The op went well thanks Kevin. Just got to keep the sling on for at least four weeks which is a bit sh1t.
Thanks for the Tartybikes heads up, they got some very nice stuff. I did manage to find an almost identical rim that is sold by various companies in the UK. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Rigida Matrixx. I now I now, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a cheapo rim but the bike will mainly be used for commuting so should be good enough. I am assured that the 36 hole pattern is evenly spaced even though the images on every web site I've seen it on show a grouped pattern. I also ordered some chainsaw files in case I need to file out the eyelets (thanks Ypedal).
What forks did you end up with? Also have you got more info for the rear shock or a link?
Hi Chris, Im pleased the op went well and 4 weeks will fly past ( weather will be better, lighter evenings and warmer .. Riding weather
I managed to get what is called strata front forks, they have 35mm stantions and are built like a brick sh!thouse ( but one leg is leaking
) I know very little about push-bike suspension components to be honest ( being a motorcycle person ) but I dont think these forks will let me down and they do feel very smooth with a lot of travel ( even thou they are about 20 years old
) , the trees have a small crack but I have a replacement set of trees that fit so all is good
, the rear shock that I have, is called a tough shock FDR http://www.apro-tek.com/ss/WEB/images/FDR.htm
it appears to be a copy of the fox shock , and as long as the seals hold up I am well happy ( I was looking for a coil over oil shock, these seem to be getting pretty rare ) a air shock will be now where near upto the abuse that I intend to put it through
but only time will tell as to the whole suspenssion setup that I now have to how well it lasts ( The whole lot front and rear with spare trees all came to just under Â£100 ). I got the rear shock from a ebay seller 7diamondmd He do not continually list these shocks but I think he must list them as he gets them, he also sells another make ( but I cant remember what it is off hand ) which was Â£3 cheaper but they did look identical.