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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:29 pm 
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I got a feeling that photo was tinted. It just doesnt look right.


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..and if I remember correctly the DH3s in the German BIKE Workshops have silver braces. I think it is normal though green would have looked nice 8)


Asked my local bike shop gurus about the green arches and apparently they came on the latter(last?) DH3s.

When one comes in again for a service they'll get some photos.

The plain Aluminium brace does look very nice against the green in that picture, although it does look tinited as Jez suggests.

Orange71 you can still download the tech information for the XC 600 from the Marzocchi website (in PDF). If you can't find it pm me your e-mail and I'll send you a copy.


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found the instructions - cheers!


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I have a pair of marzocchi DH3'sI bought off the forum in dark red, I thought they were anno red but turns out they were factory painted anno green ones (you can see in certain areas), not sure exactly why but I've heard they made too many green ones and just decided to paint over them :!:

toying with the idea of stripping the paint off cos I kinda like green too.

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there were a pair like that on Ebay recently - are they the same ones?


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No, but same type but mine have a painted red crown to match .


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andrewl wrote:
Elev12k wrote:
..and if I remember correctly the DH3s in the German BIKE Workshops have silver braces. I think it is normal though green would have looked nice 8)


Asked my local bike shop gurus about the green arches and apparently they came on the latter(last?) DH3s.

When one comes in again for a service they'll get some photos.

The plain Aluminium brace does look very nice against the green in that picture, although it does look tinited as Jez suggests.

Orange71 you can still download the tech information for the XC 600 from the Marzocchi website (in PDF). If you can't find it pm me your e-mail and I'll send you a copy.


Actually I think I have a later one, see the decals:

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Maybe specs simply varied ...or my brace (or decals) is indeed non original.

What is 'tinited'?

- Melvin


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Hi, me again

They have dates stamped on several places. Both lowers are from june 1995. The brace is from july 1995. Hence most likely explanations seems to me that it is an early run 1996 my forks. Brace is original. Maybe the very last had a green brace.

Case closed. :mrgreen:


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Elev12k wrote:
Hi, me again

They have dates stamped on several places. Both lowers are from june 1995. The brace is from july 1995. Hence most likely explanations seems to me that it is an early run 1996 my forks. Brace is original. Maybe the very last had a green brace.

Case closed. :mrgreen:


Yep that all fits, The ones I've seen are almost indentical to yours including the casting of the brace. But the brace is green, if i can find the casting dates I'll let people know.

Red ones may have been OEM coloured to match a frame. I have a set of orginal Z1s which are red because of this.


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This is the answer I got when I asked about the forks I bought off Ebay which you all seem to agree are XC600:

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they are marzocchi's manufactured 21/02/95


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