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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:25 pm 
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I have to admit I really like those forks, not as nice as a BOI, but close, must be a hell of a lot easier to make though.


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Lovely bike, shame the forks spoil the build as they are IMO fugly

Matter of opinion though, if your happy with that's all good :D

the fork is the highest point of that build. true high end, rare, great performing piece of cycling machinery.
i don't get it: an Orange, Kona or a Gt are praised as a beauties but that handmade by cyclist to the highest standards of performance groovy fork is seen as ugly... :shock:


Rare and high end doesn't make something pretty...it's still an ugly fork


form follows function. if it works beautifully it looks beautifull. beauty is shaped by function in the case of industrial design. it's a logical thing.

classic bikes as classic cars are about history and pedigree. information makes all the difference. is a Potts ugly? is a cunningham pretty? mountain gioat. salsa. Ibis.. Those bikes were cutting edge avant garde. mtb royalty.
Groovy is stepped in that royalty.

nostalgia otoh is a terrible judge of beauty. a zazkar w/ that silly triple triangle. orange which copied fat city features in taiwan(their fork or monostay). what's to like? because they were at shop windows when we started mtb?


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Fat chance??? Eh??? Never heard of them.

Nice forks tho :wink: :wink: :wink:


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Fat chance??? Eh??? Never heard of them.

Nice forks tho :wink: :wink: :wink:


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Fat chance??? Eh??? Never heard of them.

Nice forks tho :wink: :wink: :wink:



:D cheers :D


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In the fullness of time I'd be tempted to get them sprayed to match your frame...

Nice to see one that isnt an aquafade yo... Lol


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(realizing I may now incur the wrath of many I should point out that I do also appreciate and indeed quite fancy an aquafade yo...)


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I reckon this ones a keeper anyway so in time may move to a full retro build. Maybe a suitable period fork will turn up :D


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I reckon this ones a keeper anyway so in time may move to a full retro build. Maybe a suitable period fork will turn up :D


kaiser,
could you measure the axle to crown on the groovy fork? it seems it's a bit longer than the original forks. .


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Neil G wrote:
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Lovely bike, shame the forks spoil the build as they are IMO fugly

Matter of opinion though, if your happy with that's all good :D

the fork is the highest point of that build. true high end, rare, great performing piece of cycling machinery.
i don't get it: an Orange, Kona or a Gt are praised as a beauties but that handmade by cyclist to the highest standards of performance groovy fork is seen as ugly... :shock:


Rare and high end doesn't make something pretty...it's still an ugly fork


form follows function. if it works beautifully it looks beautifull. beauty is shaped by function in the case of industrial design. it's a logical thing.

classic bikes as classic cars are about history and pedigree. information makes all the difference. is a Potts ugly? is a cunningham pretty? mountain gioat. salsa. Ibis.. Those bikes were cutting edge avant garde. mtb royalty.
Groovy is stepped in that royalty.

nostalgia otoh is a terrible judge of beauty. a zazkar w/ that silly triple triangle. orange which copied fat city features in taiwan(their fork or monostay). what's to like? because they were at shop windows when we started mtb?


I'd agree with some of that in terms of bikes which were avant garde

Some companies made parts/bikes that worked and looked beautiful, others didn't

I still don't get it 100% though, I wouldn't buy antiques for my home just because they were rare/expensive...I'd have to really like the pieces, I suppose I feel the same about old bikes/parts


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