Interesting info about the pepperoni's. I've got some black splatter paint 1" Threaded jobs in the garage. Unfortunately they have an incredibly short steerer so the headtube of the frame would need to be less than 90mm for these forks to fit.
They look huge but are very light, about 750g if I remember correctly.
The frame is the smaller size : 15". What is more incredible, the EST I'm respraying is a 17" and the steerer is smaller than the SM1000.
But, if you want a confortable bike, don't ride this dale with the Pepperoni
The 1990 SM1000 with its ritchey fork is more sweet on hard stone tracks… But on little single tracks, the fork give precision , and it's a pleasure.
Archangel : Yes, I love the Blue Hyper-Highlight colourscheme too. In reality, the blue is more "violet". It's the original painting, in good shape…
I change the stem for the ATAC, because I prefer to mount it on the Merlin. I prefer to see this big stem on the 'dale than on the Merlin…
Well… it's really not acceptable…