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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Fairly sure the forks were made by Showa too – air-oil if I recall – so might respond to the old-school approach of changing oil weights, depths etc for tuning


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Got the build finished tonight.

Brief spec is as follows:
DX rear mech, cranks, cantis and hubs
XT shifters/levers and front mech
Kalloy seatpost and bar
KORE stem
Vetta saddle
WTB Velociraptor tyres

Havent ridden it yet, so report to follow probably after the weekend.


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Gets a thumbs up from me!! :D

I like it, look forward to the road test report

How does it weight up compared to the proflex?


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I like the simplicity of the design. I like/admire your enthusiasim despite the fact that you know deep down its wrong, in ride quality anyway. Cracking effort :wink:


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Bolas grandes! 8)

Now I dare you to either put it on MTBR VRC or ride a lap of MM 09!!!

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I like it mate! Your bikes are always clean and tidy!!


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Crayons wrote:
Fairly sure the forks were made by Showa too – air-oil if I recall – so might respond to the old-school approach of changing oil weights, depths etc for tuning


Yup, Showa made the Mogul line of forks for Trek, as well as the earlier DS-2 and DDS-3 forks (the black ones that weigh like 8 pounds.) I actually had an early DS-2, and the thing was nice on compression, felt like a couch. The downside was that the brace was a POS so even though the thing weighed a ton, it was a complete noodle. The fork also had an irritating trait in that it would 'pack' while riding, the rebound was way too weak, regardless of air pressure or dampening. You'd start a trail with a 2" travel fork, and end up 10 miles in with an 8lb flexy rigid fork instead. I had an opportunity to ride the Moguls when they came out, and the only thing I gathered that was any different was the color, performance was very smilar to the DS-2.

OK, I'm exagerating on the 8 lbs...call it 7! :shock:

On a queen, especially a 9000, you gotta have the Mogul on there, so I applaud you for keeping it. Neat little piece of mountain bike developmental history there, Pickle. Good Work! 8) Now If you really like weird and not at all functional, your next challenge should be a Crosstrac Sonoma with the little surgical tubing air pressure link between the two fork legs, and the weird Firestone air bladder rear suspension that looks like a plunger head. THAT would be even cooler! Might cost more though... :shock: 8)


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Thanks for all the nice comments guys, and the fact that you understand what I have tried to do here 8)



mrkawasaki wrote:
Bolas grandes! 8)
Now I dare you to either put it on MTBR VRC or ride a lap of MM 09!!!
Mr K


Capt K, this bad boy is getting ridden at MM09 :wink:


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I fear after the first bump there will be a faint 'squipping' sound as Pickle is shot into orbit never to be seen by mortal man again....


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Pickle wrote:

Capt K, this bad boy is getting ridden at MM09 :wink:


just dont stand up when the rear end goes over a bump. the bike will hit you in a very painful place............. :lol:


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