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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:31 pm 
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From google books. Mountain bike magazine 2006

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bsQD ... ks&f=false


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:15 pm 
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Thanks for that, it filled in a few gaps about the mystery of Mr Funk.
It seems he was one of many people that got going during the boom years but couldnt survive for one reason or another. It also makes one appreciate the success that Pace has had with their forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Great article, and helps me to understand why the forks on my early 90's Funk bent the way they did...... :? poor guy!! :(

I guess i was one of the lucky ones as i managed to obtain a pair of replacement Funk forks with a Ti steerer.... 8) .....although they were different in design to the first Fat forks as they were more of a unicrown fork design....still nice though.....

Miss that bike.....twas Lime green with black splatter.......so not easy to miss literally thinking about it.... :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:49 pm 
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Drewson wrote:
Great article, and helps me to understand why the forks on my early 90's Funk bent the way they did...... :? poor guy!! :(

I guess i was one of the lucky ones as i managed to obtain a pair of replacement Funk forks with a Ti steerer.... 8) .....although they were different in design to the first Fat forks as they were more of a unicrown fork design....still nice though.....


It was the stanchion tubes of his suspension forks that were failing, not the 4 piece rigid fat forks.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:28 pm 
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If you read the article it clearly states that.......it was the stantion tubes of the suspension forks that had the problem..... :oops: I stand corrected :D
I am now no nearer to understanding whether there was an inherent problem with the steerers or crowns used on the rigid forks :roll: :lol: Hey-Ho


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:34 pm 
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This explains why I never got a refund for my rigid 1" Funk fork that bent where the steer tube and box crown meet.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:25 pm 
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Is anyone else appalled that he would take orders for thousands of units of a safety-critical product that hadn't been tested, and had no liability insurance?

:shock:

Yeah, like chuck some more plating on there dude. Whatever.

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