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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:43 pm 
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mkozaczek wrote:
All strata forks are covered with boron and that's what this bike has. It's just not original paint on the Strata.


I aint worried about that. If there the right size can i buy

thanks andy


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Sorry they are spoken for already


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:28 pm 
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mkozaczek wrote:
Sorry they are spoken for already



Waste of my time


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:56 pm 
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I never said they were for sale.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:07 am 
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Finally got it done... pics and restoration story coming up...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:34 pm 
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Nice, Martin.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:38 pm 
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Few more pics and a link to the full writeup : http://www.secondspincycles.com/2014/08 ... storm.html

The only thing that remains is to get it out on the trail and see how it rides.

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The fork lowers actually came from Tinker. He gave them to me back in 2001/2002. I just had them built up this years with new internals out of an SL-Ti.

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Turns out Gary Klein had this MC1 sitting in his shed all these years. I visited him earlier this year and picked it up randomly... couldn't believe it was there all this time!

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I had this replica of the original Ringle post made out of a DBM post. Basically the same thing Ringle did BITD, the head was machined and then bonded into a Easton tube machined to whatever diameter you needed. They didn't make a 31.6 post back then and from what I heard this is exactly what they did.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:05 pm 
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excellent!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:07 pm 
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Oh thats stunning.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Took it out for a quick spin last night. Really great feeling to finally ride this thing after all these years.

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