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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:17 pm 
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the RS1 looks better
if the litespeed was black i think it would be right
but then again i wouldn't want to paint it :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:20 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
I agree for what you are writing about the precision. I usually don't love the feeling given by suspension fork. And the RS1 is far for being a stiff and precise fork !
But the other day, I have tried on another bike the first Answer-Manitou : It's like a steel fork, but without the precision :lol: . I think the old RS1 is better than the manitou.
But, the main problem with the RS1 is the geometry given to the bike : The RS1 was higher( than the manitou), and I should have to screw the crown in a lower position. On other hand, the rake of the Fat Chance fork was very short, and give a very direct and precise direction :wink:


you know you want a fat fork so sell the lightspeed to finance it- surprised Rody turned down the business, know the waiting list is long. Why not put a wanted ad on the Fat Cog website?


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clockworkgazz wrote:


you know you want a fat fork so sell the lightspeed to finance it- surprised Rody turned down the business, know the waiting list is long. Why not put a wanted ad on the Fat Cog website?[/quote]

Rhodes doesn't really turn down the busisness. :wink: . He just explained to me by mail, that he can not currently accepting any more small parts work due to a prolonged wait list.
But, why not ordering a fork, even to wait a long time :D
I have to answer him…

Saling my litespeed ? NO ! :D
It's so rare ! I have dreamed of this fork since a very long time :wink:


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 Post subject: rigid fork
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:58 pm 
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I believe that this builder will make you a Yo Eddy fork for your bike. He's actually less expensive than Rody also:
http://ingliscycles.com/bikes/forks.php


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:00 pm 
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thanks…
but 450$ for a segmented fork, against 280 for Rhodes :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:02 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
thanks…
but 450$ for a segmented fork, against 280 for Rhodes :?


Whoops! :oops:
I switched the prices in my head.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:10 pm 
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but his work is beautifull :wink:

I ever have seen his work when I was looking for a lugged steel fork… :D


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 Post subject: yo eddy
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:15 pm 
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Here's another fork builder, they are less expensive than Inglis, but more expensive than Groovy:
http://www.iglebike.com/forks.html


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:44 pm 
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Yes, and he use the same true temper OX steel than Fat… :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:26 pm 
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slightly leftfield but... pink accu-trax maybe?


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