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Is that an eBay fork? How do you find it? I'm looking for a rigid carbon fork and have been battling to find one locally... everyone's out of stock!

 

 

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It is. I bought is about 5 years ago and I have used it on multiple build experiments with no issues. I even used it on a 29" frame with a custom spacer to correct the geometry and it took the beating on downhill trails.

 

Is that an eBay fork? How do you find it? I'm looking for a rigid carbon fork and have been battling to find one locally... everyone's out of stock!

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Finally finished the 2 projects I started when lockdown left me with plenty of spare time.

Both bikes were single speeds but hardly ever got ridden (old age, unfit and too many hills in Cape Town). Niner is a MCR and On one is a 26 Inbred.

 

Parts were scavenged from my garage, bikehub (thanks everyone who responded to my wanted ads) and forks were sourced from Keanbikes who got them imported (straight steerers were impossible to source locally)

 

The idea was to create 2 touring/flat bar gravel/ridged mtb/monster cross bikes, not sure what I am supposed to call them.

 

The Niner has turned out beautifully, the One one is a bit of an ugly duckling but fun to ride.

 

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Converted an Steel Vintage Hansom Frame into this Gravel bike.  Running 9 speed Sti 105 shifters with an 9 speed mtb long cage derailleur with 38t Narrow wide chainring.  11/36 Cassette at the back.  Running 28c Panaracers Gravel king tyres that i did the Eroica this year.  Unbelievable tyres, had not punctures on the 89km off road course.

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59 minutes ago, Yusran said:

I haven't posted in forever but, here's my one and only:

Japan tour 2019:

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2020 re-spray:

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That's fantastic. What was japan like for bike touring?

Also I recall somebody saying (on a thread about rapide wheels) that they toured Japan with a rapide wheelset and they held up very well. Was that you by any chance?

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2 hours ago, NickGM said:

That's fantastic. What was japan like for bike touring?

Also I recall somebody saying (on a thread about rapide wheels) that they toured Japan with a rapide wheelset and they held up very well. Was that you by any chance?

That was me indeed! That wheelset is still going strong btw, it's been temporarily moved to my MTB for now though. 

Touring Japan was the best thing in the world. My first time flying overseas ever, and such a magical place to travel...

The place is beautiful, the people are so helpful, humble and kind and it was so safe. I left my fully loaded bike outside a supermarket one day, not locked (lost my lock somewhere along the route that day) just resting against a pole in the bike parking, and came back 45mins later - everything was still there an untouched. 

And the drivers give you so much space, they literally give you the entire lane and move across a full lane to overtake. 

We camped all over the place, my tent was my house for 6 weeks!

Very much looking forward to going back there one day, hopefully sooner than later. 

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2 hours ago, MORNE said:

thats some bucket-list type stuff. awesome 

Bucket list stuff indeed... I wish we could do these types of things more regularly!

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