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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:04 pm 
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Picked up a nice little Orange tonight. Unfortunately someone seems to have gone to town with a hacksaw on the Pace RC35 fork dropouts... suffice to say I think they may have lost some of their structural integrity and I am not sure I would ride with them.

Were the dropouts bonded?. Assume not replaceable ? Destined for spares ? ....which is fine as they have a Stage 2 ti kit on them


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:22 pm 
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Yeah they're bonded on, so could be replaced if you can find an odd Pace leg or something.
I guess the cut will have caused some loss of strength, how much I don't know, I mean they could have been like that for 20+ years, being ridden around on.

I wonder what the reason was for the cut??!! Is it just on the one dropout?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:27 pm 
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Some hubs (spoke heads in flange) rubbed on very early RC35 dropouts, looking at the position of the cutout I guess this is what the owner was trying to rectify.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:42 pm 
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I had a dropout de-bond - which Pace repaired - but it was some time ago - and the dropout hadn't been butchered.
You could try asking them - nothing ventured.......


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 pm 
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No it’s both drop outs

It’s the 20+ years being ridden on that makes me think I probably shouldn’t ! :D



jimo746 wrote:
Yeah they're bonded on, so could be replaced if you can find an odd Pace leg or something.
I guess the cut will have caused some loss of strength, how much I don't know, I mean they could have been like that for 20+ years, being ridden around on.

I wonder what the reason was for the cut??!! Is it just on the one dropout?


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You can get them repaired. I have a set of rc31s that needed a new drop out. Contacted justbackdated on here who runs fork english (services and repairs pace forks). He fitted new drop outs and repainted them and the crown.

He also built me a set of rc31s in 24 inch size for a build.

I've just had some rc39s serviced by him and I sent him a set of rc36 evo legs just in case they were any use to him/anyone (one had cracked carbon due to an over clamped disc mount). He may even have new drop outs that he can bond in for you.

It wasn't expensive iirc, relative to a new set of forks. Drop him a message, he might be able to save your forks. Get a service done while you are at it, my rc39s were in good shape anyway and including return postage it was just over £60. Not sure on the cost of an rc36 service, but they will be as good as new once done.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:14 pm 
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Might be worth asking an alloy wheel repairer if they could weld that up. Amazing what those guys can repair.
i guess it depends if you value them enough to spend the coin on them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:36 pm 
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I’ll drop Tim a PM 8)

ishaw wrote:
You can get them repaired. I have a set of rc31s that needed a new drop out. Contacted justbackdated on here who runs fork english (services and repairs pace forks). He fitted new drop outs and repainted them and the crown.

He also built me a set of rc31s in 24 inch size for a build.

I've just had some rc39s serviced by him and I sent him a set of rc36 evo legs just in case they were any use to him/anyone (one had cracked carbon due to an over clamped disc mount). He may even have new drop outs that he can bond in for you.

It wasn't expensive iirc, relative to a new set of forks. Drop him a message, he might be able to save your forks. Get a service done while you are at it, my rc39s were in good shape anyway and including return postage it was just over £60. Not sure on the cost of an rc36 service, but they will be as good as new once done.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:10 am 
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enc wrote:
Might be worth asking an alloy wheel repairer if they could weld that up. Amazing what those guys can repair.
i guess it depends if you value them enough to spend the coin on them.


The heat from welding would then damage the bond into the leg; don't do it.


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