Mikee

Ashton ET - WIP

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Like it. I have some Ashton Justice forks (the raw ones that I used to have on my ET) if you want to keep it all Ashton. 

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@Ross McArthur I haven't had the time to ride it properly yet, but the back brake seemed ok when i was just pissing about outside. I will give it a proper ride at the weekend.

 

Fork coments taking on board after I had a bit of a cry. I have my inspired forks still, so I can have a bit of a play.

 

@Pete.M  I have 2 sets myself. Cheer anyway.

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Fattys can be weird, I had one set that were pretty straight, probably 30ish mm rake, then all the others had a huge 45ish mm, I think I got lucky/had a bent set. I think some Fourplay forks would make it ride much better though, fattys are really short at 395mm, but I don't know what fork the ET was made with, if it's normal Pashley forks then they were 395mm too.

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As streety 24s go, it feels reasonably light.

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4 hours ago, LEON said:

Fattys can be weird, I had one set that were pretty straight, probably 30ish mm rake, then all the others had a huge 45ish mm, I think I got lucky/had a bent set. I think some Fourplay forks would make it ride much better though, fattys are really short at 395mm, but I don't know what fork the ET was made with, if it's normal Pashley forks then they were 395mm too.

The ET was designed to run with the original Ashton forks, which had brake mounts for 24" and 26" wheels. These were fairly similar to Fattys but I think Fattys are possibly a little bit shorter. I always remember mine have very little clearance between the bottom of the steerer and the tyre. I have two still somewhere but never measured the rake on them or compared them to the Ashton forks.

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Yeah I had some of those, the quality wasn't up there, but geo - wise they rode better than fattys. Straighter and slightly longer.

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Put the Inspired forks on it.

 

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They do feel better, which hurts inside a bit :(

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Na, embrace it. At least now you know for sure what'll die first!

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Changed some bits. Got some arcade bars and a new stem for it. Took the inspired forks off of it for my cannondale and put some ashton forks on it instead for now. Also put my king headset on and decided to take the back brake off.

 

She will do for a winter play bike. Have been riding rocks all year though. So my spins, manuals and bunnyhops are a bit rusty.

 

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EDIT: I will probably whack some lacquer on the forks this weekend. 

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Just as a heads up and to gauge any interest, this may be up for sale soon. It's pretty much as is from the last picture. I have barely ridden it, so it still looks pretty fresh from the respray.

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Let me know £££, could be interested.

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Interested

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