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 Post subject: Pace RC35 Forks
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:20 pm 
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Ever since the days of Dave Hemmings downhilling on a Roberts with a set of prototype alloy ones I have been after some Pace RC35 forks.

Fast forward 15 years and I finally have a project worthy of a pair, so I set about hunting them down. My key desire was as old as possible and as original as possible. Pre AB would have been the unicorn, but chances are most people retro-fitted their originals to AB as soon as they could so I'm sure there aren't too many of those.

In the end I had to buy two pairs to get the original look I was after, one set of RC35s and one set of RC30s.
The RC30s were the very early ones with the welded legs, the original Pace decals and the gold crown. The RC35s were very original AB ones with a slightly newer silver crown and even had a set of Stage 2 upgrade bolts. Mix the two together and I had a perfect set of forks (and a beautiful set of rigids for the winter months).

Now the problems started. When the forks arrived they were missing a few bits, the elastomers had turned to chewing gum, the steerer was the wrong size and on and on..... In steps Justbackdated (Tim), a man with an enormous knowledge of Pace forks and an equally large supply of the parts - what he doesn't know just isn't worth it, what he can't source doesn't exist - he'll even service the things and replace bushes and seals. He managed to source every part I needed, even down to the brake rocker and original decals. Massive thanks to Tim, without whom these would just be a pretty shelf decoration


4 hours after the parts arrived I had had my fix of fettling and my forks were ready:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:36 pm 
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3 cheers for Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:33 am 
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Those are very tasty. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:34 am 
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They are very beautiful 8)

It amazes me though how far travel has come along now, in comparison to the old Pace forks. What do they give, 1" or so :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:10 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
They are very beautiful 8)

What do they give, 1" or so :shock:



[monty python yorkshire accent] 1",luxury! [/monty python yorkshire accent]


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:38 pm 
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:oops: thanks for the words Pete.
They look stunning; all credit to you :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:21 am 
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how'd u get those forks so shiny?! they look great, I have a not-so-shiny-pair but getting help from Justbackdated to get them working at least :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:01 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Pace RC35 Forks
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:21 pm 
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I just sold a pair of atc100's on ebay that i gather are the same company but only just found out. They look nearly the same. sold for £54. 280387898372 any one know if they aere maded by pace?


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Nope not pace.


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