always possible to fit it back
I know - thank to You all - this frameset is quite unique, so I'll do nothing, what I will cannot back to oryginal shape in future Don't worry about it! ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:22 am 
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Retro_Roy wrote:
incorrigible wrote:
+1

I think a switchblade or a tapered straight blade cromoly fork would make for a very responsive ride, but I also think it would be a shame to split a frame & fork combo on a bike that is so rare.

If nothing else, hang on to that fork and don't lose it so that the option to restore it to original spec is always available.

ya that's what i meant too. :)

Roy,
That's what I thought you meant; I was just agreeing with you. I figured I'd add my opinion to help convince the OP from separating the fork from the frame. I guess you could call it a form of separation anxiety. :lol: So many times I've seen (& bought) a unique frame that had suspension forks installed, and the owner either gave the fork away long ago to the shop that installed the sus fork, or he can't find it, lost it in a move, sold it, etc. etc. I'm glad to hear that this fork is going to be waiting in the wings until it can someday be reunited with its mate (Jeez, I'm such a romantic! Can't you just hear the violins? :lol:).
Frank

Good job, skolioza! Looking forward to seeing more pics. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:23 pm 
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a very little step ahead:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:13 pm 
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not much time for building in last weeks, but some work done:

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BTW about brake levers - that's the pair lying in my left hand after some polishing ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:33 pm 
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I guess it needs RS1's or manitou 1's

Tho looks good with the mags , they work well too ,in an old Skool way


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:46 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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My Nishiki Ariel is in my signature but:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=255747

Up for sale soon for the right price. I need to make some room in the loft hehe


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Nishiki is finished!
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some details:
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funny brakes ;) and Mag21 with Future Shock's brace and crown:
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