Gday and welcome to the Pace owners club
I'd suggest a bit of elbow grease and polish would hellp with the cruddy parts of the frame.
Justbackdated may be able to help with your forks, as he's an ex Pace employee with a treasure trove of goodies stacked away, you'll find him under the memberlist.
As Neill said, keep your eyes peeled on the for sale thread and ebay as RC30's RC31's pop up from time to time...agree that a set of RC30's would look better on your bike
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