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 Post subject: Name the Fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:06 pm 
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can you guess , quite easy really .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:03 am 
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Which one? Theres 2 :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:32 am 
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Ah comeon your not fooling me , it's 2 project 2s welded together isn't it ?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:32 am 
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Oooh I know, I know! Wouldn't look out of place on an Cinder Cone or Hei Hei.... Z-links


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:06 am 
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pete_mcc wrote:
Oooh I know, I know! Wouldn't look out of place on an Cinder Cone or Hei Hei.... Z-links


Future Shock, not the Z-Link if I see it right.



EDIT, nope I havn't got a clue which of the two it really is now...

See
1992 catalouge showing Future Shock design
http://www.konaretro.com/articles/catal ... 2Page3.jpg

1993 catalouge showing Z-Link design (which look like the fork here)
http://www.konaretro.com/articles/catal ... 993/12.jpg

But see here showing a Z-link style Future Shock, though I cannot see the link in the pictures by the OP, look larger at the rear so Z-Link ?
http://adamgent.fotopic.net/p27973719.html

:lol:

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I think A2C would tell you (if you know what they should be).


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:15 am 
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Yeah I would of gone future shock...having owned a set of Z-links, and never being sure of the difference, but the elastomers are a different colour and the front section of the parallelogram was chrome finish.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:17 pm 
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....um thought they were Lawhill Leaders meself..... :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:11 pm 
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I thought the Z-links used the cast alloy linkage and sealed bearings where as the future shocks used bushes and steel plate?

The Z-links I sold in the shop came in both black or chrome, I think the black were earlier though

From the catalog links posted it would also look like the Future shocks didnt have the long top out bumper of the Z links but these ones do.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:27 pm 
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But then all of that is guff because it turns out that Kona changed the name after a deal with Specialized not because the fork changed so Z-link, Future Shock are both right - it's all down to the decals!
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http://www.bikebarn.co.nz/Information/258


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:11 pm 
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you missed the last part of that off

The fork is a total flop, is never safe to ride, and all stock is dumped into the Straight of San Juan de Fuca.

Retro Heaven, certainly a must have then :xmas-big-grin:


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