Thanks for all the nice comments
I know, I know, it should be finished now ...
My other half has been making something though which has taken up a lot of my time
Things are settling down a little now though so back on with the Marin and the ProFlex I aquired
I had been thinking about the repair on the forks and it was bugging me that they may fail at some point and I want it built to stay built, not to have to re build it for a repair that could have been avoided - especially as I only have two of the tange fork stickers and I want them on the completed bike for the first ride, but not on a fork I may have to replace)
I managed to pick these tange forks up of eBay to use as a back up plan :
The dropouts are not as nice as my current ones though :
But other than that and the length of the steerer they are identical, even made in the same year. I was sad enough to weigh them and they are 20g heavier but I guess that is just the longer steerer.
So the plan is to strip them, de boss them, strip the ones off the Marin and parcell them both off to a good frame builder (recomendations appreciated).
The instruction will be to repair the black ones (if possible) by braze and then recut. If not possible then to cut more thread and shorten the steerer on the yellow ones.
Which ever set will be used can then be packed off to Windridge with the ProFlex stuff for fresh powder
Will keep you posted