So shoot me because I'm loving an air fork.



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P E T E F A G E

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It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.

Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.

Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a hardtail I'm building this summer)
for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree rise stem.
 
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Michael Paul

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"p e t e f a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in
message news:[email protected]...
> It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
>
> Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
>
> Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a hardtail
I'm
> building this summer) for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree rise stem.
>
>
nothing wrong with an air fork. But a 35 degree rise?

I almost went away from an air fork this past year but I just couldn't part ways. on the plus side,
my new Skareb is far more plush than my old Mars
is. I'm quite pleased with the performance of it.

Michael
 
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G.T.

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p e t e f a g e r l i n wrote:
> It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
>
> Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
>
> Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a hardtail I'm building this summer)
> for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree rise stem.
>

Pete, is that you?
 
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Per Löwdin

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> Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a hardtail
I'm
> building this summer) for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree rise stem.

I ride a Marthon air 100 mm, smooth as silk when it works, but various air leaks have almost given
me grey hair. My wife rides a Fox coil and I envy her.

Why go from coil to air? To get longer travel? Save weight?

Per http://lowdin.nu
 
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P E T E F A G E

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"G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> p e t e f a g e r l i n wrote:
> > It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
> >
> > Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
> >
> > Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a hardtail
I'm
> > building this summer) for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree rise stem.
> >
>
> Pete, is that you?

Yes indeed. Simply an awesome, simple, fork.

http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/airpower.jpg
 
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Bruce Edge

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p e t e f a g e r l i n wrote:

> Yes indeed. Simply an awesome, simple, fork.
>
> http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/airpower.jpg
>
>
Seethe green with envy.... What a sweet ride. Damn!

If I could buy whatever I wanted for a trail bike, I swear that's exactly it.

Can you put me in your will?

-Bruce
 
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Jon Bond

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"p e t e f a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in
message news:f44%[email protected]...
>
> "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > p e t e f a g e r l i n wrote:
> > > It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
> > >
> > > Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
> > >
> > > Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a
hardtail
> I'm
> > > building this summer) for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree
rise
> > > stem.
> > >
> >
> > Pete, is that you?
>
> Yes indeed. Simply an awesome, simple, fork.
>
> http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/airpower.jpg

Drooltastic.

Jon "Really Really wants one" Bond
 
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Supabonbon

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"p e t e f a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
>
> Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
>
> Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a hardtail I'm building this summer)
> for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree rise stem.

That's great! Give me an address to send the bar ends to.

/s
 
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P e t e F a g e

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On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:46:15 GMT, "G.T." <[email protected]>
wrote:

>What model is that?

It's a Maverick.

>That isn't a ti spring on your Romic, is it?

Yes. They'll be readily available in a few more weeks.
 
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P e t e F a g e

Guest
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:35:32 GMT, "Per Löwdin" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>Why go from coil to air? To get longer travel? Save weight?

Much, much stiffer. Longer travel. On-the-fly travel reduction from 6" to 4", and much stiffer.

It's also lighter but that's not that big of a deal.

Oh, and it's stiffer.
 
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Jon Bond

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"p e t e f a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in
message news:f44%[email protected]...
>
> "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > p e t e f a g e r l i n wrote:
> > > It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
> > >
> > > Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
> > >
> > > Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a
hardtail
> I'm
> > > building this summer) for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree
rise
> > > stem.
> > >
> >
> > Pete, is that you?
>
> Yes indeed. Simply an awesome, simple, fork.
>
> http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/airpower.jpg

BTW - is that a clean-bike-leaning-against-flowers/wall/couch/garage door picture? I think it is.

Hypocrite.

Jon "But a damn pretty picture anyway!" Bond
 
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P e t e F a g e

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On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 20:48:41 GMT, "Jon Bond"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"p e t e f a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:f44%[email protected]...
>>
>> "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]...
>> > p e t e f a g e r l i n wrote:
>> > > It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
>> > >
>> > > Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
>> > >
>> > > Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a
>hardtail
>> I'm
>> > > building this summer) for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree
>rise
>> > > stem.
>> > >
>> >
>> > Pete, is that you?
>>
>> Yes indeed. Simply an awesome, simple, fork.
>>
>> http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/airpower.jpg
>
>BTW - is that a clean-bike-leaning-against-flowers/wall/couch/garage door picture? I think it is.

No, it's actually a somewhat dirty bike with a clean fork standing up in blooming rosemary at dusk
for a 15 second exposure.

Not exactly a "generic" picture, to coin a phrase.
 
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D T W .../\\...

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"P e t e F a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:46:15 GMT, "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >What model is that?
>
> It's a Maverick.
>
> >That isn't a ti spring on your Romic, is it?
>
> Yes. They'll be readily available in a few more weeks.
>

Inquiring minds want to know: A Marzocchi Maverick? I don't see it on their web site?

--
DTW .../\.../\.../\...

I've spent most of my money on mountain biking and windsurfing.
The rest I've just wasted.
 
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D T W .../\\...

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"p e t e f a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> "D T W .../\..." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:q99%[email protected]...
>
> > Inquiring minds want to know: A Marzocchi Maverick? I don't see it on their web site?
>
> http://www.maverickamerican.com/
>
>

Ha, On the picture, it was hard to read the name and the star logo looked to me like the
Marz "M" ;-)

--
DTW .../\.../\.../\...

I've spent most of my money on mountain biking and windsurfing.
The rest I've just wasted.
 
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G.T.

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P e t e F a g e r l i n wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:46:15 GMT, "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
>>What model is that?
>
>
> It's a Maverick.
>

Are you sure this is Pete?

>
>>That isn't a ti spring on your Romic, is it?
>
>
> Yes. They'll be readily available in a few more weeks.
>

Cool.

Greg
 
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D T W .../\\...

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"p e t e f a g e r l i n" <[email protected]> wrote in
message news:[email protected]...
> It's been years since I kicked the air fork habit.
>
> Too spongy, too linear, too leaky.
>
> Now I ditched my lovely Fox coil (although I'm saving it for a hardtail
I'm
> building this summer) for a friggin' air fork and a 90 mm 35 degree rise stem.
>

Peter, What model Fox did you have?

--
DTW .../\.../\.../\...

I've spent most of my money on mountain biking and windsurfing.
The rest I've just wasted.
 

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