A forking good time

My new forks were delivered tonight. They are 2003.5 Marzocchi Z150s, with new 2004 lowers. So new in fact that the stickers still have the protective outer on them.

Didn’t take too long to fit them to the bike, the hardest part was getting the brake caliper spaced out correctly. It needed about 7mm of spacers to line everything up, the caliper mount just seems to be a lot further out on this fork.

The only part missing from the fork was the air valve adaptor for the air preload, hopefully that’ll pop through my door in a day or two, failing that, Chain Reaction seem to have them in stock for a few pounds. I also also splashed out on a new ETA control knob from BETD for them.

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15 Responses to A forking good time

  1. Olly says:

    I found the same thing with my Super-Ts – I think its what they refer to in the manual as the 8″ disc mount. The Junior-T’s with the normal QR have the normal mount (much closer to the wheel).

    It seems to be because the Hayes adaptors to fit their brakes to IS mounts are very wide indeed, whereas Shimano ones (like mine) aren’t very wide at all.

    Isn’t that fascinating?


  2. rjw says:

    At least it’s not just me then.

    There will be pictures when I have a proper working computer again :(

  3. grant says:

    I take it they had the uber-flimsy ETA lever then?

    Pictures ASAP. :-)

  4. rjw says:

    Yup, ETA lever looks like it’ll last about 10 minutes.

    Pics when I get a sodding computer, OK!!!

  5. rjw says:

    Not quite :)

    Out for delivery 29/09/04 08:49 BATH BRANCH

  6. rjw says:

    Nope, still on the van.

  7. Olly says:


  8. rjw says:

    The computer is at my parents, I’m at work, and the bike is at home.

    Patience young boy, patience.

  9. Olly says:

    Isn’t that a silly card game? I want pictures!

  10. Father says:

    Father has delivered the bare-bones-box. So where are the pictures?

  11. alex says:

    even i’m excited bout pictures now… are you going to show us your hard drive?