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 Post subject: Ti-Fat-Man's Ti Fat
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:34 pm 
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Bit of a tongue twister but here it is :)

coming along nicely, look forward to seeing it complete.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:47 pm 
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Seem's busy from this camp today. Suggestions please for the fork.
What have you got out there to temp me? The odd Big one prehaps - dream on al!
the builds only waiting for the front end, cos got the wheels/transmission etc
spec gotter be 1" and running an ahead, cheers alan.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:01 pm 
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For forks I'd get a 1" ahead Judy bolted crown. Get a newsish set of SIDs and chop the legs out of the bonded crown (careful now) and fit them into the bolted crown. Jobs a goodun' :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:21 am 
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Looking very good, how is that ringle skewer working as a seat binder :?:

Forkwise, I'm running mine with mid / late '90s Pace RC30s. resulting in a very agile bike and light bike (shame about the the rider tho' :wink: )

Notice on ebay there's several pairs of vintage RC35s (the sus original version of said fork) availible at the moment...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:34 am 
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tangent, i was looking at those rc30 forks, thought they could do the trick, itching to get the bike 'stood up' on it's wheels, seems like the real deal when it can roll, rather than hanging from a beam in the garage, other than that looking a buying a vicious-cycles unicrown from the states, got to put up with the wait though, cheers alan.


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 Post subject: Very Nice!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:33 am 
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Lovely. Can't go wrong with the old Fat Ti with blue bits! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:13 pm 
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yup, thats lush. reminds me of my ole FAT ti :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:08 am 
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alan, have you considered getting a similar rigid fork made up by one of the U.K. framebuildes for example Chas Roberts? He actually made a very FAT Chance style fork to go his state of the art steel frame called the Dogs Bolx.

Just out of curiosity what colour would you choose for the forks if you got them produced by Viscous?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:09 am 
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why bother with FAT copies? FAT yo eddy or big 1inch forks do appear. Get 1 sprayed up in the matching blue decal colour @ the dropout, fade to silver. As FAT intended & it looks the bolx :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:20 am 
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Big One - nice. Check out the last pair I saw on ebay.com. Maybe a set of RC-31s as suggested by tangent would be a sympathetic interim.


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